Jordan Romero (California) : The youngest person to stand on the highest point on all seven continents – the famed Seven Summits in the United States


( Jordan Romero, a 15-year-old from California, became the youngest person to stand on the highest point on all seven continents – the famed Seven Summits.

Jordan Romero was born July 12, 1996 is an American mountain climber who was 13 years old when he reached the summit of Mount Everest. In December of 2011, less than 6 months after turning 15 years old, Romero reached the peak of Antarctia’s Mount Vinson, this qualified him as the youngest american mountain climber ever to conquer the famed Seven Summits Challenge.



Jordan told : “ I first got interested in climbing when I was 9 years old. In the fourth grade, I walked down my school hallway and saw this mural of the Seven Summits. It fascinated me, and it was something that I wanted to study more of.”

"I trust him completely. And I have from a young age. He's never been an adrenalin junkie that seems to take unnecessary risks," said his mother, Leigh Anne Drake "He's very comfortable with what he can do and ...what is beyond his range of ability."




Prior to climbing Everest, Romero had already climbed five of the seven highest peaks in the world in his desire to scale the tallest peaks on the seven continents (counting two for Oceania). He finished the seven summits with Mt. Vinson in Antarctica at age 15. 



Before climbing Everest, Romero's highest peak was Mount Aconcagua, 6,962 m in elevation. His group include his father, Paul Romero, his step-mother, Karen Lundgren, and three Sherpas, chose a northern route out of Tibet and carried a GPS tracking device and satellite phone.  Along the way to the top, Romero conducted an interview from an intermediate base camp 18,700 feet above sea level. Upon reaching Mount Everest's summit, a Skype interview was accomplished and Romero also called his mother, who had been following the climb on a map which included GPS coordinates, pictures and video.




According to en.wikipedia and abc news


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