Thanks to our REI guide Josh, we are very happy to post an interview he made with two of our past Operation Canyon Rising participants. We hope you have time during this Memorial Day weekend to view this and think of the sacrifices so many have made in service to our country. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qkxjsgpy56rbn4l/AAD5u658uEJEL03zsC5Eo88ma?dl=0&oref=gp&preview=Canyon+Rising+participant+chat.mp4
Unfortunately due to Covid concerns we had to postpone the scheduled September 2020 expedition of Operation Canyon Rising. Sadly on September 12, during the time that we should have been on the expedition, one of our team members, Travis Livingston, passed away. We will fill his slot with his good friend and past participant Ryan … More Updates to Operation Canyon Rising 2020
A year ago today an amazing group of veterans and Gold Star family members left some of their troubles behind and through great determination were able to Rise Up on a challenging hike out of the Grand Canyon. As we celebrate their accomplishments we also want to announce that a year from now we will … More Operation Canyon 2020 Expedition now in the planning phases
Operation Canyon Rising 2018 video This is a link to a nine minute video showing what Operation Canyon Rising 2018 was like. Hopefully as you watch it, you will understand what the participants went through on this journey.
Operation Canyon Rising 2018 was an opportunity for four disabled veterans and two gold star family members to meet, talk and hike the Grand Canyon together from rim to rim. The participants flew from various cities across America and gathered in Scottsdale Arizona on Sept 8th. We were graciously hosted at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess … More Operation Canyon Rising 2018 – Mission Complete
We are thrilled to announce that we will have a new expedition for September 2018. We are still in the planning stages but it looks like the mission format will remain the same. Hiking from the north rim, to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, staying two nights at the bottom and then hiking out. … More New Mission planned for September 2018
We are working on the completion of our documentary for this expedition. At this time we are happy to have a two minute trailer for all to view at: Canyon Rising Documentary Teaser . Once the full length documentary is complete, we will post a link here to it.
Our expedition to the Grand Canyon was very rewarding. We successfully hiked from rim to rim, although it wasn’t easy. Our hike down from the north rim was very challenging. It was very steep and that made it challenging for our bilateral amputees, Steve Martin and Matthew Melancon. Imagine the pain as they hiked 14 … More Mission Complete
We are proud to partner with Arizona Outback Adventures for this expedition. They will be our guides for the trek and we will follow the itinerary below. DAY 0, 7 Sept 2016: GATHER IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA Once we all arrive at Sky Harbor Airport, we will then be shuttled to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. The next morning we … More Expedition Itinerary
An expedition for disabled veterans to hike the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim as motivation to aid in their rehabilitation and provide them with a monumental goal that, once achieved, will give them incentive to lead a fulfilling life. This will take place Fall 2016. This expedition comes after the success of the Kilimanjaro Warrior’s expedition that was completed in February 2014. … More Operation Canyon Rising Introduction