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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…

Two Film Nights planned for later in 2014

The first will be a “Continental Divide Trail Film Fest” that will feature two full-length documentary films about hiking the CDT, America’s longest (at 3,100 miles from Montana to New Mexico) and most challenging long-distance trail. Read more…

Conditioning for Outdoor Enthusiasts 50+

As an outdoor enthusiast nearing fifty, I’ve noticed my balance and coordination aren’t what they used to be several decades ago. Both of these are important for hiking, climbing, backpacking, trekking, skiing, and mountaineering. Try this exercise to help restore balance and coordination for any age or ability level. Read more…

Tacoma Summer Camp 2014

The Tacoma Mountaineers will be hosting four weeks of summer camp this August! All information and registration is available on The Mountaineers website. Read more…

Foothills Branch on Defining Your Own Role

As our membership grows, requests for new programs and activities create leadership and support needs. These needs are opportunities for you to develop skills in leading, teaching, organizing, or facilitating events and activities. They are opportunities to make new friends, work on issues that you care about, and experience adventures with like-minded people. Read more…

Donor Profile: John Ohlson

Anyone walking by the Seattle Program Center on a sunny day would be hard-pressed to miss climbers ascending the trio of rock columns in the courtyard, one of which is aptly named Ohlson Peak, in recognition of a major donor to the basalt columns fundraising effort, John Ohlson. Read more…