We are Kristine and Ben Thompson, a mother and son team. We love to hike and climb mountains. In early 2015, we will hike like we’ve never hiked before—to the summit (we hope!) of Mt. Kilimanjaro with fellow adventurers and do-gooders at Pack, Paddle, Ski (PPS), an adventure travel and service organization located in the rolling hills near Rochester, N.Y.
We intend to further its mission by climbing for the kids and families who have been helped in some way by Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester, a place that has touched our hearts due to the spirit of a sweet little girl we will never forget. We will also climb to establish an education fund for the twin daughters of a dedicated porter who will climb with us.
We will climb for four reasons:
Large photo of Mt. Kilimanjaro courtesy of Reed Hoffman