A generous long-time Mountaineers member has challenged our community. If 100 people make donations of $25 or more, we can add $10,000 to our goal! With your support, more people can join in enjoying and conserving our natural world.
The Mountaineers is a community of passionate outdoor enthusiasts who welcome all people to share their deep connection to the outdoors.
Adventure with Purpose
The Mountaineers is as iconic to the Pacific Northwest as the wild places we've explored and the peaks we've summited. Since our founding in 1906 we have pushed the boundaries of what's possible and created hundreds of thousands of meaningful connections with the natural world. We are leaders, adventurers, educators, community-builders, and conservationists committed not only to our individual pursuits, but to the collective power and strength of our community and its love for the natural world.
Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills formed the basis for our publishing division. Through this landmark publication we shared our hard-earned wisdom throughout the world, establishing The Mountaineers as thought leaders in outdoor recreation, education, and conservation. Since then, Mountaineers Books has grown into the nation's leading independent non-profit outdoor publisher, making books with the goal of inspiring people to experience wilderness and build a community of advocates for wild places.
We LEAD innovation in outdoor education, ENGAGE a vibrant community of outdoor enthusiasts, and ADVOCATE on behalf of the natural world. The transformative power of our experiences and the lifelong passion they inspire, paired with a determination to share our discoveries with others, set The Mountaineers and our mission apart: we adventure with purpose.
Your donation goes beyond fun and exploration.
When you give, you support:
Scholarships for youth and adults to access outdoor education
A gear library that provides technical and seasonal gear to families and groups
Mountain Workshops, custom activities for youth who may not otherwise be able to access adventure programming
Leadership development opportunities for 3,000+ volunteer leaders
Conservation education for thousands of members, activity participants, and event attendees
Conservation advocacy in support of policies that protect and preserve our natural world and the outdoor experience
books that educate and inspire, while also championing emerging authors, creating books in an environmentally sustainable way, documenting the stories and methodology of niche outdoor communities, and engaging readers around some of the most pressing threats to our natural world