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#41079 - 02/07/08 12:44 PM Re: Oldest Walkers
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Registered: 01/12/04
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Loc: Renens, Vaud, Switzerland
Well done mate. I am proud of you. Keep going.

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#41080 - 02/07/08 02:19 PM Re: Oldest Walkers
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
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Originally posted by tim smith:
hi all,
i do not know whether i maybe repeating my self.
but last year at the age of 81.i parked at the car park near the Blencathera Centre walked along the a track north off the intake wall
to just above Scales and then followed Julia Bradburry's route up sharp edge on to the top of Blencathera, walking along the base i was not too happy, not knowing if i could make it up Sharpe edge, my knees were knocking with nerves, any way when i started up the slope i had to keep stopping and admire the view every 50 paces, once on the graggs the nervousness dissapeared and was replaced with exhileration i reached fouls gragg and the only thing was go for it on hands and knees made it the top. i expected ordnance survey piller on the top , but all there was was an iron ring i suppose where it had been .i strolled along to the west end and down the zig zag path back to the car. a two hour job had taken me over 6 hours .i hope Aleck does not see this as he was a walking companion for many years and this was the mountain he always wanted to walk, sadly we never did
regads to all
ern
i hope it does not sound like bragging



If you are still fit to do what you love doing,keep on with it and keep bragging. We're all proud of you!
Nimrod

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#41081 - 02/07/08 06:02 PM Re: Oldest Walkers
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Loc: Renens, Vaud, Switzerland
Was reading some statistics the other day that suggested that people of our generation who were born before WW2 or during it, are living longer. Whereas people who were born from the fifties onward are dying younger. Which means that in some cases parents are out living their children.

It finds that older people are a lot tougher in character and physique than the present generation. The early death rate of the young is due to a fast food diet, lack of exercise, general soft living and not having to think for themselves.

It would seem we have tried to give our children an easier life than we experienced, but alas, it has not done been for their general good.

Old age is not for whimps.

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#41082 - 02/07/08 08:14 PM Re: Oldest Walkers
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Registered: 24/11/04
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Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
That was suggested a few years ago,when my dad went in for an operation to remove bowel cancer. Even though he was warned the operation could kill him,he just shrugged it off and said it would be better to go quick then die a lingering death.
Well,he crossed the Atlantic a few times as merchant mariner with U-Boat packs beneath him and buried alive when his house was bombed,so what is a poxy little operation to him!
Nimrod

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#41083 - 02/07/08 08:54 PM Re: Oldest Walkers
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Registered: 28/10/06
Posts: 1054
Loc: england
Hi NImrod.
thanks Nimrod.
i bet you are proud of your Dad!
it maybe that following the horses on the farms when i was young that built me up for walking, i am only a small guy though 5.6&1/2
there must be some thing in the air or whisky in our village as i was cycling to the next village a mile away, the other day, when a gentleman whizzed by me and he must be 90 years young if not more.
did 12 miles on the bike yesterday, and to-day been messing about on a farm for about 6 hours .
am a bit stiff now though,
one of the lucky ones
ern


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#41085 - 03/07/08 12:47 PM Re: Oldest Walkers
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
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Originally posted by tim smith:
Hi NImrod.
thanks Nimrod.
i bet you are proud of your Dad!
it maybe that following the horses on the farms when i was young that built me up for walking, i am only a small guy though 5.6&1/2
there must be some thing in the air or whisky in our village as i was cycling to the next village a mile away, the other day, when a gentleman whizzed by me and he must be 90 years young if not more.
did 12 miles on the bike yesterday, and to-day been messing about on a farm for about 6 hours .
am a bit stiff now though,
one of the lucky ones
ern


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Do you actually work on a farm,or just help out?
Nimrod

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#41086 - 15/07/08 09:18 PM Re: Oldest Walkers
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Registered: 28/10/06
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Loc: england
Nimrod, sorry i just re read your enquiry, no i do not work on the farms now i just go and make a nuisance of my self
regards
ern

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#41087 - 17/07/08 05:45 PM Re: Oldest Walkers
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Registered: 24/11/04
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Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
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Originally posted by tim smith:

Nimrod, sorry i just re read your enquiry, no i do not work on the farms now i just go and make a nuisance of my self
regards
ern

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As long as you are enjoying yourself,why not mate?
Nimrod

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#41088 - 18/07/08 05:02 PM Re: Oldest Walkers
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
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Originally posted by tim smith:

Nimrod, sorry i just re read your enquiry, no i do not work on the farms now i just go and make a nuisance of my self
regards
ern

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Are you a nuisance to the animals or the farmer ?

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#41089 - 18/07/08 10:31 PM Re: Oldest Walkers
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Registered: 28/10/06
Posts: 1054
Loc: england
Lounge Lizard,
i keep out of the way of the animals
they are great big cows and bulls.
i suppose i am not too big a nuisance to the farmer or i would think they would clear me off
ern
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