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A slip on snow, a grab of the pack, trees escape a bruising

April 27 - Guye Peak - Scramble
Injury:  None
Cause: Slip on snow  Read more…

Website Launch Progress Report

We launched on Monday (May 5) with great anticipation from our members and community at large. While our new site isn't perfect for everyone, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We have a few bugs, which is to be expected with anything new, and we are really happy with our new home. We appreciate your continued patience and support as we settle in and make ourselves at home.  Read more…

Tacoma Branch Open House and Special Presentation

Tacoma Mountaineers Branch Orientation Open House and Saving the Grand Canyon of the Upper Amazon: 24 Days on the World's Most Endangered River by Jayson Owens on May 16th. Read more…

THANK YOU for giving BIG to support The Mountaineers!

The summer that I was three years old, my family went backpacking for three days, hiking three miles a day. At four years old, it was four days, four miles. You get the idea. This was part of my parents’ system for introducing us to the outdoors. Read more…

Donor Thank You: Fred Beckey

I was 13 when I climbed Boulder Peak in the Olympic Mountains by myself—and I guess you can say that I never stopped climbing after that. Read more…

Backpacking Basics Intro Session

Learn to backpack or improve your backpacking skills on May 11 at a Beginning Backpacking Class at the Seattle Program Center. The class covers how to select and properly pack your backpack, food/stoves and cooking, boots/socks and hiking without blisters (or how to treat them if you get them), tents/sleeping bags and how to be comfortable sleeping on the ground, leave no trace camping (and how to answer the call of nature without any facilities), clothing and layering, and much more. Read more…

Crag Kick Off Weekend!

The Crag climbing course, led by the amazing Loni Uchityl, kicked off this weekend at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center! The weekend focused on building climbing, multipitch, anchor building, and rappelling skills. Read more…

Explorers hike to Barclay Lake!

The Seattle Explorers group, a year round program for youth 10-13, hiked to Barclay lake over the weekend! The forecast called for rain, but we narrowly missed a wet hike. Read more…