Home
   Today's News
   8000 Meters Facts
  
Banners Ads
   Bookstore
   Classified Ads
   Climb for Peace
  
Contact
   E-mail (Free)
  
Educational
  
Expeditions
  
Facts
  
Forum
  
Games
  
Gear
  
History
  
Interviews
  
Mailing List

   News (current)
   News Archives
   Sat Phones
   Search
   Seven Summits
   Snowboard
   Speakers
   Students
   Readers Guide
   Risks
   Visitor Agreement
 

 


  


Everest South Side Expedition
Miura Japanese Everest 2003 Expedition


Follow Along: Dispatch One: April 15, 2003 Yuichiro and Gota Miura, Takes Off to the Everest Challenge! Check here for the full dispatch.

Yuichiro 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.

According 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...

Yuichiro 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 year’s 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!!!

Yuichiro Miura Team picture and CV is below ! check it out !

Curriculum vitae

Titles: CEO, Miura Dolphins Co.,LTD & Yuichiro Miura Enterprise

Head Master, Clark Memorial International Academy

President, Japan Roller Luge Association (JRLA)

Honorary Advisor, Oji Ryokka Co. LTD

Former Advisory Board member for, Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Education

Birth Date:        October 12, 1932

Born 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 world’s 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 Everest’s 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 films.

Awards

Professional 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.

1956: Graduated University of Hokkaido, Master in Veterinary Medicine

Assistant to Professor

1962: Joined International Professional Ski Racer’s Association USA Competed in Professional Ski Circuit (USA)

1964: Become first Japanese ever to compete in Kilometer Lanchard Italy.  World Speed Skiing Record of 172.084, at that time.

1966: Skied down Mt Fuji, using parachute as stopping device Movie [Mt.Fuji Chokkakou]

Skied down Kosciusko (2,245m) , highest peak in Australia

1967: Skied down Mt. McKinley (6,194m), highest peak in North America

1968: Skied down Mt.Popocatepetoro, highest peak in Mexico

1970: Skied down Mt. Everest (8,848m) from South col (8,000m), established world record of skiing down from highest point on the earth. (Guinness World Record Registered)

1971: Invited by Spanish Mountaineering Association. Received Spanish Sports Heroic award.  Become honorary member to the association.

Special member at World Mountaineering & Adventure conference in Italy.

1973: Professor University of Aomori, opened Natural Sports Institution

1974: Board of Advisory, Ministry of Education

1976: Foreign Documentary Film - Oscar Award, “The Man Who Skied down Everest”

1977: Skied in Antarctica (this documentary film has won Golden Eagle Award at New York Film Festival)

1981: Skied down Mt Kilimanjaro(5,895m), highest peak in Africa

With family members – his father Keizo (77) established eldest record and his son Gota (11) established youngest record for climbing.

1983: Skied down Mt. Vinson Massif (5,140m), highest peak in Antarctica.

1985: Skied down Mt. Elbrus (5,633m) Russia, highest peak in Europe.

1987: Founded Japan Professional Ski Association, Chairman

1990: Board of Advisory,  Japan  Ski Instructors Association

Chairman, Japan Mogul Ski Association

1991: Organized and hosted “Mountain Summit” in Tokyo. 

Special Honorary Guest, His Imperial highness Prince Hironomiya and  Prince Akishino.

2000: Climbed Himalaya Gokyo Peak (5,360m), expedition included 5 High school students from Clark Memorial International Academy.

2001: 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 Oyu

Miura is currently training to summit of Mt Everest in 2003 at age of 70 years old.

 





  Altitude pre-
  
pre-acclimatization
  
Backcountry Gear
  
Backpacks
  
Bags& Luggage
  
Bindings
  
Boot & Fabric Care
  
Cameras

  
Camp Furniture
  
Camping Accessories
  
Car Racks
  
Carabiners
  
Cards
  
Child Carriers
  
Climbing Bags
  
Compasses
  
Cooking Supplies
  
Cycling Components
  
Cycling Repair
  
Dry Bags
  
Dry Boxes
  
Electronics
  
First Aid
  
Fishing Accessories
  
Fleece
  
Float Tubes
  
Fly Boxes
  
Fly Line
  
Fly Rods
  
Fly Tying
  
Fly Vests & Packs
  
Food
  
Footwear
  
Gaiters
  
Gifts & Games
  
Gloves & Mittens
  
Goggles
  
Harnesses
  
Hats
  
Helmets
  
Hydration Packs
  
Indoor Climbing Gear
  
Infant Apparel
  
Jackets
  
Kayaks
  
Kid's Cycling Gear
  
Kid's Paddling Gear
  
Knives & Tools
  
Leaders & Tippets
  
Lifejackets/ PFDs
  
Lights
  
Locks
  
Long Underwear
  
Maps
  
Messenger & Bike
  
Mountaineering Gear
  
Neckwear
  
Neoprene
  
Nets
  
Paddles & Oars
  
Paddlewear
  
Pants
  
Pet Gear
  
Poles
  
Pontoons
  
Prints & Posters
  
Rafts
  
Reels & Spools
  
Rescue Gear
  
Rock Climbing Gear
  
Rod & Reel Kits
  
Rod Tubes & Bags
  
Ropes
  
Shell Outerwear
  
Shirts
  
Shorts
  
Showers & Toilets
  
Skates & Scooters
  
Ski & Board Repair
  
Skirts & Dresses
  
Skis
  
Sleds and Tubes
  
Sleeping Bags
  
Snowboards
  
Snowshoes
  
Socks
  
Sprayskirts
  
Stoves
  
Strollers
  
Sunglasses
  
Sunscreen
  
Sweaters
  
Swimming
  
Tents
  
Travel Accessories

  
Underwear
  
Vests
  
Videos
  
Waders
  
Watches & Clocks
  
Water Bottles
  
Water Filtration
 


Send email to everestnews2004@adelphia.net   •   Copyright© 1998-2003 EverestNews.com
All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement, Legal Notes: Read it.