12:40 29 May 2013
Yuichiro Miura, the 80-year-old man from Japan, holds the record for being the oldest person to have climbed Mount Everest.
Climber Yuichiro Miura became the record holder after scaling the world's highest mountain recently.
Previous to this, Min Bahadur Sherchan, a Nepalese climber, became the oldest individual to make it to the top of the peak in 2008. He was 76 years old.
Yuichiro Miura reached the top of Mt. Everest towards the end of last week.
The mountaineer has said he will not try to accomplish the challenge again. He said: “I think three times is enough.”
Adding: “At this point I could not think of anything but rest.”
Yuichiro Miura reportedly returned to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, after achieving this latest feat.
Mt. Everest, which is situated in the Himalayas, has a peak of over 8,840metres above sea level.
It attracts many keen mountaineers and climbers, although weather conditions and altitude sickness are often aspects involved when confronting Mt. Everest.
There are many visitors to the Mt. Everest area every year.
Nepal, which is in the Himalayas, is situated in South Asia. Countries that border it include China and India.
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