It’s late winter 2017 and the wind is whipping across immaculate, snow-covered peaks. These majestic mountains are the motivation and the mood is one made of adrenaline and introspection.
“Big Mountain Heroes” is the story of five United States Special Operations veterans on their journey into the French, Italian and Swiss Alps –connecting with nature and each other in the pursuit of thrills without pills–finding new ways to channel their sense of adventure into a more productive form of PTSD therapy.
SOFREP TV chronicles these men as they travel from various corners of America to the slopes of Chamonix, forging new friendships while tackling some of the most beautiful and challenging mountainous terrain in the world. They also discuss their personal experiences of transitioning back into society after service and how the outdoors have helped them to heal both mentally and physically.
Join Leo Jenkins, Isaiah Burkhart, Nick Betts, Benn Whitney, Brandon Webb and their unshakeable cinematographer, Matt Hardy as they become one with the powder – connecting through their shared adversities and love of nature and its power to heal the spirit.
“You get this almost ethereal feeling in your soul…this is what humans are here to do…I am here to enjoy what I have around me—not destroy it.”
The helicopter is waiting, the glacier is calling, the excitement is palpable— so sit back, strap in, and come along for the ride.