In the wee hours of Sept.11, 2010, a small team of combat veterans, ages 24-65, set out to climb Longs Peak, the highest mountain in Colorado’s Front Range. Together they headed up the dark trail, headlamps bobbing through the frosted morning. When sunrise torched the tip of Longs, they were still hours from the 14,259 ft. summit. Exhausted, but fueled with a group determination honed by years at war – Vietnam, Iraq and everywhere in between – they marched to the summit, signed the registry and looked out on the country they’d fought to protect. Read the rest of the story here!