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Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

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Re: Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

Postby ameristrat » Thu May 23, 2013 8:23 am

Literally was just about to post this - and I'm just hoping to be able to make it up Quandary at 80!! :wft:
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Re: Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

Postby geojed » Thu May 23, 2013 8:34 am

Peter303 beat you by 19min on posting this.

http://14ers.com//phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=39833&p=483238#p483238
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Re: Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

Postby pudgy » Thu May 23, 2013 8:42 am

I remember reading a post a few years ago about an 80 plus year old woman who summit-ed a 14er...any idea who the oldest person is to do it?

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Re: Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

Postby GeezerClimber » Thu May 23, 2013 10:04 am

I'm only 62----there is hope for me!

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Re: Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

Postby Scott P » Thu May 23, 2013 10:13 am

I remember reading a post a few years ago about an 80 plus year old woman who summit-ed a 14er...any idea who the oldest person is to do it?


I do not know who is oldest to climb a 14er, but William Butler climbed Longs at age 85 and Longs is one of the more challenging of the 14ers.
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Re: Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

Postby screeman57 » Thu May 23, 2013 10:38 am

Wait, isn't Miura the same guy who skied Everest in the 70's? There's a documentary about him.
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Re: Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

Postby Delorean_Man » Thu May 23, 2013 11:19 am

Im just hoping I can make it up Grays this summer. And Im 26!
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Re: Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

Postby scalba123 » Thu May 23, 2013 11:43 am

I've had numerous (now ex-) friends email this story to me since I'm 51 and failed to summit Kilimanjaro last year.

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Re: Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

Postby TheOtherIndian » Thu May 23, 2013 11:52 am

screeman57 wrote:Wait, isn't Miura the same guy who skied Everest in the 70's? There's a documentary about him.



Yes, it says so at the end of the article
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Re: Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

Postby screeman57 » Thu May 23, 2013 12:32 pm

It won the Oscar for best documentary in 1976. It's on youtube in 8 parts.

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Re: Yuichiro Miura, 80yrs old summits Everest

Postby Jesse M » Thu May 23, 2013 12:37 pm

That is a scary movie, listening to his breathing is intense. When I first watched it I thought I just watched a man die, more like falling down Everest, not skiing it. Climbing Everest at that age is amazing!

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