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Kayaker Chris Korbulic Returns to Africa to Confront the Unknown
Posted on December 9, 2011

Forging ahead in Zambia, Chris Korbulic asks: Why do this and what do we want to accomplish?

Perfect weather and a great group of climbers make for a memorable Antarctic summit
Posted on December 8, 2011

FA Guide Seth Waterfall describes a summit of Vinson Massif as as close to perfect as possible.

Getting into Winter Climbing Shape with FA Guide Chad Peele
Posted on December 7, 2011

Chad Peele shares his winter cross-training regimen for getting into optimal climbing-season shape.

The RMI Team Summits Shishapangma the Hard Way: No Bottled Oxygen or Sherpas
Posted on December 6, 2011

RMI Expeditions guide Elías de Andrés-Martos details the realization of a longtime dream: To climb an 8,000-meter peak in the most minimal of styles.


New! First Ascent Wallpapers
Posted on December 6, 2011

Have you downloaded your First Ascent wallpaper yet? Get it here!


Carstensz Pyramid: The Heroes Project Expedition in Three Acts
Posted on December 5, 2011

FA Guide David Morton delivers part one of his report climbing Indonesia’s 16,024-foot peak with the Heroes Project and veteran Noah Galloway.

Skiing the Antarctic Peninsula, Part 3
Posted on December 1, 2011

Kent McBride describes the challenges—and euphoria—of ski guiding the peaks of the Antarctic Peninsula.