Tim Harrison, an 85-year-old priest at Perth's St George's Cathedral proved that you are never too old to do something silly, after he abseiled down the side of the historic building in a bid to highlight Western Australia's upcoming Seniors Week. Calling on limited experience - he abseiled once before during World War II in 1944 - Reverend Harrison first climbed the spiral staircase and then the extended ladder to take him to the top of the castellated tower. Then strapped in and determined, Mr Harrison calmly swung his legs over and slid serenely to the ground, as his family and supporters looked on nervously. "It sounded like a good idea at the time, but I changed my mind half way up. It is a question of trust. You trust your gear and you trust your mate, and that also goes for life. I have had some good mates and I have had some good gear," he said afterwards.
OCICBW... loves an idiot, so we are extremely happy to be able to award Father Tim our universally coveted award of...
May he live many more years and jump off many more buildings. Safely, of course!