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Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:03

Macon hiker talks about life feat

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out mountwhitneyOctogenarian Jim Pader will talk about his record-setting hike up Mount Whitney from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at REI in Asheville.

 

Pader, who is from Macon County, trained for two years on the Appalachian Trail and Bartram Trail, often at night and by himself, to prepare for the 22-mile journey up Mount Whitney in California. The trip is normally a two- or three-day excursion, but he did it in one day at age 83, with his two children and Macon County coach Sarah Lowell. He is the oldest man on record to have accomplished the task. www.rei.com/event/55549/session/85810.

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