One of the 15 million viewers who tuned in to watch the 1967 live spectacle were father and son, Arthur & Roy Clarkson. They planned their ascent for the following year. Seven year old Roy and his father from Lancashire took five hours to get to the top, watched by his mum and brothers and sister. The Orcadian reported that once on top they enjoyed some orange juice and blackcurrants before building a cairn!
However, Tomas climbing the Old Man of Hoy at the age of 12 was a very notable ascent and we planned on climbing all three Patey stacks in the one trip. Old Man of Hoy, Am Buachaille and Old Man of Stoer were all first climbed by Tom Patey and if Tomas could climb all three he would be the youngest person ever to do so.