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The 3 P's on our new website: Private, Pending, and Published

The website was designed both as a tool for the public to find information about The Mountaineers and as a place for our volunteer leaders and administrators to store and share information specific to courses, activities, and committees. Read more…

Conservation Currents | Back on the Map: A town's road to recovery

The mudslide that destroyed the small community of Steelhead Haven in Oso also blocked access to the town of Darrington. Before this disaster brought the area national attention, Darrington was known for two things: logging and access to amazing outdoor recreation opportunities. From climbing at places like Three O’Clock Rock, rafting on the Sauk River, setting out on an adventure to Glacier Peak or enjoying an afternoon with the family on the Old Sauk Trail, Darrington has been a gateway for Mountaineers as long as we have been getting folks outdoors. Read more…

"Intense" Is Just Half the Story

Intense Basic? Climbing immersion? Mountaineering "boot camp"? I’m not quite sure what words best describe nine-straight 12-hour days of climbing instruction, including two nights out for the snow-training portion. But, wow, what an unbelievably wonderful experience! Read more…

Meet The Mountaineers - June 30

Interested in learning how to snowshoe, kayak, or navigate in the backcountry? Want to meet some new exploration buddies? Then come to The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center from 6:00-8:30pm on Monday, June 30th for Meet The Mountaineers! Read more…

Karen Sykes Shared Her Love for Trails with Thousands

The hiking community lost a passionate champion for trails this past week when hiking columnist and guidebook author Karen Sykes died in Mount Rainier National Park. Read more…

That time you were missing one of the Ten Essentials

The need for the Ten Essentials is not apparent until something goes wrong. Maybe you're surprised by darkness, weather, or a slow partner, or an injury slows or prevents travel. Whatever happens, the lack of an Essential can result in death.  Read more…