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Sierra Club Military Outdoors 911 Climb Torment - Forbidden Traverse

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Calling all volunteers for Sierra Club Military Outdoor's 3rd annual 911 Climb. This year's objective is the American Classic Mount Torment to Mount Forbidden Traverse in the North Cascades of Washington State. This climb is not for the faint of heart or the arm chair mountaineer. Mountaineering and rock climbing experience are required to be considered for our expeditionary team. 

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Our 911 climb originated out of the idea that we as veterans, servicemembers, and first responders should always rember the events of September 11th, 2001. We remeber not only the events of that day, but the following 13 years of war that forever changed a generation.

Every year, Sierra Club Military Outdoors leaders, volunteers, and our most avid participants attempt to challenge themselves in the mountains on September 11th. They do it for themselves, their comrades, and their country. We recreate the comraderie, risk, objective, and purpose of combat in our wildest and beautiful places. These members of the military community learn to move beyond survival, but to live again through exploring, enjoying, and protecting our most wildest places. 

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Slots are extremely limited. 

If you are interested in applying for the trip, send an email with the subject line: ‘YOUR LAST NAME_FIRST NAME White Water’ to military.outdoors@sierraclub.org that includes the following information:

  • Name
  • Branch of service, rank, when and where you served (or are serving)
  • Proof of service
  • Mountainering Experience 
  • Two sentences about why you want to go on the trip.
  • Where you will be coming from and if you need help getting to Seattle
  • Any physical or mental concerns you might have about your participation on the trip (we will aim to make this trip 100% adaptable to your needs)