“In her 40s, Dierdre Wolownick taught herself to swim. In her 50s, she took up running. Then, at 60, she became a rock climber — and not just any rock climber. Four years ago, at 66, Ms. Wolownick made a record-breaking ascent up El Capitan, Yosemite National Park’s granite monolith that has some of the longest, most challenging rock climbing routes in the world. And she did it in style. The route she tackled then, Lurking Fear, typically takes four days to complete. Ms. Wolownick did it in one.” Did I mention that Ms Wolownick is also Alex Honnold’s mom. (It’s only a matter of time before my mom launches a newsletter.) NYT (Gift article): It’s Never Too Late to Climb That Mountain. (For me, it was too late to rock climb the day I was born.)