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Climbing until what age

by peterz » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:00 am

Age is nothing but a number on your drivers license.

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Re: Climbing until what age

by MarthaP » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:26 am

peterz wrote:Age is nothing but a number on your drivers license.



....or your Social Security check....

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by MoapaPk » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:56 am

This guy is now 75 and hasn't slowed one bit.
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He can hike 2000' vertical in an hour.

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by Moni » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:59 am

I am 58 and Fred is 61 and from our viewpoint, old is more a mental thing.

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by mvs » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:04 am

I was privileged to have dinner with Fred Beckey a couple of weeks ago and was amazed that he's decently connected with cell phones and email. He lectured me that it's just a tool and he can't see any reason why you can't learn such tools at any age.

THERE IS A LITTLE PROBLEM WITH THE CAPS LOCK KEY THOUGH :roll:

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by Dave Dinnell » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:56 am

Bob's 67 here on a run-out 5.9 face pitch on Calaveras Dome. I would like to be climbing run-out 5.9's at that age and am inspired to do so.

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by Dean » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:13 pm

Bob Packard and John Vitz are both in their 70's and still going strong. I'm 69 and still going strong. Age only gets you if you start playing golf and riding a golf cart as your exercise. I put my thoughts down about ageing on this SP album:
http://www.summitpost.org/album/471285/ ... going.html

Just keep moving, and avoid sugar and alcohol, both of which mess with your immune system.

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by John Duffield » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:02 pm

Dean wrote:Just keep moving, and avoid sugar and alcohol, both of which mess with your immune system.


+ 1

Diet is a huge component of aging well. Possibly as important as exercise and avoiding injury.

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by MarthaP » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:14 pm

John Duffield wrote:
Dean wrote:Just keep moving, and avoid sugar and alcohol, both of which mess with your immune system.


+ 1

Diet is a huge component of aging well. Possibly as important as exercise and avoiding injury.


+1+1

But you know that saying about alcohol and tobacco taking years off your life?

Look at the years it takes off! The ones where you can't hear, can't see, can't bend over, can't.....


oh, never mind. :lol:

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by klwagar » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:29 am

the older I get the harder I climb and drink

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by Hotoven » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:01 pm

klwagar wrote:the older I get the harder I climb and drink


Ahh yes, I will forever keep my faithful friend by my side!

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