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  1. 6 Reasons to take a Hike
    6 Reasons to take a Hike
    First Ascent
    11 September 2019
    The spring season is here, the perfect time of the year to get outdoors and start hiking. In this article, we unpack our top 6 reasons to take a hike, from the many health benefits to the breathtaking views which can be experience – there should be no excuse not to take a hike this season.
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  2. 5 outdoor activities to keep your little explorers entertained
    5 outdoor activities to keep your little explorers entertained
    First Ascent
    20 June 2019
    Already wishing the school holidays were a thing of the past? Fear not, here are our top 5 suggestions to keep your little explorers entertained and more importantly outdoors during these school holidays.
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  3. 6 Tips for winter camping
    6 Tips for winter camping
    First Ascent
    29 May 2019
    For some, winter means hibernation, for others, winter is about beating the summer crowds and finding new, untouched places to explore.
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  4. What to pack for a MTB stage race by Luke Evans
    What to pack for a MTB stage race by Luke Evans
    Luke Evans
    01 July 2019
    With all the upcoming stage races happening across South Africa, such as the Cape Pioneer Trek and Storms River Traverse, Team First Ascent rider Luke Evans, shares with us what he all packs into his trusty First Ascent Yak Sac Duffle for his stage races.
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  5. A Matroosberg Snow Adventure captured by Henko and Antonie
    A Matroosberg Snow Adventure captured by Henko and Antonie
    Henko Roukema
    25 June 2019
    Nothing beats a snow adventure! First Ascent Ambassador Henko Roukema, shares with us his photo journal from his trip to the Matroosberg Mountains.
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  6. 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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  7. Backpacks, Unpacked
    Backpacks, Unpacked
    First Ascent
    29 August 2019
    Selecting the right hiking pack for your needs is critical to making your next trip an enjoyable one. Developed using the highest quality materials and fabric, the First Ascent hiking pack range is built to perform and provide unrivalled comfort, no matter where you adventure takes you.
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  8. Team First Ascent take 7th place at this years Cape Pioneer Trek
    Team First Ascent take 7th place at this years Cape Pioneer Trek
    First Ascent
    25 October 2018
    After six spectacular stages, one prologue and 530 km’s in the saddle, Team First Ascent Riders, Luke Evans and Richard Simpson finished in 7th place overall at this years Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen.
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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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  10. What tent is right for your adventure?
    What tent is right for your adventure?
    First Ascent
    22 April 2021
    Wherever you're adventuring, from the snowy peaks of the Drakensberg to the blistering heat in the Fish River Canyon, we have a tent for you.
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  11. Where to go wild camping in the Western Cape, legally
    Where to go wild camping in the Western Cape, legally
    Henko Roukema
    09 April 2021
    There's something magical about sleeping under an open sky in the middle of nature. Henko Roukema shares his top wild camping destinations, how to access them legally, and what exactly you need for your next mission into the great outdoors.
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    Chamois 101
    First Ascent
    13 September 2021
    Every great pair of cycling shorts starts with a superior chamois. In this blog article we outline the origin of the chamois and some tips to keep in mind when using a pair of cycling bottoms for the first time.
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    A Drakensberg Adventure captured by Ramon Mellett
    First Ascent
    29 August 2018
    Ramon Mellett shares with us his photo journal from his recent trip to Mnweni Central Valley in the Drakensberg.
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  14. My 5 Favourite Hiking Trails in Limpopo
    My 5 Favourite Hiking Trails in Limpopo
    Thabitha Rachoene
    07 April 2021
    Thabitha Rachoene divulges some of Limpopo's best-kept secrets as she shares her 5 favourite hiking trails in the province.
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  15. Top 10 Hiking Trails in South Africa
    Top 10 Hiking Trails in South Africa
    First Ascent
    21 December 2020
    Avid hikers Kobus Bresler and Dania Petrik share with us their Top 10 hiking routes across South Africa. From Cape Town to Mpumalanga, hutted to mountain camping, it's time to start planning your next hiking adventure
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  16. 5 Pet Friendly Trails in Gauteng
    5 Pet Friendly Trails in Gauteng
    Market Dog SA
    28 January 2021
    With the help of one of our favourite adventure doggos, @market_dog_sa, we've vetted a list of tried-and-trusted hiking trails in Gauteng.
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