Yuichiro Miura (Born 1932) is a Japanese skier and alpinist who is also the oldest person in the world to ever climb to the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 80. He first set the record at the age of 70 in 2003. After other people had broken his record, he reclaimed at the age of 80 in 2013. In between his two record-breaking summits, he had two heart surgeries for cardiac arrhythmia in 2006 and 2007.
Yuichiro Miura was also the first person to ski on Mount Everest in 1970. He skied down nearly 4,200 vertical feet from South Col. This achievement was documented in the 1975 documentary, “The Man Who Skied Down Everest,” which won the Academy Award for best documentary.
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