that you can be 80 and still climb the Mount Everest

Wow. That’s just so impressive.

“Eighty-year-old Yuichiro Miura has become the oldest person to scale Mount Everest, his management office said Thursday.”

Almost as impressive as the fact that this dude has a management office. Almost.

“In his third successful attempt to climb the 8,848-meter peak, Miura and his Sherpas left the last base camp at 8,500 meters shortly after 2 a.m. local time and reached the summit less than seven hours later, according to information received by the office in Tokyo.

Miura broke the record of Nepali climber Min Bahadur Sherchan, who conquered the world’s highest peak at age 76 in 2008. Sherchan, now 81, is also making another try at the summit.”

(source: Japan Times)