The Aconcagua (6,961 m) will receive this month an illustrious visitor with an uncommon goal. This is Yuichiro Miura, 86, who will try to climb the highest mountain in America and ski down it. As revealed by The Asahi Shimbun, the octogenarian Japanese adventurer is not ready to hang up his skis yet and this dream has been marked as “the last mountaineering adventure of an old man who receives geriatric care, with the support of an elite expedition ” , as he ironically defines himself.A definition, however, that is still absolutely realistic. Yuichiro Miura’s expedition to Aconcagua is made up of six members, one of whom is Dr. Kazue Oshiro, a specialist in mountain medicine. And it is that the main difficulty of the company will be the health of the octogenarian, who suffers from the heart. He has been operated several times due to arrhythmia problems, and also fractured his pelvis in a skiing accident in 2009.In this sense, Dr. Oshiro points out that Miura “needs Climbing Aconcagua to carefully adapt to the height, from the early stages where the height is not so high; we also want to pay attention to dehydration.” In addition to the doctor, the expedition has an impeccable mountaineering team. Guide Hiroyuki Kuraoka will lead a mountain that he has climbed more than 10 times. In addition, he will have the support of Muneo Nukita, who has climbed Aconcagua 4 times. Along with them, the Aconcagua Climb will be the mountaineers Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima, recent winners of the Piolet d’Or 2018 for their opening on the Shispare (7,611 m). Hiraide had already won the Piolet d’Or 2009 for the opening of Samurai direct with Kei Taniguchi at Kamet (7,756 m), in the Indian Himalayas.In addition to all of them, there will also be Yuichiro Miura’s second son, Gota Miura, 49, who has already accompanied his father on the three occasions in which he has climbed Everest, in 2003 at 70, in 2008 at 75 and again in 2013 with 80. The 2003 and 2013 ascents set the records for the oldest ages on Everest’s summit. The last one is still valid today. Trekking Aconcagua Although these longevity records are obviously media achievements, Yuichiro Miura probably already had a feat on his resume for which he will be remembered on his own merits. Well, in 1970 he was the first person able to ski down from more than 8,000 meters on Everest.He did it from the South Col (8,000 m) in an adventure of epic proportions for the time. He descended some 2,000 meters in 2 minutes and 20 seconds and fell 400 meters down the steep Lhotse Wall. He was wearing a parachute to slow down his descent and stopped less than 100 meters from a huge crack that would have been fatal.