Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Oldest person to climb Everest: Yuichiro Miura breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
Kathmandu--Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese national and a professional mountaineer set a new world record by becoming the oldest climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest, world's highest peak; Miura summited the 8,848 metre high peak, setting the new world record for the Oldest person to climb Everest,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Eighty-year-old Yuichiro Miura faces the summit of Mount Everest on his way to becoming the oldest person ever to climb the world's highest mountain. Photo: Kyodo (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the oldest man to climb Mt Everest is Yuichiro Miura (Japan, b. 12 October 1932), who reached the summit on 23 May 2013 at the age of 80 years 223 days.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Oldest woman to climb Everest, set by Tamae Watanabe (Japan) (b. 21 November 1938), who reached the summit of Mt Everest at the age of 63 years 177 days at 9:55 a.m. on 16 May 2002.
Miura was accompanied by his son Gota Miura, a professional skier, and eight other climbers on top of the world.
Local media reports quoted Miura's website where he termed his attempt to scale Everest at such an advanced age as a "challenge to his own ultimate limit" and as a "honour to the great Mother Nature".
"And if the limit of age 80 is at the summit of Mt. Everest, the highest place on earth, one can never be happier," he said in his website.
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