A Wilderness Solution for Vets

A Wilderness Solution for Vets

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“Vets often go from a world with deep camaraderie, commitment, and excitement to a world where they are isolated, at loose ends, and bored,” said Nick Watson, explaining the concept of  Veterans Expeditions.

Watson speaks from experience—he is a former U.S. Army Ranger—and he knows just how psychologically perilous the military experience can be.

Having worked as an alpine guide and a counselor in wilderness therapy programs for over a decade, Watson, 40, also believes in the healing force of nature and was convinced that a vigorous outdoor experience would be tonic for veterans, a way for them to “reconnect with fellow soldiers, get outside, and push themselves in a healthy environment.”

(READ the full story from National Geographic)

Photo credit: Ross Vernal (Scottish Dream Photography) – CC license

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