The first step to Jordan Romero’s summit bid on Mount Everest is complete. Jordan, 13, and his team made it to Advanced Base Camp and will likely begin their summit push soon. Here’s a post the team made on Facebook:
Jordan leads the team the whole 25km straight to ABC. Feels like home again. Kid is on fire. Legs, Lungs and Heart are in PRIME condition. We could hardly stay with him. Confidence is right where it needs to be. Hang tight for our summit bid. Could be soon.
I think the build-up to this climb has been pretty big. Now it begins in earnest.
The California teen is trying to become the youngest person to ever climb Mount Everest. If he does, he’ll have topped a peak more than twice as high as anything I’ve ever climbed.
Success would be a major achievement. Here’s hoping, though, that safety trumps success if it comes to that.