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First Ascent Team Skis More of Antarctica, Preps for First Descents
Posted on January 15, 2011

Story and photos by Jake Norton We had another stellar day today in the peaks off the Branscomb Glacier a couple of miles from Vinson Basecamp. There seem to be endless ski opportunities in this area—not surprising since we’re on a continent almost entirely covered in snow and ice.

First Ascent Team Makes First Turns on Branscomb Glacier, Antarctica
Posted on January 14, 2011

Story and photos by Jake Norton Skiing in Antarctica is not something I ever really thought I would do. I’m not sure anyone on our team thought they would get the opportunity for that matter.

Photos of First Ascent Ski Guide Reggie Crist Selected for Red Bull Illume
Posted on October 8, 2010

Read more about Will Wissman’s photography in The Ski Journal (4.3) that hits newsstands on Dec. 1. By Will Wissman Red Bull Illume (RBI) is touted as the world’s premier action and adventure sports photography competition.

First Ascent Ski Guides Featured in Warren Miller’s ‘Wintervention’
Posted on September 21, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that First Ascent ski guides Reggie and Zach Crist and First Ascent junior guide Lexi duPont will be featured in Warren Miller’s 61st annual ski film, titled “Wintervention.”

Erik Leidecker Completes Mountain Guide ‘Rite of Passage’ at Chamonix, France
Posted on August 19, 2010

By Erik Leidecker, First Ascent Ski Guide When my two clients and I arrived at the Cabane d’Orny, a mountain refuge on the Swiss side of the Mont Blanc massif, the hut keeper, Patricia, welcomed us with open arms.