Determined to reclaim his previous title of the ‘oldest man’ to climb Mount Everest, 83-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan has embarked on the journey to scale the highest peak in world on Friday.
Minister for Youth and Sports, Purushottam Paudel went to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to bid farewell to Sherchan and wish him success, before he left for Lukla, from where his Everest expedition will begin.
The Non Resident Nepali Association in UK is assisting Sherchan with his daring task while Himalayan Guides has made his tour arrangements.
The octogenarian former record holder had scaled the 88,848 metre mountain at the age of 76 in 2008 breaking the record of one Japanese national Yuichiro Miura, who had climbed Everest at the age of 75.
But Miura reclaimed the tile in 2013 after scaling the world’s tallest mountain at the age of 80. In the same year, Sherchan’s effort to conquer the height again failed despite his good health.