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Best Odyssey: After Five Years at Sea, Gavin Pens his Final Captain’s Log
Posted on December 16, 2011

Upon completion of the Best Odyssey expedition, Be First recipients Gavin McClurg and Jody MacDonald share favorite moments and photos from their adventure.

Be First Recipient Jon Turk Recaps his Epic First Circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island
Posted on November 17, 2011

Two adventurers live moment to moment during a polar journey around the 10th largest island on earth.

Afterthoughts: The Cascade Challenge and What’s Next for the Team
Posted on October 12, 2011

Greg Stafford reflects on the Cascade Challenge, provides a few fun facts and reveals what’s next…

Captain’s Log: Slow Living in an Ancient World
Posted on September 6, 2011

The First Ascent–sponsored Best Odyssey team is attempting to be the first to kiteboard, surf, stand up paddleboard and paraglide some of the most remote places on earth.

An Injury Forces Steve to Make a Difficult Decision: to End the Idaho Traverse
Posted on August 24, 2011

They paddled the most technical water, rode through the hottest temperatures, pushed bikes over the highest point…but were finally faced with the insurmountable.

Idaho Traverse Part 3: Steve and Chris are Challenged by the Sawtooths en Route to Alturas Lake
Posted on August 21, 2011

Be First recipients Steve Graepel and Chris Minson attempted a variation of the Idaho Centennial Trail for a south-to-north, multisport traverse.

Idaho Traverse Part 2: Chris and Steve Meet the Bruneau Before Cycling the Idaho Desert
Posted on August 19, 2011

Be First recipients Steve Graepel and Chris Minson attempted a variation of the Idaho Centennial Trail for a south-to-north, multisport traverse. The 840-mile route would forge a new line through Idaho’s most beautiful and wildly diverse sections.