Alex Honnold - Fred Beckey - Expect the Unexpected April 11

We're thrilled to announce our featured guest for the April 11 BREAKTHROUGH Gala Event: Alex Honnold. The fundraising event will include dinner, reception and auction all benefiting The Mountaineers' programs, and we'll also be honoring Fred Beckey with a lifetime achievement award.
Karen Kirsch Karen Kirsch
February 23, 2015

Last week we asked you to save the date for our special gala event on April 11. We even hinted that you should 'Expect the Unexpected'. 

Well, it's time for the first big reveal! We're pleased to announce our special guest for the evening: Alex Honnold. He'll be joined by none-other than Fred Beckey, who is being honored with The Mountaineers Lifetime Achievement Award. Trust us - you'll want to be there for this amazing evening.  

Proceeds from this event directly support our efforts to get more people – especially young people – outside. Our ‘Mountain Workshops’ programs offer outdoor experiences to underserved youth who would not otherwise have the means to enjoy the outdoors. So we invite them to learn new skills and explore nature. And we see their eyes light up as they overcome difficult challenges, and discover their own future potential. 

Get your tickets today


 Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 6pm
Fremont Studios, Seattle, WA 

Dinner, reception, and a live auction benefiting
The Mountaineers programs that enable and inspire generations to get outside, connect with the natural world, and engage in its stewardship and protection.

  featuring: Alex Honnold
Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber whose free-solo ascents of America's biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. Inspired by the places he's climbed and the people he has met, Alex founded the Honnold Foundation in 2012, an environmental non-profit that seeks to improve lives through sustainability.

and honoring: Fred Beckey
Fred Beckey, a living legend among Northwest Mountaineers, is a climber, environmentalist, historian, and author. He started climbing in the Boy Scouts and continued as a teenager with The Mountaineers. Over the course of seven decades, Fred would amass more first ascents than anyone else on earth and author books that are considered classics of mountaineering literature. 


Honorary Co-Chairs: 
Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts  



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Ivan Breen
Ivan Breen says:
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 4:35 PM

It's too expensive! I really wanted to go to this, but then I saw $150.00 for the cheapest seat? How's an average Mountaineer supposed to afford that? Disappointing.

Mary Hsue
Mary Hsue says:
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 3:43 PM

Thank you for your comment, Ivan. I’m sorry you feel that way. We must not have made it clear in our communications that this event is a fundraiser for The Mountaineers. The purpose of this event is to raise funds to support programs to advance The Mountaineers mission and impact the community in a meaningful way, such as our efforts to give underserved youth outdoor experiences, educate students and members on low-impact recreation practices, provide stewardship opportunities, and encourage our members and the outdoor community to care and advocate for public lands that we all enjoy. I hope you will consider attending one of the many events we will offer this year. Thanks again for your comment.