On October 12, 2017, Cushman & Wakefield NorCal sponsored the USX Mt. Whitney climbing expedition’s three day trip to climb the highest mountain in the contiguous United States.
The trio of Cushman & Wakefield tenant rep brokers Chris Johnke, Cameron Love and Cale Miller joined six members of the elite USX Team to scale the 14,505 ft. mountain. The nine man expedition featured both active-duty and veteran US Armed Service members conducting various high altitude experiments while wearing heart rate monitors throughout the journey up the Mountaineers Route.
USX, is a non-profit organization that enables US Veterans to continue serving America through adventurous research and exploration initiatives. USX has two focuses—Research Initiatives and Nexus Expeditions. Both enable soldiers and Veterans to continue serving their country, all while furthering science, exploration or causes important to our country.
USX achieves this through incorporating teams of the United States’ most capable past and present soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines empowered by scientists, educators, fellow adventurers, and even commercial real estate brokers.
The small teams foster teamwork needed to complete a difficult task, a renewed sense of purpose and continued service to our country.
All proceeds and sponsorship dollars go to USX Research Initiatives. For more information regarding contributing to USX please contact Connor Love at email@example.com
According to Cameron Love, whose brother Connor Love is the CFO and Co-Founder of USX and an active duty Army Lieutenant:
“ This was truly an unforgettable experience and not an easy adventure to undertake. The arduous three-day trip included informal lectures and instructions on mountain climbing, survival skills and negotiating hazardous terrain and was very educational. As we neared the summit of the mountain, there was an overall feeling of awe of the pristine nature and a complete sense of accomplishment through teamwork.”
About Mt. Whitney
Mt. Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet.
The mountain is on the boundary between California’s Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 miles west-northwest of the lowest point in North America at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park. The west slope of the mountain is in Sequoia National Park and the summit is the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail, which runs 211.9 miles from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley.
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