“I’m too old for the outdoors” – Now that’s an excuse that we can never use again, and especially after hearing about a certain 82 year-old yank who has become the oldest person to climb all of New York’s highest mountains.
On saturday, Jerry Levine, an 82 year old from Cortlandt Manor in Westchester County, US, summited Esther (4,239-feet) then Whiteface, the Olympic mountain (4,867-feet) which means that he’s summited all 46 peaks in New York – joining the ranks of the Adirondack 46ers. To become a “46er,” a person must climb all of the 46 major Adirondack Mountain peaks. All but three are higher than 4,000 feet.
So if ever you think that you’re too old for a hike in the outdoors, think of Levine and maybe you’ll think twice about complaining about being too unfit to hike! I know I will!