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Fourteen Seasons Deep with Zach Crist in Alaska
Posted on April 18, 2012

Since he first tasted Alaskan heli pow in 1999, First Ascent ski guide Zach Crist has kept his priorities straight in an effort to migrate north each spring. This is his report, 14 seasons deep.

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.

On the Road from Revelstoke to AK to Chamonix with Lynsey Dyer
Posted on March 30, 2012

With the snow season still in full swing from Alaska to the Alps, First Ascent athlete Lynsey Dyer checks in from the road for her recap of a season spent chasing storms, scoring helis, getting creative and just skiing with the girls.

Searching for the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Part II
Posted on May 14, 2010

The knife-edge ridge leading to the summit of Rainbow Peak arcs into the sky overlooking the brilliant blue ocean and the small town of Haines, Alaska. My ski partner, Sunny, pulls out his rope and feeds it through an anchor system called a ‘dead-man’ as I prepare to walk the fine line to the top.

First Ascent Guide Tom Wayes Gets His Ultimate Day in Haines, AK
Posted on May 2, 2010

By Tom Wayes Throughout my guiding career, I have been on a quest for the ultimate day—whether it’s with friends on a personal trip or with clients. As a guide, you are trying to balance taking people where you want to go and where they should go

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Erik Leidecker Enjoys the Other Side of the Camera
Posted on April 18, 2010

By Erik Leidecker Throughout my heli-ski guiding career, I’ve had a few opportunities to work with film, video and still photography production teams. My responsibilities usually include snow stability evaluation, assistance in run selection and emergency back-up.