An 80-year-old Japanese man has become the oldest person ever to have climbed the summit of Mount Everest.
BBC reported that Yuichiro Miura entered the record books when he reached the world’s highest mountain. It was the third time he climbed Everest, having previously conquered the 8,850-metre mountain aged 70 and 75. “I made it!” Miura was quoted saying via satellite phone from the summit.
“I never imagined I could make it to the top of Mount Everest at age 80. This is the world’s best feeling, although I’m totally exhausted.” Miura beats the record previously held by Nepal’s Min Bahadur Sherchan, who was 76 when he conquered Everest in 2008.