Puget Sound Outdoors (PSO)

PSO is a student-run organization on campus dedicated to getting students and members of the campus community outside. We offer many opportunities to people of all skill levels including guided day and overnight trips, first aid and avalanche awareness courses, and outdoor leadership experiences, among other things. Explore our many departments to learn more about what Puget Sound Outdoors can do for you!

Banff Mountain Film Festival Wolrd Tour Tacoma

Join PSO and the Mountaineers of Tacoma for the World Tour of the Banff Film Festival. 

Each year we co-sponsor this event to bring two nights of films from the festival to Tacoma. We decide on the films to bring. We expanded from 1 to 2 nights to bring a wider variety of films.

Each year we bring together outdoor enthusiasts to get connect and experience the best films from the Banff Film Festival. 

The film festival proceeds help to subsidize leadership opportunities through PSO and programs at the Mountaineers Tacoma branch.

Find out more and get your tickets!

Get your WFR!

Recreate outside?
Want to work outside?

Get your Wilderness First Responder training in January with PSO!

Each January we offer a WFR course at Puget Sound. For the last 18 years the course has been a powerful course for anyone interested in the outdoors and for those looking to work outdoors.

See which course is right for you

More about the course!

Expeditionary rentals

Rent Equipment and Trip Sign-ups!


Come to the Expeditionary to rent equipment and sign up for trips through PSO

Summer hours:
Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm*

*And if these hours do not work with your work/class schedule please contact us for an appointment

 Questions call us at x3403 
or Email the Expy


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