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By Brittany Allen
For the Sentinel 

Local teacher gets to see places she taught about

One for the history books: Connie Pond climbs into the snows of Kilimanjaro


Contributed: Connie Pond

Pond and Oldfield with guides at the sign for Gilman’s Point on the mountain.

After many years of teaching geography in Goldendale, retired teacher Connie Pond is now getting to actually experience first-hand the sights and sounds of the countries mentioned in her curriculum. Previously venturing to such places as France and China—to name a few—Pond has just recently returned from a trip to Tanzania, one of the largest East African countries and home of Africa’s highest mountain and the highest freestanding mountain in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Mt. Kilimanjaro’s highest peak stands 19,431 feet above sea level and of its three volcanic cones only one, Kibo, remains dormant and emitting gas. To compare this mountain to something relatable for most Washingt...

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