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Video: Leif Whittaker and Team Make Slow Progress on Mount Anderson Winter Attempt
Posted on March 18, 2011

Freya Fennwood and Leif Whittaker produced this video, shot on their way to climb and ski Mt. Anderson in the heart of the Olympic Mountains.

Leif Whittaker and Team Encounter Difficult Terrain on Mount Anderson Winter Attempt
Posted on March 17, 2011

By Leif Whittaker Our heaviest sled is broken. The aluminum has cracked at the rivet where the haul-bars attach to the plastic hull. Heavy snowflakes fill the air like ash from a volcanic eruption, covering our jackets in sopping white blankets as we huddle together and discuss our options, which are few.

Leif Whittaker and Team Kick-Off Mt. Anderson Winter Summit Attempt
Posted on March 16, 2011

By Leif Whittaker A snowplow pushes branches to the edge of the rain-soaked pavement. There isn’t a trace of actual snow on the ground, just brown and green debris that the wind has cleaved off the trees.

First Ascent Kayakers Detour to Explore Kaietuer Falls, Guyana
Posted on March 14, 2011

The First Ascent kayak team heads to Kaietuer Falls, Guyana, as part of a Brazilian TV series film shoot.

Your Turn: Traversing for Tracks at Berthoud Pass, CO
Posted on March 11, 2011

Zach Bauer (pictured in a First Ascent Mountain Guide Jacket) and his friend Steve B. went out in the Berthoud Pass backcountry after a snow, and this image shows them on their way to find the great lines they hit that day.

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Reggie Crist and Chris Coulter Take Turns in Utah Backcountry
Posted on March 8, 2011

First Ascent ski guide Reggie Crist and snowboarder Chris Coulter get fresh tracks in Utah and talk about how splitboarding enables snowboarders to reach places they couldn’t previously.

Be First Recipient Prepares for Alaskan Ski Expedition to Raise Awareness for First Responder PTSD
Posted on March 7, 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. 

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