Lowell_Skoog Posted January 6, 2001 Share Posted January 6, 2001 CascadeClimber asked for a list of things the Mountaineers have done for the Cascades. I don't have time to do a thorough brain dump, but here are a few things that come to mind: * They created The Mountaineers Books, the biggest publisher of mountain books in the country and arguably the best. The Mountaineers Books are known for their high quality and their responsible approach to publishing. (Disclaimer: I've been a volunteer manuscript reviewer for over ten years.) * They published Tom Miller's "North Cascades" and "Mountaineering, the Freedom of the Hills." * They were a key player in creating the Mountain Rescue Council, both as an organization and through the individual efforts of the founders, Wolf Bauer, Otto Trott and Ome Daiber (all Mountaineers members). * They were an important player (although perhaps not as important as the North Cascades Conservation Council, a Mountaineers spin-off) in creating the Glacier Peak Wilderness, North Cascades National Park, and Alpine Lakes Wilderness. * They have recorded the history of exploration in the Northwest (one of their missions). I've been spending a fair amount of time in their library recently, and I can't thank them enough. Most recently, they've taken the wrong position in support of Fee-Demo, and I share the disappointment of others in this. (I'd like to see a guerrila action by the members reverse this. Note that NCCC is firmly against Fee-Demo, which they've described as the biggest potential disaster since the railroad land grants of the 1800s.) --Lowell Skoog Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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