Hiking Tips from a Peak Performer
Eighty-six-year-old David Birkner has an unparalleled passion for hiking and climbing
David Birkner has been a Wharton economics student, a naval oﬃcer stationed at Pearl Harbor, a travel agent, a freelance writer, a pioneering environmental activist, an outdoor guide, an elementary school teacher and a successful entrepreneur. But mostly, the 86-year-old walks – on all ﬁve continents, from the southernmost tip of South America to North Africa to…
Respect New Social Norms While Hiking
Hiking these days requires more thoughtful planning
This story appears in the July-August combo issue of Seattle magazine and Seattle Business magazine. Subscription information is here. The pandemic threw a lot of plans off course, but it didn’t cancel alpine wildflower season, bright yellow autumn larches or mountain waterfalls. Despite social distancing guidelines, there’s no better time to escape to nature. Studies show…
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