March 11, 2009 We are truly excited to announce a partnership between Eddie Bauer and Mountainfilm. First Ascent - the new mountaineering line of Eddie Bauer - has signed on as our exclusive presenting sponsor. From Ed Viesturs web site: In a bold return to its heritage, Eddie Bauer has joined up with a dream team of mountaineers to build a new line of outerwear and gear called First Ascent. First Ascent combines Eddie Bauer's legacy as the original expedition outfitter with the expertise of some of today's most renowned mountain guides and climbers, including Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and Dave Hahn. As a direct tie-in, we're pleased to announce that Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Everest, will be presenting at Mountainfilm this May.