“You know what’s great about hitting rock bottom, there’s only one way left to go, and that’s up!”
Mashi Yashoda - Live Old, Wild And Free
Mashi Yashoda, is one of the oldest climbers to have summited Mt. Fujiama (the highest peak in Japan) in 2017 at the age of 93. But it wasn’t so easy for him. He started his climbing only at the age of 76. Unfortunately, he couldn’t summit the mountain in the first attempt, but it took close to 20 tries before he could summit it at the age of 93.
Yashoda says “Mount Fuji is a symbol of Japan, so the sense of achievement you feel is different”.
Mashi Yashoda did not start climbing until the age of 76 when he left his construction company as a president. With no experience and brittle bones, he decided to walk for his life. Even with health issues. Mashi Yashoda did not stop.
At the age of 80 he suffered a stroke near the starting trail of Mount Hangou. He drove himself to a hospital where he admitted himself to a hospital for rehabilitation for two months. During his time in the hospital all he could think of is wearing his backpack and start hiking again. Mashi Yahoda at the age of 98 wishes to do the Mt. Fuji trail once again.
“Live old, wild and free”
It is impressive enough for Frank Shearer to live up to 100 years old. But what is even more impressive is the courage to go out and water ski at the age of 100.
A retired physician. Frank shearer was always into sports and outdoor activities. He has also been on the cover of National Geographic for Longevity and shows off his fun routine to everyone. “I love to live life. I have been doing things that I love for a long time. And it is impressive that I made it this far.”
Frank Shearer mentions that he maintains a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables, incorporated weight training and has fun hunting and horse riding. He tells everyone that I have lived for 100 years of pure joy. If given an opportunity I will sign up for another 100 more years.
“You are never too old to set new goals or dream a new dream”
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