It’s confirmed! I will be joining cancer fighters and survivors for a week of white water kayaking in Vail, Colorado this summer through First Descents (a non-profit started by Nike kayaker, Brad Ludden). Though the program is exclusively for cancer fighters and survivors, FD works closely with IA and has offered me the chance to volunteer, capturing the week via video and snapshots for participants and IA friends.
The kayaking programs are booked for 2010, but it appears that there is climbing availability in Estes Park. You cover transportation to Colorado and FD takes care of the rest, including professional training, lodging and equipment. Free climbing lessons and the chance to meet other cancer fighters and survivors sounds like the ideal summer trip to me! Check it out! Can’t make it this year? Registration usually begins in January.