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Jake Norton Climbs McClellan Mountain in Colorado
Posted on March 31, 2011

By Jake Norton via The MountainWorld Blog It’s not easy to find many new climbs in Colorado, especially fairly easy, long, alpine routes. But, I think my friend Ben Marshall and I did just that a week ago.

Photos: Dave Hahn and Clients Acclimatize for Everest
Posted on March 31, 2011

Dave captured these photos while he and his clients, Bill and Sara McGahan, went for an acclimatization hike above Namche—reaching altitudes close to 13,000 feet—touring the villages of Khumjung and Khunde.

Michael Ferrara Changes Route for Be First Expedition to Ski Across Alaska
Posted on March 30, 2011

Michael Ferrara attempts to be the first to ski across Alaska—from Valdez to Prudhoe Bay—in order to raise awareness for civilian PTSD, which Michael has suffered from as the result of a 30-year career in search & rescue and other first responder services. Michael will be making this 800-mile journey with his dog, Lhotse. 

Chris Coulter and Wyatt Caldwell Roadtrip to Tailgate Alaska
Posted on March 30, 2011

By Chris Coulter and Wyatt Caldwell After 3,000 grueling miles over a 5-day period covering Idaho, Alberta, British Colombia, the Yukon, and Alaska, we finally arrived at the fabled Thompson Pass in Valdez, AK. 

Gerry Moffatt Explores the Yeti Myth for National Geographic’s ‘Expedition Week’
Posted on March 29, 2011

Get your DVRs ready! On April 4, First Ascent filmmaker Gerry Moffatt presents a National Geographic special titled “Hunt for the Abominable Snowman,” part of National Geographic Channel’s Expedition Week.


Dave Hahn Set to Guide a Father-Daughter Client Team for Everest Attempt
Posted on March 28, 2011

In May 2010, First Ascent guide Dave Hahn reached the summit of Mount Everest for the 12th time, the most of any non-Sherpa climber. This time, he is guiding a father and his 16-year-old daughter on a bid for the summit.

Darin McQuoid and Friends Net a Kayaking First Descent in the California Snow
Posted on March 27, 2011

By Darin McQuoid Who would have thought, two first descents in one week and both in the mecca of kayaking, California. It’s normal for our schedules to be dictated by weather in this wonderful sport.