73 year old reaches teide summit

Bob Holmes is 73 year old. He's not the first pensioner to climb Mount Teide, nor will he be the last, but he's one of the few to have done it in under 5 hours and he's a shining example of what you can achieve if you stay active.

Teide is Spain's highest mountain at 3718m and requires a gruelling 5 hour ascent at high altitude to reach the summit. The climb presents a serious challenge for people in their 20s so to complete this at aged 73 is a real accomplishment and Bob should rightly be very proud of his achievement, even though he'll be the first to admit he certainly didn't find it easy.

Bob for his part owes his success to keeping active, he walks his dog for several hours each day near his home near Cheltenham and he hikes regularly in upland areas such as the Lake District where he has a holiday cottage. Bob's fitness would be excellent for a man half his age and he's kept his fitness thanks to his simple regime of daily exercise and activity.

Remember as we get older, it gets increasingly difficult to regain fitness levels we have lost, so by maintaining a simple, regular exercise routine we can enjoy fitness and good health well into 70s and continue to achieve great things like Bob.

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