Getting Started

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Getting Started

The Mountaineers Getting Started series provides you with the fantastic opportunity to explore new outdoor activities in a supportive and casual atmosphere. The events are easy on both your wallet and schedule, and require no long-term commitments! For the new member and the first time visitor, this is a great way to begin your journey with The Mountaineers! Long-term members, here is your chance to refresh your skills or experience something new, while sharing our community with those just starting out.

There are many Getting Started activities to keep you busy throughout the year:

  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Photography
  • Rock Climbing
  • Naturalists
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Avalanche Awareness

Gain new skills or brush up on existing ones; attend a course:

  • Basic Map and Compass
  • Learn To Belay
  • Introduction to Avalanche Awareness

Sign up for your guest pass now!

Click here to create a free guest membership online
Click here for a printable version

Your guest pass allows you to enjoy two events with The Mountaineers, without having a full membership. Have a friend sign up to try us out also!

Are You Ready To Join?

Some member benefits include:

  • Unlimited club activities; play until you drop!
  • Discounts on courses also offered to the public
  • Use of The Mountaineers library
  • Discounts on books at The Mountaineers bookstore
  • Stewardship opportunities

Click here to find out more about membership benefits and to join!

Getting Started feedback

"I recently renewed for my second year of membership, and a few of my friends have also joined The Mountaineers after trying Getting Started activities. The Getting Started activities in which I've taken part in, have allowed me to get a taste for what The Mountaineers is all about, without the commitment of time and money that many of the comprehensive courses require — but have definitely engaged my interest in the courses like scrambling and alpine climbing, which I'll likely take in the future. I honestly think the Getting Started program is one of the best things going for The Mountaineers and I hope it continues to grow in the coming years."

"This has been the best year! I’ve learned a lot, become more confident, met awesome friends and had experiences I never thought I would. I can’t wait for the next course. Thanks for getting me started on this journey and teaching me so much."

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."
- Rachel Carson


Cross-Country Skiing

Avalanche Awareness