|Marines and Mountaineers receiving FTX Orders|
Eric Meyer, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado had spent enough time around nordic skiing as a US Ski Team Physcian to know that 30 hits would nearly wipe out the 5km total cross-country ski portion of this military style biathlon exercise. He also knew that he along with fellow Himalayan climbers Chris Klinke and Chhiring Dorje Sherpa had their work cut out for them to keep up with the elite Marine Corps scout snipers joining them in the exercise.
“I never saw myself sitting around a fire pit in the middle of the night,
talking about Everest Base Camp and Camp Leatherneck - Afghanistan
in the same sentence.” - Eric Meyer M.D.
|Eric Meyer M.D. wraps up a course of fire|
|Chris Klinke talks mountaineering with Marines|
As Chris Klinke adjusted the straps on his desert tan government issue rucksack, Chhiring Dorje was busy deciding which way he wanted to sling the M4 rifle over his back. “This is fantastic, we’ve spent the last 24 hours up here in the high Sierra’s with these combat hardened Marines, the entire experience has been an open two-way exchange of information and experience.” said Chris Klinke, the expedition leader for the Americans.
|Chhiring Dorje Sherpa|
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