Yuichiro Miura (ä¸æµ¦ éä¸é, Miura YÅ«ichirÅ, born October 12, 1932) is a Japanese alpinist who 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 (26,000Â 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.
- The Godfather of Extreme Skiing by Paul J. MacArthur http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Godfather-of-Extreme-Skiing.html
- Team Miura's website (Japanese and English)
- "Japanese skier Miura reaches summit of Mt. Everest at age 75". Mainichi Shimbun. May 26, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2008-05-26.Â
- Team Miura press release of May 26 2008 Summit