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May 9, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Montana’s rapids offer cancer survivors an empowering adventure

“The vision was really simple for First Descents, and that was just to teach young adults with cancer how to kayak,” said Brad Ludden.

First Descents founder Brad Ludden kayaking Clark Fork River in Montana

In Changing Currents, the first episode in Discover Your #MontanaMoment video series from Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development, kayaker and outdoor adventurer Brad Ludden leads a group of extraordinary young adults on a challenging ride on the rushing rapids of Montana. Ludden is the founder of First Descents, a charitable non-profit which offers cancer fighters and survivors an outdoor adventure experience and support for the challenges ahead. Using the whirling rapids of Clark Fork River in Missoula, participants are empowered to kayak the most challenging waters, defy their diagnosis, and reclaim their lives.

Changing Currents is the 12th episode in the Discover Your #MontanaMoment video series and can be viewed on VISITMT.COM.

“At First Descents we look for a beautiful setting, a great adventure, and inspiring people,” said Ludden. “Montana has an abundance of all those things.”

Brad’s story highlights one of the many ways adventure seekers can find new challenges to conquer during a day on the water in Montana. Travelers looking other ways to spend a day on the water will find Montana’s lakes and rivers offer a variety of water activities for travelers of all ages here:

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