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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Yuichiro Miura(80) - oldest to scale Mt Everest - Thursday May 23,2013

Five years after he last scaled Mount Everest, 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura did it again on Thursday May 23,2013

Yuichiro Miura reached the peak (8,848m) at 8:45am (Nepali time).All 10 members of Miura's team, including his son Gota, reached the peak without any problem and are now on their way down.

Yuichiro Miura had first scaled Everest in 2003 at the age of 70 and repeated the feat five years later. He had decided at that time to challenge the peak one more time when he turns 80

Yuichiro Miura wrested the record of being the oldest man to summit Everest from Nepal’s Min Bahadur Sherchan who had reached the peak in 2008 at the age of 76 

The rivalry still continues between the two. Sherchan(81) is at present at the Everest Base Camp and preparing to take on the mountain another time and get back his record. 

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