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In the News: Combat-wounded vets successfully climb one of world’s highest mountains

TARPON SPRINGS (FOX 13) – A special team of wounded veterans has notched another achievement. Members of the Combat Wounded Veterans Challenge reached the summit of Aconcagua, one of the highest mountains in the world. “It was a desert-type climate and it was straight up,” says wounded veteran Pete Quintanilla describing the mountain in Argentina. […]

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In the news: Studio 10

This morning our Aconcagua Team members, Billy Costello, Pete Quintanilla, Josh Waisanen and Bryan Weideman appeared on the WTSP-TV Studio10 show.  They talked about the climb, the conditions and the medical studies being conducted while making the ascent. Show host Roxanne Wilder led the discussion and the guys did a great job representing CWVC.  If […]

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The shadow cast over the Andes Range by Aconcagua's summit from the rising sun. This is a treat they had today.

Aconcagua Summit Success!!!

Congratulations to the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge Team!!!  The summit was reached by some of the team yesterday!!! We heard from our Alaska Mountaineering School liaison, Caitlin, last night.  She reports that after a successful climb, the team was back at camp and had climbed into their sleeping bags after eating.  We are sure they […]

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Progress from Aconcagua

The CWVC Challenge Warriors are a third of the way up the Aconcagua Summit! Billy Costello reported in and shared the schedule for the remainder of the week. “Last night the team stayed at Plaza de Mulas. Today, we climb up to Camp Canada and back down to Plaza de Mulas for the night. Thursday […]

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In the news: Tampa Tribune

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 […]

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This photo shows the basecamp Team CWVC is headed to.

Next stop on the Aconcagua Challenge: Plaza de Mulas

The CWVC team made it to the Confluencia camp last night, elevation 10,892’. The team is doing well and moving up to the base camp, Plaza de Mulas at 14,009 feet on schedule. Yesterday, part of the team stayed at the Confluencia camp and conducted a portion of the case study work. According to CWVC […]

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