Branch Open House & Special Presentation

All Branch Open House, Special Presentation, and New Member Info
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Meet fellow Mountaineers and learn how to get involved in our courses and activities, then stay for our feature presentation by Tacoma Mountaineer and peak bagger, Julie Myer.


6:30pm - Leaders and representatives from our activities will be on hand for an informal social hour to answer  your burning questions and show you how to get involved. We have many courses starting up in the very near future - from Scrambling to Sailing, Kayaking to Hiking, you can trust The Mountaineers to get you outdoors!

7pm - Our 30 minute formal presentation will introduce you to the history and mission of The Mountaineers, the courses and activities we offer, and the great benefits you'll receive when you join our community of adventurers.


7:40pm - Feature Presentation: "The Rainier 100" by Tacoma Mountaineer Julie Myer

Julie Myer, a Tacoma branch climb leader and peak bagger, successfully completed the “Rainier 100” in September 2015. The Rainier 100 include seven climbs, 78 scrambles, and 15 hikes that are within and immediately adjacent to Mount Rainier National Park. Initial efforts were to complete the 24 Irish Cabin Peaks, a Tacoma Branch tradition. Inspiration and direction came in the release of the “Guide to 100 Peaks at Mount Rainier” by Mickey Eisenberg and Gene Yore; and In 2013 she completed 21, 44 in 2014, and 16 in 2015. Adventures include cold late night summits of Tokoloo Rock and Andrew Benchmark, a near emergency bivouac on 3rd Mother Mountain, early season spindrift on Banshee, a glorious loop to complete Old Desolate, Crescent, and the Sluiskins; and finally #99 and #100, despite a seemingly previous pact with Mother Nature—the wettest and most miserable of all! These and others will be highlighted through photos, maps, and stories.