2022 Gala Auction Preview: Round #1

Get a first look at the auction items available at our 2022 Gala! The online auction will open on Friday, March 25 for in-person and virtual attendees.
Sarah MacGillivray Sarah MacGillivray
Development Manager
March 04, 2022

Dreaming of your next adventure? We’ve got you covered! Travel beyond your backyard at The Mountaineers 2022 Gala: Adventure with Purpose. With over 50 auction packages to choose from, including unique experiences, getaways, artwork, and awesome gear, you can live life in style and feel great knowing that your winning bid supports The Mountaineers. 

Our in-person Gala will be hosted on Saturday, April 2 at Fremont Studios and tickets are still available! Join us for a reception, dinner, and epic Tyrolean Traverse competition that can only be experienced in-person. Our special guests Rick Ridgeway and Dianne Roberts will share campfire-worthy stories during our camp-themed event. Plus, you’ll take home a few gifts and fun surprises!

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Auction Preview: Round #1 

Final auction packages are still under development and may be subject to change. A finalized list of items, values, and auction donors will be available when the auction is published on March 25. 

7-Night Alaskan Cruise in Glacier Bay National Park with UnCruise Adventures

Explore the glaciers and stunning natural beauty of Alaska with UnCruise Adventures! Sustainably cruise on a small vessel in a cabin for two knowing that your experience of a lifetime won’t come at the cost of the wildlife or their habitat. 

Arrive in Juneau, Alaska and be greeted onto the boat by your friendly crew and a glass of champagne. Stretch your legs on the deck or give your paddle board skills a try in Lynn Canal or Saint James Bay.

In Haines, you’ll head to shore and hike, bike, or raft while taking in the city’s captivating history. Afterward you’ll cruise on over to Chichagof Island - known for its abundance of brown bears! This area offers hiking, kayaking, and skiffing, and you’ll have the chance to meet a local cut logger to learn about the industry. 

Next, peer out your cabin window as you pass through the Icy Straight and look for seals and sea lions! You might even see a Humpback whale at Point Adolphus before heading to the far areas of Glacier Bay, or the famed “George Island.” Spend your last day getting an up-close look of Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers while enjoying a festive farewell dinner. Linger over breakfast on your way back to Juneau reminiscing about the magical Alaskan paradise you just explored.

4-Night Beachfront Maui Getaway

When you think of Maui, what comes to mind? Is it the sandy beaches? Or maybe the perfect climate? What about that amazing blue ocean? At this beachfront condo, you’ll experience it all! With its endless Pacific views and the islands of Lanai and Molokai off in the distance, you’ll be in a Hawaiian paradise.

This stunning oceanfront unit offers endless luxury and excellent amenities. Your personal Hawaiian retreat is sandwiched between a private estate and a pristine beach. Enjoy snorkeling and swimming with sea turtles just steps away from your back door. During the winter months, this condo also offers front row seating for whale watching!

All of the luxuries of the beach and comforts of home are afforded to you in this spacious and beautifully decorated three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo. Enjoy cooking in a fully-equipped kitchen featuring granite countertops, custom hardwood cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances. The tranquil master bedroom boasts a comfortable king size bed with an ensuite bathroom and deluxe walk-in shower. 

Located close to many of Maui’s top beaches, restaurants, and shops, bring your family (up to eight guests) or enjoy a romantic Hawaiian getaway with your sweetie on the beautiful shores of Maui!

All-Access Passes to the 2022 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Banff, Alberta Canada

We’re excited to announce that we’re bringing this package back again for 2022! Our friends at Rab USA will be hosting you and a friend in Banff, Alberta for a five-night stay and an all-access experience at the October 2022 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Your passes will open the door to interviews with world-renowned authors and explorers, and provide exclusive entry into premiere screenings of the legendary festival’s lineup of new films.

To outfit your trip, Rab USA is offering the bid winner $1,500 to spend on their high-performance clothing and equipment. Perfect for sneaking away to explore nearby Lake Louise, Banff National Park, or enjoying a night out on the mountain town! And we didn’t forget about your carry-on - you’ll also be receiving two Lowe Alpine backpacks for you and a friend to haul your cameras, passports, Mountaineers Books reads, and Banff Film Festival passes.

Mark your calendar. You’re headed to the 2022 Banff Mountain Film Festival!

Can’t join us in person? 

To be inclusive of our extended community, we are offering a way to participate from afar. This year’s hybrid event will allow both in-person and at-home attendees to bid on the same items in our virtual auction. Additionally, watch the virtual presentation from the comfort of your own home beginning at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 2. You must register for a virtual ticket or in-person ticket to bid in the online auction.

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION


The Mountaineers online auction will go live on March 25 and our in-person event will take place on Saturday, April 2. Register today to make sure you are on the list to bid on these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Our in-person event will adhere to recommended COVID-19 guidance from King County, Washington State, and the CDC. As an added precaution, attendees are required to be fully vaccinated and take a rapid test. Negative PCR test results will not be accepted in lieu of vaccination to attend the event in-person. 

Artwork by Melissa McFeeters, from Campfire Stories Deck by Ilyssa Kyu and Dave Kyu (Mountaineers Books, 2021).