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"It is just what Andy did for me," he said, referring to his ice climbing partner on Mount Washington, Thursday, Andy Politz of Ohio.Retired Marine Sgt. Keith Zeier, 26, Puma Fenty Black And Brown of Brooklyn, "isn't like any normal guy you ever met," said Politz, an accomplished ice and rock climber from Ohio, who met Zeier when he was tied to him by rope for 19 hours climbing 14,411 foot Mount Rainier last June."He's a special ops guy. They are like that." he said.Politz is taking time from his work and life in Ohio to offer Zeier a "sampler" of climbing experiences, which Thursday includes Mount Washington's ice in winter."The Rainier climb was the most important experience of my life," said Zeier.It came after suffering incalculable loss. First, the loss of many of his comrades of the Second Reconnaissance Battalion in 2006, which still tears him up at the thought. Then, sustaining a traumatic brain injury and the eventual loss of his left leg from a roadside bomb in Iraq. The injury to his brain makes it hard to recollect and study while the shrapnel in the leg has left him in constant pain.Zeier began running as a way to honor the fallen and help their families pay for educations for their children.He has raised over $100,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and continues to raise money with this climb.He ran both the Keys 100 mile ultra marathon in 2009 and the New York Marathon He ran with a 50 pound pack and boots.In the Keys run he made it 75 miles in 21 hours before colapsing then refusing to go to the hospital. With a bit of fluid he was able to get up and finish the 100 miles in 31 hours. He does not quit.The shrapnel which tore through his leg, eventually claimed it and was amputated in 2009 after both runs. Zeier still is in pain but he said the amputation has eased it.When Zeier decided he wanted to learn more about climbing, he went to Mount Rainier and it was by coincidence he met Politz.Politz, the lead climber, knows how to scale Mt. Washington in January. He is Zeier's ice climbing partner and part of a 12 member expedition filming the mission.It begins Thursday morning after a night's stay at the Harvard cabin at the base of Mount Washington's Huntington Ravine.Thom Pollard, a well known Mount Washington Valley climber and photographer, is part of the ascent group and is making a documentary film on the climb.After a morning of skiing at Wildcat Tuesday, because the ice climbing was marginal, Politz stared up into Huntington Ravine, which did not seem to have a lot of snow, at the time, but it was coming in."I have a million concerns," he said "Weather is only one."The Mount Washington Observatory, which recorded the world's worst weather, is hosting Zeier and his 12 member crew overnight Thursday and providing them with a safe descent Puma Fenty Creepers
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things to help others.This is the first time Zeier has ever visited New Hampshire. He said he was floored by its beauty."It's breathtaking," he said, "You can see the stars at night."The mission, he said includes imparting that there is "power in everyday people. If you have a passion, if you have a craft you can help make a difference in a soldier's life. Andy absolutely changed my life in so many ways."Although Politz has no military background, there are similarities in technical climbing and in special operations, he said. He noted Politz has been in difficult situations where he had to help a fallen climber who was a friend.You are, he said, committed to each other in a difficult setting with no options but to succeed in getting to safety.The two are about 20 years apart in age and seem more like brothers."I look up to him so much. Climbing's done that," Zeier said.This week, the crew began practicing on ice at Cathedral Ledge in North Conway and did some training at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Pinkham Notch Visitors Center where they stayed. Wednesday, they hiked up to the Harvard Cabin.
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