Macon man to discuss record-setting summit

out recordsummitThe oldest man to hike to the top of Mount Whitney in a day will give a talk about his training and his journey at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Macon County Library.

 

For the past two years, Macon County’s Jim Prader has been training for his hike up Mount Whitney near Death Valley, Calif. by hiking hundreds of miles on the Appalachian Trail and the Bartram Trail, often at night and by himself.

Prader did the 22 miles with his daughter, son and Macon County coach in one day. At 83 years old, he is the oldest man to accomplish this task.

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