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Ed Viesturs Gets Candid on Tweetchat
Posted on October 23, 2009

Last Friday’s Tweetchat with Ed Viesturs was an overwhelming success. A perfect blend of casual conversation and authentic questions, Ed answered everything from mountaineering challenges to favorite foods. Check out the top 10 answers below, or the original on Twitter


Sherpa Chhewang Nima Joins Arnot on Expedition
Posted on October 22, 2009

October 21, 2009 Cory and I were awakened this morning by the sound of a familiar and friendly voice, my friend Chhewang Nima. He walked from his village, about an hour away from the place we were staying, to tell us that he would be able to join us on our trip.

Upcoming Events: Your Chance to Meet the First Ascent Guides
Posted on October 21, 2009

October 21, 2009 First Ascent In-Store Event, 7 p.m.—10 p.m. Eddie Bauer FlatIron Crossing, CO Meet First Ascent mountain guides Peter Whittaker, Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall, Chad Peele, and Jake Norton, and a special appearance by mountaineering legend Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Mount Everest.

Three Peaks in Two Weeks for Arnot
Posted on October 20, 2009

First Ascent guide Melissa Arnot returns to the Himalayan Mountains after her successful summit of Mount Everest last May. During the next 21 days, Melissa and photographer Cory Richards will attempt to summit three mountains in the Khumbu region of Nepal, each rising above 20,000 feet.

SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT Team Prepare for the Challenge
Posted on October 19, 2009

With the expedition just 84 days away, the SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT: Kilimanjaro team is facing the reality of the task before them. Actors Jessica Biel, Isabel Lucas, recording artists Kenna, Lupe Fiasco, and the rest of the team have embarked on their training program


Tonight Only – Whittaker, Viesturs and Mountainfilm on Tour in Chicago
Posted on October 16, 2009

First Ascent and Mountainfilm on Tour take the windy city by storm tonight for an evening of great films and mountaineering stories from climbing legends Ed Viesturs and Jim Whittaker.

Ed Viesturs Live Tweetchat Today 1 p.m. PST
Posted on October 16, 2009

Ed Viesturs appeared on the Today Show this week to promote his new book K2 Life and Death on the Most Dangerous Mountain. Get the inside scoop from Ed