Helping Veterans overcome mental illness through adventure and exploration. I'm traveling 9000 miles by bicycle and climbing the Highest Mountain in North America to raise awareness and funds for Veteran Suicide and PTSD projects and programs.
Route for Expedition You Are Not Alone
This is the route that the Expedition will follow, as I journey from Mexico to the Arctic Circle, and back to Denali.
We're working on updating the blog on a more regular basis to bring to you the most up to date coverage on military resources, and how these are progressing. Firstly I'd like to share all the donation pages we are working on, why we have so many, and how and who they affect.
First is the direct Go fund me
The money donated here goes directly to me and helps me pay for gear and supplies before the expedition, as well as keep me alive during the expedition to pay for food and in the event of severe weather a hotel/ hostile. I have already spent close to $35,000 out of pocket to fund this expedition between training, gear, and travel. It is becoming too much for me to handle on my own and I am asking for help to get the rest of the gear and to make sure I am going to be sustainable during the trip.
When I'm packing for a trip it's important for me to prioritize. I start by organizing my shelter(s). For this trip I need a few different shelter systems. I always carry my Zirkel UL- It's light, packable, and extremely comfortable. I also carry my Q-Core sleeping pad, and the Bedroll. What's going to be switching out is the Bivy, the Rattle Snake, and the Battle Mountain. I like using the Bivy for quick naps at altitude, and the Rattle Snake works great as a day use tent, and for quick overnight trips. The Battle mountain is an expedition type tent, that is primarily used high altitudes, and extreme winds.
The second items I pack are my clothing. I sort them out according to layers. since I'm already wearing my base layer, I just need to prep for the condition at hand. From Left to right I have my soft shell layers, then my insulating layers plus a down parka, and on the right are my hard shell layers. These can easily be swapped out depending on my body's …