MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A total of six Minnesotans from the west metro will be taking on Alaska’s Mount McKinley. Two of them — Brian Honkomp and Christian Gilbert — are teachers at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia.
“We’re not climbers, we’re teachers,” Gilbert said. “We go out and teach through adventure. I don’t ever want to consider myself a climber. I’m an educator and that’s our No. 1 goal.”
Gilbert’s a world geography teacher and Honkomp’s an earth science teacher. They’ll provide live satellite updates and a traveling curriculum through their website — www.go4thesummit.com.