18Yuichiro Miura Quotes

Japanese Athlete born on October 12, 1932,

Yuichiro Miura 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... (source)

It's important to have a dream no matter how old you are. view quote

If the limit of age 80 is at the summit of Mt Everest, the highest place on Earth, one can never be happier. view quote

It's important to set your own goals and work hard to achieve them. view quote

I never imagined I could make it to the top of Mount Everest at age 80. This is the world's best feeling, although I'm totally exhausted. Even at 80, I can still do quite well. view quote

When I planned to ski Everest, the first thing I faced was, 'How can I return alive?' All the preparation and training was based on this question. But the more I prepared, I knew the chance of survival was very slim. Nobody in the world had done this before, so I told myself that I must face death. Otherwise, I am not eligible. view quote

Just keep challenging yourself. I think that's a great thing. view quote

I've been doing extremely dangerous activities for a long time, but I've been lucky enough to have survived so far. However, sooner or later we all die... and, if that's the case, I want to die doing what I love to do the most. That's how I view death. view quote

After retiring, I was a little bored with nothing to do and got fat. I thought, if a 60-year-old metabolic fat man, after five years, can get to Mount Everest, that would be very exciting. view quote

I've learned through my own experiences that working toward an objective in your life can change who you are. view quote

I want to ski down Mount Cho Oyu in the Himalayas when I am 85, descending from a height of 8,201 meters. view quote

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