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Tacoma Program Center Thursday Evening Class Series

The Tacoma Mountaineers host Thursday evening classes on everything from geology to birding to cycling. Join us. Read more…

Tacoma Mountaineers Open House and Speaker Series

Join us on April 18th for our Tacoma Mountaineers Branch Orientation Open House and Climbing Liberty Ridge via the Grand Canyon presentation – a retrospective of exploration and discovery by Marty Babare. Read more…

Become a Hike/Backpack Leader

Attendees of our Leader Seminar will learn what it means to lead a Mountaineers hike or backpack, how to prepare and lead your participants in a safe and enjoyable outing, and how to handle some common on-trail leadership challenges, as well as how to post a hike or backpack and a post-trip activity report. This course will get you started towards becoming a trip leader for the Seattle and Foothills Branches. Read more…

Membership - Special Olympia Offer

If you're ready to join a community that gets you outside and take your outdoor adventures to the next level, now is a great time to join The Mountaineers! Read more…

Tacoma Mountaineers Honored at Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

On October 23, six Mountaineers climbers were honored at the 20th annual Pierce County Red Cross Heroes Breakfast for assisting a badly injured climber in an emergency in the wilderness. Read more…

2014 Membership Survey Results

At the end of 2013, we invited our members to participate in a membership survey. We wanted to find out about members’ impressions of our courses and activities, and their overall experiences with our organization. We compared these responses with survey data from 2011 to understand both how we’ve grown and changed, and where we still have opportunities to improve.  Read more…

Order an Engraved Paver for the Tacoma Program Center

Thanks to the generosity of Tacoma Mountaineers members and others, we are soon going to be engraving an additional set of pavers at the entry to the Tacoma Program Center. Read more…

Navigation and Emergency Preparedness Clinics for Hikers and Backpackers

In Foothills we've been hearing the feedback that many hikers and backpackers want more training on some basic navigation and field emergency-response skills but often don't have the time or resources to go for the full Wilderness First Aid or Navigation courses. Some of our great Foothills volunteers stepped up and developed two free clinics open to all Mountaineers members that fill this need. Read more…