80 year old becomes oldest to climb Mount Everest

Yuichiro Miura Yuichiro Miura Credit: abcnews.com

Yuichiro Miura, an 80 year old from Japan, climbed to the top of Mount Everest on Thursday 5/23/2013.  He is the oldest man to have climbed the Earth's highest mountain.  Miura arrived at the summit with his 9 person team including his 43 year old son.

 

Miura and his son Gota during their last Everest summit in 2003 - Image Credit: Miura Dolphins



"This is the best feeling in the world," Miura said on a phone call to his family from the summit. "I never imagined I would become the oldest man to get here, at 80. There's no greater feeling in life, but I've never felt this tired either."

And that's what's good,

Jon

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