On Saturday, Jordan Romero, a 13-year-old boy from Big Bear, CA became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest. He made the climb with his father and his father’s girlfriend, and they did it from the Chinese side of the mountain because there’s no age restriction on that side.
As if climbing Mount Everest at 13 wasn’t enough, Romero climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa when he was only 9-years-old leaving him with only one goal left –to climb the Vinson Massif in Antarctica. His climbing team leaves in December. This is just awesome. The kid is just barely a teenager and he is already conquering the life goals that he set for himself. It’s not like these are little goals either; Mount Everest is almost 30,000 feet high — I don’t think I could even imagine something that tall.
I’m proud of this little climber. I’ll be honest, I can’t even conquer my rock climbing wall at the gym and this kid is scaling mountains. The thing that made me smile the most about this story is the quote that Romero had on his blog before climbing Everest:
“Every step I take is finally toward the biggest goal of my life, to stand on top of the world.”
I can’t imagine ever actually being able to standing on top of the world but this does make me want to do things that are a little more achievable. Let’s all take a page from this kid’s book and start doing some of the things we’ve always wanted to.Google+