First Ascent Winter Favs

The wood stove is burning, snow tires are installed on the Prius, and another snow storm is predicted. It is time to get out the winter gear. Last year I fell in love with First Ascent clothing line. A couple of years ago, Eddie Bauer joined up with a dream team of mountaineers including: Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, Melissa Arnot, and Dave Hahn to build a new line of outerwear and gear called First Ascent.

Now until November 23rd, Whittaker Mountaineering is offering an instant $100 off any First Ascent online order exceeding $500 with the coupon code FIRST11. The site also has many sale items. Right now they have a good selection.

First Ascent Favs (shown below):
Women’s Mountain Guide Lite Pant – true to size but a will be a bit short for taller folks, repels moisture, flattering slim fit but not too tight, great for layering, perfect for a winter hike, climb, ski, or snowshoe
Women’s Cloud Layer 1/4 Zip Top – this fleece is warm, has just the right amount of room for active pursuits with a fitted look, and I loved the longer zipper for ventilation
Women’s Paradise 1/4 Zip – super soft, odor resistant, warm, wicks moisture, size up if you don’t like a snug fit, love the 1/4 zip and blue color

First Accent at Glacier Point
After visiting Whittaker Mountaineering’s website my wish list is growing: Women’s BC-200 Shell Jacket (Lava), Downlight Hooded Jacket (black), Guide Glove, Midweight Baselayer Pants…


  1. 32 degrees C here today, would rather be there with you!

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