Youngest On Everest: Homework


Team Romero remains at base camp, according to their most recent blog (sorry, no phlog today). But they did talk about life at the base of the mountain. Temperatures range from 48°F to single digits at night. Team Romero's cook, Kumar, is making sure they have plenty of reserves for the tough climb (possibly fueling Jordan's apparent growth spurt while at base camp). And Jordan is stuck doing two hours of algebra a day.

The team also alludes to a possible summit window: The ‘normal’ summit attempts happen May 15-22, but not uncommon to be an early June.”

For more on Jordan Romero and his attempt to become the youngest to reach the Seven Summits, check out Bruce Barcott's April profile.

— Jonah Ogles