Images from the early days of Mountaineers

I have quite a soft spot for The Mountaineers. I completed their scrambling course this year, and I learned a ton.

So, naturally, I’m fascinated by this collection of photos from the early days of the club. Even if you’re not much interested in the Mountaineers, or in outdoor activities, these photos are a fun look at history.

The University of Washington has collected photos from the Moutaineers. They show some of the first major expeditions, including the one shown here of an outing to Glacier Peak, the highest point in Snohomish County.

One detail I found particularly fascinating was the number of women who were charter members: More than half of the 151 initial members. “Women mountaineers constituted an important contributing membership to the club and are very prominent in many of the early photographs of the Mountaineers outings,” according the UW Library description of this collection.

Click here to see the collection. But beware, it’s kind of like going down a rabbit hole. You might be there for awhile.

More in Life

How did 300 feathers get stuck in that old utility pole?

Artful adornment in Everett is the creation of a retired Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.

‘Found’: Author and climber a 20-year veteran of mountain rescue

In her second book, Bree Loewen shares her experiences of volunteering with Seattle Mountain Rescue.

Herb Alpert aims to uplift the world in two recent albums

The Tijuana Brass bandleader releases a Christmas record and an album of covers.

Slick new V6 engine, safety updates boost Nissan Pathfinder

The SUV’s extensive redesign boosts towing capacity and adds driver assistance technology.

Prioritizing permanence and putting down roots

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I’m at a loss… Continue reading

Foo Fighters bounce back with new album ‘Concrete and Gold’

Foo Fighters, “Concrete and Gold”: Can you hate the Foo Fighters? Not… Continue reading

Taking a service dog on the trail

Tenley Lozano hikes with her service dog, Elu. They have section-hiked the… Continue reading

‘Fixer Upper’ couple say they’re ending popular HGTV show

Chip and Joanna Gaines says season beginning in November will be the last one.

How to shop in the street markets of France

It’s the best way to connect with the nation’s farmers and artisans.

Most Read