Video Archive: Paul Hlina on the Superior Hiking Trail in 1995

With a fused spine and partially paralyzed legs, Paul Hlina hiked the entire Superior Hiking Trail on crutches in 1995. He is credited as the first person to through-hike the trail, which at the time spanned almost 200 miles. It’s about a 300-mile trail today.



about 9 years ago

Clearly not paralyzed.  Multiple sclerosis?

Paul Lundgren

about 9 years ago

I have updated the text to note Hlina was partially paralyzed. The ANC report refers to him as paralyzed, but clearly he had some mobility in his legs.

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