Breakthrough - Auction Sneak Peek

The Mountaineers Breakthrough fundraiser on April 11 is sure to be a night to remember. We still have some surprises up our sleeves, but want to give you a sneak peek into some of our exciting auction items for the evening!
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April 07, 2015
Breakthrough - Auction Sneak Peek

A breakthrough is defined as "a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development" or as "an instance of achieving success". At The Mountaineers, we have 109 years worth of breakthroughs in our history - starting at the very beginning: 1906.

Established by 151 visionaries, over half of the first Mountaineers were women. They wore veils and long petticoats but summitted mountains all the same.

Mountainers wore the first boots on the Olympics and the first skis on Mt. Rainier. We named peaks and explored waterways and built trails to uncover unique and challenging landscapes. We helped create the North Cascades Wilderness Area and pass the National Wilderness Act. Then we wrote the book on Mountaineering. Literally.

Today, as we look toward our second century of exploration, The Mountaineers are seeking to once again change the face of the outdoors. We launched youth programs just four years ago, and since have given thousands of young people new outdoor memories, many of whom would not otherwise have the opportunity to explore the outdoors. Soon we break ground on a new slab climbing structure - the first and only of it's kind in the country. It will revolutionize the way we teach climbing and scrambling techniques. And we're embarking on a new initiative using technology to make the outdoors more accessible to everyone.

By attending our Breakthrough event, you are helping make all of this possible. All of the auction items sold at the event will support our abilities to expand our youth and outdoor education programs. Thank you!

Not able to make the event? You can still support our efforts by making a donation today.

Without further ado, here's a sneak peek at our items: 

Silent Auction PreView

  • Julbo Prescription Glacier Glasses: Package includes one Julbo frame with Pix lenses; single vision, FT bifocal, progressive, tint, polarization, anti-relactive. These are the highest quality available!
  • Whistler Townhouse for a week: Get away to Whistler for a full week in a one-bedroom townhouse! Your unit can sleep up to four people and is located across the street from Whistler Village and Marketplace Plaza.
  • $400 to John Howie Steakhouse: Experience the Northwest’s premier dining experience.
  • Full Year Membership to Seattle Bouldering Project and Chalk Bag: Your full year membership includes free fitness and yoga classes, discounts on workshops and climbing classes, 10% off retail items, and two free day passes per month for people new to SBP.
  • Jim Whittaker on Everest - Limited Edition Photograph plus autographed "A Life on the Edge": Framed and autographed photos of Jim Whittaker on Mount Everest plus a copy of Jim's Book.
  • Urban Yoga Spa Package: Includes three months of unlimited yoga classes and a 60 minute massage.
  • Delille Cellars Tasting and Magnum: Enjoy a magnum of DeLille Cellar’s red blend, Triple Threat and wine tasting for six at DeLille Cellar’s Carriage House. Sample a selection of award-winning wines at the Old World inspired winery and tasting room.
  • Sounders Front Row for Four on May 23: Watch the Sounders FC from the Front Row! Four tickets to the Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City on May 23 at 7pm.

Live Auction Preview

  • Seven Night Mexican Cruise on Un-Cruise Adventures: An inclusive 7-night island-hopping adventure cruise aboard the 84-guest Safari Endeavour in Mexico's Sea of Cortés. Hike and explore this extraordinary place.
  • Seahawks Training Camp VIP Experience for Four: In August, come on over to Seahawks' Training Camp at their state-of-the-art Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton where you will see Head Coach Pete Carroll and his staff putting the players through intense drills in preparation for the 2015 season.
  • Buy In - Bluewater Organic Distilling VIP Reception: This small-batch distillery has an unprecedented focus on sustainability, forging a new path in the world of organic spirits. Celebrate their Grand Opening with a private tour of the distillery, sample spirits, and learn about sustainable distillation.
  • Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Solar Kit and DeLorme inReach Explorer Satellite Communicator: Designed to power all the gear in your kit, the Sherpa 100's versatile array of ports include two ultra-fast, smart USBs for phones and tablets, a 12V port for lights, an innovative port specifically for laptops, and a detachable AC inverter for DSLR cameras. The Sherpa 100 recharges from the wall, car, or from the sun with the included Goal Zero’s Nomad 20 solar panel. DeLorme's inReach Explorer is the world’s only truly global satellite communicator, will get you anywhere you want to go.

Thanks to all of our sponsors and in-kind donors!

We want to extend a huge thanks to all of our generous supporters, including:

  • Access Fund
  • Arc'Teryx
  • Art Wolfe
  • Banya 5
  • Bluewater Organic Distilling
  • Fred Beckey
  • Black Diamond Equipment/Pieps
  • Bluewater Organic Distilling
  • Cascade Bike Club
  • Danner
  • David B. Williams
  • DeLille Cellars
  • Deep Forest Challenge
  • Rich and Martha Draves
  • Eddie Bauer
  • EVO
  • Feathered Friends
  • Hans & Jacki Adams Florine
  • Mike Gauthier
  • Goal Zero
  • Georgetown Brewing Company
  • Bill Hecker
  • Helicopter Rescue Team
  • Hilleberg The Tentmaker
  • Jonboy Caramels
  • Juniper Ridge
  • K2
  • Kaspar's
  • Kayak Academy
  • Kirsten Gallery
  • Kenmore Air
  • Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes
  • Kayak Academy
  • Maria Hines Restaurants
  • Mountain Hardware
  • Moving Into Comfort
  • Outdoor Research
  • Paradigm Communications
  • Patagonia
  • Pearl Eye Care Center
  • Bryce Phillips
  • Pilchuck Glass School
  • Mark and Cindy Pigott
  • Mercedes Pollemeier
  • Red Lantern Journeys
  • Dianne Roberts and Jim Whittaker
  • Gail Sanderson
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Seattle Bouldering Project
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Sean Sullivan
  • The North Face
  • The Pass Life at Snoqualmie
  • Un-Cruise Adventures
  • Urban Yoga Spa
  • Vertical World
  • W Hotel Seattle

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