Thursday, May 29, 2008
Only one day short of his 77th birthday, Min Bahadur Sherchan of Nepal became the oldest person to summit Everest. He reached the top on Sunday, May 25 with his team called the SECEE (Nepal 2008 Senior Citizen Mount Everest Expedition). The previous record of 71 years was made by Japanese school teacher Katsusuke Yanagisaw last May.
Mr. Sherchan spent a life in the military in Nepal and wanted to climb the mountain since childhood. His feat will go into the Guiness Book of World Records.
He said of his adventure:
"I never think of exhaustion and senility. I have vigorosity inside me and inside my life-philosophy. I want to galvanize whole of the senile population in Nepal into enthusiasm and devotion to achieve a better life even in old days. That’s why; I have commenced the great mission with a great vision in a great season (spring season) to fight against the mighty Mt. Everest with my will-power of mind and clean energy of my heart."
Posted by quake at 6:00 PM