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80-year-old Everest climber seeks next challenge

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By ELAINE KURTENBACH

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Now, here's a real inspiration for those of us who are ageing (which of course includes all of us).

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So, he will be concentrating on skiing now? Very nice person it seems. And how right he is, your mindset is the biggest factor for it all, whether it's a becoming the president of the United States, climbing a mountain or going to battle.

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Looks like the old fella forgot to pack the sunscreen ! I hope he inspires some kids here to drop their PSPs and XBOXes and get active!

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ohh man. I was climbing a 4000m mountain and all my bones hurt alot in the night

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I like it. Here's hoping I can be inspiring to others when I'm 80. Extraordinary.

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I challenge him to beat any Castlevania on the NES. That's a big challenge!

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One thing is for sure - this guy won't die peacefully (but bored), in his bed, but happily doing whatever he likes best...He is a very inspiring figure for me. If I'm lucky enough I'll make it to 80 something.

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He was quite lucky to survive this climb. After being picked up by helicopter from Camp 2, he admitted he had to be helped down by his son and others, after losing strength in his legs and not being able to move at all. He cited taking off his oxygen mask at the summit for photographs as a factor, but revived after food and water at the base camp. Gutsy guy, knows when to call it a day too...

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Please correct the exact height of Mt. Everest, it has 8,848 meter from mean sea level(msl), not 8,850 meter!!

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@polharel don't you know the fact that your govt didn't corrected the new height of 8850 m which was suggested 6yrs ago due to global warming snow fall is high which added more snow to the top.so better need correction back their than making the mistake.

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an inspiration to whole humanity.

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Extraordinary, inspirational human being. Everest is unforgiving, especially on the way down when climbers have almost exhausted their reserves of strength and willpower.

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Min Bahadur Sherchan, the Nepalese mountaineer, faced difficult odds due to the brief climbing window remaining after delays in getting funding for his own ascent, Miura said.

Unfortunately Serchan had to abandon his climb. He was airlifted from the Everest base camp to a hospital in Kathmandu after suffering from chest problems. It looks like Miura will retain his record as the oldest person to ever climb to the summit of Everest.

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He was quite lucky to survive this climb. After being picked up by helicopter from Camp 2, he admitted he had to be helped down by his son and others, after losing strength in his legs and not being able to move at all. He cited taking off his oxygen mask at the summit for photographs as a factor, but revived after food and water at the base camp. Gutsy guy, knows when to call it a day too...

Gutsy is the word. He's made of sterner stuff than most of us, and the problems he experienced affect many many climbers, young and old. The fact he's 80 makes his achievement all the more impressive. Mind you, ruling out further Everest attempts is one thing, but I can't imagine him taking up gateball with a bunch of regular octogenarians.

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