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My First Experience with VetEx – Joe Alverez

Date: 14 May, 2019  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

“We help men and women who have served to realize they can challenge themselves, and push beyond what other people tell them about how their bodies and minds work after combat.” -Nick Watson, founder and executive director of Veterans Expeditions, in a 2016 blog post There is no shortage of opinion and research surrounding veterans


My First Trip—Ouray 2017

Date: 06 Mar, 2017  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Veteran’s Expeditions is an outdoor adventure group led by veterans serving veterans who get after it in big ways.  Their purpose is to help veterans in mind, body and purpose by teaching outdoors skills and facilitating outdoor ventures for fellow veterans.  These outings range from ice climbing, snowshoeing, mountaineering, mountain biking, skiing, summiting big mountains


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


The Thermarest NEOAIR® XTherm™—Gear Review

Date: 22 Dec, 2015  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

WHAT IS IT? The Thermarest NEOAIR®  XTherm™ is a light weight 4 season air mattress. It has the greatest warmth-to-weight ratio of all air mattresses on the market. With an R-Value of 5.7 and a total weight of 15oz / 430g in the regular and 1lbs 4oz / 570g in the Long. WHO IS IT


2015 VetEx 8 For 22 Climb for the Fallen

Date: 16 Nov, 2015  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

When 7 military veterans and 1 media person decide to climb North America’s tallest mountain together as a team, amazing things start happening, sponsors step up, and each team member prepares with everything they have for this opportunity of a lifetime. This expedition was awarded a grant from Millet as part of their Millet Expedition