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Yuichiro Miura is Going for the Record!

Mount_Everest_as_seen_from_Drukair2_PLW_editIf you’re a guy whose idea of physical activity is walking between the refrigerator and the sofa every day, allow me to introduce you to Yuichiro Miura. He is 80 years old, and next month he will attempt to become the oldest man to climb Mt. Everest. It won’t be his first attempt, either – he’s already climbed it twice before, in 2003 and 2008, as well as skiing down Everest in 1970. Miura is not your average skier, either – he has skied down the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Apparently Miura wants to one-up his father, who skied down Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, at the tender age of 99.

miuraThis is all pretty impressive considering Miura has had four heart surgeries, which is why a cardiologist will join the nine-member team when they head up the mountain.

“If you wish strongly, have courage and endurance, then you can get to the summit of your dream,” proclaims Miura.

Photo © Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

 

 

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