Yuichiro Miura becomes oldest person to climb Mt. Everest


  • On 23rd May, 2013 an 80-year-old Japanese man named Yuichiro Miura became the oldest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.
  • Nepalese mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, at the Everest base camp, confirmed that Mr Miura had reached the summit and was the oldest person to do so.
  • The previous oldest was Nepal’s Min Bahadur Sherchan, who accomplished the feat at age 76 in 2008.
  • It is important to note that Min Bahadur Sherchan will again attempt climbing Mount Everest in the last week of May 2013, at the age of 81 years.
  • It is to be noted that in 2003, at the age of 70, Miura first climbed to the top of Everest and became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • This record was later broken. However, on May 26, 2008, Miura once again successfully summited Mt Everest at the age of 75.
  • He also became the first person to ski on Mount Everest on May 6, 1970.

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