My First Experience with VetEx – Joe Alverez

Date: 14 May, 2019  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

“We help men and women who have served to realize they can challenge themselves, and push beyond what other people tell them about how their bodies and minds work after combat.” -Nick Watson, founder and executive director of Veterans Expeditions, in a 2016 blog post There is no shortage of opinion and research surrounding veterans

Woman’s Denali Team Training – Leadville, CO

Date: 29 May, 2018  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

The VetEx Women’s Denali Team’s second training took place in Leadville, Colorado March 30th – April 1st, 2018. This training was intended to be much more intense and realistic than the first training in January where we met each other, slept in a hostel and attempted the Angel of Shavano in Salida.   The Leadville training

My First Trip—Ouray 2017

Date: 06 Mar, 2017  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Veteran’s Expeditions is an outdoor adventure group led by veterans serving veterans who get after it in big ways.  Their purpose is to help veterans in mind, body and purpose by teaching outdoors skills and facilitating outdoor ventures for fellow veterans.  These outings range from ice climbing, snowshoeing, mountaineering, mountain biking, skiing, summiting big mountains

4th Annual LRRP Fly Fishing Along Alaska’s Kanektok River

Date: 17 Nov, 2016  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

America’s Veterans fly fishing, rafting, and camping in the midnight sun along Alaska’s Kanektok River.   From the trip log of June 27th, 2016. “The team of 8 Veterans and Labrador retriever service dog “Dixie” joined the staff of Alaska’s Wild River Guides and we studied the topographic maps of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge.

Reclaiming the Edge, When Veterans Climb

Date: 17 Nov, 2016  1 Comment  Joshua Oakley

Eight shadows make their way over an icy slope guided by headlamps and instinct. As most Americans snuggle deeper under the covers in predawn slumber, this group climbs higher, pushing onward over rugged terrain. While their goal is to get to the top of Mount Rainier by sunrise, their purpose stretches far beyond reaching the

9/11 Mummy Range Climb powered by Osprey

Date: 04 Nov, 2016  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

See this blog in its original posting on the Osprey site For many of us, the date September 11th will forever stand sharply in our minds. Just hearing the words nine-eleven evokes a certain surge of memories, a prickly recollection of a normal day turned chaos, only 15 years ago. Just ask any American over