Alan Arnette, oldest to summit K2 at age 58 on July 27, 2014. Ask me Anything!
This is Alan Arnette. I am a mountaineer, speaker and Alzheimer's Advocate. I started climbing at age 38 and have gone on to complete 37 major expeditions. My highlights include the 7 Summits, Everest, K2, Manaslu, Ama Dablam and Alpamayo.
I summited K2 last year on my 58th birthday to become the oldest and 18th American to summit the world's 2nd highest peak. Note the oldest to summit K2 is Soria Fontán at the age of 65 in 2004.
While climbing is my passion, raising awareness and research funds for Alzheimer's in my purpose. I have reached 50 million people through my climbing and raised $250,000 - 100% going to Alzheimer's research. I lost my mom and two aunts to Alzheimer's Disease. I took early retirement to oversee the care of my mom the last 3 years of her life.
My next project is to complete the 14 8000m mountains over the next 5 years. I have 11 to go.