Kyle Berkompas checks in with a gallery from Mason Earle’s first free ascent of a 5.13b route in Yosemite Valley.
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.
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 kayakers Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic have run some isolated and burly rivers in their day. But the first descent of the Marble Fork of the Kaweah…