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You're Never Too Old to Reach the Top!


Posted by S. L.

Katsusuke Yanagisawa, a retired Japanese schoolteacher, reached the top of Mount Everest on June 5th, 2007 at the age of 71. This makes him the oldest person ever to successfully climb to the summit of the world's tallest mountain. "I feel satisfied. I was able to beat the record, thanks to the support from my friends," said Mr. Yanagisawa, according to Kyodo, the Japanese news service.
 
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He is really amazing. They featured Katsusuke Yanagisawa on the previous season of "Everest: Beyond the Limit" on the Discovery Channel. On the show's website, you can see footage of his climb.

http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/everestbeyond/everestbeyond.html

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