80-Year-Old Climber Kris Machnick Reminds Us It’s Never Too Late

December 21, 2022

Kris Machnick is not going to let a little thing like a birthday stand in the way of her goals. She celebrated her most recent lap around the sun by training hard at Pacific Edge Climbing Gym in Santa Cruz, California, an integral part of her preparation—which also includes CrossFit, weightlifting, aerobic activity, and endurance work—for an upcoming ice climbing expedition in Hemsedal, Norway. Of course, she still made time to celebrate with friends and family later that day—after all, you only turn 80 once. Adventure Journal