Yuichiro Miura, who has had four heart operations in recent years, stood atop Mount Everest on Thursday as he became the oldest person to climb the world’s tallest mountain.
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Emiri Miura, daughter, and Tomoko Miura, wife of Yuichiro Miura, celebrated.
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80-year-old is oldest to reach top of Mount Everest
- May 23, 2013 - 6:04 PM
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest on Thursday — although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Yuichiro Miura, who also conquered the 29,035-foot peak when he was 70 and 75, reached the summit at 9:05 a.m., according to a Nepalese mountaineering official and Miura’s Tokyo-based support team. Miura and his son Gota made a phone call from the summit, telling his daughter Emili and his wife, Tomoko: “I made it! I never imagined I could make it to the top of Mount Everest at age 80. This is the world’s best feeling, although I’m totally exhausted. Even at 80, I can still do quite well.”
Get reading: Here’s the Club Book lineup
The lineup for the summer-fall Club Book series has been announced: Carl Hiaasen, author of “Strip Tease” and a host of other satirical mysteries, headlines the series, along with Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation.” Club Book is free and open to the public. Here’s the lineup:
Li-Young Lee, 7 p.m. June 5, Highland Park Auditorium, 1974 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul.
Carl Hiaasen, 7 p.m. June 27, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Av., Burnsville.
Will Alexander, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 17, Central Park Amphitheater, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury.
Emily Rapp, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Av., Roseville.
Eric Schlosser, 7 p.m. Sept. 26, St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Av., St. Paul.
Atina Diffley, 7 p.m. Oct. 9, Stillwater Public Library, 224 3rd St. N., Stillwater.
Sarah Stonich, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Chanhassen Public Library, 7711 Kerber Blvd., Chanhassen.
Erin Hart & Paddy O’Brien, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Av. SE., Prior Lake.
Andy Sturdevant, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Rum River Library, 4201 6th Av., Anoka.
Ed Bok Lee, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Hennepin County Library Southdale, 7001 York Av., Edina.
morning shuffle: WCCO-TV’s Angela Davis and Mike Binkley, who have co-hosted the AM and noon shows for five years, are being replaced by Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas. DeRusha’s “Good Question” segment will go to Heather Brown. Binkley and Davis will co-host the Sunday-night news editions and fill in for other anchors. June 2 is the target date for the changes.
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