Colorado Springs wounded veteran scaling Mount Kilimanjaro

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A wounded veteran and his climbing group are about to scale Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa at just over 19,300 feet.

They’re hoping to raise $50,000 for the families of fallen soldiers. Joining the climb are two special forces combat veterans and the widow of a fallen soldier.

“It does give you quite a big sense of accomplishment and helps you move on,” veteran Jason Buck said.

The group is raising the money through people who want to join the hike.

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