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Be First Recipient Explores Culture and History of Bhutan
Posted on November 17, 2010

Be First recipient Gerry Moffatt has set out across the Kingdom of Bhutan to complete his 14-year quest to paddle all of Bhutan’s major rivers and help pave the way for a sustainable Bhutanese adventure travel industry.

Be First Recipient Gerry Moffat Attempts to Kayak Bhutan’s Major Rivers
Posted on November 16, 2010

After passing thru the chaos of neighboring Nepal, filmmaker and Be First recipient Gerry Moffatt has touched down in the Himalayan paradise of Bhutan.

First Ascent Returns to Beaver Creek for Birds of Prey World Cup Ski Race
Posted on November 15, 2010

The First Ascent team, including Reggie Crist, Zach Crist and Lynsey Dyer, is heading back to Beaver Creek, CO, Dec. 3-5, to support Birds of Prey—the only men’s World Cup ski race event in the United States.

First Ascent Kayak Team Successfully Completes First Descent of Mubuko River, Uganda
Posted on November 15, 2010

Ben Stookesberry: “We actually made it down out of the Mountains of the Moon in a couple days. We made it out with heavy rain the last day of the trail, hiking about 6,000 feet down out of the mountains. We were literally swimming down the trail in spots.

Be First Recipients Become First to Circumnavigate Lake Baikal by Bicycle
Posted on November 15, 2010

Be First recipients completed the first-ever human-powered winter circumnavigation of Lake Baikal in Russia.


First Ascent Kayaker Jesse Coombs Recaps Climb in Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda
Posted on November 10, 2010

By Jesse Coombs The kayak team spent five days in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda. They are called the Mountains of the Moon and are a World Heritage Site. It is also was believed (and possibly still argued by some) to be the source of the Nile.

FA Kayak Team Summits Third-Highest Peak in Africa
Posted on November 10, 2010

Ben Stookesberry: “We’re at the top of Margherita Peak, the highest point in the Ruwenzori Mountains—the fabled Mountains of the Moon and the third highest peak in Africa at 16,700 some-odd-feet. The weather was absolutely not kind to us, although it certainly could have been worse….