Volunteering & Giving
October 2, 2014

Wounded veterans complete their mission to climb Mt. Whitney

After months of preparation, a group of wounded veterans reached the summit of Mt. Whitney — a metaphor for their effort to overcome barriers to living lives of purpose and potential.

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After four months of training, the wounded veterans that make up the Mission: Mt. Whitney team set out to accomplish the paramount challenge of their Soldiers to Summits experience – climbing the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states.

Their climb was about much more than reaching the top, however. Soldiers to Summits, a program of the nonprofit No Barriers USA, uses mountain climbing as a metaphor to help wounded veterans overcome barriers and to inspire them to build civilian lives of purpose and potential.