Tacoma Branch Committees

Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing

Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing

The Tacoma Basic Climbing Course combines classroom lecture and field instruction, to supplements one's self learning of the fundamentals of mountaineering. The course ensures that you build the necessary skills to safely follow a leader on 5th class rock, steep snow and the glaciated peaks of the Pacific Northwest.

Tacoma Branch Alpine Scrambling Program

Tacoma Branch Alpine Scrambling Program

A bridge between hiking and technical mountaineering, alpine scrambling leaves most of the technical climbing tools aside while navigating off-trail to a summit. Scrambling takes the adventurous, high, off-the-beaten path to summits in the Cascades and Olympics - sometimes on moderately steep rock and snowfields. Copy and paste link to class pictures https://photos.app.goo.gl/k3fym1fbbg9WNGn77

Tacoma Branch Climbing Program

Tacoma Branch Climbing Program

The Tacoma Branch offers basic and intermediate courses in alpine and rock climbing.

Tacoma Branch Safety Committee

The Tacoma Branch Safety Committees ensures that our activities follow current safety standards and provides resources for our leaders and instructors. They collect, analyze, and report on data from "near misses" and accidents. Our goal is to enhance promote a culture of safety so that we continue to be recognized as a leader in outdoor activity safety

Tacoma Branch Sea Kayaking Program

Tacoma Branch Sea Kayaking Program

Whether you are an avid paddler or just a beginner we have something for you.

Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee -  Intermediate Climbing

Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee - Intermediate Climbing

The Tacoma Branch offers an Intermediate Alpine Climbing Program, enabling students to develop the skills to lead multi-pitch trad rock routes, steep snow and alpine ice.

Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee - Sport Climbing

Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee - Sport Climbing

The Tacoma Branch offers an introductory sport climbing class which teaches the fundamentals of belaying, rock climbing techniques, rappelling, and leading for those who are ready to push their climbing to the next level.

Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee

Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee

Learn about the Tacoma Branch's Hiking & Backpacking Committee.

Tacoma Leadership Committee

Tacoma Leadership Committee

The volunteers who put on the Tacoma Branch's Outdoor Leadership Courses work within this committee.

Tacoma Navigation Committee

Tacoma Navigation Committee

Knowing where you are and where you're heading is essential for safe travel in the backcountry. Our Wilderness Navigation course will teach you to find your way.

Tacoma Photography Committee

Tacoma Photography Committee

We Meet the 2nd Tuesday of The Month 7:00 p.m. Usually at the Tacoma Program Center to share techniques, tips and of course our photos. About four times a year we just go out and shoot pictures at a location as a group.

Tacoma Sailing Committee

Tacoma Sailing Committee

The Tacoma Branch Sailing Committee offers two classes targeted at helping members feel comfortable stepping aboard a sailboat and contributing to the fun of sailing the boat on the Salish Sea.

Tacoma Singles Activities Committee

Tacoma Singles Activities Committee

The Tacoma Singles Activities Committee offers a broad and flexible range of outdoor and social activities focused on, but not restricted to, hiking and backpacking.

Tacoma Skiing - Backcountry Skiing Committee

Tacoma Skiing - Backcountry Skiing Committee

Skiing almost all year long. As long as there's snow we're getting out there. And best of all we don't need expensive lift tickets.

Tacoma Trail Running Committee

Tacoma Trail Running Committee

The best way to cover a lot of ground with minimal weight. Come join us for a trail run today.

Tacoma Youth Outreach Committee

Tacoma Youth Outreach Committee

The Tacoma Branch currently offers the Explorers Youth Program for kids ages 8-13, Mountaineers Adventure Club (MAC) for teens 14-18, Summer Camp, and Mountain Workshops for outside groups and organizations.