07 8 / 2012
Soon I’ll be headed back to Colorado to take part in the second GORUCK Ascent. Last year I went and summited my first 14’er which was an incredible experience. If you don’t know what a 14’er is, it’s any mountain taller than 14,000 feet.
It wasn’t easy and I’m quite proud of that accomplishment. Standing on top of Mount Belford at 14,203 feet, I felt literally on top of the world. That altitude has an otherworldly feel to it. In a way, it’s how I think being on the moon would feel.
The possibility of returning for the 2012 Ascent wasn’t looking too good until just recently. I’m excited and eager to get out there so I can begin to acclimate and I’m quickly organizing the gear needed for this trip.
Throughout the Ascent, we are guided by active and former Green Beret and without them, this wouldn’t be possible. If you could give anything to support the Green Beret Foundation, I would be immensely grateful.
“The Green Beret Foundation provides unconventional resources to facilitate the special needs of our wounded, ill and injured and imparts unique support to the Special Forces community in order to strengthen readiness and uphold Green Beret traditions and values.”
You can give your tax deductible donation directly to the Green Beret Foundation through my FirstGiving page.
Last year, the Ascent involved a great deal of team building, skill development, and mission based objectives all packed into one week. I look forward to learning more and making some new friendships this time around.
If you want to see some pics and articles from last year, check out these out: