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  1. How to Choose the Right Trekking Pole
    How to Choose the Right Trekking Pole
    First Ascent
    10 July 2020
    The main aim of any trekking pole is to provide hikers with stability and rhythm when walking on rough terrain. In order to choose the right trekking pole for your next adventure, we’ve compiled the below info to assist you in making the right decision.
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  2. How To Choose A Rain Jacket
    How To Choose A Rain Jacket
    First Ascent
    08 July 2020
    Don’t hide from the rain this winter, instead purchase a rain jacket designed to keep you dry and protected when the clouds open up.
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  3. How to Care for Your Rainwear
    How to Care for Your Rainwear
    First Ascent
    08 July 2020
    Over time, waterproof jackets will lose their resilience, allowing water to penetrate through the jackets surface. Follow our expert advise on how to care for your rain jacket to keep it performing during any downpour.
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  4. How to Sew a Button
    How to Sew a Button
    First Ascent
    17 April 2020
    Buttons are necessary. Buttons that pop off during outdoor adventures is extremely unnecessary. Not to worry, follow these easy steps and you’ll be back on the adventure path in no time.
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  5. How to Repair a Broken Zip
    How to Repair a Broken Zip
    First Ascent
    17 April 2020
    The constant on, off of any zipper can sometimes take its toll. Don’t stress, it’s an easy fix that will have you back in the outdoors in no time.
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  6. How to Repair Your Backpack’s Shoulder Strap
    How to Repair Your Backpack’s Shoulder Strap
    First Ascent
    14 March 2020
    Nothing is more annoying than a shoulder strap coming off mid-adventure. Luckily, with our easy guidelines below, you’ll be backpacking in the wild again in no time.
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  7. How to Patch a Down Jacket
    How to Patch a Down Jacket
    First Ascent
    17 April 2020
    Any down jacket is an investment against the cold, so when a tear appears, it defeats the entire purpose of insulation. Follow our easy patch guidelines before you write off your down jacket for good.
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  8. How to Repair a Hole in Your Trousers
    How to Repair a Hole in Your Trousers
    First Ascent
    17 April 2020
    Keep those hiking trousers happy, hardwearing & water resistant through upcoming adventures.
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  9. How to Clean Your Hiking Backpack
    How to Clean Your Hiking Backpack
    First Ascent
    27 March 2020
    Keep your beloved hiking pack or backpack in mint condition by giving it the care it deserves to serve you on many more adventures. Follow our easy guide to ensure you thoroughly and correctly clean your hiking pack or backpack.
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  10. How to Clean Your Sleeping Bag
    How to Clean Your Sleeping Bag
    First Ascent
    27 March 2020
    With regular care, correct storage and thorough cleaning, you can extend the life of your sleeping bag considerably to secure many meaningful nights under the stars for future adventures.
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  11. How to Clean Your Hiking Tent
    How to Clean Your Hiking Tent
    First Ascent
    27 March 2020
    Not sure how to effectively clean your hiking tent? We’ve got you covered. Follow our tips to ensure you clean and store your tent properly to maintain it's longevity for when you get to enjoy the great outdoors again.
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  12. How to explore the Panorama Route
    How to explore the Panorama Route
    Hennie van der Merwe
    01 January 2020
    There is so much to experience and explore along the iconic Panorama Route in Mpumalanga. Places that simply take your breath away, that will leave you with teary eyes and lasting memories of a beauty that words can never truly explain. This is how we explored Sabie and Graskop and what we learned along the way.
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  13. How to choose a sleeping bag
    How to choose a sleeping bag
    First Ascent
    29 August 2019
    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.
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    5 Ways To Get Back On Your Bike After Winter
    Richard Simpson
    21 September 2017
    Team First Ascent Rider, Richard Simpson shares with 5 ways to get you back on your bike post winter.
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  15. How to Pack a Backpack Correctly
    How to Pack a Backpack Correctly
    First Ascent
    17 February 2021
    A good quality backpack is equipped with all the support functions, to ensure a comfortable fit, but if your backpack is not correctly packed, it will have a huge impact on your carrying ability and efficiency, no matter the size of your load.
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  16. How to choose the correct cycling shoes
    How to choose the correct cycling shoes
    First Ascent
    12 October 2021
    Cycling shoes come in many shapes and sizes each for a particular discipline of riding and style of rider. We've put together how to choose the correct shoes for you to make finding the perfect fit so much easier.
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