Indeed. One of the pleasures of such trips which seldom spoken about is the gamut of interesting people we come across.
I was wearing a t-shirt with Himalayan Hikers logo (our local hiking team shirt). There were this couple, who must be in their
late sixties and they excitedly asked me if I went to Himalayas. I sheepishly explained the story behind logo and found out that
few years ago they went to Mt. Everest Base Camp, scaled Annapurna in Himalayas, Kilimanjaro and couple of other mountains.
And that point I thought I was an intrepid traveler. Talk about eating humble pie.
It turned out he was also in couple of wars and we drifted into talking about planes and airshows with a fellow swede who was in his early seventies but carrying two camera bodies sporting a WA and a zoom lens. Of course I regained a bit of my hubris when I flashed 70-400G.
With best regards,