Saw this link about Team Jordan’s Everest climb: http://www.jordanromero.com/weblog/
Looks like Jordan Romero — the 13-year-old California kid vying to become the youngest person to ever climb Mount Everest — and his team used a hike to Intermediate Base Camp to acclimatize and are now back down. IBC is about 18,700 feet.
He’s been much higher than this before, with summits of Denali and Aconcagua (the latter is more than 22,000 feet). So that means the thin air so far isn’t anything he hasn’t seen before. That will change once he ascends past Camp 1.
His latest post reports that he and his team are doing well. It also looks like he’s taking an active role in evaluating the team’s health, which I think is pretty cool. I have my reservations about this adventure, but the fact that he’s not just being pulled along and is participating in the important little details of the climb is interesting and, I think, beneficial. Here’s hoping that the team continues to be healthy and safe. More posts as they warrant.