Looks like the First Ascent team reached the summit of Everest today. Congrats to them, as that’s a burly achievement and chosen suffering at it’s finest. You can follow their every foostep an rib breaking cough at their blog here. It remains to be seen if First Ascent is an authentic attempt by EB to return to their roots or a just a marketing ploy and attempt to boost the company’s value to any suitors.
I’m always skeptical, but again if the gear goes on super closeout I’ll pick up a few items to test out and report back.