Working with U.S. military veterans is a big part of our roots – one of our founders, DJ Skelton, is a veteran himself. Paradox Veterans is a series of backpacking, mountaineering, river rafting, and rock climbing trips specifically designed to empower injured veterans as they reintegrate back into civilian life. Our first veterans-specific ascent took place on September 11, 2012 when we summited the Grand Teton with a team of injured veterans. In 2013, we expanded our veterans trips to include Mt. Rainier and Yosemite National Park. In 2014 and 2015 we have expanded the program again to include 5 adaptive outdoor experiences. For our adaptive veteran specific programming, Paradox Sports focuses on military members who have a physical disability or injury.
2015 Paradox Veterans Schedule*
July 1-6: Mt. Rainier, WA – Mountaineering, commemorating July 4th
July 15-20: Grand Teton, WY – Rock Climbing
Aug 13-18: Colorado River, CO & UT – River Rafting and SUP (tentative date)
Aug 27-31: Location TBD – Wilderness Backpacking (tentative date)
Sept 9-12: Yosemite, CA – Rock Climbing and Hiking commemorating Sept 11th
*Dates are subject to change. Registration pages with more information will be live soon. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Thank you to our supporters and partners:
Disabled Vets Learn How to Rock Climb CNN Nov. 4, 2013
For Wounded Vets, Climbing Half Dome Only Half The Mission NPR Sept. 14, 2013
Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb NPR Sept. 11, 2013
Conquering Grand Teton: Three injured veterans overcome physical, mental challenges Denver Post Sept. 13, 2012