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n August, Peter Behr soloed up Mount Freda to find mostly melted snow, and heather and daisies in full bloom. “I do it once a year just to prove I still can,” says the 68-year-old retired Registered Massage Therapist and businessman, revealing his commitment to life-long fitness. His day began with a drive up Stillwater Main followed by a left turn up J branch. The steep hike up the trail to Mount Freda took Peter four and a half hours. However, he says it has been done in under three hours by “younguns like Joseph McLean!” Hikers of Freda gain 1,100 metres in altitude, and find

themselves at the summit 1,865 metres above sea level. (In comparison, hiking the Grouse Grind is an 853-metre gain, and the Squamish Chief is a 600-metre gain). Peter says he is starting a PUF Club: Pensioners up Freda Mountain Club. For easier mountain hikes he suggests trying Tin Hat first, then graduating to Alpha Beta Gamma from E 100, then Emma Lake and maybe Centre Lakes. If you want to feel on top of the world too, join Powell River Living magazine at the first ever Just for the Health of It Health and Wellness Fair September 24 at the Recreation Complex. And read on for more inspiration!

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Powell River Living September 2016  

Powell River Living's September edition highlights the "Just for the Health of It" Health and Wellness Fair. There's also a feature about a...

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