Uncharted Waters.

Wow! The world has just turned upside down! Almost no-one who will be reading this will ever have experienced anything remotely like this. Our website promotes health in later life through strength and fitness. The people we have met and interviewed over the years are already living a life that goes against conventional wisdom about being older - so they are thinking outside the box in the first place. We know therefore that all SGSC athletes will take on this challenge as imaginatively as they approach life in general.

We ourselves are sticking to a daily routine which involves running outside and doing strength work in the house. We are also making sure we do plenty of stretching to keep ourselves as supple as possible. It seems to us that regularity is the key.  

We realise more than ever how lucky we usually are to have so much freedom to live, train and do the sports that we love. In the future when all this is over, on days when we don’t want to push ourselves so hard we will be aware of how fortunate we are to have that choice.

Maybe the lock-down will even bring new people to experience the benefits of exercise and hopefully they will continue the habit once this crisis is passed.
Stay strong, stay healthy. Life’s a Game - Keep Playing!

Beat Kammerlander - Climber

Beat Kammerlander is someone who has pushed the boundaries of his sport, sport climbing. Having begun as a teenager in his native Austria, he is still climbing well into his fifties. He is particularly known for developing sport climbing in the Alps.

Here he is climbing a route that he created and which he named The Three Sieves.

Lynn Hill - Search for a Superhero

While looking for inspiration for SGSC visitors, we came across a superhero in the shape of climber Lynn Hill! In a feature on abcNews.com entitled "Real Life Superhero", she was compared to Spiderman due to her amazing ability in the sport of rock-climbing.


Here's some of their footage



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The French Spiderman


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Climbing...? It's mountains, isn't it? Or it's rock faces, or boulders? Yes? No, not always. Sometimes it's ...

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Françoise Kassenberg

Born - 1946 ;  Location - Val d’Isère, France ; Sports - Rock climbing, Skiing,

If anyone exemplifies the "raison d'être" of the Silver Grey Sports Club it's Françoise Kassenberg.

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