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Disabled vets climb Teton on Sept. 11 anniversary
From left, Eric Gray, veteran Andrew “Sully” Sullens, Timmy O’Neill and veteran Mike Kirby celebrate climbing Grand Teton on Sept. 11. “This is an accomplishment. If I can do this, I can do so much more,” said Sullens, placing two rocks in his pocket.
The battery on a vacuum pack that keeps Andrew Sullens’ silicon sleeve tightly sealed around his leg in its prosthetic socket failed on the ascent, causing a painful, jarring effect. The pain, coupled with high-altitude sickness on the climb, made him nauseous, and he thought of quitting several times. “What kept me going was, there is a bigger picture here, and that is what we’re trying to prove.”
From left, Eric Gray and veterans Andrew “Sully” Sullens and Nico Maroulis share a moment of silence as their friend and fellow veteran Chad Jukes plays “Taps” atop the Grand Teton.

Grand achievement

From left, Eric Gray, veteran Andrew “Sully” Sullens, Timmy O’Neill and veteran Mike Kirby celebrate climbing Grand Teton on Sept. 11. “This is an accomplishment. If I can do this, I can do so much more,” said Sullens, placing two rocks in his pocket.
The battery on a vacuum pack that keeps Andrew Sullens’ silicon sleeve tightly sealed around his leg in its prosthetic socket failed on the ascent, causing a painful, jarring effect. The pain, coupled with high-altitude sickness on the climb, made him nauseous, and he thought of quitting several times. “What kept me going was, there is a bigger picture here, and that is what we’re trying to prove.”
From left, Eric Gray and veterans Andrew “Sully” Sullens and Nico Maroulis share a moment of silence as their friend and fellow veteran Chad Jukes plays “Taps” atop the Grand Teton.
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