Howard Altman wrote a short bit about the Aconcagua challenge (you have to dig through the column so here’s what he wrote about us)

I had the great pleasure Friday night of attending the send-off for the latest adventure from the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, who are embarking on their third mountain climb, this time to Aconcagua, located in the Andes mountain range on the border of Argentina and Chile. At 22,841 feet, Aconcagua is the world’s second-highest.

As with the other trips, the group, run by retired Navy Capt. David Olson, is made up of those who have lost limbs and suffered brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder as a result of their service and who are helping assess prosthetic design, traumatic brain injury and PTSD. This year’s trip includes four-time space shuttle astronaut Dom Gorie.

You can follow the adventures of the team, which pushed off Sunday and end their expedition March 4, at To learn more about the prosthetics, go to To learn more about the PTSD effort, go to

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