Exposed: Tragedy and Triumph in Mountain Climbing

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Fundraiser for Chaffey County Rescue North

One of the greatest things about living and working in Colorado is the great outdoors. We’ve got mountains, valleys, rivers, plains, lakes and vistas and of course our world famous “Fourteeners”. Colorado is an adventurers dream. There are a million outdoor adventures to experience, and along with those are a million ways to get lost and hurt in the wilderness.  As outdoor enthusiasts we understand that safety must always come first and that you need to have respect for nature. Even the best equipment can fail and the best sportsmen can have an accident and make bad judgments. After all, we are all human.

Brad and Melissa on the summit of Mt. Yale in 2000, one year before their life threatening experience on Colorado's Mt. Evans.

Brad and Melissa on the summit of Mt. Yale in 2000, one year before their life threatening experience on Colorado’s Mt. Evans. Photo Credit: http://www.exposedmountainbook.com/

Brad and Melissa McQueen share their mountain climbing trials and tribulations

Hear the story from Brad and Melissa, see photos and support the Chaffey County Search and Rescue North on June 16th @ The Trailhead - Buena Vista.

Hear the story from Brad and Melissa, see photos and support the Chaffey County Search and Rescue North on June 16th @ The Trailhead – Buena Vista.

No one understands that more than Colorado’s Brad and Melissa McQueen. Both native Coloradans, they’ve climbed some of the highest peaks in the world from Mt. Kilimanjaro to several of the 14’ers. In fact, Brad has climbed all of Colorado’s 14,000+ ft. peaks. But even with world class mountain climbing experience under their belts, a few bad choices turned a routine climb 14,265 ft to the top of Mt. Evans into a harrowing night in a blizzard that cost Melissa eight of her toes to frost bite.

It could have been a lot worse, but thanks to the heroic efforts of the Chaffey County Search and Rescue North, the McQueens lived to tell the tale. Now they want to share their experience and the choices that lead up to the worst night of their lives and how “good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment”!

Exposed: Tragedy and Truimph in Mountain Climbing

by Brad McQueen with Melissa McQueen

Trailhead in Buena Vista

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 8-9pm

This is an organization made up of  backcountry enthusiasts who move at the drop of a hat (or the beep of a pager) into the backcountry to help folks who find themselves in unfortunate situations and are well outside of the 9-1-1 net.

This is an organization made up of backcountry enthusiasts who move at the drop of a hat (or the beep of a pager) into the backcountry to help folks who find themselves in unfortunate situations and are well outside of the 9-1-1 net.

All proceeds from book sales will go back to the Chaffey Country Search and Rescue North. When adrenaline seeking, extreme adventurers are caught outside the grid, these back-country enthusiast and experts make themselves available 24/7, 365 days a year to help people in life-threatening situations. Brad and Melissa are just a few who would not be here today to share their story.

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