By Seth Waterfall I awoke this morning at 4:30 a.m. just as my alarm started to go off. Not being what you would call a “morning person,” I usually take a second to come around but today I literally jumped out of bed.
By Seth Waterfall Just barely a week after returning from a successful expedition in Antarctica, I was back in the mountains on an RMI Winter Skills Seminar on Mt. Rainier.
By Seth Waterfall; photos by Jake Norton All is well with the team. We had a great day of activity outside of camp. After breakfast this morning we headed out in a “track van”—a 4×4 Ford Econoline van that is fitted with snow tracks instead of regular wheels.
By Seth Waterfall I’m just finishing the final packing for the Antarctica expedition. I’ve been tasked with getting the group gear and food together and then bringing it all down to Punta Arenas, Chile.
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.
RMI has just reported that First Ascent guide Seth Waterfall, Michael Brown, Casey Grom and Scott Jones have returned to Base Camp after a night at Camp II. First Ascent guide Dave Hahn and Leif Whittaker spent the night at Camp IV after summiting
Last year, Eddie Bauer launched First Ascent in dramatic fashion, from the top of the world. This year, several members of the First Ascent family will return to Everest to attempt some amazing new firsts and we’ll be there to capture all the action.