Eddie Bauer First Ascent guide Melissa Arnot draws on the knowledge she has gained on the world’s tallest peaks to guide 26 people—including Justin Chatwin, Beau Garrett, Mark Foster, Chase Jarvis and Kenna— on a journey up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa for the Summit on the Summit.
First Ascent guide and newly announced South Col member Melissa Arnot is famous in climbing circles for the intensity of her training regimen. Read her advice on how to structure your own spring training today on the FA blog.
After two months at altitude attempting summits of Everest and Makalu back-to-back, First Ascent guide Melissa Arnot reflects on her and David Morton’s expedition in the Himalaya.
First Ascent guides David Morton and Melissa Arnot discuss why they turned back from a summit attempt on Mount Everest at Camp 4.
Hi there, it’s David and Melissa calling to check in from Camp 2 on our way up for the summit bid on Everest. We’re resting, and we’ve had nice weather at Camp 2 today.
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
Story and photo by David Morton Spectacular. Absolutely spectacular. Just can’t say enough about that helicopter flight. We landed in Everest base camp a few hours ago.