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  1. Aeroloft Jacket – The Making Of
    Aeroloft Jacket – The Making Of
    First Ascent
    31 March 2020
    The Aeroloft is more than just a jacket. It’s a culmination of direction-setting design, thoughtful collaboration and maximized performance.
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Oliver Munnik feedback of the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen
    Oliver Munnik feedback of the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen
    First Ascent
    12 February 2020
    The 2020 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen was a special one, with Oliver Munnik putting the First Ascent Podium Cycling Range to the ultimate test.
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  6. Bulls Heroes and Faces CST Storm to Tankwa Trek Titles
    Bulls Heroes and Faces CST Storm to Tankwa Trek Titles
    Seamus Allardice
    09 February 2020
    The Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen saved the best for last. Both in terms of the trails and the result for the champions, the Bulls Heroes and Faces CST. The men’s yellow jersey wearers further secured their grip on the First Ascent leaders’ jerseys by racing to third on the day; behind their support team and the stage winners, Cannondale Factory Racing. While the women’s race winners secured victory the hard way, winning the stage in fine fashion.
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  7. Cannondale and dormakaba Come Good on the Tankwa Trek Queen Stage
    Cannondale and dormakaba Come Good on the Tankwa Trek Queen Stage
    First Ascent
    08 February 2020
    Stage 3 of the 2020 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, saw the race’s sixth new pairs of stage winners crowned. The Queen Stage, which took in the iconic Merino Monster climb on Saturday, could prove decisive in the final general classification reckoning. Cannondale Factory Racing and dormakaba blue raced to the King and Queen of the Mountain titles, respectively, before securing stage wins too.
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  8. Tankwa Trek Leads Change Hands on Dramatic Second Stage
    Tankwa Trek Leads Change Hands on Dramatic Second Stage
    Nolan Govender
    07 February 2020
    Stage 2 of the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen saw the UCI men’s and women’s lead change hands. CST PostNL Bafang and Faces CST started the day in the yellow and pink First Ascent leaders’ jerseys on Friday morning. Four hours later the Bulls Heroes and Fairtree were in possession of the coveted garments after a dramatic 84 kilometres of racing.
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  9. A Story of Discovery
    A Story of Discovery
    Phillip van der Merwe
    01 January 2020
    I discovered this pool by following a riverbed in the rural Windhoek area at 5:30 AM after a downpour the previous night. Most of the time I do straight-line running, following cattle paths, old gravel roads and riverbeds. In some areas that I run, I would be the only person in that area for months...
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  10. The Day Before The Summit
    The Day Before The Summit
    Michael Dickens
    01 January 2020
    It’s hot, it’s sweaty, and we are happy to arrive at Keiths Bush Camp located in the foothills of Greys pass in central Drakensberg. With very little shade and the sun beating down on us, we quickly set up our tents and hotfoot it to the river, which after the heavy rains is flowing with great vigour, what relief!
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  11. Some of the greatest books dedicated to adventure
    Some of the greatest books dedicated to adventure
    First Ascent
    01 January 2020
    This is our roundup of the greatest books dedicated to adventure. May this inspire you to get out there and make many more adventure stories worth sharing.
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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. Recipes for Hungry Mountain Adventurers
    Recipes for Hungry Mountain Adventurers
    Henko Roukema
    22 October 2019
    We asked our adventure man Henko Roukema to share with us his top 4 recipes from his mountain adventures, and here they are!
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  14. Review: Podium Cycling Range
    Review: Podium Cycling Range
    Luke Evans
    17 October 2019
    When it comes to performance cycling, Team First Ascent Rider, Luke Evans, knows just the type of features one needs in a cycling kit, in order perform at your best. Having put the new First Ascent Podium range to the test, he shares with us his feedback on the new race kit.
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  15. 6 Reasons Why It's More Than The Run
    6 Reasons Why It's More Than The Run
    First Ascent
    16 September 2019
    With Spring approaching, it’s time to dust off those running shoes and get back into shape with a routine exercise regime! So, quit the excuses, lace up your shoes and let’s get running. Here are our top reasons why it’s ‘More than Just the Run’.
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  16. 6 Benefits of Trail Running
    6 Benefits of Trail Running
    First Ascent
    12 September 2019
    Tired of running around the same block or running aimlessly on a treadmill at the gym? Well, here are some of the best reasons to change up your run and head outdoors to the trails.
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