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First Ascent Hits Tahoe Backcountry
Posted on January 27, 2010

When coastal storms hit the Sierras, it’s time to go “billy goating” for powder, skiing all the steep granite faces that usually don’t hold snow. This past week Tahoe was hit with an epic 6-day storm unloading 5-plus feet of fresh snow.

Tahoe Powder Playground for First Ascent Ski Guides
Posted on January 23, 2010

By Reggie Crist Heavy snow continues to fall in the Lake Tahoe region. As predicted, there has been over 4 feet in the past 4 days and more snow is forecasted. First Ascent guide and local Tahoe patroller Lel Tone has been busy at work,

First Ascent Supports 15th Annual Ouray Ice Festival
Posted on January 22, 2010

  Last week the First Ascent team traveled to Ouray, Colorado, to celebrate the start of ice climbing season and to sponsor the 15th Annual Ouray Ice Festival. The festival kicked off with presentations by some of the most accomplished climbers in the industry: Caroline George

First Ascent Sponsors 9000 Meter Challenge
Posted on January 21, 2010

Jantoon Reigersman recently set out on a journey “from the bottom of the ocean to the top of the world.” Beginning with a dive off the coast of Egypt and culminating with the summit of Mt. Everest, his challenge is to make the world’s first 9000-meter ascent.