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Jun 162021

Art Muir at age 75 became the oldest American to summit Mt. Everest on May 12, 2021, with Maddison Mountaineering. He surpassed Bill Burke who held the American Everest age record for 11 years. Burke summited at age 67 on the Nepal side and again from the Tibet side in 2014 at 72. Japanese mountaineer Yoichiro Miura is the oldest person to summit in 2013 at age 80.

I spoke with Art about his motivation, how his family felt about his plans, his 2019 attempt, prior climbing experience then we got into his training, diet, and experience on the climb. We wrapped up with Art’s thoughts on seniors climbing and staying active.


Interview with Art Muir – Oldest American Summiter

Everest 2021: Art Muir - Oldest American Summiteer

Thanks, Art for the interview.

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  One Response to “Everest 2021: Video Interview with Art Muir – Oldest American Summiter”


    Great interview, Alan, as always. Really enjoyed it! Some great insights from you both.