First ascent sleeping bag review

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Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain by Harriet Tuckey

Winner:
Banff Award for Mountain and Wilderness Literature
The British Sportsbook Award for Outstanding General Sports Writing
The Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature
Finalist for the HW Fisher Biographers Prize
 Harriet Tuckey’s book is both the history of what went into the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 and a biography of her father, Dr Griffith Pugh, whose role was absolutely pivotal, yet mostly untold. As the expedition’s physiological consultant, Pugh designed almost every aspect of the survival strategy for the expedition, the acclimatization program, the oxygen- and fluid-intake regime, the diet, the clothing and the high altitude boots. Without him and his work, the ascent of Everest would have been impossible.
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Eddie Bauer has typically been known for turtlenecks and flannel. Seattle Backpackers Magazine was given a pre-production model last fall to conduct a long term, in-depth assessment. Did I mention that I love the bright red and blue color wave? The outer fabric does make it harder to compress, however, as it takes awhile to squeeze all of the air out of the bag. Conversely, when you pull the bag out of its stuff sack, it takes a while for the bag to fluff out. If you give the bag a few quick shakes this does help to expand it back out more quickly.

The spaciousness is impressive for a tent that's a relatively light 4 pounds, 5 ounces. The vertical walls and asymmetrical shape means there's plenty of headroom to sit up on one end. Under a generous vestibule on either side, Hobbit-hole-shaped doors offer one-handed entry -- some of the time, at least. Even with the tent firmly staked down, it took some finesse to slide the zipper with glow-in-the-dark tabs! Camping at high altitudes with little oxygen reaching their brains, Eddie Bauer's guides found they didn't have the mental processing power required to figure out how to set up their high-end Katabatic tents. So Eddie Bauer color-coded the poles, and the design detail has trickled down to the Stargazer, a decidedly less-hard-core offering.

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JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Whether you're prepping to summit Mt Kilimanjaro or, planning an overnight hike in your local mountain range—the First Ascent sleeping bag range has been developed with every type of adventure in mind. Having a correctly specified sleeping bag for your adventure, can make or break the quality of your sleep, as well save your life when conditions turn. The ambient air temperature generally determines what you use to keep yourself warm extra clothing, covers such as blankets or sleeping bags and shelter such as buildings, tents or natural caverns. Sleeping outside of our comfortable and warm homes should therefore not be taken lightly.

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