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Rainier Success! What’s Next: “50 Summits Challenge”

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

With the Mt. Rainier climb a big success (see article link below), what’s next for the USAF 7 Summits Challenge? ¬†Well, we have some pretty exciting stuff in the works. ¬†Most notably, we are formulating a new project we will likely call the “USAF 50 Summits Challenge”.

The project’s goal would be similar to the 7 Summits Challenge in that we want Airmen to get outside and reach the summit of peaks! ¬†However, this project won’t involve expeditions to far flung corners of the Earth. ¬†Rather, our goal will be to get the Air Force flag to the summit of the highest point in each of the 50 states. ¬†In doing so, we will work to promote resiliency, camaraderie, and esprit d’ corps among Airmen.

Organizing 50 climbs would be overwhelming, so we will be looking for help from Airmen all over America.  Once the Challenge begins, we will be looking for motivated climbers and outdoorsy Airmen to head up a trip to the highest peak in their state.  So stay tuned and be a part of history!

Climb High, Fly Low,

Maj Rob Marshall