Tag Archives: Jesse Coombs

Our Deepest Sympathies

We are saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life that occurred with the Eddie Bauer Kayak team. (This taken from the First Ascent Blog.) “Yesterday Eddie Bauer received word that the South African whitewater guide, Hendri Coetzee, who was leading First Ascent Kayakers Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic through the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was pulled from his kayak on the Lukuga River by a crocodile and is presumed dead. Following the incident, Ben and Chris were able to paddle to safety and contact the International Rescue Committee (IRC) who dispatched a team to evacuate them … Continue reading

Expedition to Africa: First Ascent Kayak Team

Jesse Coombs and Darin McQuoid of the First Ascent Kayak Team emailed us this weekend the low down on how the GOAL ZERO gear performed on their latest expedition: “Darin McQuoid and I just returned from the First Ascent Kayak Team’s expedition to Africa. We traveled to Uganda, a wonderful country where typical of most third world countries, power supply is intermediate at best. As always we spent a lot of time in the field and on the river removing us even further from power sources. Yet this by no means reduces our need for electricity to power our video … Continue reading