The Finest Steel Endures the Hottest Fire.

Meet The Crucible.


Patagonia Crucible Documentary (3 min.) from Jan Rutherford on Vimeo.


The Crucible--four transitioning veterans accompany four business executives on a global adventure.


23 January 2017, REI Flagship Store, 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.

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From the Project Manager: Christopher Schmitt.

"For me, the expedition was a “bridge” that I crossed from Active Duty Special Forces Officer to this next chapter. I will be the project manager for all three of these Crucibles next year."

Moab, Utah (May 4-7, 2017 )

The Ptarmigan Traverse, Washington Cascades (August 3-6, 2017) a

The Eagle Cap Wilderness in Oregon (September 28 – 1 October 2017).

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Combat Flip Flops Christopher Schmitt Special Forces Crucible PatagoniaChris Schmitt: Husband. Dad. Friend. Leadership Advisor. Speaker. Connector. Adventurer. Retired Green Beret. Empowering High Performers to achieve Heroic Aspirations by developing Genuine Leadership.

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