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Yuichiro Miura, center, an 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer who became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest last Thursday, poses for photographers before speaking at a press conference. Miura said he almost died on his decent and will not climb the mountain again.

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80-year-old says he nearly died on Everest descent (VIDEO)

The 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer who last week became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest says he almost died during his descent and does not plan another climb of the world’s highest peak, though he hopes to do plenty of skiing.

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