Jordan Romero on his way up Mt. Everest

Here is an inspiring article about a person who is obviously not ordinary. But what an inspiration for those of us with dreams and who, like myself, need to push hard to be disciplined about efforts like gym exercises and abs crunches. Jordan Romero is a 5’10” 13-year-old who has been climbing mountains for years, has already reached five of the Seven Summits—the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents—and hopes to become one of just 200 people who have climbed all seven of those mountains. So now he is about to take on Mount Everest and become the youngest person in the world to reach that summit.

Jordan on the top of Oceania's highest mountain—9/1/09

The article questions whether any 13-year-old is able to understand the risks involved, how it will affect his brain development and whether his attempt should even be allowed. What do you think? He is already camped at 21,000 feet and waiting for some high winds to subside before climbing the next 8000 feet to the top by Sunday. Best wishes, kid…

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