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This holiday season, give the healing power of adventure to young adults impacted by cancer.



First Descents provides life-changing outdoor
adventures for young adults (ages 18-39)
impacted by cancer.

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Stay tuned for more information regarding our 2018 program season in the coming months.

Programs ensure individualized care, medical attention and intimate experiences with fellow survivors. First Descents programs are offered free of cost to participants.


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Ouray, Colorado

OPEN REGISTRATION. There will be two separate weeks of Ouray Ice Climbing programs in 2018. Week 1: January 28th -…
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Order your FD holiday cards today!

FD Holiday Cards

Spread the holiday cheer by sending First Descents custom holiday cards to all your friends and family this holiday season! We're offering sets of 10 or 25 specially designed cards this year with all proceeds coming right back to First Descents to help send more young adults impacted by cancer on life-changing outdoor adventures.

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Are you a young adult impacted by cancer? Sign up today to experience the healing power of adventure! First Descents offers week long, local, and international adventures. Find out more about our program offerings and get started.

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Save the date for our marquee event

2018 First Descents Ball

Save the date for the 12th Annual First Descents Ball! Tickets will go on sale soon.  The 12th Annual First Descents Ball will honor those who believe in the healing power of adventure and desire to help First Descents blaze new trails in the years ahead. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of First Descents and our vision to…

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