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Mountain Summit in Aspen Aug. 27-30
Posted on August 21, 2009

Join renowned mountaineers Ed Viesturs & Jim Whittaker in Aspen, Colorado for intimate conversation about mountaineering the world’s peaks. For more information, visit Sponsored by First Ascent.

Improve Your Shot at the Top with Tips from a First Ascent Guide
Posted on August 19, 2009

Climbing season is at its peak in the Pacific Northwest. First Ascent Guide Seth Waterfall shares his tips on how to boost your chances to tag the top.


Ed Viesturs on The Colbert Report Tomorrow, July 2
Posted on July 1, 2009

Two years ago, Ed Viesturs made a promise on The Colbert Report. In his March 14, 2007, interview with Stephen Colbert, Ed agreed to plant a Colbert Report flag on top of Everest the next time he went.

Cyclone Slams Everest, Team Evacuates Basecamp
Posted on May 27, 2009

Everest Dispatch #89 May 27, 2009 Namche, Nepal By Dave Hahn The cyclone pushed us out of Everest Basecamp. Early yesterday morning, it tried to crush us in our tents. Heavy, wet snow was falling at the rate of perhaps three inches per hour.

Bad Weather May Bring Abrupt End to 2009 Everest Climbing Season
Posted on May 25, 2009

Everest Dispatch #88 May 25, 2009 Everest Basecamp By Dave Hahn I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Everest season end so early or so abruptly. It began snowing hard at basecamp at around 6 a.m., and that has continued without pause for the entire day.

Dispatch from the Summit!
Posted on May 22, 2009

*Next dispatch from the team will be at the South Col, their descent will take approximately 4 hours