Mountain Hardware Sponsors Injured Soldiers Climbing Expedition
Healing 11 Injured Soldiers
Mountain Hardwear is sponsoring the Soldiers to the Summit expedition this Fall. The group is made up of 12 injured soldiers (wounded warriors) and 10 Everest climbers (including MHW athlete Erik Weihenmayer). The goal is to get these soldiers up one of two peaks in the Nepali Himalaya, either via snow and ice climbing to the summit of Lobuche (20,075 feet) or via rock strewn slopes to the summit of Kala Pattar (18,512 ft). Their purpose is to facilitate a powerful healing among the injured soldiers and their story will carry forward to effect the lives of thousands of veterans.
Coming Spring 2011 Soldiers to the Summit, a powerfully moving film about healing from award winning filmmaker Michael Brown. The film documents an expedition of ten of the same team who accompanied blind climber Erik Weihenmayer during his historic summit of Everest in 2001. This time Erik and the team will travel to Nepal with twelve wounded warriors, veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their mission is an attempt on the summit of a 20,000-ft Himalayan giant while their purpose is to facilitate a powerful healing among the injured soldiers. Their story will carry forward to effect the lives of thousands of veterans. A Serac Adventure Films Production in conjunction with World Team Sports and Highsights Presentations.
Coming home from a war zone isn’t easy, and many of our country’s veterans bring home injuries that seem insurmountable. By facing this Himalayan challenge together, these soldiers will take what many people call their weaknesses and turn it into their greatest strengths. For more information visit SoldierstotheSummit.org. Facts about Lobuche.
Source: Mountain Hardwear Blog