#RespectYourElders: Yuichiro Miura (born 1932) is a Japanese alpinist and the oldest man to climb Mount Everest, which he accomplished for the first time at age 70. He went on to break his own record two additional times at age 75 and 80.
Miura carried approximately 65 pounds on his back 3 times a week to train for the physical strain his body would endure during the climb. After his climb at age 80, Miura said, “I had a dream to climb Everest at this age. If you have a dream, never give up. Dreams come true.”
Prior to these record-breaking expeditions, Miura made it his mission to ski down some of the most impressive mountains in the world including Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko, Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro and Antarctica’s Mount Aconcagua, among others.
He’s even skied the pass between Everest and its neighboring peak, Lhotse, a feat that was made into anAcademy Award winning documentary, The Man Who Skied Down Everest. It became the first sports film to win an Academy Award.
Miura plans to climb Everest again in 2021. He will be 90 years old.
See an interview with Miura and photos from his climbs via the Telegraph:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/meet-yuichiro-miura-the-man-planning-to-conquer-everest-at-90/