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Jordan Romero becomes youngest person to climb Mount Everest

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jordan romero everest.JPGWhat did you brag about when you were 13 years old?

Your inside-the-park home run in Little League? The fact that one of your uncles was loosely connected to a C-List celebrity? Your clear complexion?

Whatever it was, Jordan Romero could have trumped all of us. The 13-year-old from California became the youngest person to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest today.

Romero broke the previous record held by 16-year-old Temba Tsheri Sherpa of Nepal.

Out of the way, old man.

Romero was part of a team that included his father and a gang of Sherpa guyides. He now wants to scale the highest mountains on all seven continents.

When I was 13, my goal was to have a player hit 100 home runs in a season on Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball. Guess everyone is wired differently.

While Romero's feat is impressive, he's still reached the summit 19 fewer times than Apa Sherpa, who also reached the top of Everest today.

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This kid is amazing! I wish I had that kind of determination when I was that old.

One thing bothers me with this article though. The last sentence. Really? You are going to tell Jordan, "Impressive, but guess what still not good enough. climb it 19 more times then it will be good enough." Come on give Jordan his due without kicking dirt in his face.

JORDAN ROMERO is an American mountain climber.

He is just 13 years old(1+3=4)


.On May 22(2+2=4) he became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest

not a fat ass kidd:)

What bothers me about this article is the headline. Summiting Everest 20 times is a remarkable achievement and deserves to be the lead to this story.

I don't think that a 13 year old should be climbing one of the most, if not the most, dangerous mountain in the world. His parents are reckless for even allowing him to climb. What if he had died like some people that have tried to climb Everest? I think that only adults should be allowed to try death defying stunts.

That's nothing to brag about. When i was 13 years old i had sex beat that LoL. I can climb a million mountain like Everest for a cost.

You think adults are the only ones that should be "allowed" to try death defying stunts. I would like all readers to reflect on these words and post what it means, I am contemplating it now. What country are you from?

@Joe, the mount Everest is certainly not the most dangerous mountain. Soon he will face even more dangerous ones >8000m
What if the parents died, and the kid became orphan?

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