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

The Denali 7: Dan Wiwczar, John Krueger, Nathan Perrault, AJ Hunter, Nick Watson, Daniel Pond, Demond Mullins.

Mountaineering can offer vets a chance to get out of their ‘own head’

Date: 10 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

There’s something about veterans and the call of the mountains. Sure, the adventure and the adrenaline and everything that comes with being outdoors is a big part of it.But perhaps nowhere else in the civilian world is that single-minded sense of mission and clarity of focus — so much a part of military life —


Gear Review: DeLorme InReach Explorer

Date: 05 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

WHAT IS IT? The only device you really need in the backcountry. A rugged handheld global satellite communicator that allows you to send and receive text messages, mark waypoints, navigate a route, track and share your journey, and in the event of an emergency, send out an SOS signal. WHO IS IT FOR? Any outdoor enthusiast –


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

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 –