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Our Nomination Form is now open for our Two 2018 FDrock programs. The details for these adventures are still coming together, but if you are an alumni of First Descents and would like to nominate your caregiver for one of these programs, please complete this short form.

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Our program season is now open. Click the “Join Us” button and we will reach out to everyone on an individual basis soon.

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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Rock Climbing | Ouray, Colorado

January 28, 2018 - February 8, 2018

OPEN REGISTRATION. There will be two separate weeks of Ouray Ice Climbing programs in 2018. Week 1: January 28th - February 2nd Week 2: February 3rd - 8th Please contact First Descents Programs for more information about our Ouray programs and stay tuned for our full 2018 offerings. World-class climbing…

Eligibility: Open to new participants.
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Local Adventure | Orlando, FL

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Join the Orlando Local Adventure Community for 100 miles of challenge, adventure, and stoke! This bike the keys adventure will begin in Key Largo, FL and, after two days of riding, end in gorgeous Key West, FL.

Eligibility: Open to the Orlando Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | New York City, NY

February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Craving a winter adventure? Join us in Hunter, NY for a weekend of ice climbing in the Catskills Mountains! We will scale up frozen waterfalls with ice tools and crampons. This is bound to be an adventure you never forget! Beginners welcome!

Eligibility: Open to the NYC Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Los Angeles, CA

March 9, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Rope up in the stunning Joshua Tree National Park, an adventure playground for climbers both new and experienced. In the evenings you'll soak in a warm fire and the gaze at the unbelievable starry skies, far away from that L.A. smog!

Eligibility: Open to the Los Angeles Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Austin, TX

April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Surfing in TEXAS! No, that's not a typo. Join your FD family for a weekend of hanging ten at Austin's newest surf park, NLand. This state-of-the-art facility is bound to impress even the most avid surfer! Once we are done surfing, we can go relax in our rented Yurts, converted…

Eligibility: Open to the Austin Local Adventure Community
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Local Adventure | Seattle, WA

April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Rope up on the beautiful, clean granite routes near the unique, Bavarian town of Leavenworth.  The climbing is perfect for all levels, and is the ideal spot to find your next local climbing partner!  

Eligibility: Open to the Seattle local adventure community
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