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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 http://www.ospreypacks.com/stories/a-day-to-remember/ 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


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


2016 Winter Trips Recap

Date: 05 Apr, 2016  2 Comments  Joshua Oakley

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


Veteran Climbing Night at Salt Pump Climbing

Date: 22 Mar, 2016  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Veteran Climbing Night at Salt Pump Climbing Scarborough, ME First Monday of every Month.


Determination on Denali

Date: 18 Mar, 2016  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

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


Fly Fishing Recovery for Veterans, A VetEx LRRP Adventure

Date: 15 Mar, 2016  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

  Against a cobalt sky,  puffy pewter clouds waltz with the sun. Below, Bradley Noone stands knee-deep in a quiet pool of emerald water. Back and forth. Back and forth. Patiently and with focus, he rhythmically cuts the air with a neon yellow line until finally bringing it to rest gently on the water. Slowly,