A Chicago Man Has Become Oldest American to Climb Mount Everest

A Chicago man has become the oldest American to climb Mount Everest! Pretty amazing!

On Sunday, Arthur Muir, 75, returned safely from the mountain where climbing teams have struggled with bad weather and a coronavirus outbreak. Muir scaled the peak earlier this month, beating the record set by another American, Bill Burke, at age 67.

A climbing accident on Everest in 2019, when Muir hurt his ankle falling off a ladder, did not deter him from attempting to scale the peak again. He began mountaineering late in life, and said he was scared and anxious during his latest adventure.

This is so incredible! Read more about Arthur and his journey below!

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