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Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesberry Explore Evolving Class V and High Sierra Firsts
Posted on August 23, 2011

First Ascent Guide Chris Korbulic reflects on the state of California kayaking.

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

Chris Korbulic Balances Safety with Success at Venezuelan Falls
Posted on March 24, 2011

Story and photos by Chris Korbulic You win some. You lose some. Such is life, such is the story of adventure, and of filming a kayaking television series. Sometimes it’s difficult to see the difference between a win and a loss

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.

Africa Kayak Expedition Update
Posted on December 8, 2010

Yesterday Eddie Bauer received word that the South African whitewater guide, Hendri Coetzee, who was leading First Ascent Kayakers Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic through the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was pulled from his kayak on the Lukuga River by a crocodile and is presumed dead.