76-year-old man oldest to scale Mount Everest
May 25, 2008 11:02am CST
Age does not matter to this climber. He successfully scaled Mount Everest at 76! Min Bahadur Sherchan reached the 29,035-foot summit early in the morning with his climbing guides, said a Nepal Tourism Ministry official, Ramesh Chetri. Sherchan was just 25 days away from his 77th birthday, Chetri said. He beat the record set last year by Japanese climber Katsusuke Yanagisawa, who scaled the peak at age 71. Sherchan was in good health and was descending from the summit, Chetri said. Isn't that a great achievement at that age? What do you think? Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080525/ap_on_re_as/nepal_everest;_ylt=AqVDljlG.a1_R1ISyQR3zSbtiBIF
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25 May 08
He is obviously a fit and active man. You can see from his photo he does not look 76. He is an experienced mountain climber and is probably fitter than many people half his age. It just proves that if you lead an active healthy lifestyle your age need never stop you from achieving things later in life. I feel sure this man has many years ahead of him and will go on enjoying life for a long time.