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85-Year-Old Plans to Become the Oldest Man to Climb Mount Everest... Again

Playing 85-Year-Old Plans to Become the Oldest Man to Climb Mount Everest... Again

He’s done it once, and now he’s doing it again.

Min Bahadur Sherchan, 85, of Nepal, is determined to become the oldest person to conquer the world’s tallest peak after reaching the summit of Mount Everest next month.

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The title is not one he is unfamiliar with.

Sherchan was once the record holder when he climbed Mount Everest at 78, until 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura of Japan mounted the summit just three years later.

While determined to win back his title, Sherchan told APTN that he wants to use this as an opportunity to raise awareness about climate change and world peace.

"I may be old in terms of age but I still have young courage," he said. 

Sherchan attempted to regain his title in 2015, but an earthquake that devastated parts of Nepal, including Mount Everest’s basecamp, deterred him.

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He plans to climb the mountain next month under a period of favorable summer weather, but still anticipates unpredictable weather conditions. 

"I will reach the peak of Everest come what may," Sherchan said. 

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