The innovative vision for creative expeditions within Clear H2O Films is led by professional kayaker and filmmaker Ben Stookesberry. Having pioneered first descents from India, Bhutan, and Pakistan, to Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. The collective athleticism and inspiration surrounding these efforts is pure.
With the principal support of First Ascent by Eddie Bauer, and continued support by Jackson Kayaks, the possibilities for global expeditions is allowing dreams to come true. With a true heart for adventure, a keen intuition for indigenous cultures around the globe, and a spark to find the last unexplored regions of the planet, the Clear H2O Films crew is finding the last unexplored regions of Earth.
First Ascent is Eddie Bauer's line of expedition-quality mountaineering outerwear, apparel and gear built by a team of the world's foremost mountain guides. Its roots are in expedition outfitting, and professional guides have developed the line from the ground up, leading the design process, testing and innovation in some of the harshest conditions throughout the world. The company's recent partnership with the expedition kayakers within the Clear H2O Films circle of athletes is a celebration of the untamable spirit of adventure that's been the hallmark of Eddie Bauer since 1920.
First Ascent kayak team members, Ben Stookesberry, Jesse Coombs, Darin McQuoid and Chris Korbulic, wear First Ascent gear during expeditions around the world, taking advantage of the versatility it provides them during their treks and travels into the deepest river gorges on the planet.