You're invited to The Mountaineers 2022 Gala

After three long years, the wait is finally over. Are you ready to get all dressed up with somewhere to go? The countdown is on for our biggest event of the year, The Mountaineers 2022 Gala: Adventure with Purpose.
Sarah MacGillivray Sarah MacGillivray
Development Manager
February 28, 2022
You're invited to The Mountaineers 2022 Gala

At our in-person Gala, spend a night out on the town celebrating your Mountaineers community and raising funds for our shared outdoor experience. Enjoy a reception, dinner, and auction, and hear from the evening’s very special guests: Rick Ridgeway and Dianne Roberts. Guests will also take home camp-themed giveaways and enjoy a few fun surprises. We hope you’ll join us! 


While many Gala goers have claimed their tickets to join in person, many of you have expressed a desire to join virtually. To be inclusive of our extended community, we will offer a way to participate from afar. This year’s hybrid event will combine many of the things you love about an in-person event with the comfort of being at home. Even if you have to miss the red carpet, you can still join us for an evening of celebration, unique auction packages, and memorable storytelling.

The Mountaineers 2022 Gala: Adventure with Purpose

Saturday, April 2, 2022
Fremont Studios
VIP Reception | 5:00 pm
GA Reception | 6:00 pm
Livestream begins at 7:30 pm 

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In celebration of the success of Mountaineers Books Campfire Stories series, this year’s event will boast a camp theme. Here’s a sneak peek of what to look forward to:

  • Keynote Speaker: Listen to stories from esteemed mountaineer, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Mountaineers Books author, photographer, and celebrated environmentalist Rick Ridgeway.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: We will be honoring acclaimed photographer and record-breaking mountaineering legend Dianne Roberts (award presented by Joss and Leif Whittaker).
  • Bid on the chance to win artwork, gear, experiences, and getaways in our silent and live auctions.
  • Partake in a little friendly competition and cheer on the contestants in the epic Tyrolean Traverse


We have been blown away by your generosity in in support of our past two virtual Galas, helping us surpass our fundraising goal each year. This April, we have a fundraising goal of $420,000 to support donor-funded initiatives at The Mountaineers and Mountaineers Books , including scholarships, volunteer support, educational facilities, conservation & advocacy, youth outreach programs, and more. All funds raised through ticket sales, auction bids, and Raise the Paddle gifts help make the magic of Mountaineers programs possible.

For more information about the Gala, including our in-person COVID-19 safety precautions, please visit our 2022 Gala website. If you have questions about the event, please email or call 206-521-6026.

We look forward to seeing you on April 2nd! 

Our in-person event will adhere to recommended COVID-19 guidance from King County, Washington State, and the CDC. As an added precaution, attendees are required to be fully vaccinated and take an onsite rapid test. Negative PCR test results will not be accepted in lieu of vaccination to attend the event in-person. 

If you would like to receive benefits as a Gala Sponsor, or are interested in making a donation to the auction, contact Sarah MacGillivray at or call 206-521-6026. 

Artwork by Melissa McFeeters, from Campfire Stories Deck by Ilyssa Kyu and Dave Kyu (Mountaineers Books, 2021).