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How To: Extended Rappel

The Mountaineers recommends using a dedicated extension when rappelling in an alpine setting. This method provides maximum flexibility and efficiency, allows you to move freely near the anchor while being clipped in, and maintains the extension within arms reach while on rappel. Read more…

Happy Veterans Day

At The Mountaineers, we know the power of nature to restore our souls and inspire our spirits. We're proud of the service of our active-duty and veteran members and their efforts to preserve our Freedom of the Hills for future generations. To celebrate Veteran's Day, we highlight a Mountaineer whose dedication helps our club and our country. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Jeremy Perry

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our special Veteran's Day member profile this week we talked to Navy Veteran Jeremy Perry.... Read more…

Last Word | Stoked

I was not stoked to write this column, not stoked at all, bra’.

When I hear someone say how stoked they are to get on with whatever it is they are getting on with, I get wistful at the lack of context.  Read more…

Staff Picks: Favorite Books for Fall/Winter 2018/2019

We asked our staff for their recommendations from this season's new books. It was hard to play favorites, but here's what we're really excited about!  Read more…

Mountain Mahila | November 15

It's hard to believe that it is only one year since we were in the Himalayas, chasing what at times seemed a near-impossible dream. In the Khumbu Region of Nepal we slowly made our way through the deep valleys with tall peaks towering all around us, and the tallest mountain on earth looming in the background. The most majestic peak of them all, however, was our objective –Ama Dablam. Peering up at this 22,349 feet tall peak with its near vertical summit sent chills down our bones and instilled us with doubt. What on earth had we gotten ourselves in to? Read more…

Foothills Volunteer Spotlight: Gabrielle Orsi

Meet Foothills Trail Running Committee co-chair Gabrielle Orsi. A San Diego native who relocated to Washington State from Colorado in 2013, she leads trail running, hiking, backpacking, and snowshoeing trips for the club in addition to her committee work. Read more…

Support the Methow Headwaters’ 20-Year Mineral Withdrawal

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently accepting comments on a 20-year mineral withdrawal to protect the Methow Headwaters from industrial-scale mining threats. This comment period marks another major milestone in our efforts to safeguard this stunning area, home to some of the nation's best hiking, skiing, climbing, and mountain biking. Read more…

Increase Your Resilience Through “Earthing”

When I took the Basic Climbing class in 1999, a fellow student shared his motto about overnights: "If I'm not a little cold, hungry, and uncomfortable, I took too much." Anyone who knows me knows I love my puffy down coat - even in summer - and seat heaters in winter. To someone who has carried booties, a pillow, and sometimes three layers of down on my climbs, that was radical. Read more…

Phyllis Nelson (July 19, 1947 - October 2, 2018)

The Everett Branch of The Mountaineers is sad to announce the passing of Phyllis Nelson on October 2, 2018. Phyllis was born July 19, 1947 in California. She grew up in the Bay Area and attended San Jose State University where she studied music (piano performance) and art. Read more…