Stepping off for the climb! The team is strong and ready, however, the weather is up in the air! A cold front is moving in so we could get some weather (on a mountain a rain shower = blizzard) and the most of the snow has melted of the upper mountain which means it is nothing but hard glacier ice! It's going to be challenging, but we will be smart and safe. Comm is sparse so we will update as we can! Mike
The team is gearing up, everybody has been training and now its time to sort and pack the gear and prepare for our Adventure in a few days. We will be giving regular updates about our progress. - mike
Hey, Washington State Area hikers, climbers and adventurers. Help us spread the word on the weekend of 23-25 August. We will be climbing and hiking on Mount Rainier as part of our next stop in spreading the word about PTSD/Suicide Awareness. Please join us in support by downloading and printing our Flag (pdf below) and take it along on your adventures that weekend. Snap a picture and send it to us and we will get it posted on facebook and our webpage!
Lets talk about what works and what does not, Tell us your story. An experience or struggle during your military service or civilian life after returning home? Your struggles or victory with PTSD, VA or other outlet experience? Family members, tell us your experience as well, we need to understand better from all aspects. Good or bad, we'd like to hear about it.
The Mountain Goats has several events coming up over the next few months!
JUNE is PTSD Awareness Month, and the 27th of June is the National PTSD Awareness Day. Help us spread the word and generate support! It's easy, just "LIKE" us on FACEBOOK or "Follow" us on Twitter. We will be sending out some interesting info each day during this month!
July 6th the VA OIF/OEF/OND Outreach Clinic is sponsoring a Free Welcome Home event at the Columbus ZOO for Veterans/Military and their families! Come visit check out the booths, and visit us there as well.
August - We are heading to our next big Summit Attempt on Mount Rainier Washington
Summit for Soldiers: PTSD Awareness Campaign
US Army, Navy Corpsman, OIF Vet. Co-founder of The Mountain Goats and Summit for Soldiers.
Navy Corpsman, OEF Vet. Co-founder of The Mountain Goats and Summit for Soldiers.