Liberty Ridge Mt Rainier Climb powered by Therm-A-Rest

Date: 11 Oct, 2016  No Comments  NICK WATSON

  As John Krueger and I rappelled into the Ouray Ice Park on a weekend Veterans Expeditions trip in February of 2016, John said “We should go for the Liberty Ridge on Rainier; it’s totally within our ability.” I muttered something along the lines of “Yeah sounds awesome, let’s do it”—not thinking that it would

Denali millet summit photo

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

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

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VetEx made 3 trips to Ouray Ice Park this Winter

Date: 07 Apr, 2014  No Comments  admin

Veterans Expeditions made 3 trips to Ouray Ice Park this Winter.  These trips saw active military and veterans learn new skills as they worked hard to improve their ice climbing.  We stayed together, cooked meals together, and enjoyed old stories of military service and new stories of civilian life.  Veterans were focused on creating civilian

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