16-Year-Old Climber Encourages Kids to Find Their Own Everest

Skora5Romero near his home in Big Bear Lake, California. Photo: Jennifer Briggs

What do you do when you’re 15 years old and you’ve already climbed the highest mountain on every continent? If you’re Jordan Romero, you launch a nationwide campaign to scale the tallest summits in all 50 states—and inspire other kids to chase their own dreams.

Last December, Jordan became the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits when he topped out on Antarctica’s Mount Vinson Massif. It was the end of a six-year quest that had started when he summited Mount Kilimanjaro—at 10. But for Jordan’s Find Your Own Everest (FYE) tour, which launched this summer in New England, it’s only the beginning.

Filed To: Adventure, Athletes, Climbing, Hiking and Backpacking, Exploration

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