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Blind Endeavors of Steve Baskis
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  • Steve Baskis about to head out onto the river.

Yankee Jim Canyon

By |August 14th, 2014|

Yankee Jim Canyon
In July of 2014, a friend named Lonnie Bedwell invited me to The Out of Sight Team River Runner Clinic in Emigrant, Montana. The preplanned Team River Runner trip was a wild adrenaline pumping adventure on a few of The Yellowstone Rivers white water rapids. Lonnie Bedwell, a […]

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Strength – Resilience – Courage

By |May 27th, 2014|

Strength – Resilience – Courage
Disclaimer:

I am writing this for the first time and these are my own opinions and thoughts. I do not feel that I have any answers, but only life experience and challenges that have influenced my recovery from a traumatic injury. All that I ask from the […]

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Bastille Crack

By |May 17th, 2014|

The Bastille Crack
In life we all face challenges. I consider my loss of sight a challenge, but trying to earn a degree, find a job or purchase a home are all challenges as well. So why do some people seek out physical challenges, like climbing a rock tower in the […]

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  • Tandem Riders come in to the finish of the Arlington to Gettysburg ride.

Face of America

By |May 5th, 2014|

Face of America
In April of 2014, my tandem pilot Victor Henderson graciously volunteered to ride with me in the annual Face of America Bicycle Ride from World T.E.A.M. Sports. The ride included 130 injured veterans and 370 able body riders who set out from the pentagon in Arlington, Virginia for […]

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  • The symbols on the tandem include: The Red, White, & Blue top tube, down tube, and bottom bracket represent Freedom. The chain stays and seat tube at the rear, and the front forks on the front end are a tribute to the US ARMY. They are colored black & gold containing the US ARMY logo. They bracket the red/white/blue center of the bike to symbolize protection of freedom. On the right side of the bike in front of the stoker’s seat position, is a tribute to Staff Sergeant Victor “Chiko” Cota mortally wounded in combat on May 13, 2008 symbolizing all of those warriors who paid the ultimate price for projecting our freedom. The rear chain stays contain the names Manuel & Mireyaaime who are Victor Cota’s children symbolizing the sacrifice made by military families. High Ground publicizes the documentary to inspire perspective, strength through adversity, hard work, and perseverance.

Old Glory

By |April 22nd, 2014|

“Old Glory”

A special thanks to Michael Lassig and Swett & Crawford for this amazing gift.

In the summer of 2013 a group of people came together to create a unique gift for me. The gift was a total surprise setup to be presented and revealed to me at Village Cycle Sport […]

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  • Steve Baskis skiing down the trails during a biathlon race in West Yellowstone

Biathlon Training

By |December 1st, 2013|

Biathlon Training
Time has truly flown by, I can’t believe it is almost the end of the year. 2013 has been a great year filled with amazing experiences like climbing, kayaking and most recently skiing. Over the past few weeks I have been out West skiing in Wyoming and Montana, all […]

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  • Half Dome

Half Dome

By |September 11th, 2013|

Half Dome
In September 2013, Matt Murray, a good friend and climber who I had climbed with before in Russia, Nepal and Colorado invited me on a climb with Paradox Sports of Boulder, Colorado. The climb was going to be a special one to say the least and I was truly […]

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  • Steve Baskis crossing a crevis on Mt Elbrus

Mount Elbrus

By |August 14th, 2012|

Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus, the tallest mountain in Europe, had been on my mind ever since climbing Africa’s Kilimanjaro. So after a lot of talk with climbing buddies, a group of us rallied and set out for Russia and another of the 7 summits in 2012. Before every climbing expedition I […]

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  • Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro

By |November 17th, 2011|

Mount Kilimanjaro
After climbing in Nepal in 2010 with the Soldiers to the Summit gang, I was motivated to climb another big mountain in the world. Kevin Churilla, a mountain guide and new friend I met on the Nepal trip had spoke about his organization K2 Summits and a trip to […]

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  • Himalayan Mountains

Lobuche

By |November 28th, 2010|

Lobuche

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Special Thanks to Soldiers to Summits for making this trip possible.

 Photo Credits: Johnck Media

Be sure to check out the Documentary “High Ground” that was filmed during this trip.

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