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2016 Winter Trips Recap

Date: 05 Apr, 2016  2 Comments  admin

We ran 10 trips this winter season snowshoeing, mountaineering, ice climbing, and fat biking in New Hampshire and Colorado. We had just under 200 veterans and active duty military get outside with us this winter season. We had beginners out all season and had some advanced vets out pushing their limits. We had trips with


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Veteran Climbing Night at Salt Pump Climbing

Date: 22 Mar, 2016  No Comments  admin

Veteran Climbing Night at Salt Pump Climbing Scarborough, ME First Monday of every Month.


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Determination on Denali

Date: 18 Mar, 2016  No Comments  admin

Sweeping glacial valleys punctuated by jagged peaks stretch endlessly below us. Our tiny, winged chariot swerves hard right and lands on a nondescript field of snow, more sledding hill than an airstrip. We scramble to unload all our gear and then suddenly the plane disappears with a loud flash. An eerie silence moves in and


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Fly Fishing Recovery for Veterans, A VetEx LRRP Adventure

Date: 15 Mar, 2016  No Comments  admin

  Against a cobalt sky,  puffy pewter clouds waltz with the sun. Below, Bradley Noone stands knee-deep in a quiet pool of emerald water. Back and forth. Back and forth. Patiently and with focus, he rhythmically cuts the air with a neon yellow line until finally bringing it to rest gently on the water. Slowly,


Hilleberg tents with Homesteak peak in the background. The 10th Mtn Division trained and camped here as they prepared for the Alps in WW II. This area was perfect for our team to test gear and get ready for our Denali expedition.

Gear Review: Hilleberg Keron tents

Date: 04 Mar, 2016  No Comments  admin

What is it? Hilleberg the Tentmaker Keron 3, Keron 3 GT and Keron  4. If someone were to ask me today what kind of tent I want, it wouldn’t take half a second to reply the Keron series tents from Hilleberg. After testing in the Colorado Rockies, then trusting them on Expedition to the Summit of


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Gear Review: The Thermarest NEOAIR® XTherm™

Date: 22 Dec, 2015  No Comments  admin

WHAT IS IT? The Thermarest NEOAIR®  XTherm™ is a light weight 4 season air mattress. It has the greatest warmth-to-weight ratio of all air mattresses on the market. With an R-Value of 5.7 and a total weight of 15oz / 430g in the regular and 1lbs 4oz / 570g in the Long. WHO IS IT