/ old man of hoy
Last year I accompanied a friend climbing the old man of hoy at the the grand age of 81. Does anyone know of any ascents by people of a similar age ?
I think Mike Banks may have climbed it at a similar age and Bonington also.
Bonington did it a few weeks after his 80th birthday.
I've just done a Google and see that Mike Banks was 77.
Not quite the same age but I know a chap who did it aged 70 with his son and grandson - must be a fairly unique team!
> Not quite the same age but I know a chap who did it aged 70 with his son and grandson - must be a fairly unique team!
Let me guess - from West Cumbria?
Sounds as though he can probably claim 'oldest ascent'.
Thanks for replies, i'll let him know when I see him next.
Wasn’t Mike Banks in a contest with someone called Rocket Ronnie? I forget who won.
Lancashire - but I can't remember where from originally - might well have been out west.
Wasn't it the 50th anniversary ascent Gordon?
I think Bonington's was, now that you say so.
Scottish climber Robbie Phillips has completed the 'Alpine Trilogy', a trio of the hardest multipitch rock climbs in Europe, by climbing Des Kaisers neue Kleider 8b+ in Austria.