Saturday, May 22, 2010

Jordan Romero climbs Mount Everest at 13 and becomes new world record holder

When this kid gets back home he'll be able to get a date with any chic he wants.

Examiner:

Saturday, Jordan Romero, a 13-year-old teen from California was the youngest person to ever climb Mount Everest and broke the world record. Romero said that his lifelong goal is to climb the highest mountain peaks on all seven continents.

Mount Everest is at 29,035 feet and Romero achieved that Saturday. When Romero was 10-years-old he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. His inspiration came from a painting at his school that had all of the seven highest continent peaks in it.

"Their dreams have now come true. Everyone sounded unbelievably happy," according to a representative of Romero’s on Jordan's blog.

"Every step I take is finally toward the biggest goal of my life, to stand on top of the world," Jordan wrote before reaching his goal.

The former record holder to climb Mount Everest was Temba Tsheri of Nepal who was 16.

Romero is from Big Bear, California, and he climbed Mount Everest with his father, his father's girlfriend and three Sherpa guides, according to MSNBC.

Diana Gonzalez from Salt Lake City, Utah had some concerns about how young Jordan was, “I am not sure I would let my teenager do that. I am sure they took safety measures and had oxygen tanks, but at 13 the lungs are still not fully developed.”

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