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Nominate an Outstanding Leader for the Olympia Branch Service Award

Our volunteer leaders are a huge part of what makes the Olympia Branch such an inspiring, fun, and impactful community. Each year we honor the hard work and dedication of one Olympia volunteer by presenting them with the Branch Service Award. Read more…

Olympia Social and Awards Celebration - Oct 15, 2022

Each October, the Olympia Mountaineers gather to celebrate the work we have done, the fun we have had, and the friendships we made during the program year.  Read more…

Bookmarks | Adventure Ready

The reputations of Katie “Salty” Gerber and Heather “Anish” Anderson precede them. Katie is a renowned wilderness instructor and guide who has logged thousands of miles on trails including the CDT, PCT, Colorado Trail, and Oregon Desert Trail. Heather is a record-smashing legend who was named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for her 2018 Calendar Year Triple Crown (hiking the AT, PCT, and CDT all in one year). Now they have joined forces to combine what they’ve learned on the trail and through their expertise in nutrition and personal training to create Adventure Ready: A Hiker’s Guide to Planning, Training & Resiliency, new from Mountaineers Books. Read more…

End of Summer Gear Grab - August 29

Have a gear wishlist a mile long, or some extra gear you'd like to unload? Come to The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center from 6-8pm on Monday, August 29 for our upcoming Gear Grab.  Read more…

Action Alert: Our Moment is Here - Urge Congress to Pass Historic Climate Bill

As Mountaineers enjoy summer adventures across the Pacific Northwest, another season of wildfires, drought, and heat waves reminds us of the urgency to address the climate crisis. Our public lands, waters, and communities simply can’t wait any longer for bold action to address the impacts of climate change. Read more…

Mountaineer of the Week: Linda Nelson

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

Seeking Everett Branch Leadership Candidates - Nominations Due Aug 19

The Everett Branch is an increasingly diverse and close-knit community with committed volunteers and leaders. Our courses, programs, and activities are highly sought after and often imitated across the organization. We are looking for enthusiastic and intrepid volunteer leaders to help steer our branch for the next 2-3 years. Read more…

Impact Giving: Gearing Up New Adventurers

It’s a hot afternoon in July, but the Seattle Program Center basement is invitingly cool. Ethan Metzger, Gear Library Manager, sits at an old wooden desk. He is surrounded by shelves full of packs, snowshoes, and boots from floor to ceiling. A rolling workbench is cluttered with repair and cleaning supplies and a couple of large tents are set up to air out.  Read more…

Top 10 Trip Reports - July 2022

June may have been a cold and rainy month, but if the heat of the past couple weeks is any indication, summer is finally here. Our activity calendars are filling up and so are trailhead parking lots. Most trail snow has left, mosquitoes have arrived en masse, and the summits are generous in their offerings of clear-skied views. Read more…

Youth Outside | Taking the Reins: Tacoma MAC prepare for a future of outdoor adventure

Mountaineers Adventure Club (MAC) is a year-round club for teens, giving them access to education and skills rivaling many adult programs. Imagine an at-your-own-pace Basic and Intermediate Alpine Climbing course, taken over a period of four years with sport climbing, skiing, hiking, and backpacking thrown in. As a young member, you learn from upperclassmen, and as you gain more experience, you begin passing down that knowledge to others. Most importantly, you learn to take care of yourself and others in the mountains. Read more…