When Bill Burke retired from corporate law practice in 2003, he spoiled his passion for travel and yearned for activities that challenged him mentally and physically. He is already hiking in the mountains around his home in Costa Mesa, California, and learning the art of alpinism was more lucrative than tennis or golf, he says.
He consolidated his training and summit-hunting mountains, taking high-altitude climbing courses around the world within a year. By the age of 67, he had climbed the highest mountain on all continents. At the age of 72, he completed his second summit on Mount Everest. Today he is one of the most respected mountaineers in the world, and there is also a mountain peak named after him near the border of Nepal and Tibet.
Pain is good, pain is bad: 79-year-old training twice on Mount Everest
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