On June 20, 2019, Leonidas International will sponsor up to four determined disabled Armed Services Veterans in a Denali (Mt. McKinley) summit attempt. At 20,320 feet, Denali is the highest mountain in North America. These men span decades in ages, represent multiple Branches of Service and a litany of injuries sustained. What ties them together is a willingness to sacrifice for their brothers and sisters in arms and a steadfast determination not to allow their disabilities to define who they are.
This team, dubbed “Denali – Second Assault” is comprised of members of two separate previous teams that attempted Denali summits with Warfighter Sports in 2012 and 2017. Both teams were turned around for weather conditions around 15,500 feet after spending weeks on the mountain. These men do not leave goals unmet and are passionate about reaching the summit and demonstrating what one can achieve with determination and discipline.
Your contribution to Denali – Second Assault will not only support a critical rehabilitation event for these climbers, it will demonstrate to countless others what it means to not let their injuries define their lives.
Special thanks to Disabled Sports USA / Warfighter Sports for financial support and for generously loaning technical climbing gear!
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