80-year-old Japanese man becomes oldest person to climb Mount Everest

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An 80-year-old man from Japan has become the oldest person ever to climb Mount Everest.

Yuichiro Miura reached the top of the world’s highest peak Thursday morning, accompanied by his son, Gota.

His achievement pushed 76-year-old Nepalese man Min Bahadur Sherchan out of the record-holding spot. Sherchan climbed Everest in 2008.

However, Miura’s record may be short-lived. Sherchan, who is now 81, plans to attempt another summit beginning next week.

This is Miura’s third summit. He reached the peak in 2003 at age 70 and again in 2008 when he was 75.

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