Saturday, April 18, 2015

The time has come to redefine “old age” – Quartz

In 1985, American Richard Bass accomplished an amazing feat. He had set for himself the task of climbing the world's highest mountains in all seven continents. In that year, at age 55, he completed the climb of the last of his seven mountains, Mount Everest and in doing so became the first person to climb all seven mountains and the oldest person ever to successfully climb Mount Everest.

But now Mr Bass's record has been eclipsed.

The oldest person to climb Mount Everest is Yuichiro Miura of Japan, who reached the summit of Mount Everest in 2013, at age 80. And the oldest person to have climbed all seven mountains in seven continents is Takao Arayama of Tanzania who climbed the last of those mountains at age 74 in 2010.