MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS STORY
The Mountaineers established Mountaineers Books in 1960 to express and share their love of nature and outdoor recreation.
Our very first book – Mountaineering: the Freedom of the Hills – remains a classic. It is heading into its 9th edition, and has been translated into more than 20 languages worldwide. Countless aspiring climbers have – literally – learned the ropes from us.
From Freedom and teaching people how to climb, we branched out to guidebooks that showed people where to use their new skills. We started with the wild Cascade Mountains in our backyard and eventually reached the peaks of the Andes, climbing crags in Thailand, and many, many beautiful places in between.
Today, Mountaineers Books publishes great “how-to” and “where-to” books, and a wide range of award-winning adventure narratives, sustainable lifestyle guides, and conservation photography books.
We are and have always been a non-profit organization and every one of our nearly 700 titles in print is designed to inspire a lifelong love for the great outdoors.
Our publishing mission: "Leading readers to the lessons and pleasures of the great outdoors."