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Burgess family’s climb to Mt. Kilimanjaro

Sudbury Wolves’ Owner Mark Burgess, his wife Karen, daughter Ally and son Connor have their sites set high!! From the 330 lakes within the City of Greater Sudbury to the infamous “Rooftop of Africa”, the Burgess family is embarking on a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Standing at 19,340′ ~ 5,895 m, Mount Kilimanjaro is the African continent’s tallest peak, and the world’s highest freestanding mountain.  The structure is composed of 3 volcanoes: Kibo (19,340 feet), Mawenzi (16,896’~5,149 m), and Shira (13,000’~3,962 m). During the climb, the trekkers will pass through five major ecological zones – Rain forest, Heath, Moorland, Alpine Desert, and Arctic Glaciers.

They may also encounter elephants, buffalo, and eland on the northern slopes; black & white colobus monkeys, Sykes monkeys, and tropical boubou in the forest belt; and birds such as sun birds, augur buzzard, mountain hawk eagle, lammergeier and white-naped ravens.

The Burgess family departed from Canadian soil July 4, 2011, and will partake in one of the most incredible and adventurous feats. Fans can follow their journey by reading their personal family blog.

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