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Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?

To: towertalk reflector <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 06:29:23 -0700 (PDT)
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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 <>
To: Rex Lint <>; K8RI on TT <>;
Sent: Thu, March 17, 2011 10:32:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?

Rex -

Age is just a number.

Gene / W2LU

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rex Lint" <>
To: "'K8RI on TT'" <>; <>
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
their underwear?


Rex Lint
  Merrimack, NH


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