Navy SEAL veteran Dan Cnossen, who lost his legs to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, climbed Mount Kitzsteinhorn in Austria with the help of specially designed prosthetics. This climb was part of the Mountain Seed Foundation’s program, founded by Marine veteran Nathan Schmidt, which aims to empower Ukrainian widows of the war and their children through mountaineering and group therapy. Cnossen, along with other guides and volunteers, provided support and inspiration to the participants, emphasizing the message that challenges can be overcome with determination.
- The Mountain Seed Foundation, led by Marine veteran Nathan Schmidt, takes Ukrainian war widows and their children mountaineering to instill strength and resilience.
- Navy SEAL veteran Dan Cnossen, who lost his legs in Afghanistan, joined the program and climbed Mount Kitzsteinhorn using specially designed prosthetics.
- The program combines mountaineering with group therapy to help participants process grief and build inner strength for the future.