April 24, 2013
I'm excited to announce that the next Soldiers To Summit program will culminate in October with an expedition to the Peruvian Andes! Please help spread the word about this fantastic opportunity for injured veterans--the deadline for applications is June 3rd.
The program starts with a training session in Colorado. Then we will embark on a journey through the breathtaking Cordillera Vilcanota, engage in cultural exchange and service projects with local communities, and trek along the Camino del Apu Ausangate. After a 6-day trek, our team will climb a spectacular peak that towers nearly 18,000 feet above sea level.
S2S is for veterans and active-duty service member with a service-related injury or disability. The goal of this transformative journey is for participants to walk away with skills that not only help them in the mountains but benefit them throughout the rest of their lives to set ambitious personal goals, build world class teams, find creative ways to harness adversity, and to serve others in need.
To become part of the S2S program, soldiers should:
- Submit a completed application (including two letters of recommendation, DD214 (VA disability letter/rating) and current resume) by June 3rd.
- Have a desire to embark on a transformative journey and reshape their life.
- Demonstrate experience playing a role in effective teams.
- Be able to participate in physically-demanding activities.
Please visit the Soldiers to Summits website for more information about the expedition. This is going to be our best program yet!