First Descents takes you on new adventures, unexplored terrain and "first descents"
I'm Geert De Smedt, adventurer and backcountry freerider. My passion for snowboarding started in 1992. A few years later I became graduated as one of the first international snowboard instructors in Austria. After my studies in tourism I moved to Kenya to work as a guide.
With adrenaline and extreme adventure in my blood, I came up with the idea of high altitude snowboarding. I started with climbing "The Roof of Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro 5895m" and snowboarding down of it. Since then I have snowboarded major volcano's worldwide including Cotopaxi 5897m , Tupungato 6550, Mt Elbrus 5642m, Indian Himalayan,...
My goal is always looking for new adventures, unexplored terrain and "first descents"