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 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

VetEx Charter Boat Fishing Newburyport MA 8/17/13

Date: 12 Nov, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

On August 17th VetEx went charter boat fishing out of Newburyport Massachusetts.  VetEx Co-Founder Nick Watson grew up just 15 minutes down the road.  Nick’s Vietnam veteran father was present as was his brother.  Veterans from all over New England showed up to go fishing with VetEx.  The weather cooperated and provided calm seas and sunny

VetEx East Presidential Traverse New Hampshire 10/15/13

Date: 12 Nov, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

On August 15th a team of VetEx veterans set off to tackle the 5 peaks of the Northern Presidential Range.  In all, 15 Miles and 8000 feet elevation gained climbing Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, and Mt. Washington.   We started early and had a spectacular weather day.  Conversations were had about future trips and

Recent Press and Media

Date: 29 Oct, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Mission Outdoors Josh Brandon on September 11th, why veterans climb, the power of vet led trips VetEx Co-Founders speak candidly with Dirtbag Diaries August 2013 Wild River Fish’s Mark Rutherford on VetEx Alaska Expedition July 2013 Film Maker Magazine Article on the Veteran Outside Adventure Film School June 2013 Conrad Anker

Listen to the VetEx Co Founders on The Dirtbag Diaries

Date: 23 Oct, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

  There’s a story that you may have heard kicked around in the newspapers and nightly news for the last few months. It’s as unsettling as it is tragic. The rate of suicide among active military personnel, reservists, and veterans has increased to nearly 22 suicides a day. 22 every day, even as more resources