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The Mountaineers photo albums available online

Mountaineers photo of Olympic ParkThe Mountaineers Club, founded in 1906, began their tradition of summer outings in 1907 with a three-week expedition to the Olympic Peninsula. The Mountaineers captured the adventures of this and subsequent outings in photographs, which were captioned and assembled into photo albums for the club and individual members.

These online albums depict some of the first major expeditions of the Mountaineers, including the first major outing to Mt. Olympus in 1907. Other areas represented in the collection include Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker/Glacier Peak, Mt. Stuart/Mt. Daniel, Mt. Adams, Canada, Montana and various locations in the western United States.

The Mountaineers promoted the discovery, conservation and documentation of the "mountains, forests and watercourses of the Pacific Northwest."

View the album collection.

Photo: Mountaineers photo of Olympic Park, 1951, from the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division. PH Coll 341.

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