Claim your virtual seat and dream up your next adventure

Check out another sneak peek of this year’s exciting lineup at the 2023 Gala! The online auction opens on March 24, register today to participate as a virtual attendee.
Hana Wilder Hana Wilder
Donor Event & Partnerships Manager
March 10, 2023
Claim your virtual seat and dream up your next adventure

Tickets to attend the 2023 Gala in person are officially SOLD OUT but you can still join us virtually for an unforgettable evening! Virtual event registration gives you early access to our online auction and the chance to catch all the action on April 1 during the livestream presentation. 

Last week we released a first look at a few wanderlust-inducing packages, and this week we’re excited to preview more of what’s in store! With now over 60 adventure-filled packages to choose from, it’s time to save the date for your next big adventure.

Auction Preview: Round #2

Final auction packages are still under development and subject to change. A finalized list of items, values, and auction donors will be published on March 24. 

Ice Climb with Steve Swenson in Canmore, Alberta

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Special thanks to Osprey, Petzl, and Steve Swenson.

Hone your ice climbing skills and learn from two-time Piolet d’Or winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Steve Swenson during an unforgettable week of ice climbing in Canmore, Alberta! You and a friend are invited to stay in Steve’s cozy climber’s apartment for five nights, located just 50 miles west of Calgary near the southeast boundary of Banff National Park. You’ll start your week  brushing up on your climbing skills for two days with Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides. After getting dialed in, Steve will take you to the best spots in the area where you’ll spend two more days ice climbing. Both Petzl and Osprey have your gear covered with over $1,200 in top-of-the-line equipment! 

Last year’s winner, Andrew Hughes, raved about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to climb with Steve, sharing: “Experiences like these come rarely and their impact is one that only appreciates with time. May you be the lucky winner… and find the same deeply meaningful memories and moments that found me in those unbelievable Canadian Rockies.” Read about Andrew's experience in his most recent blog post: How I Fell in Love with Ice Climbing: Scaling Canada's Walls with Steve Swenson

Date Night for a Year

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Special thanks to Byron Piro, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, EXPED, Geoff & Peg Lawrence, Georgetown Brewing, Kiana Ehsani, Mioposto, Rich & Martha Draves, Sea Creatures Restaurants, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Symphony, Tom Varga & Christina Martin, and Yasu Mori.

Get ready for a year of adventure! Whether it’s for you and your BFF or your special someone, leave all the planning to us and enjoy more than a dozen experiences for two. You’re sure to impress your date with a private scenic flight followed by dinner at an award-winning Ethan Stowell restaurant. Your next evening will be set with drinks at Georgetown Brewing before catching a show at Benaroya Hall. Learn something new together with a wake surfing lesson! From fine dining, cheering on the Mariners, glamping for two, and more, get ready to sweep your partner off their feet with this jam-packed year of dates.

All Access to the 2023 Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival in Banff, Alberta with Rab

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Special thanks to Alaska Airlines and Rab USA.

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Our friends at Rab USA will be hosting you and a friend in beautiful Banff, Alberta for one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in the world. With roundtrip flights courtesy of Alaska Airlines, enjoy a five-night stay and an all-access experience at the October 2023 Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival. Feel like a VIP with exclusive entry into the festival’s lineup of new films and interviews with world-renowned authors and explorers. Rab USA will outfit your trip with $1,500 to spend on high-performance clothing, as well as two Lowe Alpine backpacks to get you to the event in comfort and style.

Online Auction Opens March 24

Register for the virtual event so you don’t miss out when bidding opens March 24. Online viewing is available for folks to watch the Gala and participate in the auction from afar at no cost. If you value a virtual Gala experience and want The Mountaineers to offer this option in the future, please let us know by reserving your virtual seat today. 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.


For more information about the event, and our special guests Steve Swenson and Philip Henderson, visit our 2023 Gala website

Questions? Contact Hana Wilder at or call 206-521-6020. 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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