Major High Ground Event - Nov 2

When High Ground had it's world premier in Boulder, Colorado this spring, tickets sold out right away--and the film was voted People's Choice award at the Film Festival! Since then, there have not been any public showings of this incredible movie in Colorado.

Denver Post article on S2S

There's a great front page article on Soldiers To Summits in today's Denver Post. If you're in the area, be sure to come to the Bent Gate tomorrow night and meet some of the team!

High Ground Screenings Near You

If you are in San Diego, Austin, Washington DC, Seattle, or Houston, then you have an opportunity to see the movie High Ground in the first week of October. If you aren’t in one of those areas or if you can’t make the date already set up, then you can arrange to host your own screening.

Soldiers Heading South, Way South!

The Soldiers To Summits program is going to the South Pole! We are teaming up with Walking With The Wounded, a highly regarded charity in the United Kingdom, to send an expedition on a four week journey to the bottom of the planet. With the backing of Prince Harry (aka HRH Prince Henry of Wales), this exciting adventure will inspire people around the world.

Accessing Zion Narrows

Two weeks ago, I teamed up with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to help preserve access to an incredible part of the United States. It was my third project with TPL, previously working to open the trail to Wilson Peak, an iconic  14,017-foot mountain in southwestern Colorado, and Bridal Veil Falls, the spectacular 365-foot waterfall above Telluride, Colorado, and the tallest free-standing waterfall in the country.

Peru Kayaking Adventure

This summer, I was originally planning to kayak Hell’s Canyon on the Snake River as part of my training for the Grand Canyon, But my friend Rocky Contos at SierraRios Adventures contacted me about some trips he had planned in Peru. As you may recall, In January, a group of us joined Rocky on a descent of the Usumacinta River in Mexico. We had such a good time that I didn’t hesitate to go on another adventure with Rocky.

Baskis Wins Major Award

I am delighted to announce that my friend Steve Baskis has been chosen to receive the Louis Braille Award by the Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired (ASB). This is a very prestigious honor recognizing the achievements of a blind person for the the visually impaired community (I won in 2007). The award ceremony is January 25 in Philadelphia and I plan to attend.

Baby News

Some exciting baby news from two good friends: Michael Brown and Brian Smith. On Friday, August 31st, Julia gave birth to Gordon Vincent Brown a strapping lad at 8 lbs 10 oz. I'm sure young Gordy will have an awesome life! After all, his dad was the filmmaker with me on Everest and has made many awesome films including High Ground. And Gordy's mom owns the South Side Walnut Cafe, one of the best breakfast and lunch spots in Boulder.

The Heroic Journey

After I posted about our Soldiers To Summits training that we held last month, several people asked me about our selection of the Heroic Journey metaphor as the overarching theme of the program. A lot of the credit for that belongs to Peter Bailey, who is Senior Vice President at the Prouty Project.

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