Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: April 4, 2012, 7:36 PM
Our mission is to enrich the community by helping people explore, conserve, learn about and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest.
The Mountaineers was formed in 1906 to explore the wild
areas and peaks surrounding the still-young city of Seattle. Today, it is home
to around 10,500 active members.
Although The Mountaineers has a small full-time staff, nearly 1,000
volunteers run most of the programs. Volunteer leaders do everything from
leading trips to teaching classes to promoting their programs.
In addition to the recreational activities we pursue, The Mountaineers works
to ensure that wilderness areas are preserved and protected through the actions
of our Conservation, Recreation Resources and Stewardship divisions. Volunteer
members track issues, mobilize members, perform trail maintenance, work with
coalitions and lobby legislators (local and national).
It's easy to get involved with The Mountaineers. We offer trips, classes and
events for all experience levels. So if you are an absolute beginner with a
desire to get outside, or you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast, we have
something for you. Our trips range from easy to very strenuous, with everything
in between. You pick your own pace.