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No more Everest, says oldest to climb highest peak

Yuichiro Miura, 80, left, talks with an unidentified supporter at a Katmandu hotel, Nepal, after returning from Mount Everest Sunday, May 26, 2013. Miura, a Japanese former extreme skier, told reporters at Katmandu airport that he was happy to have set a new record for oldest climber. He scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak on Thursday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT