August 02, 82 years old Nick Gardner of Gairloch, Scotland close to complete all epic Munro challenge. Munro is a mountain in Scotland with a height over 3,000 feet (914.4 m) or more.
According to BBC, he set off on his epic quest in July 2020, three months after his 80th birthday now he is only eight peaks away from a complete.
He told to BBC In 2020 his wife, Janet went into care it absolutely shattered me we were incredibly close as a couple, she was the most wonderful and caring wife, mother and grandmother possible, and now she doesn’t recognise me i was heading into some mental condition, so I thought I have to get myself a challenge, to pull me out.”
The former physics teacher had never climbed a Munro before, he gave himself 1,200 days, to complete the challenge .He’s currently 400 days ahead of schedule and plans to top his last pitch before August is over.
He said “I am so close to completing it, I really feel like a child in the run-up to Christmas. I have butterflies.”
“I am over 80, and I think it would be irresponsible to climb on my own at this age, so I always have people with me.
“I don’t climb in a rush, and after the first two or three Munros I just started stopping people on the hill to tell them what I was doing.
“I will keep walking when I’ve finished this challenge, as long as my legs can carry me.”