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Dave Hahn, Melissa Arnot, and Seth Waterfall reached the summit of Everest with incredible speed on May 23 at 6:40 a.m., Everest time! Congratulations Team Hahn! See the latest video dispatch >>

At about 8 a.m. Kathmandu time, Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Jake Norton, John Griber, and Gerry Moffat radioed Everest Base Camp from 29,035 feet, the highest possible place on Earth. "We're standing at the top of the world," declared Peter Whittaker, clearly overjoyed to have joined his uncle, Jim, the first American to summit peak,…

The weather has broken on Everest and after 12 long days of waiting, Ed Viesturs and the First Ascent team are making a move. They left base camp about fifteen hours ago and should be getting close to Camp 2 by now. “I’m a little bit nervous,” admitted Melissa Arnot, who is trying to become…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo Alpine-style climbing is a preparation game. Gear must be checked and re-checked, camps must be made and stocked on different levels of a mountain, the body must acclimatize to altitude and the mind must steel itself against cold, fatigue and fear. No one knows this better than the men and women…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo MOUNTAINS Headache, heartache, and triumph in the Himalaya this week with lots of acclimatization, bad weather, and even a couple of summits. Edurne Pasabán is sitting in camp 3 on Kangchenjunga, which she says on her blog is “Bonito, pero duro” (pretty, but hard), as she gets over the headaches and…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo  Approaching a high mountain is a tricky process. It must be undertaken with great care in order to ensure that climbers will be both physically and mentally prepared when they push into the lethal 8,000-meter realm. With that in mind, the First Ascent team has split up into three separate groups…

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.…