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Wyatt Caldwell Shreds Private Idaho Backcountry
Posted on January 25, 2013

Eddie Bauer First Ascent snowboarder Wyatt Caldwell taps into the history and heritage of the Idaho backcountry for sled-accessed, approach-ski shredding in a zone of pioneers.

Erik Leidecker preps the Williams Peak Yurt for Sawtooth Powder Season
Posted on December 28, 2012

The Sawtooth Mountains are a range of jagged remoteness with that become a starting point for backcountry skiers when the snows of winter arrive. Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guide Erik Leidecker tells us what it takes to set up his ski touring yurt that sits in the middle of some of the best wilderness ski terrain in the lower 48.

Kyle Miller First Ever to Shred Washington’s Non-volcanic Nines
Posted on June 29, 2012

First Ascent athlete and grassroots splitboard hero Kyle Miller elevated his standing in the history of Northwest big-mountain riding by becoming the first ever to shred the full list of the Washington Nines.

Kyle Miller completes Paradise to Crystal High Route via Splitboard
Posted on March 2, 2012

Northwest splitboard hero Kyle Miller traversed the 24 miles from Paradise to Crystal Mountain and this is his unvarnished and completely inspiring report.

Seth Waterfall Reflects on Mt. Rainier as a Winter Training Ground for Bigger Objectives
Posted on February 20, 2012

Seth Waterfall received a wintertime reminder of the intensity of Washington’s tallest peak while leading a skill-building Winter Expedition Skills Seminar on the mountain this month. This is his report from a midwinter week at 10,000 feet.

The Road Less Traveled, Lexi du Pont Hits the Coast to Chase Storms after Charging the FWT
Posted on February 3, 2012

After the Revelstoke stop of the Freeskiing World Tour was officially in the books, what did underdog superfinalist and First Ascent athlete Lexi du Pont do?

Kyle Miller Summits Glacier Peak, Rides Chocolate Glacier for Birthday Trip
Posted on June 1, 2011

Story by Kyle Miller; photos by Jason Hummel It all started with a forecast. If predicted correctly, we would get three days of sunshine and a shot at summiting and riding Glacier Peak.