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Nepali man wants to recreate record, become oldest person to climb Mount Everest

An 85-year-old climber is attempting to climb Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to scale the world’s highest mountain.

world Updated: Apr 12, 2017 12:35 IST
Nepali mountain climber Min Bahadur Sherchan performs yoga in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Nepali mountain climber Min Bahadur Sherchan performs yoga in Kathmandu, Nepal.(Reuters Photo)

An 85-year-old climber is attempting to climb Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to scale the world’s highest mountain.

Min Bahadur Sherchan plans to climb next month during a window of favourable weather on the summit.

The grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather of six had claimed the title when he first scaled Everest in May 2008, but his record was broken by a then-80-year-old Japanese in 2013.

Sherchan who will attempt to climb Everest to become the oldest person to conquer the world's highest mountain. (Reuters Photo)

Sherchan says he is confident he will succeed and the only problem he could face is the unpredictable weather.

Once he is able to regain his record, he plans to campaign for world peace, travel to conflict areas to preach for world peace.

Sherchan plans to campaign for world peace after his bid to climb Everest. (Reuters Photo)