Sherchan vows to summit Everest
KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepalese veteran climber Min Bahadur Sherchan has vowed to break the old record of the oldest climber held recently by Japanese counterpart Yuichiro Miura. Miura, 81, have recently seized the title of the oldest person to summit the world highest peak, held by Sherchan five years ago. The competition between two octogenarians to crown the title of the oldest person to atop the peak has drawn the attraction of aspirant climbers across the globe.
Sherchan, 82, who rushed to Everest with huge ambition, had to return back empty handed after he felt chest pain and airlifted to Kathmandu last week, said despite of failure this year, he would attempt next year as well to defend the title. ‘I have reserved my strength and stamina to scale the peak till I turn 84,’ quoted China Daily as Sherchan’s statement.
Sherchan, who had to return back from the Everest expedition two years ago due to the lack of fund from the government, also refreshed the complain of fund stating that he didnot get it in the hour of need, rather ‘it was too late’ for him to make his expedition fruitful. Sherchan eventually resumed his courageous journey, on Friday evening of May 24 after the government of Nepal decided to let off all the royalty required for his expedition for which Sherchan had been demanding since long time.
‘I have heard Miura has succeeded to hold a new record. But it has to be minutely examined and verified,’ the paper further quoted Sherchan’s reaction to Miura who has committed not to ascend the peak hence now after three successful ascent in 2003, 2008 and 2013.
According to Sherchan, the government would not provide a single penny to him if Japanese Miura failed to break his record.