Jeff Simon of CENTURY 21 Affiliated is no stranger to mountain climbing. In fact, he’s climbed Kilimanjaro, Pico Duarte in the Caribbean and a number of mountains in the Alps. This month Jeff will join CENTURY 21 CEO Rick Davidson and the Climb for Kids team as they ascend two volcanoes in Mexico.
C21: How did you decide to participate in this year’s Climb for Kids?
JS: I am doing the Climb for Kids because I love this type of adventure and if I can help children out at the same time, that’s what it’s all about for me!
C21: Have you set any personal goals for the climb?
JS: My only goal is to enjoy the moment!
C21: How have you been training in preparation for the trip?
JS: I trained for this climb by completing Ironman Wisconsin in September of this year. A 2.1 mile swim,112 mile bike followed by a 26.2 mile run.
C21: Wow! You are also quite the experienced climber, correct?
JS: I have climbed Kilimanjaro. I climbed a number of mountains in the Alps and more recently climbed Pico Duarte the tallest mountain in the Caribbean this past January after a trip to Haiti to help rebuild a school.
JS: Seeing the sunrise on the top of the mountain. Nothing like a sunrise on top of the world to put it all in perspective!
C21: What is the one thing you’ll make sure to include in your pack?
JS: Photos of my beautiful wife Kris and my two kids, Reid and Dylan.
C21: Want to hear more about Jeff’s climbing expeditions? Connect with him on his website.