Teiichi Igarashi, 100, was wearing heavy socks but no shoes and was carrying a cane, when he reached the 12,385-foot summit of Mount Fuji after a three-day climb that included two overnight stops. He had also climbed the mountain the previous year.

Monday, 17 August 2015 11:01

Bill Painter, 84 - Explorer, Mountaineer

At 81, Bill Painter became the oldest person to reach the 14,411-foot summit of Mt. Rainier.

Monday, 17 August 2015 10:56

Barbara Hillary, 75 - Explorer

At 75, cancer survivor Barbara Hillary became one of the oldest people, and the first African-American woman, to reach the North Pole. http://barbarahillary.com/

At 52, Sir Francis Chichester sailed around the world alone in a 53-foot boat normally manned by six

Thursday, 06 August 2015 18:34

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, 59 - Explorer

At 59, 3½ months after a heart attack, 3 day coma & double bypass, Ranulph Fiennes ran 7 marathons in 7 consecutive days on all 7 continents

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