ABOUT THE MOUNTAINEERS
The Mountaineers was formed in 1906 to explore the wild areas and peaks in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. With 12,000 members and seven branches from Olympia to Bellingham, The Mountaineers enjoys an outstanding reputation in its field and in the community. Our dedicated staff, members, and volunteers are deeply committed to successfully accomplishing our mission. Each year nearly 1,600 volunteers deliver outdoor skill courses to 2,500 students and lead 2,000+ recreational trips and courses. In addition, we advocate for access and protection of recreational lands. Last year we helped protect 30,000 acres of public land in Washington State. The organization has also published 300 outdoor recreation and conservation advocacy books. Our mission is to enrich the lives of the community by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the wild lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Please visit the other pages on our website for in-depth information about our organization, activities, programs, and mission.