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First Ascent Kayaker Chris Korbulic First to Run Royal Gorge Falls
Posted on June 29, 2010

Chris Korbulic is the newest and youngest adventurer on the First Ascent kayak team. Chris was featured in some of the biggest runs in the expedition kayak film Hotel Charley V.5: First Descent, and he has built up a résumé of first descents.


First Ascent Adventurer Jesse Coombs Reflects on Kayak Film Tour
Posted on June 25, 2010

First Ascent caught up with kayaker and First Ascent adventurer Jesse Coombs at the end of the Hotel Charley Vol. 5 tour. In this interview, Jesse talks about promoting the film and lessons from the road.


Michael Brown Shares Behind the Scenes Look at Everest Summit
Posted on June 24, 2010

Michael Brown shares how he planned for shooting the First Ascent team’s Everest summit and dealt with unexpected gear problems at high altitudes and freezing temperatures.

Leif Whittaker and Dave Hahn Reflect On Everest Expedition
Posted on June 18, 2010

Leif Whittaker and First Ascent guide Dave Hahn describe the severe weather that nearly jeopardized their summit attempt and the window of opportunity that afforded their success. See Leif’s summit and some amazing scenery from the top of the world in this video recap.

Announcing Be First Sponsorship Recipients: Round 2
Posted on June 11, 2010

First Ascent’s Be First program is an opportunity to pursue your passion for adventure, to go for your summit—whatever that might be—and get sponsored to do it. The second round of applications to the Be First program is complete

Richard Wiese To Share Adventures on Born Out There Blog
Posted on June 10, 2010

Adventurer Richard Wiese on the Born Out There blog!


Leif Whittaker Recounts Everest Summit
Posted on June 9, 2010

By Leif Whittaker Clouds collide, explode into 50mph winds that throw frozen bullets at the tent. Inside, the stove roar drowns out the mayhem, but it doesn’t warm our spirits. This is our second night of delay at 26,000 feet and the entire expedition hinges on the next few hours.