Photos by Will Wissman
First Ascent guide Seth Waterfall joins the First Ascent ski team in Haines, AK, and watches them in action, guiding clients across the untouched peaks of Southeast Alaska.
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.