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FA Kayakers Battle Jungle Vines and Diverse Whitewater to Descend Rio Mambukaba
Posted on October 18, 2011

Chris Korbulic recaps a five-day descent of the Rio Mambukaba in the Brazilian jungle.

Darin McQuoid Gets First-Hand Look at Tsunami Destruction on Japan Kayak Expedition
Posted on June 14, 2011

Story and photos by Darin McQuoid Things were lining up perfectly for 16 days kayaking with friends in a well-developed country that hides a surprising amount of un-run rivers. With the world’s third largest economy and stable political conditions, what can go wrong?


Darin McQuoid and Friends Net a Kayaking First Descent in the California Snow
Posted on March 27, 2011

By Darin McQuoid Who would have thought, two first descents in one week and both in the mecca of kayaking, California. It’s normal for our schedules to be dictated by weather in this wonderful sport.


Ben Stookesberry Does the Math, Walks Away From a Kayak Descent Record Attempt
Posted on March 25, 2011

Story by Ben Stookesberry; photos by Chris Korbulic Twenty-six days into the filming of the Brazilian reality TV series, I am standing at the brink of a 40-meter monster. My stance is as wide and as stable as possible, to compensate for the red Jasper at edge of the drop

First Ascent Kayakers Detour to Explore Kaietuer Falls, Guyana
Posted on March 14, 2011

The First Ascent kayak team heads to Kaietuer Falls, Guyana, as part of a Brazilian TV series film shoot.

FA Kayak Team Paddles into Production in the Brazilian Amazon
Posted on March 2, 2011

Story and photos by Chris Korbulic First Ascent kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesberry are in Brazil filming for the second season of “Kaiak,” the first adventure kayaking television series.

First Ascent Kayakers Head to Brazil to Shoot Kayaking TV Series
Posted on February 18, 2011

By Chris Korbulic In 2010, Ben Stookesberry, Brazilian Pedro Oliva, and I faced some of the most difficult whitewater in central Brazil. Thanks to Pedro’s desire to be the face of kayaking in Brazil, images from the trip were produced into a television series for a Brazilian network.