In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins, 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura goes through the South Col pass to a camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) during his ... more 
In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins, 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura goes through the South Col pass to a camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) during his attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. According to his management office, Miura plans to reach the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak on Thursday, May 23 to be the world's oldest person to climb the world's highest peak. His rival, 81-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan, from Nepal, who nabbed the record just before he could in 2008, was at the base camp preparing for his own attempt on the summit next week. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins) MANDATORY CREDIT less 
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