Olympia Branch

Olympia Branch

The Olympia Mountaineers is the South Sound connection to The Mountaineers, a Northwest tradition over one hundred years in the making.

COmmunity events & activities

meet the Olympia Branch open house

The branch open house is held annually during the first week in  January. Volunteers are available for all activities and courses to answer your questions. More details as the date approaches.


The Olympia Branch has scheduled in-person shows for March 24, 25, and 26. There will be different shows each night and the shows will be held at Capitol Theater, as usual. Tickets will be available now. Check this blog entry for more details and links to tickets.


The 2022-2023 Olympia Adventure Speaker Series has wrapped. Come back in November for the 2023-24 series where speakers will share their adventures to all areas of the world and inspire you to chase your dreams.

Used Gear Sale

The Used Gear Sale was held February 9, 2023. Keep an eye out for next year's sale.

recognition and awards

The recognition and awards celebration for 2022 was held on October 15, 2022. It was a great success, our first in-person awards gathering in three years. If you would like to participate in the planning for 2023, let a club officer know.

annual picnic

Our 2022 picnic was held July 28 at Burfoot County Park. It was a great event and watch this space for next year's picnic.

Courses & activities

Olympia Mountaineers offers a variety of courses, trips, stewardship and family activities. For a brief summary of the Olympia branches and current class offerings and prices go here. Check out how we have fun outdoors.

Olympia Mountaineers

Awards & recognition

Olympia Mountaineers can earn various activity Award Badges Members are recognized for service to the chapter at the annual Awards and Recognition banquet.


Our library collection consists of around 1400 titles, including books, maps, games, picture puzzles, atlases, DVDs, CDs and videos covering most outdoor activities, some history and cultural information relevant to the Pacific Northwest.  We have books on where to go ( both in the US and abroad), histories and stories.  We have a good selection of books for children to read and books about doing activities with children. We have virtually all the books published by Mountaineers Books and by many other publishers. Librarian Maxine Dunkelman

To borrow a book, resource, or bear canister, learn more on our Library page.

reserve equipment

Olympia Mountaineers keeps equipment at various locations.  Sergey Frolov is the equipment manager. To reserve laptops, avy beacons, radios, projectors and related equipment.


We communicate with members through Mountaineers blogs, Facebook pages and Mountaineers publications such as Conservation Currents, quarterly Mountaineers Magazines, LeaderLines, and the monthly Olympia branch email. If you have content for the monthly email, send it to eblastolympiamountaineers@hotmail.com

Policies and Olympia Branch documents

Policy Manual

Council Meeting Minutes


Olympia Branch Council, Meeting Minutes and commitTee chairs 

Olympia policies require the Branch Chair to appoint a nominating committee of not less than three members, typically in March of each year. Nominees are then (generally) presented at the May Branch Meeting, where nominations from the floor may be made. Elections then traditionally occur by ballots  that are due in  mid-June. All positions serve 1-year terms (except for trustee and social chair, who serve 2 years).