AGE IS JUST A NUMBER…Lets Learn From This 70 Year-old Man!

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Your passion is one thing that will never fail you. You know why? Because it has no expiry date. We are all trapped in a misunderstood concept called “acting your age” according to which an 80 year old cannot enjoy skipping and a five year old cannot talk philosophy. Because to us it’s just too “odd” or “unnatural.” Well, it’s high time we break such stereotypes. Don’t act your age. Act by your desires and wishes and pursue your passion.

Miura is a Japanese alpinist who in 2003, at age 70, became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. This record was later broken by himself. Miura had two heart surgeries for cardiac arrhythmia, in 2006 and 2007. On May 23, 2013 Miura again became the oldest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 80. This achievement is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. He also became the first person to ski on Mount Everest on May 6, 1970. He descended nearly 4,200 vertical feet from the South Col (elevation over 8,000 m (26,000 ft)). This feat was documented in 1975, in the film The Man Who Skied Down Everest. The film won the Academy Award for best documentary, the first sports film to do so. He challenged on speedsking and downhill skiing, at the time of the ski competition competing for the average speed in the 100 meter section of the steep slope downhill, the world’s highest record was established in Italy on July 1964. He challenge also skiing, who success on ski downhill at seven highest peak on continent, during 1978 to 1985.

Keizo Miura, Japanese skier, was his father. Gota Miura, freestyle skier and alpinist, is one of his sons. Yuichiro was exposed to snow sports from the time he was a child, and placed in his first skiing competition during his 2nd grade year in elementary school. He moved south with his family but found that he missed the snow and winter sports, prompting him to enrol in Hokkaido University. There, he continued to pursue skiing as a professional sport. His advanced ability to ski, especially in the back-country, required him to reach higher elevations by hiking, expanding the breadth of his skills to include mountain climbing. Once he became a prolific mountain climber, Yuichiro began challenging larger mountains, and skied down many of them.

Miura is an inspiration and sets a solid example for all of us to pursue our dreams irrespective of our age because you’re never too old or too young to do anything. Your timing’s just right!

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