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Japanese man, 80, oldest to top Everest — for now

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A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

In this photo distributed by MIURA DOLPHINS CO., LTD., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, right, who has had four heart operations in recent years, stands atop the summit of Mount Everest as he becomes the oldest person to climb the world's tallest mountain Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura, who also conquered the 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) peak when he was 70 and 75, reached the summit at 9:05 a.m. local time, according to a Nepalese mountaineering official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team. (AP Photo/MIURA DOLPHINS CO., LTD.) MANDATORY CREDIT

A team of climbers, right, led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura approach the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A team of climbers, right, led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura approach the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013, photo distributed by Miura Dolphins, 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura rests in a camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) during his attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. According to his management office, Miura plans to reach the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak on Thursday, May 23 to be the world's oldest person to climb the world's highest peak. His rival, 81-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan, from Nepal, who nabbed the record just before he could in 2008, was at the base camp preparing for his own attempt on the summit next week. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, right, and his son, Gota pose at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, right, and his son, Gota pose at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, right, and his son, Gota pose at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, right, and his son, Gota pose at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, left, uses oxygen mask and his son, Gota sips green tea as they take a rest in a tent at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, left, uses oxygen mask and his son, Gota sips green tea as they take a rest in a tent at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, left, uses oxygen mask and his son, Gota sips green tea as they take a rest in a tent at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, left, uses oxygen mask and his son, Gota sips green tea as they take a rest in a tent at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, left, uses oxygen mask and his son, Gota sips green tea as they take a rest in a tent at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, left, uses oxygen mask and his son, Gota sips green tea as they take a rest in a tent at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, left, uses oxygen mask and his son, Gota sips green tea as they take a rest in a tent at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, left, uses oxygen mask and his son, Gota sips green tea as they take a rest in a tent at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, left, uses oxygen mask and his son, Gota sips green tea as they take a rest in a tent at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, left, uses oxygen mask and his son, Gota sips green tea as they take a rest in a tent at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this May 22, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, left, uses oxygen mask and his son, Gota sips green tea as they take a rest in a tent at their South Col camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) before their departure for Camp 5 during their attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura, who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins Co. Ltd.) MANDATORY CREDIT

From left: Emiri Miura, daughter, and Tomoko Miura, wife of 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura speaks with him after he conquered the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest, although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

ADDS LOCATION - From left: Emiri Miura, daughter, and Tomoko Miura, wife of 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura speaks with him immediately after he conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at Miura's office in Tokyo on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest, although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

ADDS LOCATION - From left: Emiri Miura, daughter, and Tomoko Miura, wife of 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura speaks with him immediately after he conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at Miura's office in Tokyo on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest, although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

ADDS LOCATION - From left: Emiri Miura, daughter, and Tomoko Miura, wife of 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura speaks with him immediately after he conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at Miura's office in Tokyo on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest, although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

ADDS LOCATION - From left: Emiri Miura, daughter, and Tomoko Miura, wife of 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura speaks with him immediately after he conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at Miura's office in Tokyo on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest, although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

ADDS LOCATION - From left: Emiri Miura, daughter, and Tomoko Miura, wife of 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura speaks with him immediately after he conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at Miura's office in Tokyo on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest, although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

ADDS LOCATION - From left: Emiri Miura, daughter, and Tomoko Miura, wife of 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura speaks with him immediately after he conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at Miura's office in Tokyo on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest, although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

ADDS LOCATION - From left: Emiri Miura, daughter, and Tomoko Miura, wife of 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura speaks with him immediately after he conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at Miura's office in Tokyo on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest, although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

ADDS LOCATION - From left: Emiri Miura, daughter, and Tomoko Miura, wife of 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura speaks with him immediately after he conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at Miura's office in Tokyo on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest, although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Students celebrate after a report that 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at CLARK Memorial International High School in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Miura is the principal of the school. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Students celebrate after a report that 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at CLARK Memorial International High School in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Miura is the principal of the school. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Students celebrate after a report that 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at CLARK Memorial International High School in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Miura is the principal of the school. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Students celebrate after a report that 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at CLARK Memorial International High School in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Miura is the principal of the school. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Students celebrate after a report that 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at CLARK Memorial International High School in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Miura is the principal of the school. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Students celebrate after a report that 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at CLARK Memorial International High School in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Miura is the principal of the school. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Students celebrate after a report that 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at CLARK Memorial International High School in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Miura is the principal of the school. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Students celebrate after a report that 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at CLARK Memorial International High School in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Miura is the principal of the school. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Students celebrate after a report that 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at CLARK Memorial International High School in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Miura is the principal of the school. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 smiles on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 smiles on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 smiles on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 smiles on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

A Sri Lankan man takes blessings after he offers alms to Bangladeshi Buddhists monks living in Sri Lanka as they parade through a street on the eve of Vesak or Buddha Poornima in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, May 23, 2013. The festival marks Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins, 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura goes through the South Col pass to a camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) during his attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. According to his management office, Miura plans to reach the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak on Thursday, May 23 to be the world's oldest person to climb the world's highest peak. His rival, 81-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan, from Nepal, who nabbed the record just before he could in 2008, was at the base camp preparing for his own attempt on the summit next week. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins) MANDATORY CREDIT

ADDS LOCATION - From left: Emiri Miura, daughter, and Tomoko Miura, wife of 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura speaks with him immediately after he conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at Miura's office in Tokyo on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest, although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Students celebrate after a report that 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura conquered the summit of Mount Everest, at CLARK Memorial International High School in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week. Miura is the principal of the school. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA

Associated Press

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