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Youth & Families Invited to View Salmon Run at Kitsap Forest Theater - Nov 12 & 13

The Kitsap Forest Theater invites all Mountaineers youth and their friends and families to witness the natural wonder of the chum salmon returning to Chico Creek this Saturday and Sunday!  Read more…

Top 10 Trip Reports - October 2022

Despite the persistently poor air quality this month, Mountaineers were still out and about in full force, making last-minute adjustments and strategically planning their outdoor excursions toward clearer skies so they could make the most of fall’s last few sunny days. Read more…

"What is a Raptor?" Free Seminar - Nov 16

In our upcoming November 16 seminar, "What is a Raptor?", we invite you to learn more about the birds we call raptors, their evolution, and where they live. This evening will take you on a world tour that covers 100 million years. The seminar will be both in person and over zoom; please register for the version you want.  Read more…

Mountaineer of the Week: Harrison Walter

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

Impact Giving | Branch Support Pilot Gets a Running Start

As a values and mission-driven nonprofit, everything we do at The Mountaineers is in service of our vision to get more people outside and create advocates for our natural world. Earned revenue, like book sales and course fees, help us to provide world-class outdoor training, books, and experiences. These provide a strong foundation for us to grow our impact through philanthropy. Donations help to fund youth partner programs, conservation & advocacy work, shared services across all locations and activities, scholarships, and more. Read more…

Peak Performance | Avoid Becoming a Trip Report Statistic

Tricky trail conditions, iffy weather, and the adrenaline rush associated with epic adventures can all increase the likelihood of accidents. But with a little extra awareness and planning, you can avoid becoming a trip report statistic. To prevent accidents or injury during future trips, strive for good conditioning on urban terrain and work to learn from your leader. With help you will narrow the gap and increase your margin of safety in the mountains. Read more…

Results: Board & Branch Elections - 2022

We're pleased to present you with the outcome of the 2022 Board & Branch elections, and we're grateful to everyone who participated by voting and accepting a nomination. Your participation shows a deep commitment to the organization, and this year, we saw over 1,300 votes. Read more…

Falling

With my wrist in the strap of my trekking pole, I dangle over bright gray boulders bordering frothy water tumbling through the chasm. My brain is trying to comprehend what has happened. Just a few minutes ago I was hiking a wide, easy trail, and now I am hanging below it. Read more…

2022-2023 Leadership Development Series

The Mountaineers is committed to leading innovation in outdoor education. A key component of this commitment is investing in our volunteer leaders, the heart and soul of our vibrant organization. Read more…

How to Report a Bug or Website Issue

We launched mountaineers.org 2.0 in 2014, and since have been working tirelessly with your support to improve our website. Some improvements involve building entirely new features like supporting paid events internally rather than using a third-party system. Others improvements happen on a smaller scale to existing features. And, occasionally, something breaks on our website and needs to be fixed. We need your help and support to identify these  opportunities for improvement. Read more…