VetEx 10th Anniversary Climb of Grand Teton a Huge Success


VetEx 10th Anniversary Climb of Grand Teton a Huge Success

Date: 19 Sep, 2011  4 Comments

Here is our VetEx team training prior to our 9/11 climb of Grand Teton.  This was a strong team that trained hard with our friends at Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides of Boulder Colorado and Jackson Hole Mountain Guides of Jackson Hole Wyoming.  The training paid off with an efficient team effort on summit day.

This team of veterans had endured the hardships of their military service, fought through the struggles of a difficult transition back to civilian life, and climbed with the thoughts of all of those who could not join us.  The fallen, the broken, the suffering, were all with us in our hearts.  We climbed for all of those who have suffered as a result of 9/11/01.  We climbed with Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, prosthetic legs, missing fingers, and broken bodies disabled by Iraqi roadside bombs.  We climbed so that other veterans would be motivated to get off the couch and regain that fire again.  We climbed to reverse the negative statistics that plague our veteran community.  We climbed to raise our arms on the summit and bring a positive experience to this difficult day in our nations history.

This photo of one of our team members sums up this climb for me.  Standing on the top after enduring so much.  Standing when others doubted if you still could.

VetEx will release 2 short films over the next few months to show what happens when veterans get together in pursuit of outdoor achievements.  Thanks again to our sponsors and supporters.  We could not do it without you!  Stay tuned for film release dates and locations.

 

 

 

 

 


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This sounds amazing! I so need to do something like this! My PTSD demons are going through the roof. I’ve been looking for something like for years! Please tell me where to sign up or how to get involved!

Thanks!

Sarah

By Sarah Bonner on Sep 19, 2011 | 12:53 am

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Congratulations to you all. I was with you in spirit and look forward to meeting you during the next few months.

Best,

Robert Himber
519 MI Bn
MACV 1966

By Robert Himber on Sep 19, 2011 | 12:53 am

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We love you guys and appreciate everything you do!

DKM and the KULA Team

By Dave on Sep 19, 2011 | 12:53 am

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You are why America is the greatest nation on earth. My deepest respect and thanks to all of you.

By Rod Van Sciver on Sep 19, 2011 | 12:53 am

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