We are very excited to announce our partnership with First Ascent, South Africa’s leading outdoor clothing specialist. First Ascent has always been a strong supporter of South African expeditions, and almost any piece of gear you try on has been tested in some extreme conditions somewhere on the planet. We couldn’t be more pleased therefore, to have them involved as a primary clothing partner as we sail into the Arctic.
First Ascent has been particularly generous with us. Almost every piece of clothing we’ll take with us will bear the gecko logo, from our thermal undies and socks to our base layers, fleeces and downies. In return we’ll give the gear a good thrashing during the course of our 4 month expedition and report back on how it handled and what can be improved upon. We’ll make our reviews public by posting a series of video reports on key gear items.
So thank you First Ascent! Hopefully we’ll do you proud and this won’t be the last first ascent we write about!
Clinton opens his early Christmas presents! Here he shows off First Ascent’s Malamute Down Jacket (this one’s been tested on Everest!)