Hi my name is Shali king I’m a senior at Apple Valley School of Environmental Studies. On the 15th of February I’ll be going to Mexico to Summit the third highest peak in North America Pico Da Orizaba. I’ve been preparing for this trip by doing Jiu Jitsu, horseback riding, walking on the treadmill, and a leg workout everyday. I’m pretty exited about summiting the mountain and the challenges that come along with climbing it, and glad I got the opportunity to be on the trip. My school is teaming up with The Department of Urology at The University of Minnesota to learn how high altitudes affect human physiology. This trip will be dedicated to patients affected by kidney cancer, and the money raised will go to kidney cancer research scholarships at the University of Minnesota. Please donate! Thank you.