Brad was born in Wyoming and raised in Northwest Montana. He spent his days in the outdoors with his family hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing and, of course, kayaking. Of all his passions, kayaking caught his eye the most. His parents gave him his first kayak when he was 9 and at age 12 he was traveling and competing internationally. By 18 he had kayaked in over 20 countries and found his true passion within the sport, first descents. A first descent is the first time a person successfully kayaks a river or section of river that has never been done. Through his first descents he found immense challenge, adventure, community and personal growth.
Free Outdoor Adventures for Healthcare Workers
We're exploring the healing power of adventure. My guest is Brad Ludden, the founder of First Descents, a non-profit organization that, since , has taken over 10, young adult oncology patients on more than 1, outdoor adventures that feature activities like rock-climbing, kayaking, and surfing. Last year, First Descents expanded their programming to include outdoor adventures designed for young adults living with MS. And every one of these adventures is offered at no cost to the participants. It takes place next week, and we'll tell you how you can register to be a part of it.
I started kayaking when I was 9 years old and was traveling the world in search of whitewater by And it makes beer taste better. I was trying out a new kayak called the Hurricane and was a bit too small for it…. By: Brad Ludden 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. The hand stand push up is a great movement that can be done
Brad's whole life has been centered around the pursuit to be outside. Whether it's in the seat of a kayak or the seat of a bush plane, chasing big game with a bow or setting up camp in the high-country, he feels most alive outside. And it's that love of the outdoors that has created his life's purpose - to introduce as many people as possible to the healing power of adventure and the outdoors.