101-year-old woman descended a 300+ foot tower on a rope, for charity

(Mashable) Your last charity run you doesn’t seem quite so impressive now, does it? A 101-year-old woman beat her own record as the world’s oldest abseiler when she lowered herself down 100 metres (328 feet) of Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower in the UK once again on Sunday. Doris Long, who took up the sport at the age of 85, first pulled off the stunt at Portsmouth when she turned 100 last May. She was raising money for Rowans Hospice in Waterlooville, and told the BBC that she wasn’t scared during her descent. “I don’t feel afraid and never have, I just have a placid nature,” she said. “It was very hard work, much harder than last year,” she added. “It was so windy I swung about a bit but oh yes, I enjoyed it, I feel it’s well worth it.”

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