Some people see a mountain and they choose to go around.
Others head straight for it - ready for the challenge
it may present.
That is exactly what one Onalaska man is choosing
to do - literally!
in this week's 'in search of' report.
If Harvey Bertrand were the kind of man that liked
to brag…he'd tell you all about the incredible challenge
he's preparing for.
It's not that unusual.
I can count 15 people in this area who have done it.
Your age? No.
If he were the kind of man that enjoyed the spotlight
- he might give you all the details of the back surgery
that delayed this journey for a year.
There's a degenerative something or other and they
go in there and re-mount the vertebrae.
I'm perfect now...
If he were 'that' kind of man - he might throw around
his age as an excuse just in case he can't make it.
I last counted 67.
But at my age I can't remember much.
But Harvey Bertrand is not that kind of man - not.
A number of people have done this in our area so it's
I just want to make that point.
Harvey is preparing for the trip of a lifetime.
A trek that will take him from La Crosse to Tanzania,
to tackle the Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro.
The mountain is the highest peak in Africa at 19,
341 feet above sea level.
It's a walk up.
If it weren't for the elevation gain it would be just
a walk in the park.
Except for a couple of places it's really just a hike.
But the 'little' trek Harvey is taking is where the
real challenge comes into play.
There are six established routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro