85-year-old Sherchan in bid to win back oldest Everest summiter record

MYAGDI: Former Gurkha Min Bahadur Sherchan (85) of Tatopani in Myagdi is making another attempt to scale the world's highest mountain, Mt Everest.

Sherchan had reached atop the summit of Everest at the age of 78 to record his name in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010. However, 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuchiro Miura had broken his record to become the oldest man on the top of the world.

Sherchan had made an attempt last year, but had to cancel it due to the last year earthquake.

Meanwhile, his fellow residents of Myagdi have begun a campaign to help Sherchan win back the record.

The Myagdi Non-Residents Nepalis Association in UK and the Magar Association UK have set up committees to collect funds for Sherchan.

"We will work inside and outside Nepal to help Sherchan in this noble cause," said the Association's Treasurer Tej Ramjali Pun Magar.