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01:28 PM on 05/23/2013
Congrads to one tough old guy who found a month's worth of the fountain of youth to slog up that beautiful beast of a rock. All Japan should celebrate this man's will and heart of a tiger.
01:04 PM on 05/23/2013
"Yuichiro Miura, 80-Year-Old Japanese Climber, Becomes Oldest Atop Everest
The people on the opposite side of the Earth are laughing. Mount Everest's top is the lowest point that they look down on.
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RDRmex
12:52 PM on 05/23/2013
They had to use HIGH ALTITUDE DEPENDS...... I hope he took his trash off the mountain
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sandhillsrider
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12:27 PM on 05/23/2013
I am wondering if everyone including the support staff that stays at base camp has to pay the 70K access fee? If so other than the Sherpas you have got to be pretty well off just to work on that mountain.
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sandhillsrider
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12:15 PM on 05/23/2013
What amazes me is not only his age but that he suffered a broken pelvis and thigh bone at 76 yrs. old. The bones may heal but the stiffness and pain dogs you forever. He should be considered a superman in his country. I am in awe of his epic feat.
12:15 PM on 05/23/2013
This Japanese dude is BADA$$ !!! Good for him, glad he made it !!!
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andvoodoo2
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12:13 PM on 05/23/2013
His feat is amazing to me! I'm 54 and have trouble climbing an 8 foot ladder. You inspire me, Mr. Miura. I will try harder because of you.
12:56 PM on 05/23/2013
You are not alone,I am 66 and very afraid of ladders(any size)but I drive a 1990 Honda Shadow 1100cc on sunny days.
02:10 PM on 05/23/2013
andvoodoo2 and chicoorellana, i am 81 and didn't start serious exercising until well into my 50's. i now can swim a mile without stopping, power walk for an hour, and i cycle on my stationary bike more than 15 miles daily. my point: it's never too late to start getting your body in shape whether or not your goal is mount everest!
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andvoodoo2
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09:15 PM on 05/23/2013
LOL! I had a Yamaha 400 that I sold when I got pregnant with my first child. I still miss that little bike..
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cuoi
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12:06 PM on 05/23/2013
Do I hear 90?
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bmitche
12:03 PM on 05/23/2013
Congratulations Yuichiro ! You are proof that age is just a number.
02:13 PM on 05/23/2013
amen on that!
11:53 AM on 05/23/2013
Just something I noticed. No need to fluff up Anyone's feathers. Um . . .the article says Oldest man to climb Everest - a Japanese man . . .80 years old. Then it says he was followed by an 81 year old Nepalese climber. :( Umm .. . since when is a Nepalese climber NOT a man? Shouldn't we at least compare their penis size? Next thing you know . . . we'll be making furniture out of the Nepalese on ascent. If it LOOKS like a coffee table and ACTS like a coffee table . . what's the problem? :(
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George Spalding
02:39 PM on 05/23/2013
CONFUSION SAY: The 81 year-old man (Sherchan) actually broke the record when he was 76, five years ago. He is ATTEMPTING to break his own and his friend's (Miura's) record in the next few days if successful.
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11:46 AM on 05/23/2013
Congratulations, "young man !!!"
10:56 AM on 05/23/2013
i watched on tv in japan, an old man has picking discarded rubbish while running on marathon race. thats called "eco-marathon", he said.

cool.
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10:43 AM on 05/23/2013
I was totally amazed at the old people in Japan when I lived there. They rode bicycles well into their 80s and generally kept fit. I studied Kendo while I was there, and the head sensei was in his mid-80s. He was slow, but he still had incredible strength. That is probably why they have the highest life expectancy in the world.
10:31 AM on 05/23/2013
This is a cool thing to do. 80 is still closer to the end than the beginning. But if it can give you a sense of power at 80 . . .why NOT? There was this book in the late 80's . . 'A Dud at 60. A Stud at 70.' This old man started running marathons in his 70's after he started to eat bee pollen. And YET I knew this doctor . . .a really popular guy in town . . .who got Alzheimer's in his 70's. He died a few years later. He was a friend of my moms and he took me fishing when I was 11. Physical achievements at a later age . . . pale . . if you do not have exciting stories to tell people in old age about your life. :(
10:17 AM on 05/23/2013
Old people climb mountain, young people google map it.
If you're in mid life crisis, climb half the mountain then google map the rest.