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Congratulations, Cascade Challenge Team! Greg, Will, Rex—and Cole, Too—Summit the 14th and Final Mountain
Posted on August 17, 2011

They did it! The Cascade Challenge Team completed its 1,000-mile expedition to bike, hike, climb and ski over 14 mountains in the Cascades.

The Idaho Traverse: Steve and Chris Tackle the Bruneau River
Posted on August 16, 2011

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

Cascade Challenge: The Final Push, Part 1 – Ashland to Mount Shasta
Posted on August 12, 2011

st recipients Greg Stafford, Will Fain, Cole Iverson and Rex Shepard — the Cascade Challenge Team — undertook a 1,000-mile multi-sport expedition to bike, hike, climb and ski over 14 mountains in the Cascades.

Trip Report: First Ascent–sponsored Team Making Miles on Ellesmere Island
Posted on August 9, 2011

Be First recipients Erik Boomer, a 26-year-old photographer, and Jon Turk, a 65-year-old writer, are attempting to become the first to circumnavigate Canada’s Ellesmere Island, a 1,485-mile expedition by kayak.

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Marathon Mountain Madness, Part 2: Southern Oregon
Posted on August 8, 2011

The Cascade Challenge Team gets a summit closer to completing its 1,000-mile multi-sport expedition to bike, hike, climb and ski over 14 mountains in the Cascades.

Marathon Mountain Madness, Part 1: Bend to Crater Lake
Posted on August 5, 2011

The Cascade Challenge Team nears the end of their 1,000-mile multi-sport expedition to bike, hike, climb and ski over 14 mountains in the Cascades.

In the Garden of Eden in the Outer Hebrides: The Latest Captain’s Log from the Best Odyssey Team
Posted on August 3, 2011

Be First recipients, the Best Odyssey Team, find one of their top sailing/paragliding/snorkling spots—not to mention a pod of peaceful basking sharks—yet: The Outer Hebrides of Scotland.