Veterans Expeditions

Current Trip and Expedition Schedule

2015 VetEx Trip and Expedition Schedule

14 Ouray Ice group

1. January 2-4 VetEx VetFest Ice Climbing with Cathedral Mountain Guides and Vertical Ice Enthusiasts in North Conway, NH

2. January 24-25 VetEx Ouray Ice Park Ice Climbing Weekend 1 in Ouray Colorado. Marine veteran Daniel Pond is the POC for this weekend and the other 2 Ouray weekends. Contact Daniel Pond at [email protected] or 719-339-2322.

3. January 31 VetEx Colorado Beginner Snowshoe 1 Crater Lakes near Rollinsville CO. Contact Army veteran Nick Watson at [email protected] to reserve your spot and details on this day snowshoe trip. We can provide boots sponsored by Keen and Snowshoes from Kahtoola and MSR.

4. February 1 VetEx Northeast New York Ice Climbing Catskills NY. (Register Here) POC is Army Veteran Dan Wiwczar at [email protected]

5. February – April VetEx Fatbike day rides in Salida and Leadville Colorado. Contact Army veteran Nick Watson at [email protected] for the details.

6. February 7-8 VetEx Ouray Ice Park Ice Climbing Weekend 2 in Ouray  CO. Marine veteran Daniel Pond is the POC for this weekend and the other 2 Ouray weekends. Contact Daniel Pond at [email protected] or 719-339-2322.

7. February 21-22 VetEx Ouray Ice Park Ice Climbing Weekend 3 in Ouray  CO. Marine veteran Daniel Pond is the POC for this weekend and the other 2 Ouray weekends. Contact Daniel Pond at [email protected] or 719-339-2322.

8. March 7th VetEx Colorado Intermediate Snowshoe 2 Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park CO. Contact [email protected] to reserve your spot and details on this day snowshoe trip. We can provide boots sponsored by Keen and Snowshoes from Kahtoola and MSR.

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9. March 21 VetEx Northeast New York Snowshoe/Hike Catskills NY. (Register Here) POC is Army Veteran Dan Wiwczar at [email protected]

10. March 28th Colorado Advanced Snowshoe 3 Mt. Yale near Buena Vista CO. Contact [email protected] to reserve your spot and details on this day snowshoe trip. We can provide boots sponsored by Keen and Snowshoes from Kahtoola and MSR.

11. April VetEx will send a small team of Veterans on a small river that has not been run before. This is a bit of a top secret mission that will be filmed to document this amazing adventure. Veteran applicants can contact [email protected] You must have river, swift water, and wilderness experience to attend this trip. The number of applicants is limited.

12. May VetEx Mountain Bike Rides begin and run through September. Contact Nick in Salida CO at [email protected] and John Krueger at [email protected] VetEx MTB team will run a race schedule during this time. Stay tunes for more details.

13. May 23-24 Memorial Day Weekend Trips TBA

14. May 20-June 20 VetEx Denali summit team. The Denail summit team has been training all year for an opportunity to summit North America’s highest mountain as a cohesive military veteran self supported team. Stay tuned for more details on this expedition. This trip is full.

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15. June 27 – July 6 VetEx Fly Fish Alaska LRRP Expedition to very remote Alaska. This trip is only open to veterans who have been out with VetEx before. This will not be your first VetEx trip. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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16. June – August VetEx Colorado Whitewater Raft and rock climb 3 day trip in Browns Canyon and 2 day trips in Browns Canyon near Salida CO. Contact [email protected] for the details.

Senator Udall in Wave group

17. July 17-20 VetEx Alpine Rock Climbing Wyoming/Montana. This date is tentative as we set up the details.

18. June – October VetEx Colorado Summit Series. Stay tuned for a trip a month plus other climbing opportunities.

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19. August VetEx Northeast Trip Series. Rock climbing, hiking, and Charter Boat fishing in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. 

20. September 10-14 is the 6th Annual VetEx September 11th Climbing Series in California, Colorado, and the Northeast. Contact [email protected] for the details.

21. November 6-9 is the 5th Annual VetEx Veterans Day Weekend Trip Series in Joshua Tree California, Colorado, and the Northeast. Contact [email protected] for the details.

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*More trips will be added and trip dates updated as the information is available so check back regularly

Please email [email protected] for more information or to reserve your slot for any of these trips.  All military veterans are eligible.  DD214 and filled out applications required.  You can mail applications and DD214′s to the address below or email to [email protected]  Please note that this schedule will be updated on a regular basis as trip dates confirm and current conditions become known.  In general, all trips are at no cost to military veterans except for travel to and from a given trip and in some cases a reserve your slot fee.  Our larger trips and expeditions may require that you have been out with VetEx prior to attending these more expensive expeditions.  Reserve your slot today as many of these trips will fill-up. Veterans Expeditions Application Form Nick Watson Veterans Expeditions 1031 E  St. Salida, CO 81201

 

 

2014 VetEx Trip and Expedition Schedule

1. January 4-5 Ice Climbing Ouray Ice Park CO with VET

2. January 21-25 Outdoor Retailer Salt Lake Utah

3.  February 1-2 Ice Climbing Ouray Ice Park CO

4.  February 6-7 10th Mtn Hut Community Service Ski or Snowshoe Overnight Leadville CO

5.  February 10-11 10th Mtn Hut Community Service Ski or Snowshoe Overnight Leadville CO

6.  February 15-16 VetEx East Ice Climbing Weekend North Conway NH

7. February 22-23 VetEx East 2 Ice Climbing Weekend NY

8.  March 3-7 VetEx SCMO Montana Ice Week with National Geographic Adventure

9.  March 13-14 10th Mtn Hut Community Service Ski or Snowshoe Overnight Leadville CO

10.  March 24-25 10th Mtn Hut Community Service Ski or Snowshoe Overnight Leadville CO

11.  March 20th High West Oyster Fest,  Boulder Theater, Boulder CO

12.  April 26-27 Mountaineering Training Weekend Leadville, CO

13. May 24-25 Memorial Day Weekend Local Rock Climbing meet-ups in Colorado and New York

13. May VetEx Expeditionary Team goes for the Top of North America with a Denali summit bid

14. June 21-23 2nd annual Browns Canyon Float and Climb Salida CO 

15. July 9-16 Alaska Program (Trip is Full)

16. July 19th Mt. Hood OR

17. July 21-25 Mt. Rainier WA

18. August VetEx East hiking, climbing, and fishing week NH and MA TBA

19. September 5-15 5th Annual 9/11 Climbing Series Mt. Massive to Mt. Shavano CO

20. 4th annual Veterans Day Climb Joshua Tree CA

21. Mountain Bike Team to run 3 or more race in 2014 April-September CO, AZ, UT

22. VetEx teams will be providing regular community service projects with 10th Mtn Huts through out the year

*More trips will be added and trip dates updated as the information is available so check back regularly

Please email [email protected] for more information or to reserve your slot for any of these trips.  All military veterans are eligible.  DD214 and filled out applications required.  You can mail applications and DD214′s to the address below or email to [email protected]  Please note that this schedule will be updated on a regular basis as trip dates confirm and current conditions become known.  In general, all trips are at no cost to military veterans except for travel to and from a given trip and in some cases a reserve your slot fee.  Our larger trips and expeditions may require that you have been out with VetEx prior to attending these more expensive expeditions.  Reserve your slot today as many of these trips will fill-up. Veterans Expeditions Application Form Nick Watson Veterans Expeditions 1031 E  St. Salida, CO 81201

Photo credit to Eric Schuette via Chad Jukes

Photo credit to Eric Schuette via Chad Jukes

Veterans Expeditions 2013 Summer Schedule

All trips are open to all military veterans and are open until filled.  Contact [email protected] to reserve your slot.  We will be adding more trips to this calendar so stay tuned.

  • Tuesday April 2nd at 6pm.  The High West Oyster Fest Fundraiser for VetEx at the Boulder Theater presented by Jax Fish House and the Big Red F.  http://jax.bigredf.com/oystermonth/
  • Saturday April 27th 4pm – 6pm Fort Collins Colorado Happy Hour and Community Social at Edge Optics 706 S. College Ave Fort Collins (the corner of College and Laurel). Meet us there for refreshments and 2 short films.
  • May 13-19  is the Veteran Outside Adventure Film School with Michael Brown.  Boulder/Salida CO.  Sponsored by the Sierra Club.  https://www.facebook.com/VetExpeditions/posts/483770671688782 , Apply Here: http://www.adventurefilmschool.com/veterans_2013/
  • Memorial Day:  VetEx Pacific NW MT. Rainier.  Olympia WA (this trip is full and you can sign up for the waiting list).
  • June 4 – 6  3 Day Whitewater Rafting  trip that includes intro to rock climbing with Dvorak and Friends of Browns Canyon.  Salida CO.  Sponsored by Jax/Big Red F.
  • June 8th Salida Big Friggin Loop (SBFL) Mountain Bike Race 100+ miles.  Salida CO.  If you are an expert endurance military veteran rider, come ride with us.  This will hurt some.
  • June 16 VetEx MTB Race Team in FIBARK Mountain Bike Race.  Salida CO.  If you want to race with VetEx, let us know and we can make it happen.  Beginner, Sport, and Expert classes.  Sponsored by Jax/Big Red F.
  • June 24 – 29  Colorado Mt. Olympus Training  Sawatch Range Salida CO.  You do not need to be on the September 11th climb to attend this training.  Training is designed to build mountaineering skills needed for our future big mountain climbs.  This is a multi-day backpacking trip in the highest mountain range in the lower 48.  Sponsored by Jax/Big Red F.
  • July 10 – 15:  Trainings out of Salida Colorado.  Mountain biking, hiking, climbing 14ers, training, and overall fun outside.
  • July 27- August 10 Alaska fly fishing trip (this trip is full and we will run it again next year).
  •  August 13 – 16 VetEx East trip.  The Presidential Traverse  Gorham NH and Crawford Notch NH.  Multi-day backpacking trip as a training for future big mountain expeditions.
  • August 17 VetEx East Trip Charter Fishing  Newburyport MA.
  • August 22-29 Rocky Mountain National Park East Side by Jax/Big Red F.
  • September 4-14 September 11th Climbing Series, VetEx Olympics and VetEx Glacier Peak
  • September 14-26 VetEx Pacific Northwest Trips to Mt. Olympus, Glacier Peak, and Mount St. Helens this 9/11.  Solidifying our expansion into the Pacific Northwest through getting local vets out climbing WA peaks.
  • October 7-14 Rocky Mountain National Park  week 3.  We will hike what we missed over the summer.  Sponsored by Jax/Big Red F.    ****CANCELLED DUE TO LOCAL FLOODING*****
  • November 11th Veterans Day  VetEx Colorado will climb Mt. Elbert in Leadville CO as our “Not Your Average Veterans Day Parade”.  VetEx Northeast will also run trips in the Gunks of New York.  Email  [email protected] for details.
 Please email [email protected] for more information or to reserve your slot for any of these trips.

Veterans Expeditions 2012 Application Form

Nick Watson

Veterans Expeditions

1031 E  St.

Salida, CO 81201

 


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