10 year old plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

It’s the highest peak in Africa, a mountain that takes almost a week to summit, and a boy from Mississauga is planning to become the youngest Canadian to reach it.

Today, Sean Leathong talked with Gavin Monsour who, at ten years old, is preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. He has been working with trainer Jeff Ploen for a
year and a half.

Gavin is using his feat to help raise money for Camp Oochigeas, a camp for kids who are battling cancer.

The Monsour family along with trainer Jeff Ploen will leave for tanzania on june 23rd. all plan to summit the mountain, but at the end only one will be able to say “I’m the youngest Canadian to make it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.”

A remarkable accomplishment for a kid just finishing grade 4.


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