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Next Summit: Motherhood
Posted on August 31, 2011

An exciting new life stage forces First Ascent guide Caroline George to accept whatever comes her way and make it work.

Fire in the Hole: One Gringa’s View of the Avalanche Control Program in Las Leñas
Posted on August 30, 2011

First Ascent guide Lel Tone gets a sneak peek at a day in the life of an Argentinian safety patrol.

Challenge21: It’s All Thanks to the Team
Posted on August 29, 2011

On completing the Rwenzori leg of Challenge21, guide Jake Norton recaps the effort with thanks to the team.

Triumph, Teamwork, Tenacity, and Tragedy in the Rwenzori
Posted on August 26, 2011

The team summits Margherita Glacier, but celebrations are dampened by altitude sickness and then tragic news.

Buen Lomo: Going with the Flow in Las Leñas
Posted on August 25, 2011

The First Ascent Ski Team reports from Las Leñas while shooting gear with photographer Will Wissman.

Challenge21: Thoughts from Near the Top
Posted on August 25, 2011

As he prepares to summit, guide Jake Norton reflects on why we climb mountains.

How Lucky We Are. In the Rwenzoris, Guide Jake Norton is Reminded of Life’s Good Fortunes
Posted on August 24, 2011

Guide Jake Norton is in Africa kicking off Challenge21, a four-year project in which he will attempt to climb the Triple Seven Summits—the three highest peaks on all seven continents. The challenge is an effort to draw funds and attention to one of the world’s greatest crises—water and sanitation