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Our Climbing Curriculum: Tell us what you think!

Did you miss the chance to attend our Progressive Climbing Education listening sessions? Please use this survey  to give us your input! Read more…

How To: Poop in the Outdoors

I am confident that you and I have at least two things in common: 1) we both set aside time to explore the outdoors, and 2) at some point during these adventures we will both experience the discomfort of knowing we have to go number two. Even if you don't, you will inevitably be reminded of this basic human function by the sight of toilet paper discarded uncomfortably close to trails and water sources. By the amount of TP I have seen recently on Washington’s trails, it seems even the most avid outdoor enthusiasts may not know how to handle nature’s calling. Read more…

2016 Everett Branch Elections

Faces behind the Rescue: The Mountaineers and their dogs who helped during the OSO mudslide

On March 22, 2014, a natural disaster hit the state of Washington in the form of a massive mudslide. Read more…

Annual Potluck and Gear Grab - March 2

Branch members and the general public are invited to attend our Annual Potluck Dinner and Gear Grab on Wednesday, March 2.  Read more…

Now Offering Wilderness First Responder Courses and Recerts

Starting in Spring 2016, The Mountaineers will be offering Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Responder Recertification courses!  Read more…

Everett's Annual Spring Course Night - Feb 3

We'd like to invite you to join the Everett Mountaineers for our annual Spring Course Night. Learn about the equipment and knowledge you need to fully explore and enjoy the mountains and waters of our great state and make 2016 your best outdoor year ever! Read more…

Thankful for you. For our community.

We're lucky. At The Mountaineers, we've always known the value of natural places to restore our bodies and our spirits. Our outdoor playgrounds offer endless ways to explore and learn and discover and connect. Read more…

An Appalachian Trail Evening with Heather "Anish" Anderson - Dec. 2, 2015

In September 2015, Washington resident Heather “Anish” Anderson hiked the 2,200 Appalachian Trail in 54 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. Hiking 16-18 hours a day, she averaged 40 miles a day, setting a new fast-speed thru-hike record for FKT (fastest know time) for an ‘unsupported” hiker on the AT. Read more…

Re-Roofing the Top of the World

Three Fingers is, quite possibly, the most exceptional Grange Hall style L-4 lookout cabin ever built; it was, most certainly, built in the most impossible location.  Read more…

2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

We’re bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to The Mountaineers again! The World Tour features the best mountain films this year, showcasing amazing filmmaking talent from the world over to an audience that spans the globe.  Read more…

Annual Everett Branch Banquet Awards November 7

Join the Everett Mountaineers for our Annual Awards Banquet to recognize 2015 course graduates and volunteers. Be inspired by guest speaker and adventurer Jordan Hanssen, author of the book Rowing into the Son. Read more…

Sherpa Adventure Gear Sample Sale - Nov 20-22

Need some new gear for winter? Come to the Seattle Program Center November 20-22, 2015 to buy some Sherpa Adventure Gear! Read more…

One By One presents "SHOUT GLADI GLADI" - October 8

Join One by One for the premiere of Shout Gladi Gladi at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center on October 8 to learn more about the fight for maternal healthcare in Africa. Read more…

Everest: Raising awareness about global community - Sept 17

In the spring of 1990 - when the US, China, and Soviet Union were Cold War enemies and real war seemed imminent -  I organized and led the Mount Everest International Peace Climb. But there were personal reasons for the climb as well. The expedition not only focused on peace and the environment, it fostered a global mountaineering community and inspired efforts to save a young life. Read more…

Everest: Raising awareness about global environmental issues - Sept 17

In the spring of 1990 - when the US, China, and Soviet Union were Cold War enemies and real war seemed imminent -  I organized and led the Mount Everest International Peace Climb. Planned on for the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Day, we sought not only to reach the summit, but to send a message to world leaders about the state of the environment.  Read more…

Everest: A Symbol of Peace and Hope - Sept 17

In the spring of 1990 - when the US, China, and Soviet Union were Cold War enemies and real war seemed imminent -  I organized and led the Mount Everest International Peace Climb. Despite language barriers, foul weather, equipment failures, and illness, our expedition of mountaineers from enemy countries reached the summit and changed the conversation from one of war to one of peace. With so much tragedy and death on Everest the past couple of years - especially  on the Tibetan side of Mt. Everest where we climbed -  I want to share why I still see Everest as a symbol of hopeRead more…

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Everest Peace Climb - Sept 17

Twenty-five years ago Cold War Enemies, united by climbing, stood together on the highest point on earth honoring world peace and the environment. Join us September 17 to celebrate this ground-breaking anniversary.  Read more…

Seattle Wild Rivers Night - Sept 30

 

Admission is FREE and registering will guarantee entry at Wild Rivers Night.  Read more…

Mountainfilm World Tour - Oct 15 & 16, 2015

Established in 1979, Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about environments, cultures, issues and adventures. Read more…

Annual Potluck and Gear Grab, with Craig Romano

PLEASE JOIN US for the Everett Branch's annual POTLUCK and GEAR GRAB NIGHT. We enjoy a potluck before the branch meeting. Bring a dish to share. Bring your used equipment to sell, trade, or barter. Read more…

Everett Branch Youth Programs Kick Off With Smiles

Over the past four years, Mountaineers youth programs have grown at an extraordinary rate, all thanks to the commitment and investment of our volunteers and donors. This Friday, I had a chance to get out of the office and spend the afternoon with a remarkable group of young people and some incredible volunteers at our Everett Branch's first youth program. Read more…

Everett Mountaineers Awards Banquet

Join the Everett Mountaineers for our annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 1, 2014, with featured guest speaker and guidebook author Craig Romano. Read more…

Start of the Fire Lookout Season

The Mountaineers Everett Branch's Lookout and Trail Maintenance Crew’s 2014 season has begun! Member Bruce Wolverton describes 'opening season' at the Mt. Pilchuck lookout. Read more…

Loss of a beloved Everett Mountaineer

We're sad to report that we lost an Everett Branch Mountaineer on Saturday, January 18th. Franklin Bradshaw and a companion were on Lewis Peak when a cornice collapsed and Franklin was swept down the mountain in an avalanche. Read more…