/ NEWS: Bill Pattison Cranking Hard at 74 .... his Mum, 107, says
Bill's mum, Jeanie, a sprightly 107 tells him, "If you don't do it now, you ain't going to get another chance."
Bill has taken this sage advice on board all throughout his life.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=10&year=2008#n45357
Good to hear Bill is still cranking! Keep it up-you are an inspiration to us youngsters in their 60`s.
All the best to him
Fantastic location choice too. Love the Arico gorge in winter.,
Reading that just removed any excuse I could ever think of... darn it LOL
Any more background? Is he a heavy smoker living on lard butties? What's the secret? Hope he doesn't use unethical practices like hooking his zimmer frame onto holds like a giant sky hook. Seriously, though, something to aim at! He looks fit too.
If Iíve got this right, your first climb was solo, outdoors, multi-pitch, and you hadnít done a course.
Is that allowed?
And is she looking for a bit of excitement in her life at the moment?
Classic reply Bill :-)
And classic reply, Hardonicus! ;-)
Oh dear...irony doesn't work online does it?
Maybe rather than a Nanny state it was a Mammy statement? ;-)
First a story of a 14 year old climbing 8a and now a story of a 74 year old onsighting 6a+s. Are you just trying to make those of us, supposedly in our prime feel bad? I think I'm going to take up knitting or something.
And if you ever do a new route on Gimmer, it's got to be called....Zimmer String.
I'll get my coat.
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