Min Bahadur Sherchan

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Man Dies Attempting to Become Oldest to Climb Everest

Min Bahadur Sherchan was 85

(Newser) - An 85-year-old Nepalese man attempting to reclaim the record for oldest person ever to summit Mount Everest , died Saturday at base camp, the BBC reports. Min Bahadur Sherchan's guide says he was in good shape but hadn't spent time at high altitude in two years. According to the... More »

Oldest Climber Rescued From Everest

Yuichiro Miura safely back in Nepal via helicopter after bout with bad weather

(Newser) - The oldest climber to ever scale Mount Everest has made it off the mountain with his record—and his hide—intact. Bad weather, including poor visibility, had scotched Yuichiro Miura's attempt yesterday to leave the mountain, but a brief improvement today allowed a helicopter to swoop in and pick... More »

Japan Climber Becomes Oldest to Scale Everest

Yuichiro Miura, now 80, first conquered mountain at sprightly age of 70

(Newser) - An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest today—though his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Yuichiro Miura, who also conquered the 29,035-foot peak when... More »

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