we believe in adventure with purpose

Mountaineers Books is a nonprofit outdoors and recreation publisher based in Seattle, Washington.

As a part of The Mountaineers, we share a common mission to enrich the community by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

We pursue this mission by leading innovation in outdoor education, by engaging a vibrant community of outdoor enthusiasts, and by advocating on behalf of the natural world.


Mountaineers Books was born from the desire to lead the way in outdoor education and recreation — and to provide readers with the tools they need to become leaders in their own right.
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Our books engage readers of all skill levels and backgrounds to foster a vision of the outdoors that is inclusive and accessible to all.
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Built on the principle that a lifelong love of nature begins with direct experience of the outdoors, our books empower readers to advocate for the places they love.
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Learn more about our mission in Adventure with Purpose, our 2023-2028 Strategic Plan.