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article imageOldest Person Up Mt Everest

By KJ Mullins     May 29, 2007 in Lifestyle
A 71 year old retired schoolteacher from Japan is the oldest to scale Mount Everest. Katsusuke Yanagisawa reached the top of the oldest highest mountain on May 22.
Katsusuke Yanagisawa was with a group from New Zealand and Japan.
The Japanese are renowned for their longevity. There is a trend in the senior citizen group of taking on more physical challenges such as the scaling of Mt. Everest.
"I was pretty much at ease mentally at the summit, like I could sing a song," he told Japan's national broadcaster NHK from his hotel in Kathmandu.
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