Ready, Set, Bid! The Mountaineers Auction is Live

Our online auction for the 2023 Gala is officially open! Support The Mountaineers by bidding high and often for adventure-ready experiences, epic vacations, and premium gear.
Hana Wilder Hana Wilder
Donor Event & Partnerships Manager
March 24, 2023
Ready, Set, Bid! The Mountaineers Auction is Live

The Mountaineers Annual Gala is only eight days away but bidding in the silent auction starts TODAY! There is still time to join us virtually to access our online auction and catch all the action on April 1 during the livestream presentation. Register for a virtual ticket to ensure you receive the link to the auction and live broadcast. 


Once you’ve registered, you have until 7pm on April 1 to submit your bids. Bid high and bid often for these once-in-a-lifetime experiences! With over 70 packages to choose from, you can travel to new places, invite your friends on adventure-ready experiences, adorn your home with stunning artwork, and outfit yourself with top-of-the-line gear! Preview all of what’s in store on our online bidding page. The silent auction (packages 1001-1060) is open now for bidding, and the live auction (packages 101-111) will open during our live program on April 1.

Auction Preview: Round #3 

Read on for a preview of three more envy-worthy packages that will be featured in our live auction. Complete descriptions, including package restrictions, can be found on our online bidding page. 

An Aloha Way of Life: Beachfront Maui Getaway

Package No.102

An Aloha Way of LifeSpecial thanks to Mountaineers Books, Ortlieb USA, Sunski, Brynne and Ryan Koscianski.

Take a trip to paradise with this 5-day, 4-night stay at an oceanfront condo in Maui, Hawaii. Swim with sea life, sunbath in the sand, and soak up the stunning views during this perfect tropical getaway. 

A home away from home, this 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo can accommodate up to six guests and is decked out with its own fully-equipped kitchen, complimentary toiletries and beach accessories, and access to the ground’s pools and jacuzzis. Located in close walking distance from the area’s restaurants, you can feast on local poke until your heart’s content or utilize one of the ground’s grills to whip up the tastiest barbeque as you watch the sun set over the Pacific ocean. 

We know it’s an adjustment for Pacific Northwesterners to throw themselves into the Hawaiian sun, so your package will also include sunglasses from Sunski. And if you’re like any other Mountaineers traveler, you’ll probably lose your first pair before getting off the plane, which is why we’ve included three. To make the plane ride a breeze, enjoy a copy of Chasing Waves by Amy Waeschle as you prepare to chase your own sweet swells. It’s a complicated task packing for paradise, so to soothe your worries and propensity to overpack, this package also comes equipped with an Ortlieb rolling duffle and Atrack backpack, space-optimized to hold everything you need (and don't need) in paradise. 

Super VIP Experience for 10 at the 2024 Mountaineers Gala

Package No.105

Super VIP Experience for 10Special thanks to Kaspars Catering, Friends of Mountaineers, and Mountaineers Books.

You’ve seen the glitz of the Gala and the glam of the Super VIP table, and now it’s your turn to sit at the best seat in the house! Look for the ‘Viva Magenta’ table in the middle of the room and admire all the extra flourishes. You and nine friends can have the ultimate VIP experience with next year’s seat of honor. The Super VIP table affords you and your guests an abundance of exciting special treatments, including premier placement in the ballroom, the ultimate swag bag, dedicated wait staff, custom courses and dessert, and premier meet-and-greet opportunities with our special guests. You even get reserved parking and special passes to skip to the front of the registration line (or the bar line) and immediately enjoy the evening’s festivities. Indulge in the extravagance, all while supporting a cause you care about. 

Get ready for an evening of luxury and a little extra fun with your best Mountaineers buddies because this table is where the party’s at—and it has your name on it! This is your chance to be the first to claim your table at The Mountaineers 2024 Annual Gala. 

Trek to Everest Basecamp in 2024 with Madison Mountaineering 

Package No.110

Trek to Everest BasecampSpecial thanks to Madison Mountaineering and Brian & Amy Young.

Follow in the footsteps of legends as you trek to the fabled base camp of Mount Everest with Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation board member, Garrett Madison, and his climbing team. The expert staff of Madison Mountaineering—one of the world’s leaders in high-altitude guided climbing—provide a completely dialed-in experience. You’ll get to enjoy a night in Madison's exclusive and well-appointed Everest Base Camp and then awake the next morning to walk among the towering seracs into the Khumbu Icefall and gaze up at the climbing route on Sagarmatha/Chomolungma 'mother goddess of the earth' before heading down the valley. 

Trekking through the Khumbu Valley to Everest base camp is life-changing for many. You and the climbing crew will follow the same route to base camp as the Everest climbers and recount historical ascents with the climbers who share lodges along the way. Brush up your responsible climbing etiquette with a stop in the village of Phortse and visit the Khumbu Climbing Center, whose mission is to increase the safety margin of Nepali climbers and high-altitude workers by encouraging responsible climbing practices in a supportive and community-based program. 

This one-person package includes accommodations in Kathmandu, round trip airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla, guides and staff to help carry loads, park and porter fees, and all accommodations and meals while on the trek. You’ll also get a chance to don some new Madison Mountaineering swag including a Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hoody, duffel, and 35L scrambler backpack. 

It’s time to start bidding! 

If you need any support accessing the online bidding page, please reach out to us at The silent auction will remain open until 7pm on April 1. All tangible items will be available to pick up in person at Fremont Studios at the close of the event. 

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

Artwork by Sharisse Steber, from Rise and Roar (Mountaineers Books, 2021).

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