First ski descent of Muztagata. Galen Rowell, Ned Gillette, Jan Reynolds and Dick Dorworth. Greenland Ski Traverse, Greenland. Bev Johnson and others. Annapurna IV Expedition (elev. 24,688'). north face outlet At the time, the highest successful winter (December through January) ascent. Adrian and Alan Burgess, Roger Marshall and others. 1981 Everest Grand Circle Expedition, Nepal and Tibet. First circumabulation of Everest; trekking, skiing, and mountaineering. First American winter ascent of Pumori (elev. 23,422'). Immortalized in the book Everest Grand Circle. Ned Gillette, Jan Reynolds, Jim Bridwell, Steve McKinney, Craig Calonica and Rick Barker. Trans-Globe Expedition - around the world. First circumnavigation of the world via the North and South Poles. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bev Johnson, Mike Hoover and others. Everest Medical Research Expedition, Nepal. Successful ascent via the South Col by climbers and scientists studying the effects of altitude on human physiology. Peter Hackett, John West, John Evans, Jeff Lowe, Glen Porzak, Mike Weiss, Chris Pizzo, Chris Kopczynski and Brownie Schoene. Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Peru. New routes on San Juan, and Southeast face of Ranra Palca. Mayfield also soloed the Shield Route on Huascaran. Peter Mayfield, David Diegelman, August Kline, Kurt Rieder and Charlie Schreck - "Rock punks in the Andes." 1982 Denali Medical Research Project, Alaska. Peter Hackett, Rob Roach and Howard Donner.
Moose's Tooth East Face (elev. 10,355'), Alaska. First ascent of a new route. north face outlet store One of the hardest routes in Alaska, this route remains unrepeated. Jim Bridwell and Mugs Stump. 1983 Extreme? Gear introduced. First ski apparel line designed for the extreme and technical user. Celestial Peak Expedition (elev. 17,600'), Szechuan Province, China. First Ascent, first grade 6 rock climb in China. Al Steck, Eric Perlman, Bill Lahr, Brock Wagstaff, Bob Scheider and others. Women's Trikora Expedition (elev. 15,585') Papua, New Guinea. Kayaking and trekking in Irian Jaya and New Guinea, with ascent of Mt. Trikora. Bev Johnson and others. Filmed by Bev Johnson. Utah Ski McKinley Expedition (elev. 20,320'), Alaska. Successful climb, but unsuccessful ski descent of Wickersham Wall. Rick Wyatt, Chris Noble and others. German-American Everest Expedition (elev. 29,035'), Nepal. Successful climb of the Southeast Face. Larry Nielson became the first American to summit Everest without oxygen. Phil Ershler, David Breshears, Gary Neptune, Jim States, Peter Jamieson, Larry Nielson, Dick Bass and Frank Wells. Colorado Makalu Expedition (elev. 27,825'), Nepal. Unsuccessful attempt of the Southeast ridge without oxygen. Pete Athans, Renny Jackson and others. 1984 Iditarod Trail Race, Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Sponsored annually by The North Face, 1984-1989. Susan Bucher, multiple winner. 5,000 Mile Dogsled Odyssey, Duluth, Minnesota to Point Barrow, Alaska.
north face outlet online Will Steger and others. December 1984 to January 1985. Aconcagua Ski Descent (elev. 22,834'), Argentina. First telemark ski descent. Ned Gillette, Pete Patterson and others. Denali Ski Descent, Alaska. Jim Bridwell and Steve McKinney. American Xixabangma Expedition (elev. 26,290'), Tibet. Successful ascent via Northeast Face. Mark Jenkins, Jerry Clayton and others. American Pamir Expedition, USSR. A 2,700-mile overland journey with ascents of the North Ridge of Peak of the 19th Congress (elev. 19,400') and Pik Lenin (elev. 23,400'). Don McIntyre and others. 1985 Mountain Jacket introduced. Expedition classic and genesis of an entire apparel system. North Face Classics, Alps. Successful ascent in one season of six renowned Alpine north faces: the Eiger, Matterhorn, Walker Spur of the Grands Jorasses, Petit Dru, Piz Badile, Cima Grande di Lavaredo. Eric Perlman with Mark Twight, Bill Anderson and Dean Hobbs. Mountains of the Moon, Zaire and Uganda. Solo climbing and skiing in the Ruwenzori Mountains. Ned Gillette. Norwegian Everest Expedition (elev. 29,035'), Nepal.
north face uk outlet Bonnington became the oldest man to summit Everest, only to be surpassed nine days later by team member Dick Bass. Arne Naess, Chris Bonington, Dick Bass and others. Baffin Island, Canada. Several attempts and successful ascents of large walls in remote region of arctic Canada. Earl Redfern and others. Everest West Ridge Expedition (elev. 29,035'), Nepal. Unsuccessful. Jim Bridwell, Dave Saas, Pete Athans and others. 1986 Silver Strand, Yosemite, CA. First solo ascent of this frozen waterfall route. Peter Mayfield. International Polar Expedition, North Pole. 550-mile, unsupported dogsled expedition to the North Pole. Will Steger, Paul Schurke and others. Gasherbrum IV, (elev. 26,000') Karakoram, Pakistan. First ascent of northwest ridge. Greg Child, Tim Macartney Snape, Tom Hargis. 1987 Snow Leopard pack introduced, featuring an original padded "wing" suspension system design that provided unprecedented stability and comfort. Tadpole tent introduced. The winner of industrial design awards. Modified geodesic design balances stability and usable space with minimal materials. Snowbird/The North Face Everest Expedition (elev. 29,035'), Nepal. Unsuccessful attempt of the South Col route. The North Face Sales Manager Sally McCoy climbed to 26,000 ft. Pete Athans, Karen Fellerhoff, Pete Whittaker, Chris Noble, Mary Kay Brewster, Renny Jackson, Robert Link, Sally McCoy, Kelly Rhoads, Marjie Noble and others. International K-2 Expedition (elev. 28,268'), Pakistan. Doug Scott, Steve Swenson, Phil Ershler, Greg Child and others. 1988 Expedition System? introduced. The first comprehensive, integrated apparel system - from the base layer to insulating layers to wind and rain proof shells - designed to increase comfort and performance. Voyage to Antarctica, Drake's Passage. Crossing of Drake's Passage from Chile to Antarctica by rowboat. Ned Gillete, Mark Eichenberger, Fred Trombly and Jay Morrison. First Free Ascent of Salathe Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite, CA.
north face outlet uk First free-climb of this "unclimbable" 2,700 foot route, including four pitches of 5.13, seven of 5.12. Todd Skinner and Paul Piana. Cerro Stanhardt and Des Mochada Patagonia, Argentina. Jim Bridwell, Jay Smith and others. Mt. Buka Daban (approx. elev. 22,000'), Kun Lun Mountains, Tibet. Unsuccessful first attempt by Westerners of the highest peak in the Quing Hai Province, 550 miles north of Lhasa. Located by the team via satellite map. Eric Perlman, Phil Peralta-Ramos and Carl Gerdes. Polar Challenge, North Pole. Helen Thayer is the first woman to make a solo journey to either pole. 1989 The North Face co-founds the Outdoor Industry Conservation Alliance for the benefit of specific environmental causes. Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Antarctica. First unmechanized crossing (by dogsled) of the Antarctic continent. 4,000 mile, seven months. Will Steger, Jean Louis Etienne, Victor Boyarsky, Geoff Somers, Keizo Funatsu and Qin Dahe. Siberian Passage, USSR. Joint American-Russian bicycle trek across the USSR. Mark Jenkins, Carl Jones, Peggy Luce, Tom Freisem and others.
north face outlet sale Hidden Himalaya Expedition, Nepal and Tibet. Mountaineering in a remote region of the Himalaya; Successful ascent of Gurla Mandata. Net Gillette, Susie Patterson and Dave Bingham. Expedicio Feminina Cho Oyu (elev. 26, 907'), Nepal. Magda King led the first all-female team to attempt Cho Oyu. King and Ang Phuri Sherpa summitted. Nepalese-American Ohmi Kangri Expedition (elev. 22, 405'), Nepal. A team of seven Americans and three Sherpas; three summitted. First Americans to climb in the region. Despite the official altitude designation of 22, 405', the team's altimeter recorded 22,850'. Rick Richards, Sangya Dorje and others. Ellesworth Mountains, Antarctica. Climbing and drilling for core samples as part of a geological research study of fission track dating. Mugs Stump completed the first ascent of the West Face of Mt. Tyre (8,000'), perhaps the tallest unclimbed face in the world at that time. "All self-contained, Alpine-style climbs: no support teams, no dogs, no chickens or D-9 cats." Mugs Stump, Paul Fitzgerald, Ed Stump and Rob Hall. Everest International Expedition (elev. 29,035'), Nepal. Successful and very swift ascent via the South Col. Climbing time: 3 days, 171/2 hours. Adrian Burgess, Alan Burges, Peter Athans, Karen Fellerhoff, Roddy MacKenzie and others. Trango Tower, Pakistan. Mark Wilford and Greg Child attempt first ascent of northeast face. They reach 19,000 feet in constant storms and retreat after 13 days on the wall. 1990 K-2 North Ridge Expedition (elev. 28, 268'), China.
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