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First Ascent Guide Caroline George Summits the Bietschhorn in Switzerland
Posted on September 30, 2010

By Caroline George The Bietschhorn reigns proudly on the northern slopes of the Valais and is the only snowcapped mountain visible from anywhere in the Rhone Valley. I first climbed this peak in 2005 during a Swiss Alpine Club training regimen.

First Ascent Kayakers Prepare for Second Mexico Expedition
Posted on September 27, 2010

By Ben Stookesberry More than 100,000 square miles larger than Alaska, Mexico is endowed with dynamic sub-tropical to tropical climate and spanning at least three major mountain cordilleras. Mexico is considered by whitewater kayakers to be one of the greatest river-running venues in the world.

First Ascent Kayaker Jesse Coombs Helps Rescue on Washington River
Posted on September 23, 2010

  By Jesse Coombs A few years back, we arrived in Hood River, OR, to promote a show that evening. We knew we had a day off from our First Descent: Hotel Charley, Vol 5 tour before heading to our next show

Caroline George Completes ‘Technical Alpine Climbing Week’ in Swiss Alps
Posted on September 22, 2010

By Caroline George My first guided trip in the Alps this summer was working for ISM—The International School of Mountaineering—based out of my hometown of Leysin, Switzerland.

First Ascent Ski Guides Featured in Warren Miller’s ‘Wintervention’
Posted on September 21, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that First Ascent ski guides Reggie and Zach Crist and First Ascent junior guide Lexi duPont will be featured in Warren Miller’s 61st annual ski film, titled “Wintervention.”

Be First Recipient Becomes the First Blind Person to Complete the Pacific Crest Trail, Summit Mt. Whitney
Posted on September 20, 2010

Be First recipient Trevor Thomas set out to be the first blind person to complete a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile route that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington.

First Ascent Guide Kent McBride on Guiding the Matterhorn
Posted on September 16, 2010

Kent McBride’s window of opportunity to climb the Matterhorn in Switzerland was closing due to a forecasted storm. He had 24 hours to assemble his group and help guide them up the most dangerous mountain in Switzerland.