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looking to apply your passion for kayaking in a meaningful and life-changing way? First Descents is looking for passionate people to give a week (or more) of their time to volunteer at a First Descents program this year.
The openings include
To learn more about the opportunities and/or to fill out an application, please click …Continue
Posted on April 10, 2012 at 5:07pm
It's that time of year when the snow starts melting and the rivers start running and that means you need to be getting in shape for an epic paddling season.
As we all know, strong shoulders are key to a successful paddling season! There are a few simple movements you can be doing now to get your shoulders in peak shape for paddling this year.
1. The hand stand push up is a great movement that can be done at home or in the gym. There are several variations of…Continue
Posted on March 12, 2012 at 10:27am
For those of you looking for a meaningful way to put your passion for the outdoors and kayaking to work, look no further! First Descents is looking for volunteers for a week-long life changing program (they're all over the country) to attend and take photos. It will bring a whole new meaning to your kayaking, trust me.
Here's the link to get you started or email email@example.com with questions
LINK for information on the position: …Continue
Posted on February 14, 2012 at 4:00pm
For those of you who don't know what First Descents is, we're an organization that provides free outdoor adventure programs to young adults (18-39) with cancer. Our adventures are all over the country and world, primarily in the summer and include surfing, kayaking and climbing.
We're always looking for interested participants. Thus, if you know anyone between 18 and 39 who has or has had cancer, please send them to www.firstdescents.org to…Continue
Posted on December 20, 2011 at 5:13pm
it's that time of year when water turns to snow and the skis come out. I was filming a tv show in Valdez, AK this summer with Dean Cummings who is one my childhood heroes. Dean was in all the major kayak films back in the day and his voice, like Warren Miller's, brings back countless memories. This summer, while kayaking on the Tsaina river near Valdez, I had a chance to hear all about Dean's life and my sense of hero only grew. Here's a great blog post on Outside's blog about Dean. Be sure…Continue
Posted on November 14, 2011 at 8:23pm