Ice Climbing


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


Gear Review: Meal Kit Supply Meals Ready To Eat

Date: 15 Sep, 2015  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

What is it? Meal Kit Supply makes meals that are ready to eat upon opening the package. These meals are as convenient as it gets when it comes to having minimal time to prep and minimal resources available. Our “8 For 22” team used these meals on Denali during our summit push due to how


VetEx 2015 Winter Recap

Date: 05 Sep, 2015  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

This winter we ran snowshoe and ice climbing trips in New Hampshire, New York, and Colorado. Hundreds of military veterans attended our trips. Our 1st Annual VetFest in North Conway, New Hampshire kicked off the season with Ice Climbing for all abilities and a successful Mount Washington mountaineering summit attempt. VetFest saw vets and military


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