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.
Nordic Ski Waxing Clinic - Online Classroom

Nordic Ski Waxing Clinic - Online Classroom

Cross-country Skiing Clinic
Are you ready to take your cross-country skiing to the next level of expertise? If
Sun, Dec 6, 2020
No Prerequisites
25 participants 0 leaders
Registration closed Dec 4
Foothills Branch

Town Hall Seattle presents Ed Power with Craig Gordon: Avalanche Detectives

Author Ed Power joins us in conversation with expert avalanche forecaster Craig Gordon to tell the tale of the snowboarders’ stunning rescue during the February 2017 avalanche in Utah, and delves into the research and science behind avalanche forecasting.

Dec 06, 2020
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Virtually presented by Town Hall Seattle
Moving Beyond Tolerance

Moving Beyond Tolerance - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on moving beyond tolerance to create belonging with Katja Hurt. This session will
Mon, Dec 7, 2020
No Prerequisites
7 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Dec 7
The Mountaineers Branch
New Hike-Backpack Leader Seminar - Online Classroom

New Hike-Backpack Leader Seminar - Online Classroom - Online Classroom

Day Hiking, Backpacking & Outdoor Leadership Seminar
ZOOM SEMINAR WITH INTERACTIVE GROUP DISCUSSION! This 2.5 hour evening seminar provides experienced hikers or
Tue, Dec 8, 2020
No Prerequisites
6 participants 1 leader
Registration closes Dec 6
Olympia Branch
New Hike-Backpack Leader Seminar - Online Classroom

New Hike-Backpack Leader Seminar - Online Classroom

Day Hiking, Backpacking & Outdoor Leadership Seminar
ZOOM SEMINAR WITH INTERACTIVE GROUP DISCUSSION! This 2.5 hour evening seminar provides experienced hikers or
Tue, Dec 8, 2020
No Prerequisites
7 participants 1 leader
Registration closes Dec 8
Foothills Branch

New Hike-Backpack Leader Seminar - virtual

This 2.5 hour evening seminar provides experienced hikers or backpackers information to help them become an effective hike or backpack leader for the Mountaineers. This seminar is a pre-requisite (along with a mentor hike/backpack and committee approval) to becoming an official hike or backpack leader for the club, and prospective leaders from any branch can get credit for this seminar toward their leader certification.

Dec 08, 2020
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Online Classroom

Virtual! Meet The Mountaineers Info Session - Dec 8

For new and potential members looking to learn more about what The Mountaineers has to offer.

Dec 08, 2020
06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Naturalist Book Club: "The Sun is a Compass: A 4,000 Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds" by Caroline Van Hemert

Please join us for this virtual book club on an adventure from Washington State to the Arctic Circle: "The gripping story of a biologist's journey from Washington State to high above the Arctic Circle--traveling across remote and rugged terrain solely by human poser--to rediscover birds, the natural world, and her own love of science."

Dec 08, 2020
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom Video Presentation
Winter Travel Skills Clinic

Winter Travel Skills Clinic - Online Classroom

Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing Clinic
In this beginners Mini Skills Clinic you will learn Mountaineers techniques for preparing for the
Thu, Dec 10, 2020
No Prerequisites
75 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Dec 10
Olympia Branch
Building Compatible Groups Workshop

Building Compatible Groups Workshop - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar workshop on building compatible groups with Tom Unger. This session will be online
Thu, Dec 10, 2020
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Dec 10
The Mountaineers Branch
Pre-Season Snowsports Leader Training

Pre-Season Snowsports Leader Training - Online Classroom

Cross-country Skiing & Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Pre-season instructor training for Mountaineers cross-country ski leaders. The focus of this session will be
Thu, Dec 10, 2020
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration closes Dec 10
The Mountaineers Branch
Moving Beyond Tolerance

Moving Beyond Tolerance - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on moving beyond tolerance to create belonging with Katja Hurt. This session will
Mon, Dec 14, 2020
No Prerequisites
4 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Dec 14
The Mountaineers Branch
Scrambling Skills Clinic - Online Classroom

Scrambling Skills Clinic - Online Classroom

Scrambling Clinic
During this Mini- Skills Scrambling Clinic, you will learn about equipment used in Snow Scrambling
Tue, Dec 15, 2020
No Prerequisites
62 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Dec 15
Olympia Branch
Sharing Your "Operational Working Memory" With Future Generations to Create a Safer Trip Environment

Sharing Your "Operational Working Memory" With Future Generations to Create a Safer Trip Environment - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on sharing our operational working memory to reduce repeat errors and create a
Wed, Dec 16, 2020
No Prerequisites
33 participants
Registration closes Dec 16
The Mountaineers Branch

Virtual Photography Photo Sharing Holiday Pajama Party

Virtual photo sharing in place of the usual monthly potluck.

Dec 16, 2020
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Introduction to Winter Trail Running: Snowshoe Running

Running in the winter poses challenges even for the seasoned trail runner. Join us and learn about winter trail running, with a focus on running-specific snowshoes.

Dec 16, 2020
07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Zoom Online Meeting
Improve Balance and Lower Body Strength for Cross-country Skiing - Online Classroom

Improve Balance and Lower Body Strength for Cross-country Skiing - Online Classroom

Cross-country Skiing Clinic
Join Mountaineers Chris Ensor and Valerie Ensor to learn why you need good balance to
Thu, Dec 17, 2020
No Prerequisites
29 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Dec 15
Foothills Branch

Town Hall Seattle presents Johanna Garton with Mark Gunlogson: The Mountain Life of Christine Boskoff

How did a girl from a small Midwestern town become one of the world’s top female alpinists, a record holder for the most 8000-meter peaks climbed by an American woman? Christine Boskoff was at the top of her career when she and her partner died in an avalanche in 2006. Author Johanna Garton joins us to share why she was drawn to telling Boskoff’s story.

Dec 17, 2020
07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Online - join from anywhere
Scrambling Skills Clinic

Scrambling Skills Clinic - Online Classroom

Scrambling Clinic
During this Mini-Skills Scrambling Clinic, you will learn what it means to travel Off-Trail.
Tue, Dec 22, 2020
No Prerequisites
80 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Dec 22
Olympia Branch
New Cross Country Ski Leader Seminar - Online Classroom

New Cross Country Ski Leader Seminar - Online Classroom

Cross-country Skiing & Outdoor Leadership Seminar
This online leader seminar is offered to members of any branch who have previously participated
Tue, Jan 5, 2021
Prerequisites
2 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Jan 3
Foothills Branch

Foothills Branch Council Meeting - Jan 5, 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).

Jan 05, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom Video Conference

Virtual - Olympia Branch Open House: Meet the Mountaineers

Start planning a year of adventure with the Olympia Branch of the Mountaineers! Come to our virtual Open House and learn about our activities and classes.

Jan 07, 2021
06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Zoom Event

Foothills' Branch Annual Celebration

Please join Foothills Branch for a virtual celebration of our accomplishments in a difficult year, to welcome new faces, to say thank you to those who are passing on their leadership batons, and to see the presentation of the Foothills Branch Service Award.

Jan 08, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom Video Presentation

Safety Summit 2021

Annual meeting of the Safety Committee

Jan 10, 2021
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Virtual

Virtual! Meet The Mountaineers Info Session - Jan 11

For new and potential members looking to learn more about what The Mountaineers has to offer.

Jan 11, 2021
06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B
Practical Risk Management

Practical Risk Management - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar about Running with Scissors: Practical Risk Management with Tom Unger. This session will
Tue, Jan 12, 2021
No Prerequisites
5 participants
Registration closes Jan 12
The Mountaineers Branch

Seattle Youth Gear Library Orientation - Virtual

Do you want to use the gear library or would you like to volunteer so more youth can be prepared for a good time outside? Attend this event to learn how The Mountaineers gear library works and how you can be a part of it!

Jan 12, 2021
06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Zoom Video Call
These Are Not “Soft Skills”! Facilitating Emotional Safety: A Foundational Risk Management Skill - Online Classroom

These Are Not “Soft Skills”! Facilitating Emotional Safety: A Foundational Risk Management Skill - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on managing emotional safety with Steve Smith. This session will be online only.
Wed, Jan 20, 2021
No Prerequisites
15 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Jan 20
The Mountaineers Branch
Principles of Instruction Classroom Session

Principles of Instruction Classroom Session - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Lecture: Principles of Instruction
A 90-minute classroom session focused on discussion of the concepts studied each week
Mon, Jan 25, 2021
No Prerequisites
15 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Jan 23
The Mountaineers Branch

PNW Wildlife and Tracking: Naturalist Lecture Series

Join wildlife tracker and naturalist, Sophie Mazowita, as she shares tips and techniques for tracking wildlife in the PNW. The stories of elusive animals are written on the landscape, if you know how to read their tracks and signs. Sophie will offer an orientation to where to look, how to interpret wildlife sign, and tools and resources to learn more.

Jan 25, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Zoom Video Presentation

Moss and Lichen Lecture

Part of the Moss and Lichen Course

Jan 28, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B
Principles of Instruction Classroom Session

Principles of Instruction Classroom Session - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Lecture: Principles of Instruction
A 90-minute classroom session focused on discussion of the concepts studied each week
Mon, Feb 1, 2021
No Prerequisites
15 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Jan 30
The Mountaineers Branch
Practical Risk Management Workshop

Practical Risk Management Workshop - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar workshop about Running with Scissors: Practical Risk Management with Tom Unger. This session
Tue, Feb 2, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants
Registration closes Feb 2
The Mountaineers Branch
Self-Assessment: A Teaching Style to Foster Dialogue and Enhance Learning

Self-Assessment: A Teaching Style to Foster Dialogue and Enhance Learning - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar on using self-assessment to enhance your course instruction with Steve Smith. This session
Wed, Feb 3, 2021
No Prerequisites
12 participants
Registration closes Feb 2
The Mountaineers Branch
Principles of Instruction Classroom Session

Principles of Instruction Classroom Session - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Lecture: Principles of Instruction
A 90-minute classroom session focused on discussion of the concepts studied each week
Mon, Feb 8, 2021
No Prerequisites
15 participants
Registration closes Feb 6
The Mountaineers Branch

Seattle Youth Gear Library Orientation - Virtual

Do you want to use the gear library or would you like to volunteer so more youth can be prepared for a good time outside? Attend this event to learn how The Mountaineers gear library works and how you can be a part of it!

Feb 10, 2021
06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Zoom Video Call
Basic First Aid for Hike and Backpack Leaders- VIRTUAL - Online Classroom

Basic First Aid for Hike and Backpack Leaders- VIRTUAL - Online Classroom

First Aid Clinic
Tue, Feb 16, 2021
No Prerequisites
49 participants
Registration opens Jan 14
Olympia Branch
Basic First Aid for Hike and Backpack Leaders- VIRTUAL

Basic First Aid for Hike and Backpack Leaders- VIRTUAL - Online Classroom

First Aid Clinic
Tue, Feb 16, 2021
No Prerequisites
50 participants
Canceled
Olympia Branch
Practical Risk Management Workshop

Practical Risk Management Workshop - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Seminar
Evening webinar workshop about Running with Scissors: Practical Risk Management with Tom Unger. This session
Thu, Feb 18, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration closes Feb 18
The Mountaineers Branch
Principles of Instruction Classroom Session

Principles of Instruction Classroom Session - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Lecture: Principles of Instruction
A 90-minute classroom session focused on discussion of the concepts studied each week
Mon, Feb 22, 2021
No Prerequisites
15 participants
Registration closes Feb 20
The Mountaineers Branch

WALKING THE WILD SERIES: Backpack the Sierra High Route with David Skurnik

Join us for photos, stories and trip beta for the High Sierra Trail, a magical 70-mile backpack in the high country of Sequoia National Park, with Mountaineer David Skurnik!

Feb 24, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Online Classroom
Principles of Instruction Classroom Session

Principles of Instruction Classroom Session - Online Classroom

Outdoor Leadership Lecture: Principles of Instruction
A 90-minute classroom session focused on discussion of the concepts studied each week
Mon, Mar 1, 2021
No Prerequisites
15 participants
Registration closes Feb 27
The Mountaineers Branch

Foothills Branch Council Meeting - Mar 2, 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).

Mar 02, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom Video Conference

Seattle Youth Gear Library Orientation - Virtual

Do you want to use the gear library or would you like to volunteer so more youth can be prepared for a good time outside? Attend this event to learn how The Mountaineers gear library works and how you can be a part of it!

Mar 10, 2021
06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Zoom Video Call

Virtual! Meet The Mountaineers Info Session - Mar 22

For new and potential members looking to learn more about what The Mountaineers has to offer

Mar 22, 2021
06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B

Plant Resources of the Burke Museum Herbarium: Naturalists Study Group Lecture

David Giblin, Collections Manager, University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum, will give a talk on the various web resources and apps that are available through the Burke Museum Image Collection and affiliated resources and the many ways amateur naturalists might be able to benefit from these resources.

Mar 30, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom Video Presentation

Foothills Branch Council Meeting - April 6, 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).

Apr 06, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom Video Conference

Seattle Youth Gear Library Orientation - Virtual

Do you want to use the Gear Library or would you like to volunteer so more youth can be prepared for a good time outside? Attend this event to learn how The Mountaineers Gear Library works and how you can be a part of it!

Apr 20, 2021
06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Zoom Video Call

Seattle Youth Gear Library Orientation - Virtual

Do you want to use the Gear Library or would you like to volunteer so more youth can be prepared for a good time outside? Attend this event to learn how The Mountaineers Gear Library works and how you can be a part of it!

May 12, 2021
06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Zoom Video Call

Lightweight Backpacking Food seminar

Lightweight Backpacking Food seminar - virtual

May 12, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Online Classroom

Backpacking Trip Planning Clinic

Trip planning virtual clinic for backpackers

May 18, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Online Classroom

Tips and tricks for women backpackers

Virtual seminar with guidance and info for women getting into backpacking

May 20, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Online Classroom

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

Seattle Youth Gear Library Orientation - Virtual

Do you want to use the Gear Library or would you like to volunteer so more youth can be prepared for a good time outside? Attend this event to learn how The Mountaineers Gear Library works and how you can be a part of it!

Jun 16, 2021
06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Zoom Video Call

Foothills Branch Council Meeting

Foothills branch council meeting

Sep 07, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
ZOOM ONLINE MEETING

2021 Trail Running Summit

A meeting of the Trail Running committees

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