Yuichiro Miura, 80, apparently doesn't not take the idea of an easy retirement to heart. The Japanese man reached the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, according to his Facebook page, becoming the oldest person to complete the feat. HIs record may only last a few days--according to multiple reports Nepalese climber Min Bahadur Sherchan, 81, is attempting the climb next week.
Officials at the top of the mountain
Miura, an avid climber, made it to the summit of Everest a decade ago (at the age of 70) and again at 75.
"I made it!'' Miura told his family and supporters via satellite phone from the summit, the BBC reported. "I never imagined I could make it to the top of Mt Everest at age 80. This is the world's best feeling, although I'm totally exhausted. Even at 80, I can still do quite well.''
As of the latest post on his Facebook page on Friday morning, Miura and his team were slowly descending from the mountain.