Japanese climber, 80, conquers Everest

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80-year-old Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura, who became the oldest conqueror of Mount Everest on Thursday, is garlanded as he returns from camp 2 by helicopter in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 26, 2013. Miura, a Japanese former extreme skier, told reporters at Katmandu's airport that he was happy to have set a new record for oldest climber. He scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak on Thursday. A competitor, Nepal's Min Bahadur Sherchan, 81, is still on the mountain hoping to break Miura's record. On the right is son Gota Miura,(AP Photo/Bikash Dware)

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80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest. Miura, who also conquered the 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) peak when he was 70 and 75, reached the summit at 9:05 a.m. local time Thursday, May 22.

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