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Behind The Scenes: Keeping Up With The Climbers
Posted on April 30, 2009

Everest Dispatch #38 April 30, 2009 By Jake Norton, Expedition Photographer It sounds pretty romantic, and lots of people envy my job. And, I must admit, I’m pretty happy with what I do for a living

Backpacker Previews First Ascent Gear
Posted on April 30, 2009

On Tuesday, Backpacker posted an interview with Everest expedition leader Peter Whittaker. Peter demonstrates his layering approach as well as several items of First Ascent gear. Go watch the video on Also from Backpacker, the Mountain Guide Jacket received a great review from gear tester and Editor Shannon Davis.

Become a First Ascent Fan on Facebook!
Posted on April 29, 2009

We’ve recently launched the First Ascent fan page on Facebook, so after you’re done checking out the latest dispatch here, trek on over to our fan page.


Supplemental O2 Necessary For Most Above Camp III
Posted on April 29, 2009

Everest Dispatch #37 April 29, 2009 Basecamp … 17,530 ft. By Dave Hahn We dragged out an oxygen bottle to practice with just after breakfast. It does take a little practice, by the way, to get good with the systems we rely on up high.

First Ascent Team Updates on Everest Progress
Posted on April 28, 2009

Everest Dispatch #36 April 28, 2009 Basecamp … 17,530 ft. By Dave Hahn The first day and night down after an Everest climbing rotation are great for enjoying the novelty of comfort and easy living again.

Clues to Past Expeditions Found in Glacier Above ABC
Posted on April 27, 2009

Everest Dispatch #35 April 27, 2009 Base Camp 17,530 ft. By Seth Waterfall Dave, Erica, and I are enjoying a day of rest after spending the last four days acclimatizing at Camp 1 and Advance Base Camp.

Weather Forecasts Critical Up High On Everest
Posted on April 26, 2009

Everest Dispatch #34 April 26, 2009 Basecamp … 17,530 ft. By Dave Hahn Somehow we kept busy all afternoon at ABC yesterday.