Alan’s adventurous walk of life

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IT wouldn’t be a hike in the outdoors for 85-year-old Alan Raison without his red woollen socks. The Wangaratta resident has been with the Warby Range Bushwalkers group for the past 26 years, in whicht time he’s hiked all over Victoria and parts of New South Wales. Photo:Luke Plummer

BUSHWALKING and red woollen socks are synonymous with Wangaratta’s Alan Raison.

At 85 years of age, Alan continues to conquer mountains and peaks with the Warby Range Bushwalkers Club – which he is a life member of – and is currently in his 26th year with the group.

“I usually wear red socks when I go hiking,” Alan chuckled.

“Someone gave me a pair of red socks years ago and I have just been getting them ever since.”

He cited growing up in the country fishing and shooting, and participating in sport such as footy and tennis over the years as reasons he still remains active.

He spoke of walks with the Warby Walkers – as they are affectionately known – throughout Victoria’s and New South Wales’ High Country, exploring the Blue Mountains, spending days completing the Victoria Great Ocean Walk, seeing the Flinders Ranges and walking regularly in the North East.


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