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We Drank Straight From the Lake!

Do you remember when you first fell in love with the outdoors? As the middle of five children growing up on Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire in the 70s, I was encouraged to play outside all day. The water was so clean that we drank straight from the lake. I realized from a young age the importance of having close access to the outdoors for body and mind. Read more…

Which volunteer has made an impact in your life?

Whether you hike, ski, climb, or paddle, we’d be willing to bet your life has been positively impacted by a Mountaineers volunteer. Volunteers are the heart of our organization - they lead our trips, teach our courses, run our branches and committees, and build our Program and Outdoor Centers. This giving season, consider making a gift in honor of the volunteer who has made a difference in your life. Read more…

Celebrating Peak Society Donors at Benaroya Hall

December is a wonderful time of the year, not only for the spirit of generosity  but also for festive celebrations. In an attempt to merge the two, we once again hosted a Peak Society reception to celebrate our top Mountaineers donors—those who give over $1,000 per year—in conjunction with the ever-popular Banff Mountain Film Festival, all hosted at the elegant Benaroya Hall. Read more…

Don’t let #GivingTuesday pass without giving back

One of the key ways we provide equitable access to the outdoors is through donor-funded scholarships. This #GivingTuesday, we are asking for your support to raise $25,000 to provide scholarships to 75 students and ensure that life-changing Mountaineers opportunities are available to all.  Read more…

Your Gift this #GivingTuesday Supports Scholarships at The Mountaineers

As someone who’s volunteered with The Mountaineers more than 100 times over the last three years, perhaps it’s most appropriate to think of Krishna Dase (KD) as a Super-Duper Volunteer.  Since joining in 2016, KD has supported backpacking, climbing, scrambling,  snowshoeing, navigation, and hiking courses across nearly all branches. He’s a snowshoe and scrambling trip leader, intermediate climbing student, Everett climbing committee member, Kitsap scrambling committee member, and Seattle hiking committee member. He’s also a Mountaineers scholarship recipient.  Read more…

Impact Giving: An Insider’s Look At Scholarships

Last month we kicked off an Impact Giving series to talk about the many ways charitable donations expand our mission. We will publish a new story each month to share how philanthropy expands Mountaineers programs and empowers us to keep doing what we do best: get more people outside, expand the tradition of volunteer-led outdoor education, cultivate stewards of our public lands, and publish books to inspire adventure, exploration, and conservation. Read more…

Your gift has the power to create community

A gift in support of Mountaineers scholarships on #GivingTuesday has the power to create strong outdoor communities, and on December 3, all donations received on this global day of giving will directly support scholarships at The Mountaineers.  Read more…

Thank you for Supporting Future Mountaineers this #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, The Mountaineers community stepped up once again to support scholarships for our growing outdoor community. Read more…

Your #GivingTuesday Gift Can Help Save a Life

At The Mountaineers, we believe an inclusive outdoor community inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. We empower others to safely and responsibly pursue outdoor activities by connecting people to place, leveraging that connection to inspire advocacy and stewardship efforts. Read more…

This #GivingTuesday, Give Back by Increasing Access to the Outdoors

After you #OptOutside this Black Friday, consider giving in support of outdoor access. On Tuesday, December 3, The Mountaineers will participate in #GivingTuesday and once again all donations received on this day will directly support Mountaineers scholarships Read more…