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80 year old mountaineer conquers Everest

The Japanese attempts to become the oldest climber on the world's roof, reports the AFP.

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Japan man, 80, starts Everest ascent (via AFP)

An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his ascent of Mount Everest, his website said, in a bid to become the oldest man to reach the roof of the world. In a voice message recorded on his website, Yuichiro Miura said the expedition was setting off Thursday for a climb that was expected to take…

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