Osgoode prof reaches summit of the highest free-standing mountain in the world

Osgoode Professor Jamie Cameron and her husband, Chris Bredt, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, have successfully reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in northeastern Tanzania.

Left: Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, is 5,895 metres or 19,340 feet above sea level. The pair climbed the mountain to raise $50,000 to support the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE) and its programs for children’s literacy in Africa.

Cameron, Bredt and their party reached Uhuru Peak, the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, on Monday, July 10, at 9:30am. In an e-mail to Patrick Monahan, dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, Cameron reported that all the members of the team made it to the summit and all are well and in good spirits.

“Professor Cameron asked that I pass along her thanks for your good wishes and support for their project, which has raised more than $45,000 for children’s schools in Tanzania,” wrote Monahan in an e-mail to the Osgoode community. 

Left: Jamie Cameron

Following their descent and a brief rest, on July 12, Cameron and Bredt went on safari to view the big cats. Later that day, the group visited schools in Dar, Tanzania, which will benefit from the funds raised. Cameron and Bredt are due to return to Canada on July 22.

For more information on their trek up Kilimanjaro, see the May 9, 2006 issue of YFile.