Dan Simon and Kylene Wolfe, Product Managers for Eastern Mountain Sports came up to the North Conway Climbing School yesterday to spend some time with some of our most senior EMS Climbing School guides to facilitate our feedback regarding design and functionality of some of our clothing line. Combined, we wear this stuff guiding ice climbing, mountaineering, and back-country skiing all over the Northeast hundreds of days each winter. The focus of this meeting was on our “Ascent Series”, the most technical line-up of EMS labeled clothing. For an item to be included in our Ascent line it must be designed to be used in a high-angle technical climbing enviroment. These are not your typical “hiking clothes”, but pieces designed for extreme conditions where weight, durability, and performance requirements must all be perfectly balanced.
These pieces should be in stock by mid-September. Look for the “Ascent Series” to find items that have truly been tested in the harsh conditions of Mount Washington by the oldest climbing school in the Northeast!