Eddie Bauer guide and Everest women’s summit record holder Melissa Arnot examines both sides of the technical argument of picking a down or synthetic loft layer.
Eddie Bauer guide Melissa Arnot gets technical on the layering system she uses to stay warm and protected in high-altitude environments.
Women’s Everest record holder Melissa Arnot boils down what the mountain means to her in 50 words or less.
As she attempts a fifth successful summit, Melissa Arnot reflects on the daily routine that gives her comfort with a shift in perspective at her basecamp home away from home.
Eddie Bauer First Ascent guide Melissa Arnot draws on the knowledge she has gained on the world’s tallest peaks to guide 26 people—including Justin Chatwin, Beau Garrett, Mark Foster, Chase Jarvis and Kenna— on a journey up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa for the Summit on the Summit.
First Ascent guide and newly announced South Col member Melissa Arnot is famous in climbing circles for the intensity of her training regimen. Read her advice on how to structure your own spring training today on the FA blog.
By Melissa Arnot Often the hardest part of a climbing expedition is never what you expect it to be. That was certainly true for David and me. After two months of climbing towards the summit of Mount Everest, on May 23, David and I were able to reach the top.