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.
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.