A five day ascent brought Garrett Dixon, Management Trainee in Sales for Midland Transport, to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, and fourth highest of the Seven Summits. To compare, Mount Everest, the Earth's highest mountain, is 8,848m; Mount Kilimanjaro is 5,895m.
Garrett studied supply chain and marketing management at Dalhousie University and planned his trip a year in advance. “Midland offered me this amazing extensive training program where I get to see all different areas of the business so I couldn’t turn it down. The team at Midland was very gracious in letting me have the time to do this,” Garrett said. “It’s been a big goal of mine.”
Pictured at the summit of Kilimanjaro, Garrett says “I wanted to bring a flag that represents who I am and where I am from. The Midland flag represents a maritime-based company. It’s also the company that has given me my start in a career in logistics and transportation.” Garrett said the novelty was another reason, “No one, to my knowledge, has brought a Midland flag to the top of Kilimanjaro.”
Garrett did not expect that his Kilimanjaro adventure would lead to finding a renewed appreciation for the beauty of his own province. “In training over the summer I discovered the Fundy Footpath, trails deep in the woods of Fundy National Park, and Rockwood Park. It’s not only about accomplishing something in another part of the world, it’s about how you can stay active and be happy in your own backyard.”
Congratulations, Garrett and welcome to the team!
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