AMS Director, Colby Coombs and Lead Guide, Tim Hewette will be the expedition guides. Tim has been the instructor on past CVW courses at AMS.
During the expedition, the team will be tracking and testing the mechanical and non-mechanical qualities of those team members who are physically compromised to help evaluate their prosthetic devices and enable clinical providers to further improve performance and functionality of these prosthetics based on field research and scientific application.
Wounded Veteran climbers include 3 single leg below knee amputees and 1 single leg above knee amputee as well as one hand amputee with a fully functioning prosthetic bio mechanical robotic hand. Additionally, 2 soldiers recovering from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD will be evaluated on the basis of physical and emotional stress in a team and individual environment adding invaluable research data to the understanding of this complex physical and emotional condition.
|Master Chief Will Wilson (ret) gets his toenails painted at an AMS bbq in 2011. Will has taken a Mountaineering Course and Denali Expedition with us and now he's off to Kilimanjaro. Too bad Lisle can't paint his toenails before he goes!|
We've formed a friendship with many of the team members from their time here in Alaska and are very proud to be associated with them again on international terrain.
We will post updates on the expedition as we receive them.