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Gear Review: Millet Everest Summit GTX Mountaineering Boots

Date: 23 Nov, 2014  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

  1.  What is it? The Millet Everest Summit GTX high altitude (8,000 meter) boot.  http://www.millet.fr/en/products/fall-winter-2014-2015/hardware-shoes/everest-summit-gore-tex These boots are triple boots with 3 layers of insulation for the extreme cold with an integrated over-boot that eliminates the need for wearing gaiters. This boot retails for $999.99 US dollars.


July 9th – 15th, 2014 Veterans Fly Fishing Expedition

Date: 07 Oct, 2014  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

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


VetEx Whitewater Program Expands Colorado Trips

Date: 30 Jun, 2014  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

  Nonprofits to provide wilderness experience for veterans Posted June 15, 2014 by Citizen Team & filed under Press Releases. Veterans Expeditions, a Colorado-based non-profit that reconnects service members to one another, the land they fought for and outdoor employment opportunities, will take its second Browns Canyon expedition June 21-23.The rafting and climbing expedition is in partnership with Friends of Browns


National Geographic Society: Innovators Project

Date: 30 Jun, 2014  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

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


Return to Hyalite Canyon: Veterans Build Community That Stretches Beyond Mountains

Date: 30 Jun, 2014  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Return to Hyalite Canyon: Veterans Build Community That Stretches Beyond Mountains Veterans Expeditions Hyalite 2014 from Dan on Vimeo. Temperatures suddenly drop and clouds dominate the skyline. Light rain morphs to flurries. The wind gains strength driving snow sideways through the canyon we’ve called home for the last week. Some hoods go up, but other than that no one


VetEx made 3 trips to Ouray Ice Park this Winter

Date: 07 Apr, 2014  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

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