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Outdoor Stories from Women Over 50

We're crazy for stories -- campfire stories, stories in books, stories told at organized events, podcast stories and . . . well you get the idea. Recently we heard an inspirational podcast from She-Explores about how women over 50 are participating in the outdoors. We thought we'd share it with you. Read more…

Travel to the Swiss Alps or Costa Rica with The Mountaineers

Have you been dreaming of active adventure travel in exciting new places around the world? We have two upcoming chances  to experience active adventures in stunning places with other fun and capable Mountaineers, led by experienced volunteer leaders. Read more…

Backpacking with Kids Course: May-Sept 2018

Many current Mountaineers had their start as kids when their parents got them out into the backcountry and taught them the skills and resilience to enjoy the outdoor world. Be a part of continuing this legacy with your own kids, by taking the Backpacking with Kids Course. Read more…

Leader Spotlight: Kyle Breakey

For our Leader Spotlight this month we talked to Kyle Breakey, a volunteer with the Bellingham Branch who sees a huge value in mentorship for leaders at The Mountaineers, both as a mentor and a mentee.  Read more…

Train to Become a Host at Mt Baker Lodge: Dec 27-28 or 30-31

Those who have loved and been inspired by the Mt Baker Lodge community can give back at last! You can train to become a lodge host. Trainings include a free night stay. They run from 5-8pm one evening and 6-8am the following morning. Choose between our Dec 27-28 or Dec 30-31 offerings. Read more…

Discover California’s Best Backcountry Ski Tours with Jeremy Benson - January 25

Join us for Mountaineers Books’ next live web event January 25 to “Discover California’s Best Backcountry  Ski Tours,” featuring pro-skier and backcountry expert Jeremy Benson, author of the new Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California. Benson is Tahoe-based, and his insider beta is sure to get you stoked to find new powder lines. Read more…

3.0 - Improved Navigation & Mountaineers Books Integration

We are excited to launch an integrated Mountaineers Programs and Mountaineers Books website in an update we're calling mountaineers.org 3.0 in mid-February! This newest set of updates is focused on bringing Mountaineers Books and Mountaineers Programs together under one roof.  Read more…

Join us for the 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - Jan 27

Every year, The Mountaineers hosts an organization-wide Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Seattle Program Center! This event is open to volunteers from all branches, as well as their guests.  Read more…

We All Have Something to Give

Fred Beckey was a living legend, and we were honored to celebrate his life at the Seattle Program Center last weekend. More than 400 people flew in from around the world and across the country to join us. It was a fitting tribute for a world-class pioneer. Read more…

What’s next for Mountaineers eLearning?

As part of our Progressive Outdoor Education initiative, The Mountaineers is investing in eLearning to complement our existing courses. Our successful pilot with Wilderness Navigation in 2016 showed us the value of eLearning in improving the delivery, impact, accessibility, and consistency of our courses.  Read more…