Course Overviews

The Mountaineers offers courses, clinics, and seminars year round to teach you skills and get you further. Whether you’re looking for an introductory seminar or an intensive course, our instructional programs can help you get outside. With seven branches in western Washington, we’ll teach you outdoor skills close to enjoy the PNW and beyond.

Plan ahead using our course calendar. It take a few months for planning, scheduling, conditioning, and registration. Enrollment usually opens two or three months before your first session. Many of our course are taught in the season before you'd typically participate in the activity. For example, we teach sea kayaking in the spring so you'll be ready to paddle in the summer.

Already have the skills? Many of our courses offer an equivalency process for demonstrating that you have the requisite skills required. To find out where you might already qualify, click on the outdoor skill below to find brief overviews of our primary offerings and the badges you earn by particpating. We are working on growing and defining our process to gain badge equivalency that will allow you to test out of courses. If you have reviewed the skills outlined in a badge/course, and feel like you have the prerequisite set of skills, please email info@mountaineers.org with an overview of your experience and we will help you navigate the process for obtaining equivalency.