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Erik Leidecker and First Ascent Ski Team Explore Idaho ‘Haute Route’
Posted on June 8, 2011

Story by Erik Leidecker On May 4, First Ascent ski guides Zach Crist, Kent McBride and I completed a seven-day ski-traverse of the Boulder and White Cloud ranges in central Idaho.

The First Ascent Ski Team Checks in with a Midseason Report
Posted on February 9, 2011

Last year, First Ascent ski guides Reggie and Zach Crist, along with Lel Tone, Tom Wayes, Lynsey Dyer, Kent McBride, Erik Leidecker, and Lexi duPont covered lots of ground and shredded tons of powder from Tahoe to Alaska.

First Ascent Team Set to Host Clinics and Festivities at Ouray Ice Festival
Posted on December 21, 2010

For a second consecutive year, the First Ascent team—including guides Erik Leidecker, Zach Crist and Chad Peele—will be a sponsor at Ouray Ice Festival at Ouray, CO, Jan. 6-9, 2011.

FA Ski Guide Erik Leidecker Advocates for Mountain Safety
Posted on November 19, 2010

Erik Leidecker is an IFMGA certified mountain guide, First Ascent Ski Guide, Operations Manager for Sun Valley Heli Ski, and co-owner of Sawtooth Mountain Guides (SMG). In this Q&A with Remote Medical International (RMI), he talks about his experience and why continuous training is critical for guiding.


First Ascent Gears Up for Teva Mountain Games
Posted on June 2, 2010

As we mentioned last month on the Born Out There blog, Eddie Bauer and First Ascent are sponsoring the Teva Mountain Games, the nation’s largest celebration of mountain sports, lifestyle and music, featuring top professional and amateur athletes from around the world.

Stoke-o-meter Extremely High as First Ascent Ski Guides Wrap Up Season
Posted on May 26, 2010

It was quite a year for First Ascent ski guides Reggie and Zach Crist, Lel Tone, Tom Wayes, Erik Leidecker and Kent McBride, as they set out to design the 2010 ski collection.

Join Eddie Bauer and First Ascent at Teva Mountain Games in June
Posted on April 19, 2010

If you love mountain sports and music (and we know all First Ascent fans do), then mark your calendar for the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado June 3-6, 2010.