Former Biker Helps Veterans Overcome Disabilities: Access Utah Monday

Mar 10, 2014

Medvetz hiking
Medvetz looks back on his show "Going Wild."
Credit National Geographic

Tim Medvetz is a former member of the Hells Angels and host of the National Geographic Wild series “Going Wild.” After a horrible motorcycle accident and still not fully recovered from his extensive injuries (he was not expected to walk again) he decided to fly to Nepal, live with Sherpas, and summit Mt. Everest. He eventually created The Heroes Project, with the mission of taking veterans who suffered catastrophic injuries on climbs to the world’s seven tallest summits. Medvetz’ goal for these climbs is to mirror the mental, physical and emotional challenges it takes to overcome losing limbs in battle.

In his new television series, “Going Wild,” Medvetz helps people who have hit rock bottom discover themselves through a rigorous three-day wildlife intervention adventure, forcing them to face their fears and problems head on in some of the toughest regions of the country including Mount St. Helens in Washington; the Owyhee Canyonlands on the border of Oregon, Nevada and Idaho; and the Moab Desert in Utah.