I still climb at age 63. My heart, knees, hips all still good so why not. I do
use better safety equipment than in the "old days". I have a full body harness
with a dual fall arrest lanyard instead of the waist belt type that I used to
My family requested that I only climb when someone else is home, to which I
comply. I also take my cell phone and a 2-way radio up with me, just in case.
It's the old boy scout training "be prepared"
Lets be safe up there!
73, Stew K3ND
----- Original Message ----
From: Gene Fuller <email@example.com>
To: Rex Lint <firstname.lastname@example.org>; K8RI on TT <email@example.com>;
Sent: Thu, March 17, 2011 10:32:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?
Age is just a number.
Gene / W2LU
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rex Lint" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'K8RI on TT'" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:26 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?
This brings up a question for me. I'm 68 and I decited to quit climbing at
55, but then I get pressed into service each field day because I can "screw
up" a beam between the guywires, and I had to help K0TV put up his 50 ft
boom 20M stack last year because he can't climb, and I can't get help
everytime I need it on MY tower, so I climb mine SOLO... my decision to
stop has been defeated at least every other month.
What age do YOU think folks should stop climbing? How about climbing in
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