Foothills Branch Upcoming Events

Upcoming Mountaineers events in the Foothills area (I-90 and I-405 corridors on the east side of Lake Washington).

CANCELED - Foothills - Small Party Rescue Skills

Learn the skills necessary for small party rescue

Jan 23, 2021
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C, Goodman C: Rock Walls, Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay, Basement: Vertical Wall, Basement: Overhanging Wall

CANCELED - Foothills Instructor Review

Review session for all foothills Instructors

Jan 23, 2021
08:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman B, Goodman C, Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay, Basement: Vertical Wall, Basement: Overhanging Wall, North Plaza: North Wall

CANCELED - Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - 2021

Every year, The Mountaineers typically hosts an organization-wide Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Seattle Program Center. The 2021 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is canceled. Keep your eye out for details about a virtual celebration of our volunteer community.

Jan 23, 2021
05:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C

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

Navigation Committee

Navigation Committee Meeting. Agenda TDB. ZOOM TBD

Jan 26, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Zoom

Trail Running Committee Meeting

Though a far cry from our usual potluck and winter celebration, care to join your favorite trail running community talking trails and moving slightly faster on them? Grab a snack and a drink (we'll compete for who brings the best of each, but there will be no prize) and let's take an hour to talk trail running! It's been far too long, friends; let's plan some adventures.

Jan 26, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
The Internet - Conference Call

Skiing Skills Improvement Series

Six consecutive Wednesday nights of back-country focused ski instructions for A/T and Telemark. Lessons are 2 hours long; lift assisted; PSIA instructors.

Jan 27, 2021
07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Summit West at Snoqualmie
Summit West at Snoqualmie

Backpackers' Pajama Party! Around the Mountain - The Loowit and Timberline trails, with Ron Jones

Put on your most comfy zoom pants and slippers, grab a favorite beverage and some popcorn, and join your fellow backpackers in this first virtual tour in our 2021 Pajama Party series, featuring Mountaineer and professional photographer on two epic loops - the Loowit Trail around Mt St Helens, and the Timberline Trail around Mt Hood! 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.

Jan 29, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom online event
Jan 30, 2021
08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Meeting

CANCELED - Backcountry Film Festival

The annual Backcountry Film Festival returns to Seattle.

Feb 02, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:35 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B
Feb 03, 2021
07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Summit West at Snoqualmie
Summit West at Snoqualmie
Feb 10, 2021
07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
Summit West at Snoqualmie

Elsye Chardonnay Walker | Finding a Path to The Triple Crown

Across 7,900 miles and many months on the trail, Elsye 'Chardonnay' Walker shares her story to complete the Triple Crown of Hiking

Feb 11, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Virtual Event

Backpackers' Pajama Party: The PCT Section H from White Pass to Trout Lake, with Eileen Miller!

Put on your most comfy zoom pants and slippers, grab a favorite beverage and some popcorn, and join your fellow backpackers in this second virtual tour in our 2021 Pajama Party series, featuring Mountaineer and long-time backpacker Eileen Miller on the northern 70-mile section PCT Section H from White Pass to Trout Lake including the fabled Goat Rocks! 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.

Feb 12, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom online event

Branch Leadership Committee

Branch Leadership Committee

Feb 17, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom Meeting

FH Leading on Trad - Skills 1

Practice trad leading skills

Feb 21, 2021
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basalt Columns, Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay, Basement: Vertical Wall, Basement: Overhanging Wall, South Plaza: Climbing Wall East Side, South Plaza: Climbing Wall West Side, South Plaza: Boulder, South Plaza: Boulder Field

Foothills Basic Climbing - Fundamentals Practice

Review stations with students for climbing fundamentals field trip

Feb 23, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman C, Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay, Basement: Vertical Wall, Basement: Overhanging Wall

Naturalist Book Club: "Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl" by Jonathan Slaght

Please join us for this virtual book club on an adventure to the remote, eastern forests of Russia in search of the high elusive Blakiston’s fish owl, a bird with a wingspan of six feet and a height of over two feet. "A terrifically exciting account of [Slaght's] time in the Russian Far East studying Blakiston’s fish owls, huge, shaggy-feathered, yellow-eyed, and elusive birds that hunt fish by wading in icy water... Even on the hottest summer days this book will transport you.”

Feb 23, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Zoom Video Presentation

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

The Mountaineers State of the Organization

Join us at this virtual gathering to receive an update from board and staff leadership on the state of The Mountaineers as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Learn about recent operating and financial highlights, how we're responding to the most recent public health guidance, and our expectations for the year ahead. All are welcome.

Feb 25, 2021
06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Virtual Event

Backpacking Building Blocks Leader and Mentor Orientation

In this virtual planning meeting we will review the detailed plan for the 2021 course, the specific roles of mentors/assistant mentors and B3 trip leaders, and address any questions or concerns from the team.

Feb 25, 2021
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
ZOOM ONLINE MEETING

Foothills Basic Climbing - Fundamentals Field Trip

Practice the Fundamentals of climbing - building anchors, belaying, ascending a rope

Feb 27, 2021
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay, Basement: Vertical Wall, Basement: Overhanging Wall, North Plaza: North Wall, North Plaza: Friction Slabs, North Plaza: 50-degree Slab

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

FH Basic Climbing - Rappelling & Belay Escape

Rappeling & Belay Escape Instruction

Mar 09, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay, Basement: Vertical Wall, Basement: Overhanging Wall

Barney Scout Mann | Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail

Drought, severe storms, shattered bones, illnesses, and helicopter rescues strengthen the hikers’ bond as they make their way northward.

Mar 11, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Virtual Event

Foothills Basic Climbing - Rock Climbing & Following on Rock

Teaching Basic students climbing techniques and multipitch transitions

Mar 16, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman C, Goodman C: Rock Walls, Goodman C: Ice Walls
Mar 17, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom Meeting
Mar 27, 2021
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B, Cascade A, Cascade B, Basalt Columns, North Plaza: North Wall

Foothills Basic Climbing - Rock 1

Field trip for basic students. Rock climbing, multipitch transitions, rappeling, escaping the belay

Mar 27, 2021
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay, Basement: Vertical Wall, Basement: Overhanging Wall, Basement: Friction Slabs, North Plaza: North Wall, North Plaza: Friction Slabs, North Plaza: 50-degree Slab, North Plaza: Towers & Chimney, South Plaza: Climbing Wall East Side, South Plaza: Climbing Wall West Side
Apr 05, 2021
05:15 PM to 05:55 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

GTCR Instructor Training

Review course materials in preparation for the 2019 ski and snowboard crevasse rescue course.

Apr 05, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

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
Apr 08, 2021
05:15 PM to 05:55 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B

GTCR (Foothills) Session 1

Introductory session for Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue 2020.

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

Cascade A, Cascade B

FH Leading on Trad - Multipitch Skills

Skills to prep for multi pitch climbing

Apr 10, 2021
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

North Plaza: North Wall, North Plaza: Friction Slabs, North Plaza: 50-degree Slab, North Plaza: Towers & Chimney, South Plaza: Climbing Wall East Side, South Plaza: Climbing Wall West Side, South Plaza: Boulder, South Plaza: Boulder Field

GTCR (Foothills) Practice Session 1

Optional practice session for 2020 course.

Apr 12, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:10 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

CANCELED - Lightweight Backpacking Gear seminar

Lightweight Backpacking Gear seminar

Apr 13, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B

CANCELED - Conditioning for Hiking and Backpacking Level II

Workshop to help members develop a personalized strengthening and conditioning plan for hiking and backpacking.

Apr 14, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman B
Apr 15, 2021
05:15 PM to 05:55 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

GTCR (Foothills) Session 2

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue session 2 - knots and belaying.

Apr 15, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:05 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B

Leading on Trad - Multipitch Skills

Practice multipitch skills

Apr 17, 2021
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basalt Columns, Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay, North Plaza: Friction Slabs, North Plaza: 50-degree Slab, North Plaza: Towers & Chimney, South Plaza: Climbing Wall East Side, South Plaza: Climbing Wall West Side

GTCR (Foothills) Practice Session 2

Practice session 2 for 2020 Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue course.

Apr 19, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

Foothills Basic Climbing - Skills Enhancement

Review deficient skills, review multipitch transitions, and prepare for rock 2

Apr 20, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

South Plaza: Climbing Wall East Side, South Plaza: Climbing Wall West Side, South Plaza: Boulder, South Plaza: Boulder Field, South Plaza: Center Green
Apr 21, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
Apr 22, 2021
05:15 PM to 05:55 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

CANCELED - Conditioning for Hiking and Backpacking Level I

Workshop to help members develop a personalized strengthening and conditioning plan for hiking and backpacking.

Apr 22, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B

GTCR (Foothills) Session 3

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course session 3 - prusiking.

Apr 22, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B

GTCR (Foothills) Practice Session 3

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course practice session.

Apr 26, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

GTCR (Foothills) Session 4

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course session 4 - rescue systems.

Apr 29, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:40 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B

FH Intermediate Glacier Travel - IGT Skills

Skills practice for Intermediate Glacier Travel

May 05, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay, Basement: Vertical Wall, Basement: Overhanging Wall

CANCELED - Backpacking Building Blocks Practice "Camp"

Backpacking Building Blocks Practice "Camp"

May 08, 2021
09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay

Backpack with your Kids - Basic Gear and Skills Lecture for Parents

This 3-hour evening lecture FOR PARENTS ONLY is required for graduation from the Backpacking with Kids course.

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

Goodman A

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

Branch Leadership Committee

Branch Leadership Committee

May 19, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom Meeting

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

Foothills Sport Climbing Field Trip #1

First field trip for the inaugural Sport Climbing course offered by the Foothills branch.

Jun 12, 2021
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basement: North Bay, South Plaza: Climbing Wall East Side, South Plaza: Climbing Wall West Side

Branch Leadership Committee

Branch Leadership Committee

Jun 16, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom Meeting

WALKING THE WILD SERIES

details to be added later

Jun 17, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B

The Mountaineers 50-Year Member Luncheon 2021

Each year, The Mountaineers celebrates our legacy members by hosting a luncheon for those who have been members for over 50 years or have received an honorary membership. This event is by invite only.

Jun 23, 2021
11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C, Goodman C: Rock Walls, Goodman C: Ice Walls

FH Alpine Ice - Foam Wall Practice

Practice on the Foam Walls

Aug 04, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman C, Goodman C: Ice Walls

FH Alpine Ice - Dry Tooling

Practice Dry Tooling for Alpine Ice

Aug 11, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basement: Vertical Wall, Basement: Overhanging Wall
Aug 18, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Zoom Meeting

Foothills Branch Council Meeting

Foothills branch council meeting

Sep 07, 2021
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
ZOOM ONLINE MEETING
Sep 15, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Seattle Program Center

FH Self Rescue - Skills 1

Rescuing the follower skills

Sep 15, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay, Basement: Vertical Wall, Basement: Overhanging Wall

FH Self Rescue - Rescuing the Follower

Live scenarios of rescuing an injured follower

Sep 18, 2021
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

North Plaza: North Wall, North Plaza: Friction Slabs, North Plaza: 50-degree Slab, North Plaza: Towers & Chimney

FH Self Rescue - Skills 2

Learn skills to rescue a leader

Sep 29, 2021
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman C: Rock Walls, Basement: Vertical Wall, Basement: Overhanging Wall

FH Self Rescue - Rescuing the Leader

Live scenarios - rescuing an injured leader

Oct 03, 2021
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

South Plaza: Climbing Wall East Side, South Plaza: Climbing Wall West Side

WALKING THE WILD SERIES

details to be provided later

Oct 05, 2021
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B

FH Self Rescue - More Scenarios

Adding more difficulties to your rescues

Oct 10, 2021
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

North Plaza: North Wall, South Plaza: Climbing Wall East Side, South Plaza: Climbing Wall West Side
Oct 20, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Nov 17, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Dec 15, 2021
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115