Climber aged 70 Not Finished with Mountains
Peter Habeler is an Austrian mountaineer who already has many impressive accomplishments under his belt, including his first ascents in the Rocky Mountains, his ten hour climb of the Northface of the Eiger and also being the first European to climb on the Big Walls in Yosemite National Park, USA.
In 1978 he attempted Everest with fellow climber Reinhold Messner, and the pair managed to do what was believed to be impossible by completing the first ascent of Mount Everest without oxygen.
The septuagenarian, although an incredibly skilled climber, has yet to fully conquer Everest after failing a second time in 2000. Although he has not managed to reach the summit he would certainly challenge himself by aiming to climb to Everest base camp , an adventurous trek that would be an incredible achievement at his age.