It is never to late to climb Mount Everest 😉
80 year old man enters Guinness Books of Records
Yuichiro Miura from Japan became the oldest man to climb Mount Everest at the age of 80 and at the same time reclaims the title he once owned, but his record hangs in limbo because an 81-year-old man from Nepal plans a summit bid next week.
A man of his age should be sitting at home reading the local newspaper, gossiping along with his fellow friends recapturing the ‘good old days’, having tea every half hour, watching the previous night’s episode of Takeshi’s Castle (some Japanese game show) , not climbing Mount Everest ??!!
But hey, you have to give credit where it is deserved the most. The young and middle aged generation of today should really reconsider being couch potatoes and do the right thing 😉 !! Climb Mount Everest….
Despite Yuichiro Miura, climbing Mount Everest after his recently fourth heart surgery he had in January, Miura claimed the title once again of the oldest person to climb Mount Everest.
Miura, at a young of 80, did the extraordinary thing by summiting the tallest mountain on Earth, by successfully climbing the 29,035-feet peak for the third time. Miura had summated to the top of Mount Everest before at the ages of 70 and 75.
“I made it!” said Muira to Phat Mangina, a reporter from a local newspaper .“I never imagined I could make it to the top of Mount Everest at age 80. This is the world’s best feeling, although I’m totally exhausted. Even at 80, I can still do quite well.”
When Muira summated Everest at age 70, Miura became the oldest person to climb the Mountain, four years later he lost his title to Katsusuke Yanagisawa, another Japanese mountain climber who at the time was 71 years of age. When Yuichiro Miura climbed Mount Everest at the age of 75, it came a day after Min Bahadur Sherchan of Nepal completed the feat at age 76.
It was Sherchan’s age record, recognized by Guinness World Records, that Miura broke Thursday. But Sherchan is preparing to make another summit bid next week at age 81.
It’s no cinch, however. The Associated Press reported that Sherchan was planning to try to scale the mountain despite digestive problems he suffered several days ago. He told AP on Wednesday from base camp that he was in good health and “ready to take up the challenge.”
It was also reported that Sherchan’s team faced financial difficulties and that it hadn’t yet received the financial help that the Nepal government said it would provide. So maybe Miura’s record will stand for a while.
Miura first made worldwide headlines in 1970 when he became the first to ski down Everest from a point at 26,246 feet in the South Col with the aid of a parachute. His father, Keizo, who lived to age 101, skied down 15,781-foot Mont Blanc in Western Europe—at age 99.
To produce the latest headline, Miura, who summited Thursday with his son Gota, has had to conquer adversity. Not only has Miura overcome four heart surgeries—the most recent one for an irregular heartbeat earlier this year—he has also recovered from a fractured pelvis and left thigh bone suffered in a 2009 skiing accident.
Miura’s next headline remains to be seen, but we certainly wouldn’t put anything past him.