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2010-07-16 13:23:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned adventurer Alison Levine made history by becoming one of the few Americans to complete the Adventure Grand Slam -- climbing the highest peak on each continent (Denali, Aconcagua, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Vinson Massif, Carstensz Pyramid, Everest) and skiing to both the North and South Poles. What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that Alison was born with a life-threatening heart defect that prohibited her from even climbing stairs,...

2010-02-23 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty retailer Eddie Bauer, The Original Outdoor Outfitter®, is turning 90. When Mr. Bauer first opened for business in 1920, his "Eddie Bauer's Tennis Shop" was renting space in a gun shop in downtown Seattle. Within a year he had his own storefront and became renowned as an outfitter and innovator. While he built his business serving hunters and fishermen of the Pacific Northwest, he went on to become America's premier expedition...

2009-10-07 05:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eddie Bauer will launch First Ascent in 183 of its stores across North America on October 12, 2009. First Ascent is Eddie Bauer's new line of expedition-quality mountaineering outerwear, apparel, and gear built by a team of the world's foremost mountain guides, including Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs and Dave Hahn. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/eddiebauer/40168/ (Photo:...

2009-05-26 15:39:00

Hahn, Waterfall and Arnot Complete the First Ascent Success SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by renowned First Ascent guide Dave Hahn, the "Return to Everest" expedition's second summit team has reached the top of the world's highest mountain. Hahn was joined on the summit on the morning of May 23 by fellow First Ascent guides Seth Waterfall and Melissa Arnot, as well as members of their production crew and Sherpas. Their successful summit means that all five First Ascent guides on the...

2009-05-19 13:22:00

Viesturs and Whittaker Return Eddie Bauer to the Top of the World SEATTLE, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of May 19, two legendary mountaineers on the First Ascent "Return to Everest" expedition reached the highest point on Earth. Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker stood on the summit with members of their production crew before descending to High Camp at 26,000 feet. Forced to spend an extra 24 hours in the "death zone" while waiting for high winds and whiteout conditions to improve,...

2009-05-06 12:24:00

The Eddie Bauer First Ascent Blog Follows Final Summit Push this Week SEATTLE, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Eddie Bauer's new Born Out There blog brings all the drama of climbing the world's highest mountain to your computer screen. The blog (blog.firstascent.com) takes viewers on the First Ascent "Return to Everest" expedition along with legendary climbers Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker and Dave Hahn. Viesturs, Whittaker and Hahn are part of Eddie Bauer's guide team launching the new First Ascent...

2009-03-06 17:41:23

A group of 10 female mountaineers in Nepal announced in the capital, Kathmandu, that they plan to scale the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. The women said Friday that they climbed Mount Everest on Nepal's border with China last May and they are now planning expeditions to climb Mount Aconcagua of Argentina, Mount McKinley of the United States, Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania, Mount Elbrus in Russia, Mount Vinson Massif of Antarctica, Mount Kosciusko of Australia and Mount...

2009-02-27 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In a bold return to its heritage, Eddie Bauer has joined up with a dream team of mountaineers to build a new line of outerwear and gear called First Ascent. First Ascent combines Eddie Bauer's legacy as the original expedition outfitter with the expertise of some of today's most renowned mountain guides and climbers, including Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and Dave Hahn. "We've assembled the dream team to design and build the most significant new line of...

2008-12-12 23:04:38

Most deaths during expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest occur during descents from the summit in the so-called death zone, U.S. researchers said. Paul Firth of Massachusetts General Hospital said thousands of climbers have attempted to reach the summit of 8,850-meter, or 29,000-foot, Mount Everest since the 1920s. The international research team, which included investigators from three British hospitals and the University of Toronto, reviewed available expedition records including the...

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2008-10-17 14:52:45

A study of professional mountain climbers has shown that high-altitude exposure can cause subtle white and grey matter changes to the area of the brain involved in motor activity, according to the October issue of the European Journal of Neurology. Italian researchers took MRI scans of nine world-class mountain climbers, who had been climbing for at least 10 years, before and after expeditions to Mount Everest (8,848 meters) and K2 (8,611 meters) without an oxygen supply. They compared their...


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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

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