Japanese Everest 2003 Expedition
For more on
this expedition see here
Miura (70 years old), the Japanese adventure skier
whom well known internationally as The
man who skied down Mt. Everest (in 1970) will be back
on Everest in Spring 2003 with his son, Gota.
Yuichiro Miura (Age 69
at the time) and his son Gota Miura
reached the summit of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m), last year.
This expedition made Yuichiro the oldest person to
reach the summit of 8000m peak at the age of 69 years
and 6 months (at the time), they also made the claim
of the first successful Japanese father and son summit
of 8000m peak in the history.
to the report after the ascent, Yuichiro said The
wind at the summit is blowing very hard about 30m, and
temperature is -20C! It feels great to be here but
will descend quickly and safely.
The world record of being the oldest person to reach
the 8000m peak was solely based on EverestNews.com
research data. We believe he broke the record of Felicien Morel, Swiss (66 years old)
at the time of his summit of Cho Oyu. Since his
record, another Japanese climber claimed to summit Cho
Oyu in Autumn 2002 and break his record...
Miura ,The Man who Skied down Mt.
Everest, returned to
Himalaya after 32 years since he skied down
from South Col of the Everest. Last years Cho-Oyu
Expedition was his preparatory climb for his Everest
2003 Expedition of which he aims to set the world
record of eldest man to climb the mountain (at age of
70)... His son, Gota Miura (33 years old) is not
a professional climber but he was the twice
representative of Japanese Free-Style Mogle skier for
both 1994 and 1998 winter Olympic.
Think this is amazing? Yuichiro
Miura, his son, and his father, Keizo Miura, at
99 years young recently skied Mont Blanc!!!
Miura Team picture and CV is below ! check it out !
CEO, Miura Dolphins Co.,LTD & Yuichiro Miura
Master, Clark Memorial International Academy
Japan Roller Luge Association (JRLA)
Advisor, Oji Ryokka Co. LTD
Advisory Board member for, Ministry of
Transportation and Ministry of Education
in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. He became first
Japanese Professional Skier to participate various
International competitions including US
Professional Ski Circuit, Italian Kilometer
Lanchard (Speed Skiing Competition) where in 1964
accomplished world Speed skiing record of 172.084
km at that time. Among many of expeditions and
competition, his most well known worldwide
accomplishment is in 1970 when he became first man
ever to ski down the worlds highest peak -
Mt. Everest - from South col at 8,000 m
altitude. Its documentary film THE MAN
WHO SKIED DOWN EVEREST has won the Academy
award (Foreign Documentary film division) in 1976.
After Everests descent, he succeeds to ski down
from highest peaks of seven continents.
World wide known Adventure Skier as well as
opinion leader in Japan from Sports, Culture to
Education.. He has written variety of books,
and produced series of adventure documentary
Sports International Award, Spanish Mountaineering
Honorary Member, Oscar Prize (Foreign Documentary
film), Honorary Citizen for State of Washington,
Golden Eagle award at New York Film Festival
(Antarctica Documentary film), International
Adventure Film Festival Special awards. Etc.
Graduated University of Hokkaido, Master in
Joined International Professional Ski Racers
Association USA Competed
in Professional Ski Circuit (USA)
Become first Japanese ever to compete in Kilometer
Lanchard Italy. World Speed Skiing Record of
172.084, at that time.
Skied down Mt Fuji, using parachute as stopping
down Kosciusko (2,245m) , highest peak in
Skied down Mt. McKinley (6,194m), highest peak in
Skied down Mt.Popocatepetoro, highest peak in
Skied down Mt. Everest (8,848m) from South col
world record of skiing down from highest point on
the earth. (Guinness World Record Registered)
Invited by Spanish Mountaineering Association.
Received Spanish Sports Heroic award. Become
honorary member to the association.
member at World Mountaineering & Adventure
conference in Italy.
Professor University of Aomori, opened Natural
Board of Advisory, Ministry of Education
Foreign Documentary Film - Oscar Award, The
Man Who Skied down Everest
Skied in Antarctica (this documentary film has won
Golden Eagle Award at New York Film Festival)
down Mt Kilimanjaro(5,895m), highest peak in
family members his father Keizo (77)
established eldest record and his son Gota (11)
established youngest record for climbing.
Skied down Mt.Vinson Massif (5,140m), highest peak
Skied down Mt.Elbrus (5,633m) Russia, highest peak
Founded Japan Professional Ski Association,
Board of Advisory, Japan Ski
Japan Mogul Ski Association
Organized and hosted Mountain Summit in
Honorary Guest, His Imperial highness Prince
Hironomiya and Prince Akishino.
Climbed Himalaya Gokyo Peak (5,360m), expedition
included 5 High school students from Clark
Memorial International Academy.
Climbed Himalaya Mera Peak (6,476m), expedition
included 2 students from Clark of which one
made youngest record (age 16) for Japanese climber
to reach the summit above 6,000m
2002: Summited Cho
is currently training to summit of Mt
Everest in 2003 at age of 70 years old.
For more on
this expedition see here