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Disappointing Circumstances Force the Heroes Project Team to Make a Difficult Decision
Posted on December 15, 2011

Guide David Morton explains the series of events that led to calling off the climb of Carstensz Pyramid…for now.

David Morton and Team Face One of Carstensz Pyramid’s Biggest Challenges: Mud
Posted on December 13, 2011

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.

Carstensz Pyramid: The Heroes Project Expedition in Three Acts
Posted on December 5, 2011

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.

David Morton Leads 4 Intrepid Climbers to Rainier’s Tempestuous Liberty Ridge
Posted on August 10, 2011

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.

Watch ‘Makalu’ by FA Guide David Morton
Posted on July 6, 2011

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.


David Morton and Melissa Arnot Turn Back From Everest Summit Attempt at Camp 4
Posted on May 31, 2011

First Ascent guides David Morton and Melissa Arnot discuss why they turned back from a summit attempt on Mount Everest at Camp 4.

Melissa Arnot and David Morton Set Their Pace for Everest Summit Attempt
Posted on May 26, 2011

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