Top 10 oldest Everest summiters
Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is Earth’s highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. Since being confirmed as the highest mountain in the world over the past 150 years, every year has a lot of explorers tried their best to conquer this mountain. Although there have been many failures, but the number of successful is also not a small number. You will be surprised to know the age of the people who have conquered this mountain. The youngest ever to reach the summit of Everest is an American boy in 2010 and an Indian girl in 2014. They were only 13 years old when they conquered this mountain. Today, in Top 10 oldest Everest summiters, let find out 10 oldest person ever who had won the world’s highest mountain, Everest.
10. Richard Bass
Richard Daniel “Dick” Bass (December 21, 1929 – July 26, 2015) was an American businessman, rancher and mountaineer.
Bass became the first person to achieve the Seven Summits (the highest point on each continent including Denali (Mt. McKinley), North America; Aconcagua, South America; Mt. Elbrus, Europe; Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa; Vinson Massif, Antarctica; Mount Kosciuszko, Australia; and Mt. Everest, Asia.) on April 30, 1985. At the time, he was also the oldest person to have climbed Mt. Everest.
9. Ramon Balanca
8. Lev Sarkisov
7. Toshio Yamamoto
Toshio Yamamoto is a Japanese mountaineer who summited Mount Everest in 2000 at the age of 63. This was noted in world news for becoming the oldest person up to that time to summit Mount Everest. Toshio summited Mount Everest on May 19, 2000 via the North Col, with Tosio Nakamura as the expedition team leader. At that time Toshio broke a record that Lev Sarkisov founded in 1999 on the oldest person ever to climb Mount Everest.
6. Sherman Bull
5. Tomiyasu Ishikawa
4. Takao Arayama
3. Katsusuke Yanagisawa
Retired teacher Katsusuke Yanagisawa scaled the 8,850m (29,035ft) Himalayan peak, in May 2006 at age 70.He was inspired to attempt the climb, after scaling Mount Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth highest mountain, which lies about 20km west of Mount Everest.
2. Min Bahadur Sherchan
Sherchan became the oldest Everest climber in 2008 at 76. He held the record until the 80-year-old Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura scaled the 8,850-metre (29,035ft) mountain.
1. Yuichiro Miura
Yuichiro Miura (October 12, 1932) is a Japanese alpinist who in 2003, at age 70, became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. This record was later broken. However, on May 26, 2008, Miura once again successfully summited Mt Everest at the age of 75. On May 23, 2013 Miura again became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 80. This achievement is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.