Guide David Morton explains the series of events that led to calling off the climb of Carstensz Pyramid…for now.
In Part Two of his story, Guide David Morton describes the bitter setbacks and cheering encouragements of climbing Indonesia’s 16,000-plus-foot peak with the Heroes Project.
FA Guide David Morton delivers part one of his report climbing Indonesia’s 16,024-foot peak with the Heroes Project and veteran Noah Galloway.
First Ascent team member, guide and photographer David Morton has topped Everest six times and successfully guided clients up all seven of the Seven Summits—in addition to many other points around the world, such as Mount Rainier in Washington state.
This past spring, First Ascent guides David Morton and Melissa Arnot attempted to climb Makalu, the fifth-tallest peak in the world. David produced this short film documenting their expedition.
First Ascent guides David Morton and Melissa Arnot discuss why they turned back from a summit attempt on Mount Everest at Camp 4.
Story by Melissa Arnot When this trip started in April, I knew I would have to work exceptionally hard to stay mentally motivated for the goals ahead. As Dave and I flew out of Makalu Base Camp (one of the most amazingly beautiful experiences of my life) I mentally buckled down