The Mountaineers: www.mountaineers.org
The Mountaineers is an alpine club serving the state of Washington. Founded in 1906, it is an outdoor recreation, education, and conservation nonprofit organization. The Mountaineers host a wide range of outdoor activities, primarily hiking and alpine mountain climbing. The club also hosts classes, training courses, and social events.
The club runs a publishing business, Mountaineers Books, which has several imprints and whose books are sold by major retailers. The must-have manual, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, is published by Mountaineers Books.
On their website, you can find activities, courses, clinics and seminars, find routes and places, read through trip reports, make lodge reservations, and view a calendar of upcoming events.
The Mountaineers may be best known for their events and workshops. You can find and register for these in the Virtual Education Center, which includes a course schedule and overviews. Find instructor opportunities here as well.
Land stewardship, advocacy, and education have been long-term constant themes running through the Mountaineers’ work and they have been a forerunner in ethics in the outdoors.
Membership: It’s important to note that some of their services are only available to members. There are annual dues to join; members enjoy benefits including discounts on events, gear, and guide books. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, 100% of all dues and donations are tax-deductible. Member support advances their youth education and conservation efforts and helps keep the organization going well into their second century of service to the outdoor community.
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Wendy Harrington is a California native who has lived in a small town at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington state since 2001. Her love of trail running and peakbagging has led her to summit all five Washington volcanoes, climb to the high points of three states, and put nearly a thousand miles a year on her boots. Her loves include ridgelines, saddles, granite, one-day pushes on big mountains, anything volcanic, long solo days, and objectives that push limits and test endurance.