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Field & Stream Tests Gear in Manitoba
Posted on November 12, 2009

This past spring, we outfitted some Field & Stream editors in First Ascent gear for a two-week long ATV ice adventure in Manitoba, Canada. The result – a great review and ecstatic, warm, dry editors. You can see the gear in a May 2010 print edition article about the trip. For the review, click here!


Gear Up: Whittaker Shares Top Tips with Backpacker
Posted on November 11, 2009

First Ascent Guide Peter Whittaker shares his gear tips with Backpacker in their latest issue. From zippers and loops to pockets and pit zips. Excerpt from Backpacker Magazine, November 2009

First Ascent Highlighted in Outside Winter Buyer’s Guide
Posted on November 11, 2009

From puffies and shells to insulating layers, First Ascent captured the attention of Outside magazine’s Winter Buyer’s Guide. Mountain Guide Jacket “This water-resistant, quick-drying shell is lightweight but still roomy enough to layer underneath.”


SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT Ad Hits the Airwaves
Posted on November 5, 2009

Hewlett Packard, expedition technology partner for SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT: Kilimanjaro, launched a new television ad campaign this week bringing attention to the global water crisis and feature Kenna, Lupe Fiasco, and Alexandra Cousteau.

Backpacker Names First Ascent Bat Hang Hoodie ‘Most Versatile’ Baselayer
Posted on November 3, 2009

Backpacker magazine dubs First Ascent Bat Hang Hoodie ‘most versatile’ baselayer on the market in their November issue.


First Ascent and Melissa Arnot Top Ama Dablam at 22,348 Feet
Posted on November 2, 2009

Around 9 a.m., in the wind and freezing cold, Cory, Chhewang and I stood on top of Ama Dablam at 22,348 feet. The sun was just cresting the summit and the wind made it feel frigid and inhospitable. Around us, we could see amazing views of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and many other beautiful Himalayan peaks