A little bit of info on the progress of Jordan Romero, the 13-year-old trying to climb Mount Everest.
From his team, the group went up to the North Col of Mount Everest. Via its Facebook page, the team says it has made it safely up to Camp 1, 7,100 meters/23,000 feet. The team reports this as a new personal altitude record for the teen. You can keep track of his ascent here: http://www.jordanromero.com/
There’s also other news from the North Col, this being not so good. Apparently an avalanche on the North Col that has left a couple other climbers missing and maybe one dead. Early reports indicate that a large cornice may have collapsed. For more on that, here’s a couple of other links:
Needless to say, bad weather and avalanches are all part of the deal here. Hopefully Romero’s team takes this into consideration before pushing on. And also, here’s hoping they as well as the rest of the climbers on the mountain stay safe.