When Bill Burke retired from corporate law practice in 2003, he spoiled his passion for travel and longed for activities that challenged him mentally and physically. He has already been hiking in the mountains around his home in Costa Mesa, California, and learning the art of alpinism was more appealing than tennis or golf, he says.
He took high-altitude climbing courses, strengthened his training and peak-hunted mountains around the world within a year. By the age of 67, he had climbed the highest mountains on all continents, including Everest, twice. Today he is one of the most respected mountaineers in the world, and there is also a mountain peak near the border between Nepal and Tibet, named after him.
Pain is good, pain is bad: 79-year-old training at Mt. Everest twice
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