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National Media Coverage: June 11th

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Three team members headed to New York City, using their own money and the donations of supporters, to go live on national news.  It was a huge success!  Maj Rob Marshall, Capt Colin Merrin and SMSgt Rob Disney made appearances on Fox & Friends, the Today Show, and Fox News Radio.  Their message of patriotism, adventure, teamwork, and the healing power of the mountains was heard/seen by approx 5.3 million people and valued at over $730,000 in publicity.  The team is proud to be supporting American and Air Force values in this exciting manner!

They were also able to introduce their new website: www.ClimbingForWarriors.com.¬† It’s an extension of their USAF 7 Summits Challenge, but they decided to make a new page in order to keep the historical value of this awesome 7 Summits page.¬† The new website will be the central hub for Airmen helping Airmen through mountaineering trips.¬† If you are an Airman or know of one that is¬†looking for a way to overcome depression, PTSD, frustration or other mental/physical problems, contact the team through the www.ClimbingForWarriors.com.¬† You’d likely be a great fit for our Rainier climb.¬† Or, if you’re just interested in learning about mountaineering you can do that too.¬† Remember, this isn’t anything official- it’s just a group of Airmen that think mountains are awesome and want to share the thrill and bonding experience of climbing them.

Fox News Radio

Click the photo to watch the outstanding interview on Fox News Radio.


Click HERE for the Fox & Friends interview.

Pentagon Smiles

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

In light of all the stressful things going on in the cavernous Pentagon, we’re hoping this brief ray of light put a smile on at least a few faces. ¬†It’s just a short video from the Pentagon Channel, but at least it has some great photos in it! ¬†Sequestration, who? ¬†Here’s to toughing out the painful cuts and not losing sight of positive things like the Air Force flag on top of the world!


Interview w/ Alan Arnette

Monday, February 4th, 2013

One of our Everest climbers was interviewed by Alan Arnette, who runs the most popular Everest / 7 Summits website on the planet.¬† The team met Alan during the 2010 climb of Antarctica’s highest peak, Mt. Vinson.¬† Alan was climbing the 7 Summits to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s and has gone on to create a huge website dedicated to high-altitude mountaineering.

Today he released an interview with Major Rob Marshall, one of our Everest climbers and the co-founder of the USAF 7 Summits Challenge.¬† The interview does a great job summing up the ‘Challenge and the team’s goals.

Alan’s site is viewed by hundreds of thousands of consistent readers and his support of the team should be a great help in spreading the exciting message of this Everest climb.

Check it out on Alan’s site: http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2013/02/04/everest-2013-interview-with-rob-marshall-us-air-force-7-summits/

Descending from ‘high camp’, Antarctica 2010

Schriever Air Force Base Article: Capt. Colin Merrin & Mt. Everest

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Check out this fresh article on Capt Colin Merrin of the US Air Force Space Command. ¬†He’s on the 7 Summits Challenge’s Everest team. ¬†It’s a great article and the first of three to be released!


ABC in Amarillo Reports on USAF 7 Summits Team

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Here is a link for an interview with Maj. Rob Marshall, one of the USAF 7 Summits Challenge: Everest 2013 climbers. ¬†It’s a short piece, but the people in Amarillo have been loving it and word is spreading like wildfire. ¬†http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=847326#.UPTDWonjlCR

New York Times Article on the USAF 7 Summits and Everest ’13

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

This morning the New York Time’s released an article on the USAF 7 Summits Challenge and our upcoming climb of Everest on their “At War: Notes from the Front Line” page.


It contains an excellent narrative and some great climbing photos from the past few years of USAF 7 Summits events.

“Climb High, Fly Low!” ¬†and GO AIR FORCE


Time Magazine Article

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Check out this great article in Time Magazine’s online ‘Nation’ section regarding the USAF 7 Summits Challenge!


Maj Marshall skiing from the summit of Australia’s highest mountain with the Air Force flag flying above

New TakePart.com Article on USAF 7 Summits Challenge

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Ben Murray, once a reporter for Stars and Stripes, recently released an article covering the USAF 7 Summits Challenge’s upcoming climb of Mt. Everest. ¬†His wit makes for an entertaining look on the difficulties of climber Rob Marshall’s training in the very flat town of Amarillo, TX. ¬†Read it and laugh at Ben’s humor and the lengths our team members will go to train for these epic peaks!


TakePart.com is a site dedicated to inspiring and accelerating social change by connecting compelling content to social action. ¬†Basically, they take awesome stories of people trying to make the world a better place and use them to encourage other people to get out there and “take part” in such change. ¬†As a supporter of the USAF 7 Summits Challenge, you guys are doing just that. ¬†Now, if you really want to take part, come join us for the trek up to Base Camp!!