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Hahn’s Voyage to South Georgia Underway
Posted on November 30, 2009

6:25 p.m. 800 miles from Ushuaia, 400 miles from South Georgia End of Second Day at Sea. By Dave Hahn Now looking out at whitecaps and angry seas under low overcast, it is tough to remember that just a few days back we were touring Tierra del Fuego National Park in spring conditions.


First Tracks of the Season on Cerro Torrecillas
Posted on November 25, 2009

September 7 I’m playing catch-up: a must-attend wedding in Cape Cod has set me 48 hours behind my brother and the rest of the crew.

Crist Brothers Test First Ascent Gear in Argentina
Posted on November 24, 2009

When you travel halfway around the world for some skiing, you never quite know what sort of conditions may await. It was September 5 and we had locked in plans for two weeks in Las Leñas, betting that a low-tide winter would turn around with a big spring storm.

Reggie & Zach Crist Build New First Ascent Ski Gear
Posted on November 24, 2009

Eddie Bauer continues its commitment to guide-built gear, by teaming up with ski champions Reggie and Zach Crist to build technical ski pieces for its First Ascent line.

Dave Hahn to Follow in Shackleton’s Footsteps
Posted on November 21, 2009

By Dave Hahn Summer is just around the corner in Antarctica. And so I’m packing my First Ascent gear and prepping another climbing team for adventure.


Video Recap: Melissa Arnot Summits Ama Dablam
Posted on November 20, 2009

First Ascent guide Melissa Arnot returned to the Himalayan Mountains in October after her successful summit of Mount Everest last May. During the trip Melissa, along with photographer Cory Richards and friend Chhewang Nima, successfully summited Ama Dablam

Climbing for a Friend
Posted on November 13, 2009

October 2-22, 2009 La Jaula, Argentina Those of us who climb mountains get asked a lot of questions. The one that gets asked the most is the shortest: Why? I usually like to say, “There are as many different answers as there are climbers.”