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Guide Built: Five Years of First Ascent
Posted on November 3, 2014

Every major outdoor brand sponsors a roster of pro athletes, but First Ascent took a different approach when we returned to building technical outerwear. Rather than ship existing product for validating feedback, our guide built process integrated mountain professionals into every stage of the product design cycle. The crux of what makes their intense input […]

Ed Viesturs Speaks the Guide Truth on Five Years of First Ascent
Posted on October 30, 2014

America’s premier high-altitude mountaineer, Ed Viesturs, sits down at Camp Muir to provide his perspective on five years of First Ascent.

Expedition Rewind: Everest 2009
Posted on October 29, 2014

A five-year on look back at Eddie Bauer’s 2009 Everest expedition that returned the brand to the roof of the world.

Book Report: Ed Viesturs Collects His Thoughts on Everest
Posted on November 4, 2013

In his latest book, The Mountain: My Time on Everest, best-selling author and Ed Viesturs tells the stories of his trips to the Big One.

The New School of Layering: Ed Viesturs Breaks Down his System
Posted on October 18, 2013

Eddie Bauer guide Ed Viesturs breaks down his technical layering system for our New School of Layering education campaign.

Gear Report: Ed Viesturs Summits Rainier with the New Big Tahoma Pack
Posted on August 23, 2013

Mountaineering icon and Eddie Bauer First Ascent guide Ed Viesturs breaks down why he carries the Big Tahoma pack from 10,000 feet on Mt. Rainier.

Everest in 50: Ed Viesturs
Posted on April 26, 2013

Ed Viesturs, the first American to summit all of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen, just completed a 92,500-word book on Everest that comes out in October. But this is Ed’s 50-word take on the Big One.