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2013 Annual Benefit Dinner Live Auction

The LIVE AUCTION will consist the six following items!

To see the SILENT AUCTION list click here!

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Hornbein and Unsoeld on The West Ridge 
by Dee Molenaar

Dee Molenaar is a well-known climber and artist, famous for his impressionistic style, uniquely capturing high mountain environments. This original piece is a framed, oil, depicting the West Ridge of Everest, and was created especially for Tom Hornbein, a member of the 1963 American Everest Expedition. This priceless item reflects the iconic cover photo on Hornbein’s classic of mountaineering literature, Everest: The West Ridge. 

A masterpiece of mountaineering art, it measures 30 1/2 x 36 inches framed.
Generous Donors: Tom Hornbein & Dee Molenaar


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Teton Adventure Trip

Weather you are a veteran of Teton climbing or a novice climber or hiker looking fora challenge among these iconic peaks, this package is for you. Whatever your abilitylevel is this package will not disappoint. You and a partner will climb with the AmericanAlpine Club’s (AAC) Executive Director Phil Powers and Jackson Hole MountainGuides on a Teton adventure of your choice during the summer of 2013. This trip iscomplete with lodging at AAC’s Grand Teton Climbers Ranch and the prestigious TetonMountain Lodge, spa treatment at the Solitude Spa, a celebratory dinner at the JennyLake Lodge, and gear outfitting by Mountain Hardwear.
Generous Donors: Teton Mountain Lodge, Solitude Spa, Jenny
 Lake Lodge, Mountain Hardwear, Jackson Hole Mountain Guides and Phil Powers.



Annapurna.jpgAnnapurna Base Camp Trek and
VIP Planning Dinner
Have you always wanted to travel to the Himalaya? Now is the chance for you and a
climbing partner to go on a Call of the Wild guided Annapurna Base Camp trek and
sight-seeing tour, at the ridiculously low price of “buy one trek get one trek” free.
Founded in 1978, Call of the Wild is the world's longest-running women's adventure
travel company. This 17-day, all women’s trip includes sightseeing in Kathmandu,
Annapurna base camp trek, other treks in the region, and sightseeing in the Pokhara
Plan your adventure over dinner for 6 with Arlene Blum, groundbreaking mountaineer
and first woman to summit Annapurna and Emilie Cortez, owner of Call of the wild,
at the world renowned Chez Panisse, recognized by Restaurant magazine as one of the world’s 50 best restaurants. Also included is a signed copy of Alice Water’s 40 Years
of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering, a signed copy of Arlene’s DVD, A Woman’s
Place and new book, Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life.
These trips are restricted to women only, but the Chez Panisse dinner for 6 guests with
Arlene Blum and Emilie Cortez is open to all.
Generous Donors: Call of the Wild, Arlene Blum, Alice Waters, Ken Ehrhart

Ice Axe.jpgCustom Signed Piolet from the 1963 Everest Team
Now is your chance to get a personalized and signed ice axe signed by 1963 Everest team members.
Commemorate this unforgettable event and capture a piece of climbing history
with your very own ice axe signed at the AAC Annual Dinner commemorating the 50th anniversary of the American expedition by Everest team members: David Dingman, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Tom Hornbein and Jim Whittaker.
Generous Donor: Billy Roos. 
Special Thank You to the AMEE Team.

AMEE Gear.jpgOriginal Norman Dyhrenfurth Gear Package from the 1963 AMEE

This unique package represents an amazing opportunity to own a collection of museum quality climbing gear and clothing items from the first American expedition to Everest. Team leader Norman Dyhrenfurth wore this gear while he attempted to reach the top of the world in 1963. Items include his red down jacket, blue down pants, expedition tent, green sleeping bag, arctic mittens, face warmers and shovel. This gear is in excellent
condition despite its arduous adventure high on Everest in the Himalaya.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take home a part of mountaineering history
from the historic climb that placed Americans on the summit of the highest peak in the
Generous Donors: David Peterson & Norman Dyhrenfurth

Climb Mount Rainier with Edd
ie Bauer and RMI

As a leader in the outdoor clothing industry for over 60 years, Eddie Bauer is known for
their quality and standards. In 1963, Eddie Bauer was selected to outfit the American
Everest Expedition with a specially designed kit of high altitude climbing clothing and
equipment. Today, that heritage continues in Eddie Bauer’s First Ascent line of gear. In
this unbelievable package for you and your partner, Eddie Bauer has included a men’s or
women’s: down jacket, shell pant, fleece jacket/base layer, hat, gloves, and sleeping bag.
This incredible list of gear is sure to round out anyone’s collection or replace out-dated
items with new cutting edge technology.
In addition to this amazing selection of gear, the winner will also go on a custom
climbing trip with Eddie Bauer First Ascent athlete Melissa Arnot. Known for her
multiple summits of Everest and other Himalayan peaks, Melissa will guide you on
a Mount Rainier climbing trip. Melissa’s mountaineering experience is vast, but this
package is designed for anyone with a passion for climbing and the mountains. All
abilities are welcome.
Generous Donors: Eddie Bauer & Rainier Mountaineering Inc.
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