A former Hells Angels biker is helping wounded veterans climb the world’s tallest mountains – the Seven Summits. The founder of The Heroes Project foundation, Tim Medvetz, finds soldiers who have been most gravely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and trains them to climb. Tim knows what it takes; after a near-fatal motorcycle accident that left him partially paralyzed, Tim psyched himself up to climb Mount Everest. Climbing is what saved him from depression. Or as Tim says, “Mount Everest was my punch in the mouth.”
60 Minutes’ correspondent Lara Logan interviews Tim and those he trains, on Sunday, January 11 at 8pm on CBS. And Academy Award winner Freida Lee Mock is working on a documentary about Tim and his seven heroes: Isaac, Brad, Kionte, Mark, Matt, Keith and Charlie. A kickstarter campaign is in the works. Mock will follow Tim and the heroes in April when they return to Nepal to attempt Everest once again.
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