“Mom, I’m calling you from the top of the world,” are words his mother will never forget.
On Saturday 22nd May Jordan Romero became the youngest person ever to climb Mt. Everest. He’s only 13-years old.
He wrote on his blog that “Every step I take is finally toward the biggest goal of my life, to stand on top of the world,” and he has done it.
This is a boy who climbed Mount Kilamanjaro at the age of 9.
(Binod Joshi/AP Photo)
What next for this wonderboy?
In the immediate future his sights are set on the 4,900m (16,076 ft) Vinson Massif in Antarctica… and after that? Who knows…