When we sent Eddie Bauer First Ascent guide Kent McBride to the Dolomites to climb Cima Grande di Lavaredo with Caroline George for our Spring Outfitter Book, he dropped in hot to the beautiful climbing, stunning vistas, and storied climbing history of the South Tyrol region. The Live Your Adventure blog sat down with McBride to get his perspective on climbing a historic route in a historic climbing region.
Katie Lambert links up with new Eddie Bauer First Ascent teammate Mason Earle to free climb Mt. Proboscis in Canada’s Northwest Territories and in the process completes an all free complete ascent of Women at Work (VI 5.12 R) with her husband Ben Ditto—a certified epic that mandated a sharp knife to free a stuck rope and a complicated final rappel with only 70 meters of line that required fixing anchors in total darkness and ended 18 hours after they left the ground.
After 20 seasons climbing in the Everest region, David Morton and his wife Kristine pack the favorite toys, brave toddler jet lag in Kathmandu, and introduce their son to both the grandeur of the Himalaya and Morton’s mountain friends.
When Eddie Bauer First Ascent guide Caroline George completed her mission to climb the six classic north faces of the Alps this past summer, with a 40-hour, door-to-door roundtrip to tick off the Cima Grande di Lavaredo, we were impressed again with her charge and her drive.
First Ascent and Sawtooth Mountain guide Erik Leidecker checks in with his summer season report from the Spaghetti Traversre.
Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesberry head true north to brave 37-degree Arctic flows and descend extreme rivers that run from glacier to sea in locations such as the Svalbard Archipelago and Southern Greenland.
Today, the Be First-supported Arctic Row expedition launches their effort to row 1,300 miles from Inuvik, Canada to Provideniya, Russia. This is the behind-the-scenes story of the epic shuttle to the boat launch.