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Stookesberry and Korbulic Slay the Impossible Gorge on the Marble Fork of the Kaweah
Posted on June 22, 2012

First Ascent kayakers Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic have run some isolated and burly rivers in their day. But the first descent of the Marble Fork of the Kaweah…

Lel Tone Wins the Guide Lottery in the Tordrillos
Posted on April 26, 2012

Not every day in a heli is paradise, but as highly respected AK ski guide Lel Tone details in her guide report, when all the factors align it’s like winning the lottery of life.

Running The River of Time in Zimbabwe
Posted on April 9, 2012

From Bhutan to Brazil, few kayakers have logged more air miles to exotic destinations than First Ascent athletes Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic. In this report on Africa, Korbulic tries to make sense of traveling and time.

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.

Melissa Arnot Shares Training Secrets for Himalayan Peaks
Posted on March 15, 2012

First Ascent guide and newly announced South Col member Melissa Arnot is famous in climbing circles for the intensity of her training regimen. Read her advice on how to structure your own spring training today on the FA blog.

Wyatt Caldwell checks in from Idaho
Posted on March 7, 2012

First AScent ripper Wyatt Caldwell gives us the update on stocking the yurt, ripping Baldy’s Banked Slalom and building backcountry booters at an abandoned mine site.