A thrill-seeking Japanese octogenarian said Friday his third assault on Mount Everest will be the “ultimate anti-aging” remedy, despite his recurring heart troubles.
Yuichiro Miura is readying to begin his third ascent of the 8,848-metre- (29,028-foot) peak and recapture a record he previously held for being the oldest person to scale the world’s highest mountain.
The 80-year-old heads to Kathmandu next week and is scheduled to begin his climb in May, aiming to repeat a feat he first achieved in 2003 at the sprightly age of 70.
“When I was 75, I did it again and realized nothing is impossible,” the adventurer said in Tokyo.
“Making another attempt at 80 will boost my courage, willpower and motivation, bringing the ultimate anti-aging effect as a result.”
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