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The why behind Kilimanjaro Warriors

A guest blog by Kilimanjaro Warriors’ founder, Steve Connolly As we are about to embark on our journey to summit Africa’s highest mountain, I wanted to explain what this journey means to me and why I wanted to begin a project like this. I want this project to be about our team, but I think […]

Cold weather training in North Carolina with the All Veteran Parachute Team

Last weekend, The All Veteran Parachute team hosted the Kilimanjaro Warriors in Fayetteville, North Carolina. We were invited to do our first cold weather training hike to help prepare for our upcoming expedition.  With the journey to Mount Kilimanjaro beginning in just three weeks, this was our last session to test our equipment and our […]

Kilimanjaro Warriors at Skyball

On the weekend of 4-6 Oct the Kilimanjaro Warriors team all gathered in the DFW area for a series of events. The weekend started with two of our warriors, Erich Ellis and Nick Perales getting a chance to parachute out of a helicopter.   Nick Perales We would like to thank the All Veteran Parachute […]

Kilimanjaro Warriors Conquer Arizona

The Kilimanjaro Warriors went to Arizona the weekend of 13-16 September. Our goals for the trip were: 1. To bond as a team, 2. Push ourselves with consecutive hard, high altitude hikes, and 3. To test our equipment and the prosthetics. By all measures we had a very successful weekend. We accomplished three challenging hikes […]

Kilimanjaro Warriors take Flagstaff

This Friday, September 13, the Kilimanjaro Warriors will gather in Flagstaff, Arizona for four days of high-altitude, long-distance hiking. This gives us a great opportunity to bond together, test equipment and experience the challenges of a multi-day hike.  We will hike around Humphrey’s Peak (below) Friday, September 13, through Monday, September 16, in altitudes up to […]

Press Release

In 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, a young Air Force Captain, Steve Connolly was on the ground serving as a Forward Air Controller.  He controlled 30 airstrikes against enemy targets and captured six prisoners in a battle where one prisoner’s leg was shot off from the knee down. Captain Connolly stabilized the prisoner by applying […]