It looks like Jordan Romero is about to make his summit bid. All of the pre-climb work – setting up camps, stashing gear, fixing ropes and acclimatizing – has been done. Now it looks like Jordan’s team has the weather window it needs to ascend. They’re headed to Advanced Base Camp soon. Here’s the text of a blog post from jordanromero.com:
We are on a 48 hour countdown. This means leaving Base Camp for the big trek to the foothill, then it’s on. All in all, it’s a 5-7 day climb. Team is very ready, weather is about to be in our favor.
We are kicking around a summit attempt of May 21/22.
Please continue to be patient with us.
Jordan- has displayed all the patience and maturity in the world. Body and mind is ready.
Team Jordan on Everest
We should know soon, maybe within the next week or so, if the California kid becomes the youngest person to ever reach the world’s highest summit.