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From “The Top of the World”

// March 9th, 2017 // No Comments » // Advice, Skiing

The Commando run is a 15 mile ski tour through the high backcountry of the White River National Forest near Vail. The high point, just above 11,000 feet, is called the “Top of the World.”  Yesterday I was able to complete this trip for the x-teenth time with two old friends, and one new one. […]

Merino on Denali

// June 16th, 2014 // No Comments » // Gear

Blind Veteran Marty Bailey talks about the merits of his wool base layers.  IO Merino out of Australia outfitted our wounded soldiers with wool for our Denali climb and here are Marty’s comments:  

Getting Stronger

// January 21st, 2014 // No Comments » // Climbing, Hiking, Leadership, Reflections

You have trained your whole life to be the best, the toughest, most loyal soldier you can be.  You are part of an elite special ops team fighting an enemy on their turf and on their terms.  Terms that do not meet the rules of engagement which you follow.  It is like fighting with one […]

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