Surprise! Two New Packages Added to the 2021 Gala Auction

Two new packages have been added to the 2021 Gala auction! An iconic print of the Dawn Wall and a secret mushroom hunt... register today to bid on these new items and over 60 other unique packages.
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April 24, 2021
Surprise! Two New Packages Added to the 2021 Gala Auction

Attention bidders! We know you’ve been dueling it out on the auction website for great getaways, unique experiences, and first-class gear, but we have a surprise for you... two brand new packages, including a Corey Rich print of the Dawn Wall signed by Tommy and Kevin and a super secret chanterelle mushroom forage and feast. With over 60 packages to bid on, there’s a little something for everyone.

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The online auction is the leadup to the 2021 Gala hosted virtually on Thursday, April 29 from 7-8pm. In addition to the online auction, this one-hour event will include a creative celebration of our 2020 Volunteer Award winners, a truly unique musical guest, and more. The virtual Gala is free to attend, with 100% of proceeds from optional ticket donations, winning auction bids, and raise the paddle gifts supporting mission-driven priorities at The Mountaineers. Help us reach our goal of $360,000 and start bidding today!

The Daily Commute: Print Signed Print by Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, and Corey Rich

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On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made climbing history by completing the Dawn Wall of El Capitan, what many consider to be the most difficult ascent in modern day big wall climbing. As the official photographer, Corey Rich was there alongside them to document it all.

The Daily Commute is perhaps the most iconic image to come from the climb. Caldwell and Jorgeson relied on a network of rigged ropes to move up and down the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in order to access the hardest pitches. They left their portaledge camp each afternoon as the sun dropped around the corner, using mechanical ascenders to climb the ropes and go to work on the day's climbing adventure.

After spending nineteen days on the wall and climbing 3,000 vertical feet, Caldwell and Jorgeson reached the summit of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and completed their historic first free ascent of the Dawn Wall.

Now is your chance to take home a piece of climbing history by securing this beautiful print signed by Tommy Candwell, Kevin Jorgeson, and the photographer that captured this history-making climb, Corey Rich. As a bonus, Mountaineers Books is providing a copy of Corey Rich’s photo book, Stories Behind the Images.

Private Guided Mushroom Forage

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Enjoy a full day of chanterelle mushroom hunting with Mountaineers  volunteer Tom Eng! Tom is a local mushroom connoisseur and he’s excited to take you and two friends to his favorite (and top secret!) mushroom-hunting spots this fall. Scour the rich vegetation in search of some delicious chanterelle mushrooms to bring home for a hand-picked feast. Tom will teach you how to hunt these gourmet mushrooms and even cook up a couple of delicious chanterelle recipes paired with wine after the trip. All necessary equipment, including a complimentary mushroom knife, will be included - and participants must pinky swear to secrecy! 

After you’re done hunting and full from your mushroom feast, enjoy your new copy of Fat of the Land from Mountaineers Books to learn about sustainable foods and our hunter-gatherer past. Reconnect with the land and savor some local treasures during your private guided mushroom forage.

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