Age is just a number! Carlos Soria, a 75 years old climber from Spain, reaches the summit of Kanchenjunga (8586 m), the third highest mountain in the world.
Carlos Soria makes history again. The Spanish climber has become the oldest person to reach the summit of the third highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga, 8586 meters. “This summit is for all of us,” said Carlos Soria yesterday, late in the afternoon.
Accompanied by sherpa Muktu and really excited, he spoke with Basecamp to announce the successful ascent. His first words were to thank his family, his wife Cristina, daughters and grandchildren, and of course, all of his followers in social networks: “I felt I was supported from the top of the mountain and they gave me strength.”
Afterwards, he thanked BBVA Expedition team: “I can not forget to give special recognition to all the wonderful team of sherpas and of course, my teammates and great friends Sito Carcavilla, Carlos Martínez, Luismi López, and Dani Salas.”
The return to Spain will take place next week.
Congratulations, Carlos Soria, you rock and you are an example of courage and hope. Age does not matter but our optimism. Congratulations!
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!
** Carlos Soria Fontán (Avila, 1939) is a Spanish climber who, at more than 70 years of age, has decided to become the oldest person in the world to reach of summit of the 14 highest mountains in the world. In fact, he has already climbed the K2 (65 years old), Broad Peak (68), Makalu (69), Gasherbrum I (70) and Manaslu (71 years old).
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford.