Many young people assume their grandmas exist only to bake cookies, complain of arthritis and buy horrible sweaters for Christmas. The grandparents on this list are proof that old age can be fun and filled with adventure.
Not many young people can even come close to the sky-diving grandpa or the heavy metal granny.
10 Baddie Winkle
That’s not her real name; that’s her social media handle because this grandma is a celebrity with a huge following. Her tagline ‘Stealing your man since 1928’ is quite telling.
Although in her 90s, Helen Winkle loves to pose in fancy bathing suits or skimpy outfits. This passion of hers got her many modeling contracts. At her age, it’s not about flaunting a perfect body, she admits, but about having fun!
9 Yuichiro Mura
Do you often feel exhausted after a day spent out in the open? Maybe you should have a look at Yuichiro Mura, a Japanese grandpa who managed to climb Everest three times.
When he was 70 and announced he would climb the highest mountain on earth, everyone thought he was crazy. But he made it to the top and became the oldest man ever to climb Everest.
When his record was beaten, he did it again, and he was 75 by that time. Yuichiro Mura had to defend his record again when he was 80.
His family is praying no one will beat his record again as they cannot stand the idea of their beloved grandpa climbing Everest in his 90s.
8 Neal Younger
If your kid or grandkid drives you crazy with his obsessive skateboard training, maybe you should look at this guy.
Neal ‘The Dude’ Younger is a passionate skateboarder and spends hours every day trying to master new tricks.
He’s only discovered skateboarding a few years back, but fortunately, he has a great physical condition which allows him to compete with any teenager, although he is in his 60s.
7 Ding Bingcai
Ding is known as the ‘hipster grandpa’ although he was nowhere near cool for most of his life.
Ding spent most of his life as a farmer in rural China and had never worn a suit before he hit 80 and decided to move to the city of Xiamen to be with his family.
One of his grandkids is a fashion photographer, and he convinced him to try out some of the outfits.
Ding proved to be a natural in front of the camera, and his photos quickly went viral. Ding loves his new life and has discovered a passion for a latte.