From the blogs – Cicerone Press Spitsbergen: The end of the world

For our latest post in our from the blogs series on Rohantime we have highlighted a lovely story from Cicerone Press. Cicerone are publishers of award-winning guidebooks for walking, trekking, climbing and mountaineering, cycle touring and hill and mountain skills.

Spitsbergen: The end of the world – Trekking in your 70s

Clive and Jennifer Darley believe age should be no barrier to having great adventures in the mountains: “Equipped with a cardiac pacemaker and a prosthetic hip and with a combined age of over 140, we set off to prove that venerability, a degree of infirmity and not-unlimited finances need not be a barrier to ambition in seeking out new challenges. The armchair and slippers can wait!”

Introduction

‘If only’; ‘I wish’. The two saddest laments of the newly retired. ‘Carpe diem’ should be the motto of those of vintage years when opportunities to realise trekking ambitions have never been greater.

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