Troublesome Wilderness Veteran Expedition
sponsored by Rise Broadband
Location: Troublesome Wilderness, CO
Eligibility: Veterans with verified service and a VA disability rating, who currently reside in ID, NV, UT, CO, WY, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, MN, IA, MO, WI, IN, and IL.
Essential Eligibility Criteria: Please review criteria here.
Duration: 8 days total, including 5 days in the backcountry
Focus area(s): No Barriers Warriors curriculum, Mountaineering
Cost: Entirely free
Dates: September 10-17
No Barriers Expedition FAQs: View other Frequently Asked Questions here.
When was the last time you walked 20 miles over 4 days with a group of 12 veterans? Probably during your time in the service. Well, here’s your chance to get back at it. Our Troublesome Wilderness Veteran Expedition sponsored by Rise Broadband is a cornerstone of our Warriors program, set in the middle of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This eight day expedition is led by 3 No Barriers Warriors Expedition Leaders.
The expedition begins at the airport where you will meet your Expeditions Leaders and fellow veterans before heading west towards the mountains. Your first day together will focus on team building. However, you’ll find with a shared background in the military, your team will come together right from the start. The first day also includes gear prep, as your leaders walk the team through preparing personal gear, group gear, and your packs for the following morning. All meals, food and group camping gear is provided; personal gear is available to borrow (see our FAQs for more details). We’ll make sure you’re well fueled for all the miles you’re about to put down. The second day is an early one as you step off onto the trail. You’ll be welcomed into the backcountry of Colorado by some of the highest points in the Rockies. The terrain presents a challenge, one we know you are ready to rise to, as your team navigates from low camp to high camp together. You may be tired when you roll into camp each night, but you and your cook team will create a backcountry masterpiece, rest up, and sip hot drinks as the stars come out. Depending on time and weather, there may be an opportunity to summit one of the many peaks in this area (some in the past have even summited two!) After leaving the field, the journey is not over. For many of our veterans, the desire to serve continues after they take off the uniform and on the last full day we connect your team with a service opportunity in the local community. That night, your team will enjoy a large celebration dinner before departing for home the following day.
Throughout the experience, your leaders will be there to facilitate our No Barriers curriculum and remind you that what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way. After the expedition, alumni are welcomed into the No Barriers family for ongoing support from our community and the possibility to be eligible for future opportunities with No Barriers USA.
WHY RISE BROADBAND SUPPORTS NO BARRIERS
At Rise Broadband we believe that with everything we do, we connect people to an extraordinary experience. Because many of our employees and customers have served and protected our country through military service, we are honored to give back to them by helping them to return home and reconnect with their communities. Rise Broadband is proud to sponsor the second annual No Barriers Warriors Collegiate Range Expedition on September 10-17.
ABOUT RISE BROADBAND
As the largest fixed wireless broadband service provider, Rise Broadband is dedicated to providing reliable high-speed Internet and phone service, which enables customers to connect with the people and things they value most. In doing so, Rise helps close the digital divide by offering rural and suburban homes and businesses a competitive choice for quality, affordable service. Learn more about Rise Broadband by visiting RiseBroadband.com.