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First Ascent Team Prepares For Final Approach to Vinson Summit
Posted on January 10, 2011

Story and photos by Jake Norton It never seems like much until you have it on your back. I thought I had pared down my kit pretty well, bringing only what was essential to fill my belly, keep me warm, allow me to take pictures, edit them, and transmit them back home.

First Ascent Guides Embark on Vinson Massif Expedition
Posted on January 3, 2011

In 1966, Eddie Bauer outfitted the American Antarctica Mountaineering Expedition that set out to climb the major peaks on the ice-covered continent. They were successful, capturing first ascents of the six highest mountains in the Sentinel range.

New Eddie Bauer Archives Featured on KING-TV’s Evening Magazine
Posted on May 7, 2010

On May 1, Eddie Bauer celebrated its 90th anniversary by cutting the ribbon on its newly constructed archive room. The museum-style opening included guests such as American climbing legend Jim Whittaker and First Ascent guides Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker.

The Expedition of a Lifetime: We Have a Winner
Posted on March 23, 2010

Outside readers entered the Expedition of a Lifetime contest to win a five-day climbing expedition of Mt. Rainier with legendary guides Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker, plus First Ascent gear.

Ed Viesturs Gets Candid on Tweetchat
Posted on October 23, 2009

Last Friday’s Tweetchat with Ed Viesturs was an overwhelming success. A perfect blend of casual conversation and authentic questions, Ed answered everything from mountaineering challenges to favorite foods. Check out the top 10 answers below, or the original on Twitter


Tonight Only – Whittaker, Viesturs and Mountainfilm on Tour in Chicago
Posted on October 16, 2009

First Ascent and Mountainfilm on Tour take the windy city by storm tonight for an evening of great films and mountaineering stories from climbing legends Ed Viesturs and Jim Whittaker.

Ed Viesturs Live Tweetchat Today 1 p.m. PST
Posted on October 16, 2009

Ed Viesturs appeared on the Today Show this week to promote his new book K2 Life and Death on the Most Dangerous Mountain. Get the inside scoop from Ed