For most of us, hucking an 80-foot waterfall isn’t even on the life list. But for First Ascent kayaker Darin McQuoid, launching into the fray is just another day in the boat and on the job.
As the Himalayan season winds down, we’re revisiting a different type of foreign mission we sponsored this past fall where an elite rafting crew from Idaho completed a descent of the Dudi Kosi, the silty river that drains Everest. This is their story.
Chris Korbulic recently returned from the heart of Africa while filming for the next season of Kaiak with First Ascent athlete Ben Stookesberry. This is his gallery of his most powerful images from the expedition.
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.
Between descending lethal rapids and repairing an unreliable diesel engine, Chris checks in with an update from Zambia.
Forging ahead in Zambia, Chris Korbulic asks: Why do this and what do we want to accomplish?
First Ascent Guide Chris Korbulic reflects on the state of California kayaking.