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Seattle Radio Host Summits Rainier
Posted on July 30, 2009

On July 26, KIRO radio host Don O’Neill summited Mt. Rainier outfitted in First Ascent gear. O’Neill was joined on the summit by Captain Keith Colburn from the hit television show The Deadliest Catch.


KIRO Radio’s Don O’Neill Talks First Ascent On The Air
Posted on July 22, 2009

Seattle Radio Host, Don O’Neill talks technical outfitting with Eddie Bauer Director of Outerwear, Andrew Turner. On Thursday, July 23, O’Neill will attempt to summit Mt. Rainier along with Captain Keith from The Deadliest Catch as part of The Climb for Clean Air.


Seth Waterfall Skis Off Summit Of Denali
Posted on July 20, 2009

June 25, 2009 Ashford, WA By Seth Waterfall I’ve always dreamed of skiing off the summit of Denali. This spring I had an opportunity to make that dream come true.

NFL Commissioner and Seahawks Coach Summit Rainier in First Ascent
Posted on July 17, 2009

On July 8, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Seattle Seahawks coach Jim Mora, and Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke summitted Mount Rainier (14,410′) as part of the United Way Climb for the Community. Led by First Ascent Guides Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and Seth Waterfall, the team overcame the challenges of physical and mental fitness

Peak XV Down Jacket “Gold” at 14,410 ft.
Posted on July 15, 2009

Backpacker Associate Editor, Shannon Davis, successfully summited Mt. Rainier this month while gear testing the First Ascent Peak XV Down Jacket.  Read More…


Eddie Bauer Proud Sponsor of New First Ascent-RMI Guide Grant Program
Posted on July 5, 2009

By Peter Whittaker Being a mountain guide is a pretty cool job, with a lot of benefits. Great ambiance. Good company. And the nice side effect of staying in top physical condition. There are also huge responsibilities.


Ed Viesturs on The Colbert Report Tomorrow, July 2
Posted on July 1, 2009

Two years ago, Ed Viesturs made a promise on The Colbert Report. In his March 14, 2007, interview with Stephen Colbert, Ed agreed to plant a Colbert Report flag on top of Everest the next time he went.