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Reggie Crist Tees it Up for the Team During a Stellar Season in Haines, America
Posted on May 16, 2016

Reggie Crist, running the heli show in Haines. P: Wissman

For eighteen consecutive seasons, Reggie Crist has made the long migration to Haines, Alaska to guide some of the biggest mountain ski terrain on the planet. This season the experienced Alaskan heli guide dialed it back a bit due an injury, yet still lined it up for four of his Eddie Bauer teammates to score some of the best Alaskan lines in more than a decade. Facing challenges such as weather, consequence and the mind-numbing downtime of waiting for blue sky in the coastal environment, the trip provided the opening for Lexi duPont, Andy Mahre, KC Deane and Lynsey Dyer to slay some world-class lines while learnng from one of the masters of Alaskan spines in the process.

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Everest No Filter Gallery of Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards on their North Side Approach
Posted on May 13, 2016

With a delay in getting permission to enter Tibet, China the climbing team needed to get some altitude to acclimatize. Waiting in Kathmandu for 10 days was not an option. So the trek began in the Khumbu region of Nepal, one of the most traveled trekking circuits in the Himalaya. Adrian Ballinger crosses one of the many suspension bridges through out the valley on his way to Namche Bazzar.

As you may have heard via Instagram, the CBS Morning News or their live Snapchat coverage, Eddie Bauer climbers Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards are currently attempting Everest via the north side route without supplemental oxygen. It’s a massive objective—with only 3 percent of attempts without Os resulting in a successful summit—yet Ballinger and Richards have brought a different more approachable vibe to the experience via their good humor, unfiltered perspectives and new social media outlook.

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Dave Hahn’s Insider’s Guide to Taos, New Mexico: Episode Three
Posted on May 12, 2016

Dave Hahn is a Taos local and a bit of a local legend. When we traveled to his hometown of Taos, New Mexico last fall to film our Insider’s Guide video series everyone in town seemed to know Hahn or know of Hahn. His picture graced the walls of fame at countless establishments and most locals we encountered seemed to have a Dave Hahn story. But in characteristic Dave Hahn style, the world-renown Everest guide was characteristically understated about his status. He even joked that folks would think he was on Everest or Denali, when he just cruised to Albuquerque for a few days. But rumor aside, Hahn was much more interested in showing us the town he called home and the people he shared it with—which is why we’ve received such an incredible response to the first two episodes of the guide. So in episode three of his Insider’s Guide, we share Hahn’s distinct perspective on a few more of the places that make this place so unique.

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Elliott Woods Gallery to Celebrate the Foundation of Glacier National Park
Posted on May 11, 2016

A path into the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, a primarily untouched wilderness of pristine quality.

In celebration of the anniversary of Glacier National Park’s historical foundation on this date in 1910, we’re taking a mental break from reality with this stunning gallery and short backcountry report from Eddie Bauer contributor Elliott Woods. Of all the parks in the system, Glacier is a true gem with more than one million acres, two mountain ranges and 130 named lakes. It is also a direct Amtrak ride from our Seattle HQ, which makes it a convenient trip to a stunning location. After viewing this gallery, we’re ready to book our next trip.

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Drew Tabke Reflects on Cold Toes, Sharky Waters and the Anticlimactic End to the FWT Season
Posted on May 9, 2016

The hike to the top on the Bec des Rosses. P: Tero Repo

All year we’ve been tracking Drew Tabke’s run on the Freeride World Tour. The two-time world champ overcame adversity, taxing travel and mountain weather to earn a spot in the Finals in Verbier with his third place finish in Haines, Alaska. But, unfortunately and anticlimactically, the men’s ski segment of the finals were called off due to weather with little fanfare. It was an odd end to his season on tour—especially after the live feed went black during the Haines event as well—but Tabke sent us his thoughts on what actually happened in Verbier and how it all went down.

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Andrew Burr Gallery from a Climbing Odyssey on Malta
Posted on May 7, 2016

Mason Earle walking a slackline, high over a natural pool at the Dragonara Cave, the northernmost point of Malta.

Earlier this week we ran the epic climbing gallery from Mason Earle’s trip to Malta where he sent the legendary X-Factor (5.13+) route, also known as The Malta Roof Crack. But as with most adventure climbing trips, the climbing was only part of the story. The backdrop, the island of Gozo in the Maltese archipelago, provided a visually stunning and culturally immersive experience both before and after the sessions on hard, overhanging routes. Inhabited since 5000 BC, the location is one rich in both literary myth and religious history. Originally settled by Sicilian farmers, the island is famous as both the home of Calypso in Homer’s Odyssey and for containing some of the oldest free-standing temples in the world.

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Mason Earle Sends a Mediterranean Roof Crack in Malta
Posted on May 6, 2016

The awesomely exposed X-Factor roof. A crack splitting this massive ceiling allows this feature to be climbed.

Photogenic routes, exotic destinations and hard crack climbing are three of Mason Earle’s favorite things. So when he and climbing partner Matt Segal departed for the Mediterranean island of Gozo in the Maltese archipelago, they had an objective in mind. That plan was a first ascent of X-Factor (5.13+), a brutally hard overhanging, hand-jamming 20-meter crack. Perched above the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean in the Harq Hamiem cliffs, the route (which has been called one of the hardest roof cracks in the world) was originally climbed by  Sonnie Trotter and Tommy Caldwell. The pictures of their effort were sensational and like most Earle was enticed by the visuals. So he reached out to Trotter for a little beta and a green light to tackle the Malta Roof Crack. The accomplishment was a personal odyssey and the Andrew Burr images convey the epicness of the undertaking.  Today we’re publishing the first of two galleries from the journey.

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