VetEx Wild River Guides LRRP Team 2015 on the 4th of July

3rd Annual Alaska LRRP Fly-fishing Adventure June 27th – July 5th with Wild River Guides

Date: 29 Oct, 2015  No Comments  admin

A team of Veterans undertakes the first fly-fishing expedition on the Kanektok River of 2015; adapting techniques of “LRRP”, Long Range Reconnaissance and Patrol. From the trip log of June 27th, 2015. “The team of 7 Veterans accompanied by a journalist assembled in Dillingham and joined the staff of Alaska’s Wild River Guides. We studied


Veterans Climb North America’s Tallest Peak to Heal the Wounds of War

Date: 21 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

Eight puffy figures tethered together by two neon orange ropes creep slowly and methodically along a snow-covered ridge, barely a boot-width across. Each team member carefully places one foot in front of the other, fully aware that a fall here simply cannot happen. Periodically, the entire slithering serpent drops to the ground—faces and bellies in


July 9th – 15th, 2014 Veterans Fly Fishing Expedition

Date: 07 Oct, 2014  No Comments  admin

A Veterans Expedition adapting the concept of “LRRP”, Long Range Reconnaissance and Patrol to Expeditionary travel and Fly-fishing in wilderness Alaska. From the trip log of July 9’Th, 2014. “The team assembled in Dillingham. We had a map briefing and reviewed LRRP mission goals. We had a question and answer period then everyone got busy

mtneering group with sponsors

National Geographic Society: Innovators Project

Date: 30 Jun, 2014  No Comments  admin

Nick Watson: Bringing the Wilderness Solution to Vets Mountaineering provides a powerful boost to veterans returning from war. National Geographic Society THE INNOVATORS PROJECT Text by Mark Jenkins   A climber suddenly falls into a crevasse and Nick Watson dives into the snow with his ice ax. The rope goes taut and Watson, a bearded, muscled

9/11 Climbing Trip 2 From Glacier Peak to Mount St. Helens WA

Date: 13 Nov, 2013  No Comments  admin

  Sometimes you get to go places on expedition and words cannot describe how amazing everything is.  The pictures from our time traveling and climbing in Washington this September 11th say a thousand words.  These volcanoes, trails, rocks, and forests were such an honor to spend quality time in and around.  Glaciers, waterfalls, and mountains

Our crew being extracted just prior to storm rolling in.

VetEx Alaska Expedition with Wild River Guides

Date: 21 Oct, 2013  No Comments  admin

July 29th – August 7th, 2013 Disabled Fly Casters and Army Veterans on the Togiak River  Originally posted here: By Mark Rutherford A week on the Togiak River with Warren MacDonald, who fly fishes from his wheelchair, and with Nick Watson – disabled Army Ranger / founder of Veterans Expeditions, and Dick Watson, his father –