Yuichiro Miura, an 80 year-old man from Japan, has found the “ultimate anti-ageing” remedy, despite his recurring heart troubles: he will climb Mount Everest for the third time in his life.
Yuichiro Miura is ready to begin his third ascent of the 8,848-metre- (29,028-foot) peak. He is trying to break his own record obtained in 2003 for being the oldest person to scale the world’s highest mountain. He was 70 years old back then.
When he was 75, he did it again and “realised nothing is impossible,” according to the international press. “Making another attempt at 80 will boost my courage, willpower and motivation, bringing the ultimate anti-ageing effect as a result,” he added.
Miura will go to Kathmandu this week, with his climb being scheduled to start in May.
He conquered Everest for the second time in May 2008, just one day after Min Bahadur Sherchan reached the top at the age of 76. The Nepalese is the current world record holder, according to Guinness World Records.
Miura became internationally famous in 1970, when he became the first person to ski down Everest, from an altitude of 8,000 metres. His adventure was documented in the 1975 film “The Man Who Skied Down Everest” which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.