Team acclimatizes along a ridge above Pheriche. The jagged summits of Kangtega rise behind_sm

Photographs by Jake Norton

It's an all-star team on an epic journey: Four of the planet's most accomplished mountaineers—Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, David Hahn, and Melissa Arnot—will attempt to climb to the rooftop of the world this spring. The expedition, sponsored by Eddie Bauer's First Ascent Clothing and Gear Line, began its ascent on March 30. Over the next two months, the climbers will make their way up Everest in dangerous conditions, fighting hypothermia, altitude sickness, and sheer physical exhaustion to achieve something few can boast. 

Peter Whittaker, Melissa Arnot, and Ed Viesturs walk through the blue ice features of the lower Khumbu Icefall
We're thrilled to be publishing daily dispatches, videos, and photos from the team. Check out today's video to see an incredible ice avalanche rumbling down the mountain near Camp 1. A few climbers were covered in the snow, but no one was hurt. You can also explore every inch of Everest for yourself an interactive topo map