The Mazamas was established July 19, 1894 on the summit of Mt. Hood. We have a proud tradition of leadership, safety, conservation, and climbing education in the Northwest for well over a century. Our mission is to promote mountaineering through education, climbing, hiking, fellowship, safety and the protection of mountain environments. To support this mission, we offer over 250 climbs and 700 hikes annually, and sponsor conservation and research to protect and better understand the alpine environment. Our activities depend almost entirely on the efforts of nearly six hundred volunteers, who contribute over 90,000 hours of time annually to support Mazama programs.