Join *the mountaineers*

You are joining a community built around passion for the outdoors. For over 100 years, we've been sharing adventure, teaching skills, and conserving land. Discover the outdoor experience with us.

People join The Mountaineers to explore nature, learn new skills, and make outdoor connections and lifelong friends. Join our community today to connect with your passion, whether it's hiking or kayaking, sailing or climbing, scrambling or backpacking, and more. Members also enjoy benefits like discounts through Mountaineers Books and on courses, events, gear, and travel.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, 100% of your dues and donations are tax-deductible and may be matched by your employer's workplace giving program. Your financial support makes our conservation and youth education work possible, and funds our robust scholarship program. We have scholarships available and believe everyone should have the opportunity to connect with the outdoors regardless of means. We also support of military families and seniors with dependents. Contact our  for more information on scholarships or if you qualify for a membership not listed below.

Click on a membership type below to get started.  NOTE: Youth under 18  need to be part of a Family Membership. Student memberships are for adult students. 


$75.00 yearly

Most people aged 18-64.


$130 yearly

Up to 2 adults and ALL CHILDREN under 18 living in a single household. Use this membership to sign your kids up for our youth programs.

Student & Military

$48 yearly

Full-time students 18+ or Active Military members. Proof of student status/military service required at signup and with renewal.


$36 yearly

Most people aged 65+.

Guest Adult


Adults (ages 18+) are invited to sign up as a guest to get to know our outdoor community. Guests can participate in two activities prior to joining (leader permission required as appropriate).

Guest Family


Up to 2 adults and all youth in a household can sign up to try a course or activity OR for our youth programs. Each member can try two activities (leader permission required as appropriate).

Peak Society

$1,000 yearly

Peak Society members support The Mountaineers at the highest level with an unrestricted gift to The Mountaineers Fund.