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Darin McQuoid Gets the Shot and 80 Feet of Air on the McKenzie River
Posted on July 20, 2012

For most of us, hucking an 80-foot waterfall isn’t even on the life list. But for First Ascent kayaker Darin McQuoid, launching into the fray is just another day in the boat and on the job.

Caroline George Finds Summer Ice in Chamonix
Posted on July 9, 2012

First Ascent guide and new mom Caroline George took a little time away for herself to go find some summer ice in Chamonix with the ladies from Chicks with Picks.

Crist, Caldwell and Leidecker Explore the History of the Pioneers
Posted on May 9, 2012

With warm weather, blue skies and deep snowpacks still lingering in the high peaks of the American West, Zach Crist, Wyatt Caldwell and Erik Leidecker set out to explore their ski history in the Pioneers.

Caroline George finds new Challenges in Motherhood
Posted on May 2, 2012

UIAGM guide Caroline George has tackled many climbs of great difficulty but nothing completely prepared her for the demands of childbirth, motherhood and returning to the mountains with a different perspective on life.

Chris Korbulic Captures Powerful Imagery from the Heart of Africa
Posted on April 23, 2012

Chris Korbulic recently returned from the heart of Africa while filming for the next season of Kaiak with First Ascent athlete Ben Stookesberry. This is his gallery of his most powerful images from the expedition.

Running The River of Time in Zimbabwe
Posted on April 9, 2012

From Bhutan to Brazil, few kayakers have logged more air miles to exotic destinations than First Ascent athletes Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic. In this report on Africa, Korbulic tries to make sense of traveling and time.

Lexi duPont Pins it to the Heli State
Posted on April 3, 2012

Lexi duPont left home with a truck full of Costco, two jerry cans and 48 hours to cover 2,238 miles of lonely road to Haines, Alaska. Her motivation was a seat in the SEABA Heli if she could get there in time.