At the beginning of May I posted a story about a non-proft organization called the Heroes Project, a non-profit organization founded by Everest summiteer Tim Medvetz to help wounded vets overcome their physical challenges by climbing some of the tallest and most iconic mountains on the planet. Tim, you may recall, suffered a severe injury of his own when he was in a terrible motorcycle accident some years back that required metal implants, a long recovery time and lots of physical therapy. Motivated by that challenge, he went on to climb Everest as part of Discovery Channel’s Everest: Beyond The Limit.
On June 30th Tim will set off on his next expedition this time traveling to Africa to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak on the continent. Accompanying him on that journey will be Marine Staff Sergeant Mark Zambon, who lost both of his legs while serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan last year. This will be both a tremendous challenge to Mark and a fantastic adventure as he treks to the Roof of Africa.
We can all follow Tim and Mark on their journey as they’ll be posting regular audio dispatches to the First Ascent Facebook page. First Ascent is of course the line of outdoor gear from Eddie Bauer that has become quite popular with climbers over the past few years. They are a proud sponsor of the Heroes Project and will help share the progress of this expedition.
Good luck to Tim and Mark. Enjoy the climb!
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