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Meany Lodge Open to Vaccinated Guests

We’re looking forward to getting back to a more “normal” season at Meany Lodge with overnight guests! Registration is open now. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Andy Tangsombatvisit

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to... Read more…

$50K Awarded for TPC Solar Project!

Attention Mountaineers! We have some BIG, eco-friendly news to share. Tacoma Power has awarded The Mountaineers a 2021 Evergreen Options grant of $50,000! This sought-after grant means our Tacoma Program Center (TPC) will soon be powered by rooftop solar an enormous win for The Mountaineers and our whole community. Read more…

Olympia Branch Winter Open House - Jan 6

Are you dreaming of outdoor adventures or looking to improve your skills? Join the Olympia Branch on January 6 for our annual Winter Open House. You can meet representatives from our courses and activities who will answer your questions about what it takes to get started, the gear you will need, course schedules, and more. Read more…

Join the Mini Mountaineers (ages 2-5) in Seattle

Our youth program for the youngest adventurers, ages 2-5, kicked off for the year last month, and there’s still time to join! Read on to learn about what we do in Mini Mountaineers and how to get your little one involved. Read more…

Packing for a Backpacking Trip Requiring Air Travel

Travel by air to a backpacking destination requires some additional planning and organization, as well as awareness of the baggage restrictions of the countries you are visiting. In this article, you'll find information to help you prepare for your trip. Read more…

Adventure Speaker Series Returns to Olympia

Community members are invited to join the Olympia Mountaineers on the first Wednesday of each month from December 2021 through April 2022 for our Adventure Speaker Series. We've hosted this amazing event for many years and are pleased to be able to bring it back after a hiatus. Read more…

2022 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour - Get Tickets

The world-renowned Banff Centre's Banff Mountain Film Festival celebrates its 46th year, continuing to bring the best action, environment, and adventure films to audiences in Banff and no less than 40 countries across the globe. Join us as we host this premier outdoor film festival for our 16th year.  Read more…

Olympia Branch Leadership Awards 2021

The Olympia Branch has a rich history of developing outstanding leaders. This year, our leaders faced the challenges of 2020 and continued to teach and inspire our membership. Congratulations to the recipients of Olympia Branch Leadership Awards. Read more…

A Letter from Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts

It’s hard for us to believe it’s been nearly 60 years since Jim planted the first American flag on the summit of Mount Everest, proudly representing The Mountaineers and our community of PNW adventurers. These days, you’ll most often find us spending time in our Port Townsend home, gazing out at the Olympic range and reminiscing fondly on the beauty we’ve had the privilege to experience here and around the world. As we’ve gotten older, we don’t get the chance to wander among the trees as we once did, though we regularly think about the people and experiences that helped open the door for us to enjoy the beauty and wisdom of this wild world. Read more…