To Everest Basecamp and Island Peak via the Khumbu Valley
The team flew from Boston yesterday on their way to Nepal. The team of 5 has its sights set on Everest Basecamp and Island Peak after spending a few days visiting the sites around Kathmandu. Their trek is scheduled to start on April 24 from Lukla after the short flight landing at Tensing-Norgay Airstrip.
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For our last babe hike, the Alpine Women Collective teamed up with Northeast Mountaineering for two day hikes and an overnight at Doublehead Cabin in Jackson, New Hampshire! NEM is a guiding service based in the White Mountains. We had a beautiful winter day, warm temps and a snowstorm that night which left behind beautiful powdery trails to walk (and ski!) down the next morning. Big thanks to Seattle Cider and Two Beers Brewing for providing delicious drinks for us at the top!
The Wounded Vet Expeditionary Group together with Northeast Mountaineering and Boston’s Wounded Vet Run will be hiking to the summit of Mount Washington, Kearsarge North or Mount Willard on June 3, 2017 to raise money for 6 of New England’s most severely wounded Veterans.
Join us and give back to those who have sacrificed their well-being to protect the values and freedoms that make this great country strong.
REASON 1: Army Cpl. Paul Skarinka
Wounded in Iraq
Army Cpl. Paul Skarinka. Paul suffered a severed artery and serious damage to his left arm and leg. The injury was sustained by a rocket-propelled grenade explosion while serving in Iraq. Paul underwent 22 surgeries, but unfortunatley his leg had to be amputated. He is now living with his wife and two children in the in the Southshore of Mass. Paul volunteers when capable as a firefighter in the Town of Plympton. He inspires to continue to be a paramedic, helping others.
REASON 2: Marine Sgt Joshua Bouchard
Wounded in Afghanistan
Marine Sgt Joshua Bouchard served as an infantryman in Afghanistan in 2009. While deployed, Josh lost his left leg and suffered a spinal injury when his Humvee was destroyed by an IED. The explosion killed two fellow Marines and wounded a third. He currently lives in Granby, Massachusetts and utilizes a wheel chair from an injury that has left him paralyzed. This May, we ride for Josh. Continue reading