A colobus monkey lounges on a branch in the rainforest on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Glaciers still exist on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Shawnee Dispatch Sports Editor Chris Wristen catches a view high above his campsite (bottom right) and high above the clouds on day three of his weeklong trek on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Trekkers climb over large boulders along a segment of trail during the climb up Mount Kilimanjaro.
The climbing team and support staff celebrate at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on June 11, 2010.
Shawnee Dispatch Sports Editor Chris Wristen (blue coat) and his fellow climbers reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at about 7 a.m. on June 11, 2010.
Mount Kilimanjaro towers over a nearby village in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro stands 19,341 feet high and is the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Lawrence High senior Roy Wedge (2580) works his way through the pack in the 1,600-meter run on Saturday at the state track and field meet in Wichita.
Free State senior Libby Wiebe anchors the Firebirds’ 4x800-meter relay team to a second-place finish on Saturday at the Class 6A state track and field meet in Wichita.
Lawrence High junior Emily Davidson fires out of the starting blocks during the 1,600-meter relay Friday at the Kansas Track and Field State Championships. Davidson and teammates Shelby Clark, Kelsey Broadwell and TaMiya Green finished 10th overall in 4 minutes, 11.65 seconds.
Drue Davis, Free State senior, competes in the 200-meter dash preliminaries Friday at the Kansas Track and Field State Championships.
Drue Davis, Free State senior, drops over the bar during the pole vault competition at the Kansas Track and Field State Championships. Davis cleared 12-foot-6 and set a new state record as she won her second straight state title in the event.
Drue Davis, center, won the Class 6A girls' pole vault Friday morning at the state track and field meet in Wichita. To her left is Shawnee Mission North's Abby Row, who finished third in the event. To Davis' right is Washburn Rural's Katie Thurbon, who finished second.
Roy Wedge, left, and Shawnee Mission Northwest junior Aaron Thornburg, center, pass Shawnee Mission South's Andrew Stevens on the final lap of the 3,200-meter run Friday at the Kansas Track and Field State Championships. Wedge, a Lawrence High senior, placed second.
Lawrence High sophomore Reece Wright-Conklin celebrates after defeating Hunter Jameson of Wichita Heights to claim the 160-pound state championship. Wright-Conklin won the match in a 7-1 decision Saturday in Wichita.
Maggie Hull, left, congratulates twin sister Rosie Hull after Rosie Hull fell down and still made a catch in the outfield during the MO-KAN All-Star Softball Series on Monday in Shawnee. Missouri swept the best-of-three series in two games, 3-0 and 3-1. Maggie Hull went 0-for-3 at the plate, and Rosie Hull went 2-for-5 with an RBI.
LHS senior Blake Greenfield, right, tries for an escape against Cody Shavlik of Derby in the consolation semifinals of the Class 6A state tournament. Greenfield placed fifth at 140 pounds on Saturday in Wichita.
Brett Lisher, left, and Scott Heitshusen congratulate each other after winning the AAA American Legion state championship. Lisher drove in a game-high four runs.
World War II Ranger Andrew Stojak, Riverdale, Ill., views Lawrence while on a bus tour of the trail of Quantrill's Raid. The Rangers will participate in a memorial service today at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Free State High School graduate Evan Hilpman gets carried off the field by his siblings after graduation. At center is Hilpman's brother Isaac. Evan is the youngest and the last of the siblings to graduate.