Sierra Club Outdoors


"There's nothing more familiar than planning the next days summit attempt, working as a team, with each member having a specific role, to execute that plan. Programs like this take the rewarding components of combat- camaraderie and a sense of mission, and apply it to mountaineering. You quickly form bonds with fellow veterans you've really only just met, and take on ambitious goals together." 
—Dan Wiwczar, Military Outdoors Veteran
"Sharing the beauty of nature with someone for the first time and seeing the smile on their face is the best feeling. It really inspires me when young people from our participant groups become involved with ICO to help share their experiences with others and become amazing trip leaders."
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—Vinny Abeygunawardena, ICO Raft Guide and Leader
"Leading Outings is simply the most enjoyable and easiest form of environmental activism there is. You get people out on the trail and the woods and mountains and rivers do all the persuading. People have a great time and there's no need to preach or cajole. Leading outings is a great way to recharge and reconnect with what got you into the Sierra Club in the first place. I highly recommend it!" 
—Local Outings Leader Rick Marshall, Camas, WA

From Our Blog

1 week 19 hours ago
From March 3rd to the 7th, Sierra Club Military Outdoors partnered with Veterans Expeditions on our annual veteran ice climbing trip to Hyalite Canyon, outside of Bozeman Montana. It is this week of natural beauty, camaraderie, and mental and physical challenge that makes this one of the best...
3 weeks 9 hours ago
A couple weeks back Michael Brune, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club, and I, along with Sierra Club Foundation Board member and fellow National Geographic Adventurer and ambassador at The North Face, Juan Martinez, and I sat down for a thirty-minute conversation about Sierra Club Outdoors...
3 weeks 3 days ago
On March 18, Dr. Benjamin Blonder, an ecologist at the University of Arizona and a volunteer leader with the Sierra Club's Inner City Outings program in Tucson, was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change, along with 13 other environmental and conservation leaders. Blonder is...
3 weeks 4 days ago
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1 month 3 hours ago
A couple of weeks ago, a good friend of mine reached out on behalf of a few veterans he knew and asked if there was one place where someone could get information on all the various outdoor recreation opportunities that existed for folks. Part of the challenge of being a veteran today is that our...