About the Spokane Mountaineers

The Spokane Mountaineers is an organization devoted to the conservation and enjoyment of the out-of-doors. By joining the Spokane Mountaineers, you have chosen to adopt these principles for your own and become a participant in some of the most exciting and enjoyable activities available in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1915 by a group of librarians who loved to hike, the club has grown to incorporate an amazing range of activities for members of all ages (15 and up) and abilities. Backpacking, day hiking, bicycling, skiing of all varieties - the Spokane Mountaineers have it! The annual schools and clinics are a wonderful testimony to the enthusiasm our club has for teaching others and to their firm belief that, although the dangers of mountaineering and the out-of-doors can never be ignored, good instruction can help minimize those dangers.

Few other cities in North America has been the home to so many climbers of world class caliber, including several individuals who have summited Mt. Everest and others who have climbed Aconcagua, Cotopaxi, K-2, Huyana Potosi, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Trango Tower, Kilimanjaro, Denali, Dhaulagiri, Nanda Devi, Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar and peaks in Europe, Russia and Canada. The Spokane Mountaineers can proudly take credit for sponsoring many of these climbers. Join us. You may not make the summit of Everest, but you can take part in the spirit of mountaineering and all the other activities of the Spokane Mountaineers. We offer activities for all levels of ability and interest.

The Spokane Mountaineers, Inc. is incorporated in the state of Washington as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Dues and contributions go toward the benefit of our membership and our mission. 



President: Matt Jeffries
Vice President: Li Ciavola
Secretary: Patty Kollenborn
Treasurer: Sara Bennett


Affiliated Organizations

Conservation Futures Campaign Organization
Conservation Northwest
Dishman Hills Conservancy
Dishman Hills Natural Area Association
Inland Northwest Land Trust
The Lands Council
The Lands Trust Alliance
The Native Forest Network
The Pacific Biodiversity Institute
Spokane County Conservation Futures at Work
Spokane County Urban Connectors Dishman Hills Bisector
The Trust for Public Lands
Washington Wilderness Coalition
Wild Washington Campaign
Washington Environmental Council