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Here’s a list of some of our longest-standing, most trusted outfitters. But First Descents works with hundreds more vetted outfitters offering every type of adventure nationwide! Register your OLIP adventure today to find an outfitter connection in an area near you.
Farm Dog Surf School is located on the beach in Nags Head, NC. They provide NSSIA certified instructors to ensure you experience is provided by the best instructors. With boards and wetsuits for all ranges of sizes and abilities, Farm Dog is a great resource for family and friends of all abilites to get out and catch some waves. After a long day of surf, kick back at the coffee shop and smoothie bar located at the surf shop to nourish the body.
Looking to book custom travel experiences? Check out Stoke Broker! Stoke Broker was founded by First Descents Founder Brad Ludden. Stoke Broker offers custom-curated adventure experiences for individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations. All proceeds support the mission of First Descents.
57 hours and First Descents have partnered to connect you with and trained and certified outdoor adventure professionals. They make it easy to find and book incredible adventures with local guides around the world.
Register for OLIP and book your next adventure with 57Hours to receive a discount using FD’s special OLIP registration code.
Sundance Kayak School is a whitewater kayaking school on the beautiful Rogue River in Oregon. Sundance and FD have worked together for years to provide weeklong and multi-day programs. They provide expert instruction including single day adventures, overnights, and stand up paddle boarding rentals!
Northwest Mountain School provides rock climbing, alpine mountaineering and ski mountaineering trips to some of the most beautiful mountain ranges int he planet. Based in Leavenworth, WA, they support FD climbing adventures in the Cascades, Smith Rock, and beyond! Check them out for your next pacific northwest excursion!
Raft, paddle or zipline the day away at the NOC. They’ve got instruction for all levels, as well as a variety of women’s only adventures and family excursion opportunities! We love them, and you will too.
Wet Planet was founded by whitewater professionals who wanted to bring their love for the rivers to you. Offering single day rafting trips to multi-day kayaking programs, Wet Planet has all of your river needs covered. With a passion for community, you can enjoy a delicious home cooked meal at the Wet Planet cafe and really get to know the Wet Planet family. Their classes and offerings are available to people of all levels of rafting and kayaking experience. With program offerings around the Northwest, they are a one stop shop for river adventure!
REI outdoor schools offer classes, gatherings, events, and adventures nationwide. From backpacking, biking, hiking, climbing, and paddling, there are endless ways to learn and adventure with REI. Check out your local REI store for offerings in your area, and get excited about all they have to offer!
They literally do it all at the Crested Butte Adaptive Sports Center! Skiing, Kayaking, Cycling, Hiking, Rafting, Climbing, Ice Climbing…and MORE! They are expert at what they do, and make peak adventure accessible to any and every bodytype. Crested Butte, Colorado is a can’t miss adventure spot, and CBA is the best outfitter around.
Founded in Estes Park in 1981, CMS has over 40 years of professional guiding experience. Their highly certified staff will keep you safe and confident on your adventure. Offering a wide range of classes and guiding in rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, back country skiing, avalanch training, and guide training, they offer it all in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Whether it is your first time on the rock or you are looking to advance your skills in the backcountry, CMS will provide a safe and fun environment for you to enjoy outside!
Ready to dive into the Pacific Northwest? These folks are passionate Oregonians who know the local waves better than anyone. From top instruction to expert water safety, they’ll make sure your experience is epic and unforgettable.
Check out their epic multi-day and single day rock climbing classes in Joshua Tree National Park! There’s no more gorgeous place to adventure, and no more trusted outfitter to get out there with!
Tarkio Kayak Adventures brings work class kayak instructors to small groups on the best rivers around the world. All of their lessons, trips, and clinics are geared towards the individuals experience, and promote skill development at all levels. Whether you are looking for a single day intro class, a multi-day kayaking experience, or a wold class paddling trip, Tarkio Kayak Adventures offers it all.
Nothing says Out Living It like sea kayaking through the San Juan Islands of Washington. These expert outfitters can gear you up for your own trip, or guide you on whale watching tours, bioluminescent kayaking adventures, and island hopping excursions!
Book your next North Carolina climbing excursion with our friends at Fox Mountain Guides! Based in Brevard, NC, they offer professional and novice rock climbing instruction, as well as ice climbing in the winters.
Located in the beautiful town of Buena Vista, Colorado, the RMOC can’t be beat. Choose your own adventure from SUPing to kayaking, rafting to duckying. They can set you up on half day, full day, or multiday adventures. Single sport, multisport, shuttles – you name it!
Richard Schmidt surf school has been offering surfing and stand up paddle boarding lessons for decades. Join them for lessons, classes and marine tours in Santa Cruz, Moneterey and the surrounding areas! Their lessons are fully adaptive and they couldn’t be more stoked to work with FDers!
Head to Lake Tahoe to check out Alpenglow’s full menu of of skiing and rock climbing courses! From beginner skills to expert training, they offer the best instruction around. Feeling extra stoked? Checkout their international mountaineering offerings too!
Based in the beautiful Gunks of New York, Alpine Endeavors is a year round guiding service for rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, and mountaineering. They also offer guided hikes and snowshoeing of our local areas, navigation skills, Leave No Trace courses, team building events, and wilderness medical courses. Whether you are a first time rock climber, or someone looking to advance your skills and knowledge, the team at Alpine Endeavors will support you along the way.