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Darin McQuoid Gets the Shot and 80 Feet of Air on the McKenzie River
Posted on July 20, 2012

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.

Rafting the Relentless River of Everest, a Himalayan Trifecta of First Descents
Posted on June 1, 2012

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 Captures Powerful Imagery from the Heart of Africa
Posted on April 23, 2012

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.

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.

At the Base of Victoria Falls, Chris Korbulic and Team Take on the Hostile Minus Rapids
Posted on December 14, 2011

Between descending lethal rapids and repairing an unreliable diesel engine, Chris checks in with an update from Zambia.

Kayaker Chris Korbulic Returns to Africa to Confront the Unknown
Posted on December 9, 2011

Forging ahead in Zambia, Chris Korbulic asks: Why do this and what do we want to accomplish?

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.