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Everest Clips: Katabatic Tent
Posted on April 23, 2013

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Eddie Bauer had its sights focused on Everest when our pioneering brand partnered with a team of world-class guides in 2007 to develop advanced mountaineering gear that would excel in harsh, high-altitude environments such as the Himalaya. The First Ascent line launched in 2009 and in three short years this monumental development effort brought the storied brand back to the pinnacle of high-altitude technology with a succession of award-winning, guide-tested products from the Katabatic Tent, Alchemist Pack and Karakoram sleeping bag to the MicroTherm Down Sweater and the BC MicroTherm Down Parka.

During the 2012 Everest climbing season, both the Eddie Bauer West Ridge and Eddie Bauer South Col 50th Anniversary expeditions were equipped with Katabatic Tents that excelled in the harsh weather and thin air of the world’s tallest mountain. But the path to Katabatic success was a long one that involved more than 1,000 nights spent testing the tent in high altitude environments, nine prototype rounds and more than five tireless years of testing.  To skeptics the pinnacle performance of the First Ascent line was a surprise, but for climbers who knew the history of Eddie Bauer’s deep connection to pioneering expeditions in the golden age of mountaineering, it was simply a return to our roots of outfitting the world’s best climbers with exceptional gear built specifically for the job

Author: - Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
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