If I got it right, this is the unanswered bit from v. 10084:
There's a "Follow this topic" button on the top right, once it's been clicked it logically says "Unfollow this topic". That's all I get out of it. To actually be shown updates in this thread I need to write an entry (which by now I have done).
Despite Jon's early childhood memory remembering Mance as a young Night's Watch man I insist he is "old", at least in his thirties.
(minimum 12 to leave the wall with other rangers) plus another 12 since the memory makes only 24. But still he has learned mastery in playing the harp and every song known in the seven kingdoms and beyond the wall will take a lot of time for travelling and practice.
Also his hair is greying, (the first time we see him, his hair is all grey,) the second time, his brown hair is greying. So in middle ages' terms, he is old.
I don't have the books with me (except SoS HC) but iirc, at Ramsay's wedding isn't MAnce playing and Theon thinks he's not that great and thinks of him as a pander...does he have a different instrument, or is there some other reason for this?