Friday, September 27, 2013

80 Years Of Climbing

Fred Beckey has more first ascents on North American mountains than anyone else. At 89, he's a first-time climber in the Dolomites of Italy. Two things occur to me watching him struggle up an easy climb:

  • He uses a bowline to tie in
  • It's great for him to keep climbing at 89
  • If there's somewhere you want to go, go now.Don't wait until you're 89.

Here's his new book called "Fred Beckey's 100 Favorite North American Climbs." Might be a heckuva goal for some younger climbers to do all of these climbs.

1 comment:

Marianna W said...

Do it now!!! Great advice! Now to get rid of this job-hurdle...