Japanese Climber Becomes Oldest Person to Reach Mt Everest Summit
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Yuichiro Miura -- the oldest man to ever scale Mount Everest. The 80-year-old reached the top of his record-breaking ascent on Thursday. Miura, who has had heart surgery four times, first climbed Everest in 2003 and repeated the feat five years later. He told his family by phone he had again reached the summit. His wife had some words of advice. "I think it's best if you just come down quickly now," she told him.

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Yuichiro Miura -- the oldest man to ever scale Mount Everest The 80-year-old reached the top of his record-breaking ascent on Thursday. Miura, who has had heart surgery four times, first climbed Everest in 2003 and repeated the feat five years later. He told his family by phone he had again reached the summit. His wife had some words of advice. "I think it's best if you just come down quickly now," she told him. The mountaineer said the climb to the top of the world's highest mountain was amazing but that getting back down without killing himself was a challenge. Miura was accompanied by three other Japanese climbers, including his son, and six Nepali sherpas.