Katie Lambert trains hard. As one of the strongest, rising female big wall free climbers in the world, putting in the work to get fit and strong is mandatory for the climbs she tackles. With the launch of Eddie Bauer’s new Motion line—apparel built for building strength, endurance and fitness in preparation for adventure—we caught up with Lambert to get her short take on the new Motion line, which she put to the test while training for and climbing the sandbagged and historic sport routes in the Verdon Gorge of southern France.
Melissa Arnot has summited the world’s tallest peak more times than any Western woman. But for her it’s not just about summit day, it’s about all the work and all the miles she puts in to get strong for the climb. “Mountain training is really the most critical aspect of climbing for me, it’s all of the preparation you do before you even ever try to summit any peak,” says Arnot. “I try to be 100 percent more prepared than I think I’m ever going to need physically and technically, that way I know that on my summit day I can enjoy things and I’ve put all the training away before I even get there.”
The Eddie Bauer Adventure House premiered to a packed house Friday during the opening weekend of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in the scenic Wasatch Mountains. Located at 738 Main Street, the Eddie Bauer Adventure House excited and inspired guests as they immersed themselves in outdoor experiences while mingling with members of Eddie Bauer’s world-class guide and athlete team including Everest women’s record holder Melissa Arnot, Pretty Faces filmmaker and creative force Lynsey Dyer and Poor Boyz Productions ski film star Lexi du Pont.
The Eddie Bauer Rock Wall was a highlight of the star-studded weekend on Main Street during the brand’s second consecutive year of hosting film fans at the world renown, Park-City-based independent film festival. VIP guests from Slash, Jack Black, Kevin Smith and Emile Hirsch to Keanu Reeves, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden and Ironman mixed and mingled in an environment that resonated with a deep ethic of adventure.
Melissa Arnot says she is not a natural athlete – instead, it’s her rigorous training regimen that gets her up every mountain she climbs. The high-altitude climber, fitness disciple, and peacemaker currently holds the western women’s record with five summits of Mount Everest, which means she knows what it takes to reach the top. With this month’s launch of Eddie Bauer’s new line of Motion apparel—which focuses on building strength, endurance and fitness for adventure—we tracked down our brand’s most serious mountain athlete for an interview on what it takes to train for the world’s biggest peaks.
Images courtesy of The Freeride World Tour/Dom Daher and David Carlier
Eddie Bauer skier Drew Tabke earned a podium spot at the Freeride World Tour event in Chamonix, France on Saturday with a strong finals fun in the birthplace of extreme skiing. The two-time Freeride World Champ earned his third-place spot with a smooth, creative run from the 13th start position that netted a score of 89.25. The event was held on the Chamois Face in the Brevent section of one of the world’s greatest freeride destinations.
Last season’s FWT champ, Loïc Collomb-Patton (FRA) won the event on his home country turf with a score of 92.75 just after the contest was put on a long weather hold due to low hanging dense clouds interfering with safety helicopter logistics. The Chamonix Mount-Blanc stop kicked off to the 2015 World Tour in fine form with male and female skiers and snowboarders, representing 59 of the world’s best in the discipline of big-mountian freeriding.
When we launched this month’s resolve to adventure campaign, we thought it was essential that we get our guide and athlete team fully engaged. Who better to set an example of seeking new adventures than a sampling of the 35 guides and athletes who explore for their profession? For them, the toughest part of this assignment was narrowing down the options to one single focus. So a few weeks, a few emails and a few tough decisions on their end later, we’re posting the adventure resolutions of eight of the most motivated members of our team.
Our friends at the Heroes Project were featured on 60 Minutes Sunday with an incredibly powerful report by Lara Logan on the operation spearheaded by Tim Wayne Medvetz. We’ve backed their effort through Heroes Project missions to Carstensz Pyramid, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Vinson as well as their first attempt on Everest last year. The story—of wounded warriors summiting the world’s tallest peaks with prosthetic legs—is a constant source of awe and inspiration for us at Eddie Bauer. Cheers, once again, to the Heroes Project for all that they have accomplished so far both with their climbs and with their empowering vision.