Don Mann - Mt Everest Climb

My professional career includes serving as a U.S. Navy SEAL, CEO of Odyssey Adventure Racing, CEO of BattleFrog Obstacle Course Racing, CEO of SEAL Adventure Challenge, CEO of Frogman Charities and Director of Primal Quest "the World's Most Challenging Human Endurance Competition."

For the vast majority of my life I have enjoyed participating in extreme adventures including ultra-marathons, multi-day road and mountain cycling competitions, multi-day kayak expeditions, Ironman and Double Ironman triathlons, 10-day / 500 - 600 mile non-stop adventure races and have climbed many mountains around the world.

This list is incomplete because it does not include climbing the world's highest mountain, which has been a life-time goal.

After serving 21 years in the Navy, I have a very clear understanding of the many hardships and sacrifices that our military personnel, our veterans and their families make and live with on a daily basis. So many of these patriots require a lot more help than they receive.

So, this April, I will begin a journey to the Himalayas and will climb Mount Everest with the objective of raising awareness for the hardships and sacrifices that our military personnel endure.

Climbing Everest will be the greatest athletic accomplishment of my life. But, more importantly, raising awareness for our military, our veterans and their families makes this goal so much more worthwhile.

I ask for you to consider supporting this endeavor.

Thank you,
Don Mann

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Don Mann
Cape Charles, VA

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