Video: Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge Kilimanjaro Research Expedition of 2013 – Explorers Club Flag #93
On January 21, 2013, a group of 14 Combat Wounded and Injured military veterans and their support staff embarked on a courageous and inspirational expedition to summit the highest mountain on the African Continent, Mount Kilimanjaro. Their objective: to find medical solutions to further improve the science impacting the advancement of their prosthetics, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) treatments. U.S. mountaineering guides who accompanied the Team included the founder of the Alaska Mountaineering School (AMS), Colby Coombs, and AMS senior guide Tim Hewette, both of whom are uniquely familiar with the members of the team, experienced and prepared to deal with the challenging conditions encountered by the veterans. Tanzanian mountaineering guides included Dawson, Thomas Meela, Danford, Hubert, Waziri and Roman. The expedition was the team’s second Explorers Club Expedition. Explorers Club Flag #93 was carried by the Kilimanjaro team. Flag 93 was first carried in 1939.