Virtual Events & Activities

A calendar of virtual events and activities sponsored by our branches and committees. This page collects events and activities open to anyone. It does not include committee meetings or closed events.

Seattle Gear Library Orientation - Virtual

Do you want to use the gear library or would you like to volunteer to keep this community resource in it's best possible shape? Attend this event to learn how The Mountaineers gear library works and how you can be a part of it!

Apr 22, 2021
06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Zoom Video Call

Beta & Brews: Basic Climbs

A virtual Beta & Brews on several Basic Climbs. Our presenters are Manisha Powar on Spickard and Redoubt; Skye Stoury and Garrett Arnold on Kangaroo Temple; Paul Brown and Ben Chapman on Tatoosh Mini-Traverse (Unicorn, Foss, Castle, Pinnacle); Craig Taylor and Kelli Taylor on Ruth and Icy. Have a beer (at home) with us and watch the presentation!

Apr 22, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Backpackers' Pajama Party: Backpack the Spider Gap - Image Lake - Buck Creek - High Pass- Napeequa- Little Giant loop with Daniel Zilcsak

Put on your most comfy zoom pants and slippers, grab a favorite beverage and some popcorn, and join your fellow backpackers in this seventh virtual tour in our 2021 Pajama Party series, featuring Dan Zilcsak on a classic backpacking loop on the east side of Glacier Peak, including Spider Gap, Lyman and Image Lakes, Buck Creek Pass, High Pass, the Napeequa valley and Little Giant Pass. The event is free and open to the public but you must get a ticket at the link below and then we will email you the zoom link to join.

Apr 23, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom online event

Virtual! Meet The Mountaineers Info Session - Apr 26

Join us for a virtual Meet The Mountaineers. The evening consists of a facilitated online meet and greet and a 90-minute interactive presentation giving you opportunities to meet your fellow Mountaineers, learn about our history and how you can get involved, and get a quick overview of our website to find opportunities to jump in and get outside. We'll end with a Q&A. You do not need to be a member to attend. All are welcome. Come and bring friends. The session starts at 6:30pm and will run until 8pm. Registration closes at 4pm on the day of the event, and zoom conference call information will be sent to all RSVP'd attendees after 4pm.

Apr 26, 2021
06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B

Climate Change Speaker Series: The Big Thaw

Mountaineers Books and Braided River author Eric Scigliano will take us to some of Earth’s northernmost wild places and share the role of thawing permafrost in the climate crisis. The author of The Big Thaw, a 2020 Washington State Book Award winner, will discuss how quickly the permafrost is thawing, what its impact will be, and how a new generation of scientists can imagine innovative solutions to global problems. This is the second event in our Climate Change Speaker Series.

Apr 27, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Virtual Event
New Hike-Backpack Leader Seminar - Online Classroom

New Hike-Backpack Leader Seminar - Online Classroom

Day Hiking & Backpacking Seminar
ZOOM SEMINAR WITH INTERACTIVE GROUP DISCUSSION! This 2.5 hour evening seminar provides experienced hikers or
Wed, Apr 28, 2021
No Prerequisites
14 participants
Registration closes Apr 26
Foothills Branch

The Mountaineers Virtual Gala

Every April, The Mountaineers hosts a fundraising gala to celebrate the strength of our community and raise critical funds to support our outdoor education and conservation outcomes.

Apr 29, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Virtual Event
Washington Wildflower Hikes - 50 Destinations by Nathan Barnes and Jeremy Barnes - Online Classroom

Washington Wildflower Hikes - 50 Destinations by Nathan Barnes and Jeremy Barnes - Online Classroom

Exploring Nature, Day Hiking & Backpacking Seminar
Listen to brothers Nathan and Jeremy Barnes describe some of the best places to hike
Mon, May 3, 2021
No Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist
Registration closes May 2
Tacoma Branch

Climate Change Speaker Series: Climate Change in the PNW: What's Happening, What's Going to Happen, and What to Do About It

Jason Vogel, Mountaineers member and Deputy Director of the UW Climate Impacts Group, will share insights about climate change impacts to the landscapes, ecosystems, and recreational resources we love in the Pacific Northwest. Join us to learn about what climate change means for the places we love, and what Mountaineers members can do to help. This is the third and final event in our Climate Change Speaker Series.

May 03, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Virtual Event
Backcountry Cooking Workshop - Online Classroom

Backcountry Cooking Workshop - Online Classroom

Day Hiking & Backpacking Seminar
Join Chef Corso from MontyBoca for this fun, unique and interactive backcountry cooking workshop.
Tue, May 4, 2021
No Prerequisites
3 participants
Registration closes May 2
Tacoma Branch

CANCELED - Foothills Branch Council Meeting - May 4, 2021

Virtual meeting (by zoom) of committee and branch leaders and key volunteers to make decisions and advance actions for the benefit of the Foothills Branch and its communities. See branch basecamp for zoom details and agenda).

May 04, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom Video Conference

Foothills Branch Council Meeting - May 4, 2021

Special Council budgeting meeting. See Basecamp for Zoom meeting info. and agenda.

May 04, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom Meeting

Global Adventures Preview: Scrambling in Japan's Northern Alps (July 2022)

This is your chance to learn about this upcoming Adventure, from its leader Atsuko Yamaguchi. It's a hut-to-hut, thrilling scrambling trip that promises to be very different than what you experience in the Pacific Northwest! Bring your questions.

May 04, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom Presentation
Tips and Tricks for Women Backpackers - Online Classroom

Tips and Tricks for Women Backpackers - Online Classroom

Backpacking Lecture: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course
Join long-time backpacker and all-around adventurer Teresa Hagerty for this discussion of women-specific tips for
Thu, May 6, 2021
No Prerequisites
19 participants
Registration closes May 5
Foothills Branch

Tips and tricks for women backpackers

Join long-time backpacker and all-around adventurer Teresa Hagerty for this discussion of women-specific tips for gear, hygiene, and traveling safely / responsibly.

May 06, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom Online seminar

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

May 10, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom Meeting

Olympia Branch Council Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Olympia Council. All members welcome.

May 12, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Zoom Call

Seattle Gear Library Orientation - Virtual

Do you want to use the gear library or would you like to volunteer to keep this community resource in it's best possible shape? Attend this event to learn how The Mountaineers gear library works and how you can be a part of it!

May 13, 2021
06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Zoom Video Call

Graham Zimmerman | Global Adventures of an Imperfect Advocate

Join Graham Zimmerman for an event on the intersection between climbing big mountains and climate change advocacy.

May 13, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Virtual Event

Backpackers' Pajama Party: Backpack Section L of the PCT between Rainy Pass and Canada, with Cheryl Talbert and friends!

Put on your most comfy zoom pants and slippers, grab a favorite beverage and some popcorn, and join your fellow backpackers in this eighth and final virtual tour in our 2021 Pajama Party series, featuring Cheryl Talbert on one of the most panoramic sections of the Washington PCT, between Rainy Pass and Canada (in two parts). The event is free and open to the public but you must get a ticket at the link below and then we will email you the zoom link to join.

May 14, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom online event
Introduction to Hiking - Online Classroom

Introduction to Hiking - Online Classroom

Day Hiking Seminar
Join us to learn about the basics of having a safe and enjoyable hike. This
Tue, May 18, 2021
No Prerequisites
63 participants
Registration closes May 17
Tacoma Branch
Essential Trip Planning Skills and Tools for Backpackers

Essential Trip Planning Skills and Tools for Backpackers - Online Classroom

Backpacking Seminar
This clinic will introduce the basic information, skills and tools to help you find the
Tue, May 18, 2021
No Prerequisites
27 participants 1 leader
Registration closes May 16
Foothills Branch

Beta & Brews: Ptarmigan Traverse

A virtual Beta & Brews on the Ptarmigan Traverse. Our presenter is Seattle Mountaineers Climb Leader, Catharine Killien. Have a beer (at home) with us and watch the presentation!

May 27, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Foothills Branch Council Meeting - June 8, 2021

Virtual meeting (by zoom) of committee and branch leaders and key volunteers to make decisions and advance actions for the benefit of the Foothills Branch and its communities. See branch basecamp for zoom details and agenda).

Jun 08, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom Video Conference
New Hike-Backpack Leader Seminar - Online Classroom

New Hike-Backpack Leader Seminar - Online Classroom

Day Hiking & Backpacking Seminar
ZOOM SEMINAR WITH INTERACTIVE GROUP DISCUSSION! This 2.5 hour evening seminar provides experienced hikers or
Wed, Jun 9, 2021
No Prerequisites
25 participants
Registration closes Jun 7
Foothills Branch

Olympia Branch Council Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Olympia Council. All members welcome.

Jun 09, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Zoom Call

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Jun 14, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom Meeting

Seattle Gear Library Orientation - Virtual

Do you want to use the gear library or would you like to volunteer to keep this community resource in it's best possible shape? Attend this event to learn how The Mountaineers gear library works and how you can be a part of it!

Jun 17, 2021
06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Zoom Video Call

WALKING THE WILD: Backpack Vancouver Island's West Coast Trail with Eileen Miller

Join Mountaineer and long-time backpacker Eileen Miller as she shares photos and trip planning info from her backpacking adventure in 2018 on the famed West Coast trail along the wild western coast of Vancouver Island.

Jun 17, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom online event

Olympia Branch Council Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Olympia Council. All members welcome.

Jul 14, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Zoom Call

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Aug 09, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom Meeting
Aug 11, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Zoom Call

Foothills Branch Council Meeting

Foothills branch council meeting

Sep 07, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
ZOOM ONLINE MEETING
Sep 08, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Seattle Program Center

2021 Trail Running Summit

A meeting of the Trail Running committees

Dec 01, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
TBD

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Jan 10, 2022
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Mar 14, 2022
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

May 09, 2022
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Jul 11, 2022
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Sep 12, 2022
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Seattle Sea Kayak Committee Meeting

Nov 14, 2022
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom meeting