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  Yuichiro Miura plans to reclaim title of the oldest man to Summit Everest


Gota Miura (Age 36), a professional skier and 1994 Lillehammer & 1998 Nagano Olympian (Freestyle: Mogul), and Noriyuki Muraguchi (Age 49), a mountaineer and mountain photographer, have successfully summit the Central Peak of Xixabangma (Shishapangma: 8027m; Central Peak: 8012m) of the Himalayas today May 16th, 2006 at 1455hr (Beijing Time). 

This summit is the 3rd 8000m-peak for Gota Miura (Cho Oyu, Everest) and the 4th 8000m-peak for Noriyuki Muraguchi (Gasherbrum, Everest, Lhotse). Muraguchi has the record of summitting the Everest four times as a Japanese national, and Gota has skied down all of the slopes of the 8000m peaks that he had summited.

Gota: “It was much tougher than I thought. Right now, the weather has worsened and can’t see anything at the peak because of the blizzard. I brought my skies to the summit, but won’t be skiing down from here for safety reasons. I will try skiing when the condition gets better. We will now try to descend to C1, but will consider bivouacking at a nearby camp if the weather doesn’t recover.”  

Team Miura Xixabangma Summiteers:

Gota Miura , Noriyuki Muraguchi, Danuru Sherpa, Lhakpa Tshering Sherpa, Phurba Tshering Sherpa, Owangchhu Sherpa, Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa

MIURA QOMOLANGMA 2008

This expedition to the 8000m peaks of the Himalayas has also been a training and conditioning expedition for Yuichiro Miura’s project to summit the world’s highest peak Qomolangma (Mt. Everest; 8848m) scheduled in 2008. Yuichiro Miura continues his training and preparation to break his own world record of being the oldest Everest summiteer  (summited May 22nd, 2003 at age 70 and 7 months) by 5 years of age. [His record was broken a few days ago.] With physical data obtained in over month training at 6000m and 7000m above sea level, 2008 project will take on a scientific approach in overcoming the decline in physical strength caused by aging, as a challenge to anti-aging. In this Xixabangma expedition, Yuichiro Miura has successfully climbed up to C2 (6900m). 

The team will wrap up the base camp (5800m) on the 19th, and is scheduled to return to Japan via Kathmandu and Bangkok on May 23rd.

 

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