Olympia Branch Committees

Beyond Basic Rock

The Beyond Basic Rock course is part of the Olympia Branch Climbing Committee. It occurs annually between March/April and July. There are 4 classes at the Cirque Climbing Gym followed by scheduled field trips. Click here for the Climbing Committee page.

Conditioning Hiking Series

This course is part of the Olympia Branch Hiking and Backpacking Committee. It offers participants the chance to develop their fitness capabilities, hike with many of the same people throughout the duration of the course, and reach new distance and elevation goals. OR if you are an experienced hiker who wants to enhance your capabilities, hike further and higher, explore the majestic mountains and trails so readily available to us in the Pacific Northwest.

Olympia Adventure Speakers Committee

Olympia Adventure Speakers Committee

Meet the Mountaineers, Potluck and Adventure Speaker Series meets the first Wednesday of the Month, September to May (excluding November), Doors open at 5:30 pm, potluck dinner starts promptly at 6:00PM. You can grab a hot drink, check out our Mountaineer library, audiovisual presentation , or pick up membership, activities and class information. Branch announcements are at 6:45 and our outstanding Adventure Speaker Series starts promptly at 7pm. Location: Friends Meeting House at Priest Point, 3201 Boston Harbor Road. Olympia Come early, attend all four activities or arrive no later then 6:45 for the Speaker Need more info? Call the coordinator, Carolyn Burreson, cbburreson@q.com No meetings in the summer months, June, July, or August

Olympia Alpine Scrambling Committee

Olympia Alpine Scrambling Committee

The Olympia Alpine Scrambling Committee offers a Scrambling course each year between February and June. Trips are scheduled year round.

Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing

Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing

The Basic Alpine Climbing course is part of the Olympia Climbing Committee and is designed to teach the fundamental skills necessary to safely climb most rock and glaciated peaks in the Pacific Northwest with an experienced leader. The course includes instruction and practice in alpine travel and in the technical aspects of roped climbing on rock, snow and glaciers. Trips are scheduled year round.

Olympia Climbing Committee

Olympia Climbing Committee

The Olympia Climbing Committee includes Courses and Trips in Basic Alpine Climbing, Beyond Basic Rock and Intermediate Alpine Climbing. Climbs vary from nontechnical ascents to high angle rock and ice. Depending upon the classification, they are open to Alpine Scramble graduates, Basic Climbing course graduates, basic equivalents, and Intermediate Climbing Course students and graduates. The Olympia Mountaineers offers an array of climbing courses and activities.

Olympia Conservation & Stewardship Committee

Olympia Conservation & Stewardship Committee

Conservation Committee, Current Stewardship Activities - Stewardship Partners and Recognition and Stewardship Awards.

Olympia Family Hiking Committee

The Olympia Branch Family Hiking Committee is a sub-Committee of the Olympia hiking committee established to allow families and their young children a way to get out and explore nature in family friendly hiking activities.

Olympia Hiking & Backpacking Committee

Olympia Hiking & Backpacking Committee

The Hiking and Backpacking Committee offers hikes year-round and backpacks during the warmer months. Enjoy day hikes or extended trips in the wilderness. We offer the Conditioning Hiking Series Course, Family Hikes, Day Hikes, Backpacking trips and Exploring Nature ( Naturalist) hikes.

Olympia Leadership Committee

Olympia Leadership Committee

Our Leadership course is aimed at promoting and producing activity Leaders in Hiking, Scrambling, and Climbing.

Olympia Library

Thanks to our hard-working library volunteers, the Olympia Branch maintains the only library in the club.

Olympia MOFA (Mountaineering Oriented First Aid)

Olympia MOFA (Mountaineering Oriented First Aid)

This is a 32 hour Wilderness First Aid Course. Course material includes CPR and AED certification, basic first aid diagnosis and treatment and Seven Steps to Accident Response. Course materials are taught via lecture, skills practice and simulated accident scenarios.

Olympia Navigation Committee

Olympia Navigation Committee

Our navigation course consists of two evenings of instruction, exercises, and discussion, followed by a day of outdoor exercises and testing.

Olympia Nordic Ski Committee

Olympia Nordic Ski Committee

Come ski with us! Looking for cross country ski leaders today! Contact the chair if interested in leading some wintery adventures for the Olympia Nordic Ski Committee.

Olympia Sea Kayaking Committee

Olympia Sea Kayaking Committee

We are a community of avid sea kayakers who enjoy the Puget Sound and coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest. We range from beginner sea kayakers to internationally paddled experts.

Olympia Snowshoe Committee

Olympia Snowshoe Committee

Come snowshoe with the Olympia Branch. Looking for new snowshoe leaders today! Contact the chair for more information.

Olympia Wilderness Skills Committee

Olympia Wilderness Skills Committee

Wilderness Skills prepares people to day hike and be safer on an unplanned overnight, along with the basics of backpacking. The 16-hour course on two consecutive Saturdays includes presentations, hands-on activities, and a short local hike with scenarios and navigation exercises.

Olympia Winter Travel Committee

Olympia Winter Travel Committee

The Winter Travel Course offered by the Olympia Mountaineers is designed to prepare the winter outdoor enthusiast for skiing and snowshoeing with a group or independently in the mountains of the Northwest.

Olympia Youth Outreach Committee

Olympia Youth Outreach Committee

Join us as we explore opportunities to bring outdoor experiences to youth through outdoor youth activities and family programs.