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Eighty-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, who has had four heart operations in recent years, stands Thursday atop the summit of Mount Everest as he becomes the oldest person to climb the world’s tallest mountain. Miura also conquered the 29,035-foot peak when he was 70 and 75.

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Japanese climber, 80, becomes oldest atop Everest

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.

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