He´s actually held that distinction before, when he reached the top of Everest in 2003 at age 70 — but that record was broken four years later, when Katsusuke Yanagisawa, also of Japan, scaled
Gota Miura, Ph.D., a researcher at Juntendo University, and Yuichiro Miura’s son, will be his dad’s climbing partner. The team will monitor and study Miura’s attempt to break Sherchan’s record as they collaborate with Juntendo University, Kanoya University and the University of Hiroshima, GrindTV noted.
Miura has felt that nothing is impossible well before that, though. In 1970, he became the first person to ski down the mountain from the 26,246 feet mark in the South Col with the aid of a parachute. To achieve that feat, according to several news outlets, he did have some trusty guidance: his father, Keizo, who lived to the age of 101, and who skied down the 15,781-foot Mont Blanc in Europe at the age of 99.