Video: Prominent 89-Year-Old Climber Still Going Strong

Fred Beckey may have more North American first ascents than any other climber, but at 89 he had never climbed in the Dolomites. Clearly, you are never too old to do something for the first time. —Sean McCoy

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Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie’s Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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