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VetEx Whitewater Rafting and Climbing Browns Canyon Trip June 4-6 2013

Date: 21 Oct, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

VetEx teamed up with Dvorak Expeditions to run our first whitewater rafting/rock climbing expedition in Browns Canyon Colorado this June. This trip will run annually with the help of local fundraising in Salida Colorado. Contact VetEx to find out how you can help with fundraising or sign up for next years trip. This trip was


Veteran Outside Adventure Film School May 13-19 2013

Date: 03 Oct, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

VETERAN STORY TELLERS TEAM UP WITH THE OUTSIDE ADVENTURE FILM SCHOOL By Army Veteran Joshua Brandon Originally posted  http://sierraclub.typepad.com/missionoutdoors/2013/06/sierra-club-veteran-story-tellers-and-the-outside-adventure-film-school.html  Traversing the Great Sand Dunes “You defended your country once, now your country needs you again” was the idea we left with our military and veteran filmmakers as we celebrated the debut of the Sierra Club’s


VetEx Veterans go to Hyalite Canyon Montana to Climb ice with Conrad Anker

Date: 08 Mar, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

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


Crater Lakes Snowshoe 4 of 4 Beginner Snowshoe

Date: 15 Feb, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

VetEx will snowshoe to Crater Lakes Saturday the 30th of March. This will be our fourth and final  snowshoe of the season.  The Crater Lakes Snowshoe is a beginner snowshoe.  This day trip is appropriate for all abilities and those who have never been on snowshoes.  Snowshoes sponsored by Kahtoola. What:  VetEx Meet-Up Snowshoe beginner in difficulty, Crater Lakes, Rollinsville,  Colorado.


March 16th Mt. Elbert Snowshoe 3 of 4

Date: 13 Feb, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

VetEx will climb Mt. Elbert (14,440 feet) Saturday the 16th of March. This will be our third snowshoe of the season.  The Mt.Elbert snowshoe will be intermediate in difficulty and any bad weather will make the summit an even greater challenge. If you have never climbed a Colorado 14er before, this snowshoe is not for


Outdoor Retailer Show: a military veterans perspective

Date: 04 Feb, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

I spent last week in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Outdoor Retailer Show. I was there to find out what outdoor companies are working with military veterans and to remind companies to consider veterans in their marketing of outdoor gear. My goal was to partner my veteran non-profit (Veterans Expeditions or VetEx) with any outdoor company