57Hours Partners with First Descents to Encourage Continued Outdoor Adventure Among FD Alumni

September 3, 2020

New York, NY (September 3, 2020) — 57Hours is thrilled to announce a new partnership with First Descents to facilitate discounted access to guided adventures to all First Descents community members. 57Hours, the platform that connects individuals with certified guides for outdoor adventures, strives to provide a service that makes it easy for everyone to take advantage of the outdoors. Perica Levatić, co-founder of 57Hours, says, “We are excited to partner with First Descents, an incredible organization that provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.”

First Descents has developed programs to empower these young adults through unforgettable outdoor adventures and peer-to-peer community building. As part of their Out Living It Project, First Descents alumni will have exclusive discounted access to peak adventure experiences through 57Hours. First Descents’ Director of Programs, Mackenzie McGrath, says “Partnering with 57Hours makes it easier than ever to help our community continue Out Living It. Together, we are connecting the FD family with vetted outfitters and enabling them to take their adventure lifestyle to the next level.”

This partnership stems from the mission of both companies to make outdoor recreation accessible to all, and the belief that adventuring in nature helps people become stronger, healthier and happier. “We strongly believe in the mission of First Descents and are proud to be a part of facilitating adventure-based healing for people who have already overcome so much,” says Levatić. “This is just the beginning of our commitment to this organization and we look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.”


First Descents (FD) provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (ages 18 to 39) impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. In recent decades, there has been a growing effort to establish a new field of study: Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (AYAO). FD was early to recognize a gap in psychosocial support services and, in response, has developed clinically effective programs that empower young adults with cancer through unforgettable outdoor adventures and peer-to-peer community building. During its 20 year history, First Descents has served nearly 10,000 AYAO survivors at over 1,000 programs, and established 27 local adventure communities nationwide to provide ongoing psychosocial supportive care. Over the next three years, FD will provide more than 5,000 experiences across 500 adventure programs. All services are fully-adaptive and free of charge. Recognized for its commitment to operational excellence and overall impact, FD is a Guidestar Platinum-ranked nonprofit and was honored as a CNN Hero in 2016. www.firstdescents.org


57Hours is a platform that connects individuals with certified guides and the best guided outdoor adventures all over the world. The company was founded in 2019, based on the belief that every weekend should involve time spent in the outdoors and enjoying it to the fullest — which means taking advantage of the full 57 hours from 3pm on Friday to midnight on Sunday. Their mobile app makes it easy to find and book adventures worth tackling and guides worth booking, all gathered from locals and first-hand experiences. The platform also enables a passionate community of independent mountain guides to share their amazing itineraries, fill up their trips quickly, build up their client base faster and make guiding a successful and sustainable career. 57hours aspires to benefit everyone involved — guides, clients, local communities, and our environment — and promote safe, accessible outdoor recreation for all. www.57hours.com