Climbing and the older athlete.


Journal Article (Review)

Climbing may be considered appropriate for the older athlete. The requisites, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness, can be attained through training; the skills can be acquired through schools or guide services. Inherent risks can enhance the enjoyment. The motivational psychology for climbing usually reflects positive qualities and attitudes toward life and the environment. With good health, the recreation of climbing can be enjoyed well into the seventh decade of life. Climbing may not be for everyone, but the physical and physiologic benefits, as well as the challenges, are available to the older athlete.

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Cited Authors

  • Hartsock, LA; Feagin, JA; Ogilvie, BC

Published Date

  • April 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 257 - 267

PubMed ID

  • 1855260

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1855260

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-5919


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States