Arthur Muir, the retiree who took up mountaineering at 68 and conquers Everest at 75

A 75-year-old retired attorney from Chicago recently became the oldest American to ever conquest Everest, the world’s tallest mountain top. And the craziest thing is that he had only started mountaineering 7 years prior. Arthur Muir, a married father of three and grandfather of six (a child in his family was born while he was climbing the mountain), had been fascinated with mountain climbing ever since his father gave him a book about the Himalayas when he was a child, and his passion grew when Barry Bishop, a legendary climber…

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What the top of Mount Everest is really like?

The ascension of the Everest mount is the fantasy and the dream of any passionate climber, despite all the dangers it represents. Every year, people die while trying to reach the top, but the death risk that the mission represents doesn’t stop the motivated adventurers. Perhaps not everyone knows reaching the top of Mount Everest, the highest point on the planet with its 8.848 meters, located in the Mahalangur mountain range in between both Nepal and Tibet, is a feat only about 5,000 people have accomplished. The trek to the…

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