Light up Your Home With a Priceless Mount Everest Print

With the release of this final auction sneak peek, we open our full bidding site for your viewing pleasure with over 50 packages in total! Bidding is open from July 17-23, so start perusing the packages now and take note of the ones that catch your eye. For this final highlight, we offer you the opportunities to light up your home with a priceless Mount Everest print and to adventure in the Methow.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
July 08, 2020

As you saw last week, we have something exciting up our sleeves for our Virtual Gala on July 23 regarding outdoor celebrities and their advice for weathering a pandemic. You now know that the evening will include former keynote speakers Jimmy Chin and Lynn Hill, and fourteen soon-to-be-revealed remarkable guests! Visit our gala website to see the latest celebrities added to the list (and be sure to either pre-register for the online auction or sign up for the free virtual event to keep up with gala news)!

Speaking of outdoor celebrities, this first package will pique the interest of anyone who’s ever remotely dreamt of scaling the tallest mountain on the planet. (And don’t forget that all of our auction packages are now available for viewing!)

Mount Everest print: Photographed by Dianne Roberts and Signed by Tom HornBein and Jim Whittaker

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Mount Everest, at 29,029 feet, will forever hold an allure over the masses. The rich history of the mountain, however, perhaps remains most intriguing during an era when the world was still vying for first ascents: the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.

This is your chance to celebrate the monumental history of this storied mountain by taking home an original Dianne Roberts photograph of Mount Everest, signed by two men who helped establish its mountaineering legacy. 

In 1963, Jim Whittaker, alongside Sherpa Nawang Gombu, made history as the first American to summit Mount Everest. Three weeks later, on the same expedition, Tom Hornbein, along with partner Willi Unsoeld, climbed to the summit via the treacherous West Ridge. You can read more about these feats within your two new signed books: Whittaker’s A Life on the Edge and Hornbein’s Everest: The West Ridge. Both men have contributed to the history of Everest in unique ways, and now is your chance to celebrate their achievements by taking home this amazing artwork. 

This is a 24x36 inch print on archival paper. The package also includes a $75 gift certificate to TSUGA Fine Art and Framing to get this beautiful image professionally displayed. Bid high on this package because it also comes with the unique opportunity to have a thirty-minute video call with Dianne, Jim, and Tom to ask them any questions you might have about their tremendous mountaineering accomplishments!

Methow Valley Outdoor Adventure

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The Methow Valley offers a cornucopia of outdoor adventure, a thriving art scene, and rustic flair - and we want you to experience it all!

Relax during your six-night stay in the heart of the Methow Valley in Mountaineers CEO Tom Vogl’s deluxe cabin. With two bedrooms and a cozy loft, this outdoor getaway comfortably sleeps six to eight people. Located near the city of Mazama and nestled into eastern slopes of the North Cascades, you’re only minutes away from adventure (and Mazama Store’s acclaimed salted baguettes!).

For your rock climbing fix, North Cascades Mountain Guides will take you and one partner out for a day of climbing on the Mazama rock with your brand new Petzl gear, including a Meteor Helmet, Grigri, Volta Guide Rope, Kliff Rope Bag, six Djinn Axess Quickdraws, and an Actik Headlamp. Marmot is going to make sure you’re outfitted as well with a ROM softshell jacket, a pair of Limantour Pants, and a Morph or Nicole Baselayer. And with your new The North Face 45L Stratoliner clamshell suitcase, packing along all your new gear won't be a problem.

Being in the Valley, you’ll have access to premier mountain biking and cross-country skiing adventures. Head to Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies in Mazama to pick up a one-day equipment rental for two plus a $150 gift certificate for gear to enhance your epic day on the trails! We’re also including a copy of Day Hiking North Cascades, published by Mountaineers Books, to ensure you’ve got the beta on great hikes in the area. 

After you’re done working up a sweat, you can hit the town for dinner with a $100 gift card to a local favorite: the Arrowleaf Bistro in Winthrop.

COVID After-Party

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COVID-19 has certainly been no party. That’s why when, after these months of isolation from friends and family finally end, we’re offering you the opportunity to reunite with a much-needed COVID After-Party.

This package includes all the essentials: space, catering, wine, and spirits. First, with your $500 rental credit for The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, you can work with our facilities team to select the perfect room for your party.

Next, use your $2,500 Kaspars Catering gift certificate to select creative and fresh cuisine for your guests - Chef Kaspar works directly with local farmers, fishermen, vintners, and other local businesses to bring fresh ingredients to every menu.

Finally, enjoy the best of Tinte Cellars at your party: 12 bottles of their 2018 Voignier and 12 bottles of their 2015 cabernet sauvignon. For your spirit lovers, Heritage Distilling Company is including 2 bottles of their Batch No. 12 Gin. Enjoy!

Package only redeemable once deemed safe by Washington’s Safe Start guidelines.

Join The Pod: For Orca Lovers

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Enjoy time with Mountaineers Books Author and Seattle Times’ Journalist Lynda Mapes - and get your name in her new book!

Nothing says “Pacific Northwest” more than orcas. Sit down for a one-on-one (or in a group of your design) 30-minute video call with Lynda, a regional expert on the region’s iconic southern resident orcas whales. She’s  the author of the forthcoming book Orca: Shared Home, Shared Waters about the natural history of southern resident orcas and their struggle to survive. She’s spent years traveling the Pacific Northwest by land and sea to talk with regional tribes, scientific experts, government leaders, and lovers of orcas to report on their ailing health in the Salish Sea. Lynda is seeking out the collective solutions that will save this incredibly special and important keystone species to our region.

Also included in this auction package is the opportunity to have your name in her new book! Along with other generous donors, your name will be recognized in her beautiful, full-color book. You will receive a signed copy when it’s published in spring 2021!

Can’t wait until the auction opens to learn more about orcas and how you can help? Mountaineers Books and its conservation imprint Braided River are currently fundraising to support Lynda’s important book to educate and inspire protection of our orca whales. Learn more about the book and our impact campaign at www.braidedriver.org/orca

Orca image by Steve Ringman.

Fresh From The Garden

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Seattle is one of the greenest cities in the country and well known for our flora, from dahlias to begonias to geranium. Nothing enlivens a home more than fresh-cut flowers adorning your tabletop.

With this package, The Botanical Company will deliver a beautiful bouquet of locally grown flowers to your home monthly for six months (available anywhere in the Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue area). Every delivery will have new types of seasonal flowers, making each month a lively surprise of the best arrangements the PNW has to offer: roses, hydrangeas, tulips, and so much more! A perfect gift for yourself, or someone special in your life!

In keeping with The Botanical Company’s mission of sustainability, we are also including a copy of Mountaineers Books’ Rain Gardens for the Pacific Northwest, a book that will answer all questions on how to build and maintain your own rain garden. You’ll be growing and creating your own bouquets in no time with this book!

Complete your botanical journey with a $75 gift certificate to San Fermo where you can enjoy locally made and domestically sourced Italian cuisine, topped with the fine accoutrements from a garden: rosemary, thyme, fennel, basil. And be sure to check out their wine list - you deserve it!


With the release of this final auction sneak peek, we open our full bidding site for your viewing pleasure - over 50 packages in total! Bidding will occur July 17-23, so start perusing the packages now and take note of the ones that catch your eye. We can’t wait to see who gets to claim these amazing items and experiences for their own!

P.S. Don’t forget to pre-register for the auction - with our online platform it’s simple, easy, and fun! All auction packages will be uploaded for viewing by July 8 and bidding will occur the week of July 17-23. If you would like to attend our live presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award with Sally Jewell and Governor Dan Evans, you can register for free online. Please reach out to Tyler Dunning at tylerd@mountaineers.org with any questions. This auction is for everyone - so tell all your friends!