Skip to comments.85-Year-Old Dies Trying To Become Oldest Everest Climber
Posted on 05/07/2017 1:26:11 PM PDT by drewh
KATHMANDU, Nepal An 85-year-old Nepali man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said.
Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, who is at the base camp, said he likely suffered cardiac arrest. Shrestha could not elaborate due to a poor telephone connection.
Sherchan, a grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather to six, first scaled Everest in May 2008 when he was 76 at the time becoming the oldest climber to reach the top.
Modal Trigger Min Bahadur Sherchan smiles upon his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal in 2008.AP His record was broken in 2013 by 80-year-old Japanese Yuichiro Miura.
Before leaving for the mountain last month, Sherchan told The Associated Press that once he had completed the climb and became famous, he intended to travel to conflict areas to spread a message of peace.
He had trained for months before the attempt, saying that he did not suffer from any respiratory problems and his blood pressure was normal.
Being born in the mountains, he said he had did not have any problems with high altitude or the low levels of oxygen there.
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I guess he was wrong.
Maybe he will be the oldest person to die while trying to climb Everest. Not the record he wanted. ;
The war torn areas will surely welcome
an ambassador from the Death Zone.
meh. The beloved of the dearly departed will certainly say, “He died doing what he loved.”
I would think he died because he was an obstinate Schmuck.
Just playing, May he Rest In Peace.
As Clint Eastwood said, “A man has to know his limitations.” Sad nonetheless.
LOL! At least it wasn't "Global Warming/Climate Change."
I’m not going anyplace where I can’t buy a kitchen magnet for the fridge.
If he was holding a looted crate of Heineken it would be perfect.
You should see the souvenir stand at Everest.
At 85 my Dad couldn’t walk across the street without oxygen, due to emphysema. I respect this climber and the life he led. Still, it’s sad.
With respect to both you and Clint Eastwood, someone like Chuck Yeager might say “How do you know your limitations unless you push the envelope?”
I think going that way is pretty cool. Climbing MtEverest at 85? Right on Gramps!
Suicide by mountain.
Good for him. He died doing what he wanted to do and pushing his personal limit, doesn’t get any better than that.
So he’s the oldest one to die on Everest. That’s just as good, isnt it?
Hope he didn't have to pay the $35K outfitter fee to walk the ropes..............
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