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Jesse Coombs Nets First Successful Descent of Abiqua Falls in Oregon
Posted on April 20, 2011

By Jesse Coombs; video by Lucas Gilman Lucas and I were looking for first descent waterfalls, and Heather Herbeck suggested Abiqua. We showed up on March 11 after looking at a couple other waterfalls that did not have enough water.


First Ascent Kayak Team Successfully Completes First Descent of Mubuko River, Uganda
Posted on November 15, 2010

Ben Stookesberry: “We actually made it down out of the Mountains of the Moon in a couple days. We made it out with heavy rain the last day of the trail, hiking about 6,000 feet down out of the mountains. We were literally swimming down the trail in spots.

First Ascent Kayaker Jesse Coombs Recaps Climb in Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda
Posted on November 10, 2010

By Jesse Coombs The kayak team spent five days in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda. They are called the Mountains of the Moon and are a World Heritage Site. It is also was believed (and possibly still argued by some) to be the source of the Nile.

FA Kayak Team Summits Third-Highest Peak in Africa
Posted on November 10, 2010

Ben Stookesberry: “We’re at the top of Margherita Peak, the highest point in the Ruwenzori Mountains—the fabled Mountains of the Moon and the third highest peak in Africa at 16,700 some-odd-feet. The weather was absolutely not kind to us, although it certainly could have been worse….

FA Kayak Team Hikes to Alexandra Glacier
Posted on November 10, 2010

Ben Stookesberry: “…Calling in from the base of the Alexandra Glacier… We’re up here on the glaciers feeding the Nile. We’re literally about 15 minutes off the equator and we’re going to head down right now. Chris stayed down below. He got a little bit of a headache last night. Hopefully he’ll join us at […]

FA Kayak Team Hikes the ‘Mountains of the Moon,’ Uganda
Posted on November 9, 2010

The First Ascent kayak team calls in from Camp 2 at the Mountains of the Moon at 11,000 feet. Chris Korbulic: “These mountains are called “the fountains of the Nile.” For a while [hundreds of years ago] they were the only feature on maps in Central Africa.

FA Kayak Team Scouts Largest Section of Whitewater on Victoria Nile, Uganda
Posted on November 2, 2010

The First Ascent kayak team checks in to talk about the largest section of whitewater it has seen yet during its Africa expedition. “This is where the biggest section of whitewater exists … and we have a really high level here.