A boy in his early teens, Jordan Romero, has become the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest. The 13 year old guy scaled the heighest peak in world on 22 May, 2010 with his dad Paul and stepmother Karen.
22-year old Bonita Norris became the youngest British female to reach the peak of the World’s highest peak of 8,848m (29,035ft) height four days before Jordan reached there.
Jordan called his mother by satellite phone and said: “Mum, I’m calling you from the top of the world.”
Previous record of the youngest climber to reach the peak was held by Temba Tsheri Sherpa. Temba reached the summit on May 23rd 2001, and he was 16 years and 14 days of age at that time.
There’s a reason 13-year-olds are not professional athletes — they are simply not ready for it. Jordan was able to make the climb, but what if he couldn’t? What if something tragic happened? All eyes would be on the father who allowed it. (source