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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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VetEx 2015 Winter Recap

Date: 05 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

This winter we ran snowshoe and ice climbing trips in New Hampshire, New York, and Colorado. Hundreds of military veterans attended our trips. Our 1st Annual VetFest in North Conway, New Hampshire kicked off the season with Ice Climbing for all abilities and a successful Mount Washington mountaineering summit attempt. VetFest saw vets and military

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The VetEx Experience at Winter Outdoor Retailer 2014

Date: 18 Mar, 2014  No Comments  admin

This winter a team of  VetEx veterans went to the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City.  We went with big plans of new partnerships and quality time with long time partners.  Keen set us up in their booth Wednesday through Friday of the show.  We interacted with Keen staff, Keen customers, and show goers

myself, giving it a go

VetEx Veterans go to Hyalite Canyon Montana to Climb ice with Conrad Anker

Date: 08 Mar, 2013  No Comments  admin

How does a group of veterans get the chance to climb with elite mountaineer Conrad Anker?  Why organize such a trip?  These are the questions asked of me after unloading the van from our latest trip to Montana.  They are easy questions to answer.  This was Conrad’s idea I say.  It came about when VetEx

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Crater Lakes Snowshoe 4 of 4 Beginner Snowshoe

Date: 15 Feb, 2013  No Comments  admin

VetEx will snowshoe to Crater Lakes Saturday the 30th of March. This will be our fourth and final  snowshoe of the season.  The Crater Lakes Snowshoe is a beginner snowshoe.  This day trip is appropriate for all abilities and those who have never been on snowshoes.  Snowshoes sponsored by Kahtoola. What:  VetEx Meet-Up Snowshoe beginner in difficulty, Crater Lakes, Rollinsville,  Colorado.

This was our summit photo last summer. Photo by Chris Kassar

March 16th Mt. Elbert Snowshoe 3 of 4

Date: 13 Feb, 2013  No Comments  admin

VetEx will climb Mt. Elbert (14,440 feet) Saturday the 16th of March. This will be our third snowshoe of the season.  The Mt.Elbert snowshoe will be intermediate in difficulty and any bad weather will make the summit an even greater challenge. If you have never climbed a Colorado 14er before, this snowshoe is not for