To the Top

A look at what drives Rodney Burns in his spare time

Burns with his wife, Cathy, at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Burns with his wife, Cathy, at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

WHO

Rodney Burns, Chief Information Officer, AOHC.

WHAT

Mountain climbing.

WHEN

“I don’t get the chance to do this as often as I’d like. I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro last winter as a 25th wedding anniversary trip for my wife and me.”

WHERE

“Aside from Mount Kilimanjaro, I have climbed multiple peaks in North America, including Mount Davis, in British Columbia, and have trekked around Mount McKinley, in Alaska. I will be climbing Mount Fuji, in Japan, this August.”

WHY

“Climbing is a sport I have done since high school. I went through formal training for class-five rock climbing and branched out to mountaineering when gravity got too effective. I grab any chance I can to get out into the natural world. I’ve been a scouting leader with my kids for 15 years, to justify camping, canoeing, rafting, etc.

Read more about Rodney Burns and AOHC here.