105-year-old abseiling pensioner says whisky is key to his vitality

Plucky pensioner Jack Reynolds, who holds the world record for being the oldest person to ride a rollercoaster and has completed three abseils, attributes his longevity to the healing powers of whisky.

Image: Facebook (Jack Reynolds.)

Reynolds completed three abseils on 14 January at Alps Ltd in Dronfield, Derbyshire.

Speaking to local media, Jayne Goodwin, Reynolds’ daughter, said: “We have a friend who is the company director at ALPS Ltd.

“He invited my dad to have a go abseiling there as it may be another charity fundraising event in the future. Dad absolutely loved it and enjoys anything exciting”.

She also revealed that her father has whisky in his tea every morning.

“He has a whisky in his tea every morning and two shots of Grouse in a glass with lemonade at night and swears by it,” Goodwin told The Metro.

“If we’ve got a cold or anything he straight away gives us a whisky, that’s his medicine and it’s not done him bad”.

Reynolds, who became a great-great grandfather in October last year, also holds the world record for being the oldest person to ride a non-inversion rollercoaster when he took a trip on Twistosaurus at Yorkshire’s Flamingo Land theme park in April 2017.

He had wanted to go on a rollercoaster that went upside down three times, but was told that it wasn’t possible due to his age.

When he turned 104, he became the oldest person to receive a first tattoo, marking the occasion with ‘Jacko 16.04.1912’ inked on his shoulder.

He has also flown in a Tiger Moth airplane and completed the Ice Bucket Challenge aged 102 wearing nothing apart from a pair of union jack underpants.

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