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VetEx Goes to the Outdoor Retailer Show

Date: 08 Aug, 2012  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

The Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake Utah is where you can find the outdoor world under one roof. I went there last week to find out what companies and people are doing for and with our military veterans and to blog what I found for Elevation Outdoors. I walked the massive convention center taking


VetEx Climbs Mt Rainier in Memory of Marine and Fallen Climbing Ranger Nick Hall

Date: 14 Jul, 2012  1 Comment  Joshua Oakley

We went to Mt. Rainier to climb and share company with one another. The agenda was simple –  climb and see what developed in conversation around hot topics in our veteran community. Upon arrival to Mt. Rainier however it became clear that this tight community had been shaken by the death of one of its own. We


VetEx climbs Mt. Elbert for Epic Day Training 1 of 3

Date: 27 Jun, 2012  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

A great team of military veterans and non veterans assembled this past weekend to climb Mt. Elbert.  We had veterans from the Army, Air force, Marines, Navy, and even the D.O.D.   Our group ranged from veterans who served 20 years ago to veterans who just got off active duty.  We ranged the spectrum of physical and mental


Denver REI / Boulder REI — Veterans Expeditions Presents: Reclaiming The Edge

Date: 21 Jun, 2012  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Date: 7/18/2012 Denver REI  and 7/20/2012 Boulder REI Event Fee: Free Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (MDT) Presenter: Nick Watson and Scott Ostrom Group Size: 120 Description: VetEx’s documentary, “Reclaiming the Edge” gives a snapshot into the lives of veterans from the past 20 years of service as they work together to summit Grand Teton on the 10th anniversary


Gear Review: Marmot Silverton Jacket

Date: 04 Jun, 2012  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

 1. What is It? The Marmot Silverton Jacket. The color is Fern/Wintergreen. The jacket retails for $495. It is a hard shell built to withstand big mountain weather without the weight and bulk of most Jacket’s in this category. http://marmot.com/products/silverton_jacket 2. Who is this Jacket for? The Marmot Silverton Jacket is for the back country skier and snowshoer who wants a


Gear Reviews by Veterans Who Know Gear

Date: 04 Jun, 2012  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Gear reviews will be written by military veterans who have been using and testing gear as they train with VetEx for upcoming expeditions, races, and events. The criteria for the reviews has been created with knowledge and experience of both military deployments and wilderness guiding. We bring a very practical approach to our reviews. Please note that