In just under three weeks, the USAF 7 Summits team will be heading to one of the most beautiful mountains on Earth: Mt. Rainier. ¬†This climb will be the first in their new project: taking injured, wounded, or troubled Airmen into the mountains as a way to heal and grow strong together. ¬†With over eight years of climbing mountains around the world, we decided it was time to use our experience to help our fellow Airmen in need.
Whether it is a bout of seasonal depression, a difficult period in life, or a major combat related injury, we know a few days climbing Mt. Rainier will help clear the mind, release stress, and boost self esteem. ¬†It certainly does for us!
The Rainier trip is already full. ¬†We have 12 climbers heading to Washington State on July 19th for the three-day trip. ¬†Climbers pay their way and also raise funds to help cover the costs of our Airmen in-need. ¬†That looks like it’ll be our model for future climbs: find an accessible American peak, bring about a dozen folks (both military and civilian), and spend the trip working together to get everyone to the summit and to work through the troubles of life. ¬†By the time the trip is over, everyone should be tired, smiling, and have a new sense of achievement- whether they reach the summit or not.
If you are interested in joining us on our next trip or know someone that would really benefit from it, please drop us a line. ¬†Also, if you’d like to help support our first climb with a donation, do it! ¬†We are a tax-deductible War Veteran’s organization and your funds will pay for the airfare, gear rental, food, and permits of an American¬†service member¬†dealing with physical or mental challenges.
“Climb High, Fly Low” ¬†–RMM
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