Born on this day, 1932.10.12; Yuichiro Miura, Japanese alpinist who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002 and Everest three times (2003, 2008 and 2013). In 2003, at age 70, became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. This record was later broken. However, on May 26, 2008, Miura once again successfully summited Mt Everest at the age of 75. On May 23, 2013 Miura again became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 80. This achievement is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
He also became the first person to ski on Mount Everest on May 6, 1970. He descended nearly 4,200 vertical feet from the South Col (elevation over 8,000 m (26,000 ft)). This feat was documented in 1975, in the film "The Man Who Skied Down Everest". The film won the Academy Award for best documentary, the first sports film to do so.
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