71 year old man regularly climbs 1,237 in Thailand

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71 year old man regularly climbs 1,237 in Thailand

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:09 am



A 71 year old man originally from the UK, regularly climbs 1,237 steps up a mountain in Thailand.

(found this video on my stairclimbing facebook page)
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Re: 71 year old man regularly climbs 1,237 in Thailand

Postby Reductor » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:36 am

As a 28 year old... God, I'm tired just from watching.

Hahaha.

I hope to be in good health like that should I make it to 71.
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Re: 71 year old man regularly climbs 1,237 in Thailand

Postby robertk » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:06 am

he has a way to go to catch the japanese guy I mentioned - who i met- who everyday climbs a 3333 step mountain . And does it fives times (each day).

http://wikitravel.org/en/Misato_%28Kumamoto%29
3333 Stone Steps (日本一の石段). These are the most stone steps in Japan. In November, there is a challenge to climb these steps. Access is by car, or bus from the Kumamoto City Bus terminal. Paid parking is available. The nearby restaurants are open seasonly. Water is available along the climb, but food is only sold at the base of the stairs. Stone markers exists every 100 steps to mark progress. At the top, there is a scenic overlook of the surrounding mountains. A little more than a kilometer past the last step is a shrine. Allow for between one and three hours to climb, and an hour to descend. The climb is nearly two kilometers and the summit is 600 meters above the start
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Re: 71 year old man regularly climbs 1,237 in Thailand

Postby Ytrog » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:25 pm

Would want to try the one in Thailand out :)
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Re: 71 year old man regularly climbs 1,237 in Thailand

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:09 pm

Stairs seems to be pretty popular in Asia, especially going up to a monastery or temple.

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The stairs going to the large Buddha statue and monastery at Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

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