Eddie Bauer and First Ascent partner with the following companies and organizations because they share our spirit of adventure and love of the outdoors.
The hub of physical, cultural and nature-based adventure travel, this Web-based resource provides easy, reliable access to invaluable information for travelers. Adventure.Travel, made possible by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, is your guide to finding high-quality, trusted tour operators from around the globe, plus news from the field and compelling content on a host of topics, including the where, when and how to's of adventure travel, from trekking to bicycling to volunteerism Worldwide.
In 1931 Airstream began with a dream to create lightweight travel trailers that slipped cleanly though the wind. And with it was born another dream, one of new freedoms, new places, new experiences, and new friendships. With its timeless exterior design and its modern interior luxury, Airstream has inspired thousands upon thousands of adventures worldwide.
American Mountaineering Museum
“The mission of the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum is to inspire in our visitors a greater appreciation for the mountains and for mountaineering, in all of its facets...to help in the cause to preserve the mountains and the history of mountaineering; to educate our visitors and...enhance their enjoyment and safety in the mountains.” It's located in Golden, Colorado.
Global ReLeaf - American Forests
With each purchase, Eddie Bauer encourages customers to donate $1 to plant a tree through American Forests' Global ReLeaf program. By doing so, customers improve the health of America's forests, which in turn protects our drinking water, cleans our air and provides habitat for wildlife. Since 1990, American Forests has planted more than 40 million trees across the country and around the world, and more than five million of those trees have been planted thanks to Eddie Bauer and its customers.
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is a national and international program to help outdoor enthusiasts reduce their impacts when recreating outdoors. The program strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. It is an educational and ethical program, not a set of rules and regulations.
Mountainfilm in Telluride
America's leading independent documentary film festival. Its mission: “Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.” In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a critical contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, a book signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists.
Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.
The largest mountain-guide service in the U.S. "Safety is our number one priority. RMI guides draw from their wealth of mountain knowledge, experience and training to make sound decisions that improve your chance of reaching the summit while maintaining the necessary margin of safety." Co-owner Peter Whittaker heads up the guide team that built the Eddie Bauer First Ascent mountaineering gear.
Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA)
Based in Haines, AK, SEABA offers full-service heli- and snowcat skiing in the Chilkat and Fairweather Mountain ranges. First Ascent is the official outfitter of the SEABA guide team. Their 15 years of ski guiding and snow science experienceand craving for high-altitude adventureare perfectly aligned with the spirit and design principles that go into creating our First Ascent ski gear.
GoPro Mountain Games
The country's largest celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle returns once again when The GoPro Mountain Games returns to Vail, June 6-9, 2013.
Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes from the Vail Valley and around the world will converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines including:x-country, slope style, and road cycling, freestyle, 8-Ball, sprint and extreme kayaking, raft cross, World Cup Bouldering, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail, mud and road running, dog comps and the Ultimate Mountain Challenge.
In addition to the athletic events, the GoPro Mountain Games will include a mountain photography competition, adventure film school, film festival, an interactive exhibition and demo area, live music, and mountain lifestyle parties.
Vail Valley Foundation
Since 1981, the nonprofit VVF has provided leadership in athletic, cultural, educational and community-based endeavors that sustain and enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley.
Sales and rentals of high-quality mountaineering gear. “Having Mount Rainier in our backyard gives us countless opportunities to wear and test the gear we sell on a daily basis. Our staff has spent many nights on the mountain and would love the opportunity to share our experiences with those who are looking to climb Mount Rainier or other mountains around the world.”