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The VetEx Experience at Winter Outdoor Retailer 2014

Date: 18 Mar, 2014  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

This winter a team of  VetEx veterans went to the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City.  We went with big plans of new partnerships and quality time with long time partners.  Keen set us up in their booth Wednesday through Friday of the show.  We interacted with Keen staff, Keen customers, and show goers


2014 VetEx Trip and Expedition Schedule

Date: 06 Jan, 2014  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

In 2013 VetEx ran over 30 trips across the United States getting hundreds of military veterans outside and earning the honor of 2014 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year. In 2014, our schedule is going to be even bigger as we hike, paddle, fish, climb, mountaineer, and mountain bike across the nation as our VetEx


VetEx Co-Founders are 2014 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year

Date: 24 Nov, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Vote for Nick Watson and Stacy Bare (VetEx Co-Founders) for the Peoples Choice Award http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2014/vote/ Nick and Stacy have been awarded 2014 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year for their work at Veterans Expeditions. http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2014/stacy-bare-nick-watson/    


Veterans Day VetEx style “Not your Average Veterans Day Parade” Colorado and New York

Date: 13 Nov, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

  This Veterans Day we ran two trips, one in Colorado, and one in New York.  The Colorado group climbed Mt. Elbert, the highest mountain in the state at 14, 433 feet or so.  The New York group climbed rock for two days in the Gunks.  The veterans and active duty military that showed up and climbed


9/11 Climbing Trip 2 From Glacier Peak to Mount St. Helens WA

Date: 13 Nov, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

  Sometimes you get to go places on expedition and words cannot describe how amazing everything is.  The pictures from our time traveling and climbing in Washington this September 11th say a thousand words.  These volcanoes, trails, rocks, and forests were such an honor to spend quality time in and around.  Glaciers, waterfalls, and mountains


9/11 Climbing to Mt. Olympus with SCMO and VetEx

Date: 13 Nov, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

CLIMBING TO OLYMPUS Originally posted here http://sierraclub.typepad.com/planet/2013/09/climbing-to-olympus.html Dan, Derek and Joshua on the summit of Mt. Olympus. By Joshua Brandon, Sierra Club Military Outdoors Organizer We climb for many reasons. We climb to challenge ourselves and we climb for spiritual fulfillment. We climb to mark the anniversaries of our victories as well as the tragedies. Last week, our