A Veteran Outdoors: Stacy Bare

After serv­ing in Iraq with the mil­i­tary, vet­er­an Sta­cy Bare came back to the states to find him­self caught up in the all too famil­iar strug­gles; alco­holism, depres­sion, sui­ci­dal ten­den­cies, you name it. All that changed, how­ev­er, when a fel­low vet­er­an saw that he was in need, reached out to him, and took him climb­ing for the first time.

Since then, Sta­cy has become not only an avid out­doors­man, he also co-found­ed Vet­er­ans Expe­di­tions, a char­tered 501(c)(3) non-prof­it which offers resources and out­door adven­tures for vet­er­ans in need, and is now the Direc­tor of Sier­ra Club Out­doors. Not to men­tion Sta­cy was also named the Nation­al Geo­graph­ic Adven­tur­er of the Year in 2014.