/ Freeing El Cap at 63 (almost)
Interesting and inspirational
Indeed... even more so, that he also was starting this thing in '79... And nearly did Salathé free already then (~200 feet or so, needed to be aided/french freed).
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Great read. Hope for us 'old farts' yet!
I just wonder why 63 is considered 'old' though - I did the winter comp at Climbing Station yesterday in the Veterans category, which apparently includes anyone over 45, but I am pretty sure that old starts at 70... I'm not old yet, despite doing the Salathe in 1978 (with all the aid).
At 76, I'm taking the position that "old" starts at 80, with the hope and prayer that further revision may be possible. I have a few climbing partners in their early 80's, and can barely remember 63...
> I just wonder why 63 is considered 'old'
its not considered to be 'old' but it is considered to be old for climbing a 1000m 7c+
This was good to listen.
The trailer for the 2019 Kendal Mountain Festival has been released. 'Open Out' follows a young female protagonist as she experiences the festival for the first time. The short video communicates the key themes of culture and inclusion, which are at the...