Sexagenarians to Climb Nose in a Day

Donini, Lowe have extensive resumes

Two sexagenarian legends of alpine climbing will attempt to climb the Nose of El Capitan in a single day in May.

Between the two of them, Jim Donini, 69, and George Lowe, 68, are responsible for a haul of serious alpine first ascents, including Torre Egger and the Infinite Spur on Mount Foraker.

Speaking to Climbing magazine, Donini, a former president of the American Alpine Club, said he was motivated to return to El Capitan because of the challenge of re-acclimating himself to Yosemite's granite. "It's important to break out of your comfort zone or else you stagnate," he said.

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