What Did You Do On Your Summer Break

Posted by Community Relations on 9/15/2016

Social Worker Christie Pinner can’t wait to hear the question, “what did you do on your summer break?” Pinner flew to Nepal, and the 9,383-ft. airport in Lukla, and proceeded to climb to the base camp of Mount Everest. The 80-mile roundtrip took nine days up to the 17,300-base camp and five days back down. She joined a group with REI, carrying 25-pound day packs, and spending the nights in Sherpa villages or tents. Adventure is nothing new for Pinner, who taught English as a Second Language for 10 years at Central, and three as a social worker. She climbed 19,300-foot Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010. She says her next goal might be running a marathon.