The Ancient Historian

Ancient history, mountaineering, cycling and other outside adventures

Everest is really heating up

I am following with great interest now the Everest season. It is crowded this year on the south side, and there are lots of really compelling personal stories. You can get great reporting over on The Adventurist and Alan Arnette’s site, both on my Blogroll. As my new friend ūüėČ Jason over on the Adventurist reports, the First Ascent team is an amazing collection¬† of talented American mountaineers, including my hero Ed Viesturs. The team is sponsored primarily by Eddie Bauer, who are launching a new line of mountaineering clothes. I’ve just ordered a couple of pieces, so I’ll let you know. The stuff does look good, you can see the men’s stuff¬† HERE and in an intensely competitive market, I guess it is going to help to have these climbers going for Everest, after their tests on Aconcagua. You get a sense of the logistics, and this year’s bad weather, on the FirstAscent posts:

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