YOUNGEST TO CLIMB THE MOUNT EVEREST

The World Record of Youngest to climb the Mount Everest has been achieved by Jordan Romero  (13 years and 10 months and 10 days) on May 22, 2010.

Jordan Romero (born July 12, 1996) is an American mountain climber who, on May 22, 2010, became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest. He was 13 years 10 months 10 days old when he reached the summit. Romero was accompanied by his father Paul Romero, his step-mother Karen Lundgren, and three Sherpas, Ang Pasang Sherpa, Lama Dawa Sherpa, and Lama Karma Sherpa. The previous record for youngest to climb Everest was held by Ming Kipa of Nepal who was 15 years old when she reached the summit in 2003. He was inspired to climb the tallest mountains of each continent when he saw a painting in the hallway of his school that had the seven continents’ highest mountains. He climbed the Vinson Massif in December 2011, breaking the record of George Atkinson being the youngest climber in the world to complete the Seven Summits, at the age of 15 years, 5 months, 12 days. It is likely that, barring changes in national policies, Romero’s record will remain unbeaten, as Nepal does not issue licences for under-16s to climb Everest, and subsequent to Romero’s ascent China introduced similar restrictions on the Tibetan side.

 

Jordan Romero from Big Bear, California, scaled the 8,850 meter (29,035 feet) summit from the Tibetan side, on the same day a Nepali man broke his own world record for the most number of successful Everest attempts.

“The team has just called in and confirmed that they are standing on top of Mt. Everest,” Romero’s blog said.

“Their dreams have now come true. Everyone sounded unbelievably happy.”

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