Romero Completes Seven Summits
15-year-old summits Vinson Christmas Eve
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On Christmas Eve, December 24, 15-year-old climber Jordan Romero became the youngest person ever to summit the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents when he successfully climbed Antarctica’s 16,050-foot Mt. Vinson. Romero became the youngest person ever to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2005 at age 10 and is also the youngest person to summit Mt. Everest, which he climbed in May of 2010 when he was 13. Jordan’s Seven Summits record may remain unchallenged, as China and Nepal have since passed laws banning climbers under the ages of 18 and 16, respectively, from attempting Mount Everest.
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