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Welcome to First Descents

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"