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New Mountaineers Benefit: Promotive (Experticity)

There's no question that our Mountaineers community is full of leaders when it comes to enjoying our outdoor playgrounds. You love the outdoors and you know the restorative power of spending time in nature. And you need to be properly equipped to do so. That's why we're pleased to announce that we've teamed up with Promotive (Experticity) to offer Mountaineers members discounts on almost 100 different outdoor brands! Read more…

Annual Everett Branch Banquet Awards November 7

Join the Everett Mountaineers for our Annual Awards Banquet to recognize 2015 course graduates and volunteers. Be inspired by guest speaker and adventurer Jordan Hanssen, author of the book Rowing into the Son. Read more…

It's going to be a POW year and we're ready!

While some folks are still disillusioned about last year's ski season, our team at Stevens Lodge is 100% convinced that this will be a year to remember...and we are doing lots of work to prepare the lodge for an epic season! Read more…

Uniting our Collective Voice - Mountaineers and Outdoor Alliance

This August, while backpacking through the Hoover Wilderness in California with my husband and brother-in-law, I ran into a woman about my age. She was headed down the trail in our direction so we hiked together a few miles, chatting about our work, her Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike the previous summer, and our mutual love of solo trips. She was a teacher out on a three-day trip before the school year started back up. I told her about my work with Outdoor Alliance and our efforts to bring together the outdoor recreation community to protect public lands. Read more…

Kids like Malia Need your help

We met Malia, a shy and insecure 9-year old, through a program we offer for formerly homeless kids at Brettler Family Place located in Magnuson Park. Growing up at Brettler, Malia was not encouraged to play outside or explore the park - literally her back yard. Read more…

Olympia Mountaineers Annual Recognition Banquet - Oct 30


Pre-sold tickets are SOLD OUT. A small number of walk-ins may be able to be accommodated at the door. Read more…

Foothills Branch Potluck and Volunteer Recognition Night - December 14

Our branch has accomplished great things this year, delivering top-notch learning opportunities, outdoor adventures and events.   Read more…

Awesome trailer for "The Living Bird"

The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature is a project done with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for its 100th anniversary. The Living Bird includes more than 250 photos by Gerrit Vyn, a Seattle-based wildlife photographer who is also a producer for the Cornell Lab. Read more…

We're Searching for Our Next CEO

Think back to your first big outdoor goal. How hard the journey appeared at first - how daunting the end goal seemed. But then, through hard work and perseverence, you reached the figurative (or literal) summit and glowed in the sense of your own accomplishment. We've all realized the benefit of a good plan, hard work, and the excitement of accomplishing it.  Well - finding  the next visionary to lead The Mountaineers into the future is much the same. Read more…

Expedition Denali: Bridging the Gap

We have come a long way from the early 1900’s when The Mountaineers advised women to “carry heavy veils to shield their faces from sunburn when on snow” and men used greasepaint to protect their skin. Today, we all wear the same clothes and use the same gear, but you are still more likely to see a man climbing a mountain than a woman. However, the gender gap is decreasing, and the accomplishments of female climbers are now celebrated as proudly as those of their male counterparts. Read more…