41 years, Australia
Veteran Spanish mountaineer Carlos Soria (79) came to Nepal once again to climb Dhaulagiri for the eighth time. In 1998 he first attempted to summit the mountain but failed. Since then he has attempted six more times but was unable to make it to the top. In the spring of 2017 he reached the highest point (7800m probably), among all his expeditions on Dhaulagiri . He has already summited 12 of the 14 eight-thousanders after more than 35 attempts. At the age of 34, in 1973, he made his first attempt on an eight-thousander, Manaslu. In 1990 he made his first eight-thousander summit on Nanga Parbat, 17 years after his first eight-thousanders attempt on Manaslu. In 2010 he summited Manaslu without supplemental oxygen, 37 years after his first attempt on the mountain. He is the only climber to summit 11 mountains above 8000m till now, after turning 60.
Some interesting facts about Carlos Soria1.12 summits above 8,000 meters
2. Oldest person in history to have climbed K2 (8,611 meters), Broad Peak (8,047 meters), Makalu (8,463 meters), Manaslu (8,163 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters) and Anapurna (8,091 meters)
3. The only mountaineer in the world to have climbed ten mountains of more than 8,000 meters after turning 60
4. First person in the world to reach the peak of the Dome Khang (7,260 meters)
5.Ascent of the 7 highest summits of 7 continents—a challenge that he completed when he was more than 70 years old: Elbrus (Europe-1968), McKinley (North America-1971), Aconcagua (South America-1986), Everest (Asia-2001), Mount Vinson (Antarctica- 2007), Carstensz (Oceania-2010) and Kilimanjaro (Africa-2010).
Source: http://www.dreamwanderlust.com Photo credit: Carlos Soria
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