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From Combat To Conquest PDF Print E-mail
Serving in combat is no easy feat, but neither is scaling a 30,000-foot mountain.
 
Every year, around 800 people try to climb Mount Everest. And nearly 25,000 attempt Mount Kilimanjaro, while thousands of others seek glory atop mounts McKinley, Lobuche, Aconcagua, and Denali in epic feats of man versus mountain.

Recently, however, those numbers have begun to include U.S. military veteran climbers, who summit these incredible peaks to honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, or to prove that even combat injuries like loss of limb can’t keep them down.
 
Here are eight inspiring veterans who have successfully climbed epic summits.
 
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