Happy Veterans Day

Enjoying the outdoors is a luxury - a freedom we enjoy thanks to the brave women and men like Bobby Geiger who sacrifice for our country. Today we honor their service.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
November 11, 2017

At The Mountaineers, we know the power of nature to restore our souls and inspire our spirits. We're proud of the service of our active-duty and veteran members and their efforts to preserve our own Freedom of the Hills for future generations. To celebrate Veteran's Day, we highlight a Mountaineer whose dedication helps our club and our country.

In 1968, Bobby Geiger spent two years serving as a Helicopter Crew Chief on Cobra Gunships. When he got out, he moved back to his native Seattle, started scrambling, and joined The Mountaineers. Bobby credits his time in Vietnam with reminding him how much he loves the solitude and beauty of the high country:

"The ten best years of my life were when I was climbing with The Mountaineers on a regular basis! I graduated from Intermediate with my good friend and turned 50 in the same year. I got to climb with the likes of Fred Beckey, who inspires me to make friends with younger people to keep me healthy and young, and to always have a passion for what I'm doing."  

Enjoying the outdoors is a luxury - a freedom we enjoy thanks to the brave women and men like Bobby who sacrifice for our country. Today we honor their service.

Thank you Veterans

 


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