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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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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


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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2015 VetEx 8 For 22 Climb for the Fallen

Date: 16 Nov, 2015  No Comments  admin

When 7 military veterans and 1 media person decide to climb North America’s tallest mountain together as a team, amazing things start happening, sponsors step up, and each team member prepares with everything they have for this opportunity of a lifetime. This expedition was awarded a grant from Millet as part of their Millet Expedition


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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


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Gear Review: Meal Kit Supply Meals Ready To Eat

Date: 15 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

What is it? Meal Kit Supply makes meals that are ready to eat upon opening the package. These meals are as convenient as it gets when it comes to having minimal time to prep and minimal resources available. Our “8 For 22” team used these meals on Denali during our summit push due to how