On August 22, 94-year-old Marcel Remy returned to climb the 450-meter northwest face of Switzerland’s legendary Miroir de l’Argentine—a summit he first gained back in 1946.

This climb involves 12 pitches and requires climbing up to 5b+ (5.9+). To prepare for this arduous adventure, Remy trained on ropes in the climbing gym and on tough hikes to improve his cardio endurance and stamina.

It’s his character, his determination that pushed him to reach the top.

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