Not Victims, but Veterans
On September 11th, the Warriors to Summits team reached new heights and their summit. For the safety of the Warriors and due to hazardous conditions on the mountain, the team reached the highest point on Gannett Peak that they could – they stood at their personal summit at 12,800′.
Today, the entire team is home safe, celebrating their success and looking forward to the continued journey ahead. But that journey ahead does not come without some personal reflection on the journey that they just took.
Nick, one of the Expedition Leaders, reflects on his journey with this sentiment:
Mountains don’t change for people, and Gannett Peak is no exception. These remarkable veterans that were part of Warriors to Summits changed though. At 13k feet, they changed themselves, they changed a nation, and they changed the perception of what it is to be a veteran in America. I am honored to have lead them and to know them.