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Title: Korean - American becomes the oldest to climb the Seven Summits
Post by: Cy Kaicener on Nov 2 2006, 19:07
The following article says that a 64 year old man has become the oldest person to climb the Seven Summits
Link (http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200611/kt2006110219273411970.htm)
Title: Re: Korean - American becomes the oldest to climb the Seven Summits
Post by: Roger on Nov 3 2006, 03:14
I wonder if there is any point to being the "Oldest" to conquer the 7 summits?
Although the seven summits is a feat in itself, one could attempt at an earlier age the 6 harder climbs and save Mt Kosciusko until say your 70-100 and enjoy the nice stroll to its summit.

Another example is the longest time taken to attempt all 7 or 8 summits. I did Kosciusko when I was a young wiper snapper, back in the days you could actually drive to the summit and now I am 45. Now if I conquered the remaining summits I could have taken the longest. Point is, is there a point to some of these records.

Food for thought

Roger in Sydney
Title: Re: Korean - American becomes the oldest to climb the Seven Summits
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on Nov 3 2006, 03:28
I wonder if there is any point to being the "Oldest" to conquer the 7 summits?
Although the seven summits is a feat in itself, one could attempt at an earlier age the 6 harder climbs and save Mt Kosciusko until say your 70-100 and enjoy the nice stroll to its summit.
Food for thought

Roger
I could not agree more. I even addressed "the oldest record for the 7" last year on this site. I think the criteria for the record of the oldest person to climb the 7 summits could be as follows: The completion of the 7 summits; being the oldest to start and finish all 7. Just my food for thought. Records and stats are interesting. I understand people wanting to be the first to do something or breaking a record but really the bottom line is to enjoy what you are doing.
MC  :)
Title: Re: Korean - American becomes the oldest to climb the Seven Summits
Post by: 7summits on Nov 3 2006, 04:28
Thanks Cy, for the note; when we get his details the stats will be updated. By the way, Malli mastan also climbed Carstensz last week and he broke the Carstensz speed record.

I agree with Roger and MC, some records are quite silly. I hope that people still climb for the enjoyment of it, not to be the oldest, youngest, baldest or smallest person to climb them!
Title: Re: Korean - American becomes the oldest to climb the Seven Summits
Post by: Cy Kaicener on Nov 3 2006, 08:12
Roger and MC - In this case I agree with you also, but it is quite an accomplishment when a 70 year old climbs Everest like a Japanese climber did recently.
Title: Re: Korean - American becomes the oldest to climb the Seven Summits
Post by: MvdB on Nov 3 2006, 11:50
thats true Cy, it is certainly an awesome accomplishment to do something like that at an age of 70. But regardless, I dont think being the oldest to climb all 7 is such a remarkable feat since you can idneed do the 6 toughest when you're 20-30 and then just wait for many years... anyways: I am and think climbing should be done because you enjoy/love/like it or whatsoever... breaking records is a fun thing if it comes alongs.