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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.

Chris Korbulic and Team Conclude Venezuelan Adventure on the Remote Rio Caroni
Posted on April 16, 2011

Story and photos by Chris Korbulic We were sitting around a glowing fire that heated our dinner and lit the amphitheater of jungle around us as we leaned back on boulders or pieces of fallen trees.

First Ascent Kayaker Darin McQuoid Descends the ‘Everest of Rivers’ in British Columbia, Canada
Posted on October 12, 2010

By Darin McQuoid If you ever want to accomplish something, just say it’s impossible. The four-minute mile, Everest without oxygen, the Grand Canyon of the Stikine—all were once proclaimed impossible but are now achievable. It’s amazing what can be done with an untamable spirit of adventure.

First Ascent Kayaker Darin McQuoid Assists Heli-Evac on Homathko River, Canada
Posted on October 7, 2010

By Darin McQuoid I watched in disbelief as the empty kayak floated through a massive cataract and disappeared. Our team of five ventured onto the Homathko River in British Columbia ready for an expedition full of adventure. A rare journey down the Homathko takes four to five days by boat, or two weeks on foot.

First Ascent Kayaker Jesse Coombs Helps Rescue on Washington River
Posted on September 23, 2010

  By Jesse Coombs A few years back, we arrived in Hood River, OR, to promote a show that evening. We knew we had a day off from our First Descent: Hotel Charley, Vol 5 tour before heading to our next show

First Ascent Kayakers Ride Class 5 Falls at Barranca de Piaxtla, Mexico
Posted on July 15, 2010

Words by Jesse Coombs; photographs by Darin McQuoid Ben Stookesberry, Darin McQuoid and I heard about an exploratory descent on a steep river in Mexico known as the Barranca de Piaxtla. The driver of this particular adventure was Rocky Contos, a post-doctorate neurological researcher who is in love with kayaking.