The 81-year-old expects to experience the thin air of the Himalayas once again this spring, when he plans to climb Dhaulagiri mountain in Nepal.https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55846897
Then, in the autumn, he hopes to summit Shishapangma in Tibet. If he manages both, he will become the oldest person to have reached the summit of the world’s
14 highest peaks – all of which surpass 8,000m (26,247ft).
Carlos, a retired upholsterer born in Ávila to the north-west of Madrid, has climbed throughout his life. But in the past two decades or so, his feats
in breaking a flurry of age-related mountaineering records have made him unique.He has scaled 11 of the 14 highest peaks in the world since turning 60. He briefly became the oldest person to summit Mount Everest at the age of 62. By
70 he had completed ascents of the highest peaks on all seven continents.
‘On my own two feet’
His most treasured achievement is the way he has gone about his climbs.
“The record I am proudest of is that I have never suffered serious frostbite and I’ve never had to be rescued,” he says. “I have always gone up and come
down each peak on my own two feet.”