In the big wall free climbing world, the aesthetic sandstone crack system on Moonlight Buttress stands as an iconic line on nearly every climber's life list. But for Eddie Bauer athlete Katie Lambert, one milestone on that multi-pitch testpiece elevated its significance to something greater and much more personal than just a single potential tick on the resume.
Our First Ascent Guides spend their days reaching the tops of mountains, hanging off the sides of rock faces and pushing themselves off of waterfalls. In the course of their adventures, they are also busy working on designing and improving the First Ascent line of outerwear and gear.
In the Pacific Northwest, climbing Mt, Rainier is a rite of passage for many of those who want to climb it because it's there. Our First Ascent Guides, work each season to help train their clients how to do just that.