First Descents is joining forces with Heli to give our community greater access to life-defining adventures. Equally inspiring, Heli has named First Descents as its official nonprofit partner, committing leadership funds, awareness and support of our mission.

Any booking you make on the Heli marketplace directly supports the mission of First Descents.


A Letter From First Descents’ Founder

My life is a result of adventure. All of my days have been rooted in and shaped by the call of wild places. Chasing the sun through snow-capped peaks; kayaking untamed rivers; tracking animals through the high country; skiing untouched mountain slopes; and sitting just beyond the break at sunset — these are the spaces and places that are integral to my being.

I’ve been lead to the best places and met the best people through this type of adventure and wandering. I’ve seen how the power of these experiences is rooted deep in our DNA. We lead more intentional lives full of purpose, passion and drive. We learn about ourselves and the world beyond us. Adventure creates the stories we tell that come to define us. It makes us better. It heals us.

I’ve been incredibly fortunate in my pursuit of adventure, and I’ve met some extraordinary folks along the way. And I think all of that is well worth sharing. We provide pinnacle, ultra-customized, unmatched adventure experiences built specifically for you, and deliver them to your doorstep so that all you have to do is say “yes” and the rest…. well, the rest is where it all begins.

See you out there,


Brad Ludden

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