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First Ascent Adventurers Featured in New Expedition Kayak Film: Hotel Charley V
Posted on May 11, 2010

For the past year, in addition to partnering with some of the world’s best guides, Eddie Bauer and First Ascent have joined forces with some of the world’s most inspirational adventurers. Meet Jesse Coombs, Darin McQuoid and Ben Stookesberry, expedition kayakers, seeking first descents around the world. Travel with them in their new film, Hotel Charley Vol. 5, which documents their pursuit of never-before paddled waterfalls in three countries, at a paddle shop near you (film tour schedule below).

The Adventurers:

Jesse Coombs
Jesse travels the world in pursuit of Class V whitewater. When not extreme kayaking, he skis, plays hockey and participates in search and rescues. In 2006, he was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

Darin McQuoid
Darin is one of the world’s most accomplished extreme kayakers and one of the sport’s best professional photographers.

Ben Stookesberry
Ben was named National Geographic Adventure Hero of the Year in 2007. He’s one of the world’s leading expedition kayakers with first descents in Mexico, India, Brazil and beyond.

Hotel Charley V Tour Schedule:

  • Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Jagged Edge, Telluride, CO
  • Friday, June 04, 2010 at Teva Mountain Games, Vail, CO
  • Saturday, June 05, 2010 at Teva Mountain Games, Vail, CO
  • Sunday, June 06, 2010 at Teva Mountain Games, Vail, CO
  • Wednesday, June 09, 2010 at Rocky Mountain Adventures, Ft Collins, CO
  • Friday, June 11, 2010 at Rendezvous River Sports, Jackson Hole, WY
  • Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Alpenglowidaho at Whitewater Pizza & Pasta, Boise, ID
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at The River House, Index, Washington, WA
  • Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Alder Creek, Blitz Southeast (Ladd’s), Portland, OR

Author: - Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
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  1. JPFreek Adventure Magazine

    Looks like a SWEET film…whew!


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