This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. A personal story of an Iraqi War Veteran growing up on the Prairie, educated in the Deep South and in the Evangelical Christian Tradition, who found peace and community in the great outdoors when he came home. Many beautiful photos of his travels throughout the world tell the story of why getting outside isn’t just a nice to have, but a must have for a good life.
Stacy Bare is a climber, skier, sometimes mountaineer, rarely a surfer, and the Director of Sierra Club Outdoors, which connects 250,000 people a year to the outdoors. He received a commission as a 2LT in the US Army in 2000 and served in Bosnia and Iraq. He also worked as a civilian land mine clearance technician and is an ambassador for The North Face and Keen Shoes. He is a 2014 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
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