A friend sent me a link to mountainproject that has a post on Fred Beckey climbing in Joshua Tree 10 days before his 90th Birthday.

Think you are too old to climb/run/backpack? Now, while I (somewhat) jokingly consider myself a Geezer, someone like Fred has set a new bar for how far you can go and for how long.

Don’t know Fred Beckey?  If you climb at all, look him up.  He has a ton of first ascents – more first ascents than most people have climbed routes.  He is an author, dirtbag climber and even has a mountain named after him in the Alaska range.

Check him out on a 3 pitch climb at 90 here.

Beckey at j-tree
photo credit Richard Shore

So go read his books, look up his life and get inspired to do more with yours.

I am now inspired to put up posts on other inspirational climbers, runners, skiers and athletes who have set the bar high.

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