The Mountaineers is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization with 14,000 active members in the Pacific Northwest.
With several branches and mountain lodges, it’s easy to find a nearby community of enthusiasts for all kinds of outdoor pursuits, including hiking, trail running, climbing, backpacking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, nature photography, and more.
About The Mountaineers
Founded in 1906, the Mountaineers has been connection people of all ages with the outdoors and getting them outside safely and responsibly for over 100 years. They also played a pivotal role in the development of the greater outdoor community in the Pacific Northwest.
Many of today’s recreational resources came from actions and activities of early Mountaineers members, including the creation of trails, wilderness areas, and national parks. They were also critical in the development of alpine skiing in the Cascades, climbing courses in the U.S., and founding the national Mountain Rescue Association.
Led by their devoted coalition of volunteers, the Mountaineers hosts hundreds of monthly hikes and other outdoor activities that offer ways for everyone to get outside and connect with the natural world. They also advocate for and protect of the outdoor experience for future generations.
For more information, visit The Mountaineers website.
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Virtual Events at The Mountaineers
Connect with The Mountaineers community for the following virtual events.
Not a member? No problem! Create a FREE account as Guest Adult or Guest Family and then register for any two Mountaineers virtual events! If you plan to enjoy more than two virtual events, join The Mountaineers. Member ship begins at $75/individual and $130/family. For more information, visit the The Mountaineers membership page.
Virtual event: BeWild with Vik Sahney
Sep 10, 2020 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM. Vik is an avid outdoor adventurer, and in 2011 he became one of ~350 people and the first Indian-American to complete the 7 Summits, summiting the tallest peak on each continent including Mt. Everest (May 2009). Join us to hear Vik’s story of adversity and persistence to climb to the top. More info: https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-program-center/events/bewild-2020-speaker-series-vik-sahney
Virtual event: Best of Pacific Northwest Hiking
Sun, Sep 13, 2020 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM. Towering peaks, sparkling coastline, and vast old-growth forests: wherever you turn in the Pacific Northwest, adventure awaits. This is an online presentation of “Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking: Best Hikes plus Beer, Bites, and Campgrounds Nearby” with Authors Craig Hill & Matt Wastradowski and a guest appearance by Largent the Adventure Dog! More info: https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/tacoma-branch/committees/tacoma-hiking-backpacking-committee/seminars-clinics/pacific-northwest-hiking-best-hikes-plus-beer-bites-and-campgrounds-nearby-by-craig-hill-matt-wastradowski-online-classroom
Virtual event: Orcas and Salmon with Lynda Mapes at Seattle Times
Sep 17, 2020 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM. Join Seattle Times Journalist Lynda Mapes to learn about the southern resident orca whales and Chinook salmon that are a signature of our region. Lynda will discuss the status of the Southern residents, including updates on the pregnancy of Tahlequah (J35), and share about what’s its like covering these two interdependent special–whales and salmon–and their struggle for survival, which Lynda reported on in the award-winning Seattle Times “Hostile Waters” series. More info: https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-program-center/events/orcas-and-salmon-in-dialogue-with-lynda-mapes-of-the-seattle-times
Virtual event: Mountaineering and the Climate Crisis with Conrad Anker
Sep 24, 2020 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM. Join The Mountaineers for a virtual presentation from longtime Mountaineers member, Conrad Anker. There’s no arguing that Conrad Anker is one of the most accomplished climbers of our time. During his 30+ years as a professional climber, he’s completed numerous first ascents (including the infamous Shark’s Fin on Meru), set speed records on big mountains around the globe, and scaled many of the tallest and most technical peaks on the planet. In between expeditions and explorations, he’s busy paving the way for outdoor enthusiasts to participate in a different kind of adventure: environmental activism. He’ll shine some light on his favorite natural landscapes and the adventures they’ve afforded him, both here in the PNW and around the world. He will also candidly discuss the changes he’s seen to our wild places due to the negative impacts of the global climate crisis, and offer suggestions for how outdoor-minded individuals and organizations can help protect the places we love for generations to come. More info: https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-program-center/events/conrad-anker
Virtual event: Meet The Mountaineers Info Session
Sep 29, 2020 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM. For new and potential members looking to learn more about what The Mountaineers has to offer. The event consists of a facilitated online meet and greet and a 90-minute interactive presentation giving you opportunities to meet fellow Mountaineers, learn about the organization’s history, how you can get involved, and get a quick overview of the website to find opportunities to jump in and get outside. We’ll end with a Q&A. You do not need to be a member to attend. All are welcome. Bring friends. More info: https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-program-center/events/meet-the-mountaineers-info-session-sep-29-2020
Virtual film festival: Mountainfilm on Tour
Oct 1, 2020 09:00 AM to Sat, Oct 3, 2020 09:00 AM. Mountainfilm on Tour showcases a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the annual Mountainfilm festival held in Telluride, Colorado. In lieu of a traditional in-person gathering, The Mountaineers will be hosting a virtual screening of Mountainfilm on Tour with an inspiring program of films that explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. In its 7th year hosting Mountainfilm on Tour, The Mountaineers will continue to feature a custom one-of-a-kind film playlist curated for The Mountaineers community! Tickets: $12 Individual, $24 Household (2+ Attendees). Discount for Mountaineer Members. More info: https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-program-center/events/virtual-mountainfilm-on-tour
For more events, visit The Mountaineers virtual event calendar.
More upcoming walks, hikes, and related events
Here are the upcoming live and virtual walks, hikes, and related outdoor events on our calendar. If nothing is listed below, there are no events currently on our calendar. Theoretically, this shouldn’t happen. We update these types of events throughout the year.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
But wait, there’s more!
- Join free guided hikes with the Issaquah Alps Trails Club.
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- Find free and cheap things to do every day on the Greater Seattle on the Cheap event calendar.
- Visit the Greater Seattle on the Cheap home page and choose from a menu of free and cheap activities in the Puget Sound region.
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