Our mission is to help Southern California veterans, men and women, successfully transition into civilian life with hope and purpose through a supportive community and transformational wilderness experiences.
What We Do
Uncertainty about unemployment or starting a new career is one of the most stressful life events a person can go through. For many veterans, this stress is compounded by the visible and invisible wounds of war. Predictably, many veterans coming off active duty are struggling with the transition – and there are not enough resources to help. Tragically, for some the struggle is overwhelming. Twenty veterans commit suicide every day in the United States. This is tragic beyond words – and yet, there is hope.
The Summit Warrior Project was created to help. We provide wilderness experiences for veterans as the context for physical, mental, and spiritual renewal. The healing power of wilderness experiences is well documented. In fact, wilderness therapy among veterans is being used with extraordinary success across the nation. For a detailed discussion on this, read “Wilderness as Therapy” by Bryan Feller.
At the Summit Warrior Project, all US veterans are welcome. We are particularly interested in being a place where veterans making the transition into civilian life can find comradery, healing, and a place to apply a growth mindset to the next chapter of their lives.
Where We Go
HikingSouthern California and the High Sierras
CanyoneeringZion and Moab
Alpine ClimbingThe Cascades and South American Andes
Rock ClimbingBig Bear, Joshua Tree, the High Sierras and Patagonia
How to Get Involved
Join Our Meetup Group
If you are a US Veteran, join our hiking meetup group. Join us for upcoming hikes, climbs, and expeditions.
Follow Us on Facebook
Follow what’s happening on Facebook. Tell your friends, colleagues, and the veterans in your life about us.
Sponsor a Veteran Today!
All donations go directly to cover expedition costs, travel, training, and gear. Thank you for your generosity!
The Summit Warrior Project is a program of Frontsight Military Outreach, headquartered in Ontario, CA. Lead by Joe Holguin, Frontsight provides supportive community where veterans and their families can find comradery, trust and healing for their visible and invisible wounds. Bryan Feller, an avid backpacker and rock climber, started the Summit Warrior Project. As a civilian, Bryan co-leads the project with Joe Holguin as a way of serving those who have served us all.