Thank you to each and every one of you who has contributed to the No Barriers Boston Fund. Just two short weeks after initiating this campaign, we have reached a crucial stage! We have raised enough money to fund our first advanced athletic prosthetic! Because of each of you, someone affected by this horrific tragedy [...]
Today, the New York Times came out with an article highlighting the difficult road that is ahead for many of the Boston Marathon bombing victims. As the news piece mentions, last week’s catastrophic event injured over 260 people ranging in age from 7 – 71, taking many of their limbs and leaving them with complex [...]
On April 19, 2013, Prince Harry, SPAC Expedition patron, announced the official launch of the much anticipated challenge, as well as the news that he will be joining the teams in the South Pole this December. At the live broadcast, the final list of participants that will embark on the journey was also unveiled. The [...]
On Friday, April 19th, the Patron of the South Pole Allied Challenge, Prince Harry, will officially unveil the teams of wounded service personnel who will race across Antarctica later this year. The announcement will be made at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, central London. The launch event will be broadcast live on YouTube, thanks [...]
Soldiers to Summits Expedition 2013 2013 Peruvian Andes Expedition We are thrilled to announce our 2013 Soldiers to Summits program! This year’s Soldiers to Summits team will be embarking on a journey through the breathtaking Peruvian Andes, engaging in cultural exchange and service projects with local communities and a multi-day trek along the Camino del [...]
Kyle Maynard, a 26 year old amputee who will be speaking at this year’s Summit, recently gave a candid interview about his personal experience with No Barriers. In the interview he explains how the organization and his attendance at the 2011 Summit helped him accomplish his goal of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro despite the fact that [...]
At a recent Board retreat, board members were asked to share their personal vision of what No Barriers meant to them. Board member Andrea Delorey put together a wonderful synopsis on YouTube that we’d like to share with our No Barriers audience. Enjoy!
Soldiers to Summits received an Outdoor Inspiration Award, presented by adidas Outdoors, last week at an awards ceremony during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City. The awards recognize individuals, groups, and companies that motivate others to become active in the outdoors through their moving stories of personal achievement and passion for the outdoors. “Every winner is [...]
On December 10th, a team of injured veterans and active duty service members will attempt to summit Mt. Cotopaxi, the second highest peak in Ecuador (elevation 19,347 feet). This will be the culmination of their yearlong journey with Soldiers to Summits, where we use mountains as metaphor and training ground to help veterans harness adversities [...]
We’re so proud to have Erik as a member of our Board of Directors. Check out his latest personal challenge, featured in the New York times.
This video of our S2S Training Session captures the spirit of our recently completed training for Soldiers to Summits. We started off in Golden, Colorado with a welcoming reception, then worked with acclaimed researcher Paul Stoltz to learn more about overcoming adversity. We headed to our wilderness camp where, at tree line, we worked on [...]
The No Barriers Global Explorers youth programs have been awarded the prestigious Partners in Conservation Award from the Department of Interior. Staff received the award last week at a gala in DC from Deputy Secretary David Hayes. As explained by Hayes, “These awards recognize dedicated citizens from across our nation who collaborate to conserve and [...]