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Chris Korublic Takes Advantage of Rare, Ideal Conditions for First Descent of Toketee Falls
Posted on April 30, 2011

By Chris Korbulic Alone—as I slid down the loose canyon wall, kayak on my shoulder, 60 meters of climbing rope in my hand—I felt like I might be doing something I should not.

Melissa Arnot Descends From Camp I Amidst Avalanche Conditions
Posted on April 29, 2011

Story by Melissa Arnot; photos by David Morton and Melissa Arnot “I don’t always feel lucky, but I am smart enough to try, because humility has buoyancy and above us only sky.”

Kyle Miller Rides the Ulrich Couloir on Mt. Stuart, Washington
Posted on April 29, 2011

First Ascent snowboarder Kyle Miller rides a 4,200-foot vertical, continuous couloir on Mt. Stuart — the second tallest non-volcanic peak in Washington State.

David Morton and Melissa Arnot Wait Out Snow, Winds on Makalu
Posted on April 28, 2011

First Ascent guides David Morton and Melissa Arnot acclimatize on Makalu at 20,750 feet, but altitude isn’t the only concern. Heavy winds and snow make their climb even more difficult.

Kent McBride Celebrates “Sweet 16” Seasons Heli Guiding in Alaska
Posted on April 28, 2011

Story by Kent McBride; photos by Will Wissman I can’t believe that this is my 16th season heli ski guiding in Alaska. It doesn’t seem like long ago when I was handed my first group to take out exploring. 

Jake Norton Looks Higher Than Everest, Launches ‘Challenge21’
Posted on April 27, 2011

Story and content by Jake Norton The late, great Willi Unsoeld has long been a hero of mine. He was one of the best, most adventurous climbers of his generation, climbing the famed and feared West Ridge in 1963 with Tom Hornbein.