Sensei Miura's Everest Summit
15:32 p.m. EDT May 22, 2003
Nepal’s Ministry just confirmed that Team Miura summited at 1030 hrs local time today.
Yuichiro Miura's Everest summit is nothing less than spectacular. The father and son team spent 4 days in the Death zone, +8000m, two of those in the emergency Camp 5, 8400m. This kind of high exposure goes in the Everest book of records. Moreover, Yuichirio Miura is 70 years old today - only twelve years younger than Edmund Hillary who made the summit 50 years ago! Yuichiro Miura today became the oldest person to summit Mount Everest.
Earlier this season Team Miuras website was selected "Coolest Everest Website" by ExplorersWeb, due to innovative features like live biometrics of the team.
Yuichiro Miura became famous 33 years ago as, “The man who skied down Everest.” Aided with a parachute, Yuichiro ripped down the Lhotse Face on skis – this time, the Everest pioneer along side his son, Gota, became the eldest ever to summit Everest.
Image of Yuichiro and Gota on summit of Everest courtesy of Miura Snow Dolphins Ltd.