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Robert Kelman, 87, Becomes Oldest Person to Climb Devils Tower

On September 11, Robert Kelman Ph.D succeeded in his long-term goal of becoming the oldest person to climb Devils Tower. He is 87 years old.

“Here I am on the top of Devils Tower,” he messaged Climbing. “Durrance Route with Bailey Direct finish. Hardest part was 90+ degree temperature.”

Kelman included a photo of himself with one hand on the summit post, dressed in a long sleeve Superman shirt, the endless expanse of Wyoming falling away in the distance.


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