Adventure Awaits in The Mountaineers Gala Auction

Take a peek into our auction items available at the 2024 Gala! The online auction opens Wednesday March 27 and closes on Gala night, April 6.
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March 26, 2024
Adventure Awaits in The Mountaineers Gala Auction
The Mountaineers Annual Gala will take place on April 6, 2024 at Fremont Studios. Art by Enjoli Izidor.

Dreaming of your next big adventure? Enjoy this look at a few of the auction items available at the 2024 Mountaineers Gala: Adventure with Purpose! The Gala, taking place on April 6, 2024 at Fremont Studios, is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The live and silent auction are big parts of the Gala that help us reach our Gala fundraising goal of $620,000. Bid on the ultimate getaway, experience or gear package and feel great knowing that your donation will help elevate the way our community transforms lives through outdoor education and conservation. 

Secure a Virtual Gala ticket to access both the online auction and the livestream of the Gala event.

Auction & Virtual tickets

Auction Preview - Wanderlust Live.pngThis year’s live auction will include eight packages, four of which whisk you away on these exciting adventures: K2 Base Camp Trek in Pakistan with Madison Mountaineering, an Eight-Night Stay in the Heart of the French Alps, a Five-Day Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain Trek in Peru with Adventure TripR, and a Five-Night Mountain Retreat in the Grand Tetons at Windigo Lodge with Alaska Airlines.

Live auction items can be bid on during the main Gala program on April 6. If you are not attending the Gala in person and would like to bid on a live auction item please contact us and we can get you a Live Auction Proxy Bidder Form.

Auction Preview - Wanderlust Silent.pngOur silent auction offers several amazing opportunities to pack your bags and plan your next great adventure, including: an All-Access Package to the 2024 Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival in Alberta, a Four-Night Wine Country Stay in Napa, a Five-Day Maui Beachfront Getaway, and, new this year, a Weeklong Getaway in the Heart of Provence, France.

Auction Preview - PLay & Stay.pngThanks to our wonderful Mountaineers community, members have generously offered up their beloved getaway cabins, homes, and properties. Packages include stays with gear and other experiences at your fingertips, such as Weekend Crag Climbing in Leavenworth, a Five-Night Winter Wonderland Adventure in the Methow Valley, a Lake Wenatchee Waterfront Weekend, and a Mountaineers Baker Lodge Ski Weekend Adventure. 

Auction Preview - Learn & Explore.pngTrue to The Mountaineers mission, auction packages feature amazing opportunities to explore outside while learning. Paired with our Mountaineers Books titles, these packages link outdoor adventures with ways to enrich your skills and knowledge about the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest. Packages include: Explore the Olympic Peninsula with Guided Hike of the Elwha River, a Six-Day Baker Mountaineering Course with Alpine Ascents International, a Guided Climb on Washington Pass with North Cascades Mountain Guides, and Spring & Fall Guided Mushroom Foraging Trips.

Auction Preview - Totally Unique.pngPackages in our silent auction include one-of-a-kind experiences and items, such as a Brew Your Own Beer with Ghostfish Brewing experience or a handcrafted wooden cutting board in our “A Taste for Finer Things” package made by Mountaineers staff member, Andy Bassett. 

In our live auction, eight lucky bidders can win a seat at our Sunday April 7 dinner party with our Gala speakers, Rue Mapp and Reinhold Messner. Also in our live auction, one lucky bidder can take home the stunning photographic print of K2 taken in 1975 by Dianne Roberts and signed by Reinhold Messner and Jim Whittaker.


Sign up for the virtual event to ensure you have a chance to bid on these once-in-a-lifetime packages! The online auction kicks off on March 27, and there is no cost to participate via livestream. Proceeds from this event support The Mountaineers and help people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Encourage your friends to participate.

Auction & Virtual tickets

For more information about the Gala, including our Tyrolean Traverse, Adventure with Purpose Award honoree Rue Mapp, and Keynote Speaker, Reinhold Messner, please visit our 2024 Gala website. Have questions about arrival or need to update your guests? Please contact or call 206-521-6022.


P.S. Thank you to our amazing Mountaineers members, partner businesses, and donors that made 2024 live and silent auction packages possible. Your donations of time, gear, and cherished family properties have made us that much closer to reaching our goal. 

Thank you to our Gala sponsors!

Gala Sponsors - Updated March.png


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