August 14, 82-year-old Nick Gardner completed the last of Scotland’s 282 Munros yesterday afternoon. He started in July 2020 and climbed his last Munro Cairn Gorm in Sunday.
Munros, named after mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro, are Scottish mountains with an elevation of more than 3,000ft (914 metres). He have climbed more than 152,000 metres by the end of his challenge.
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.”
A piper was arranged to play at the summit as the group arrived. His daughter Sally McKenzie has nominated him to Guinness World Records as the oldest person to climb the Munros.
He gave himself 1,200 days, to complete the challenge but he completed it in less than 1200 days.