Teen becomes youngest person to climb highest peaks of all continents

Teen becomes youngest person to climb highest peaks of all continentsRex


A 15-year-old boy from California has become the youngest person in the world to climb the highest peaks of each of the seven continents.

Jordan Romero reached the top of Mt Vinson Massif in Antarctica on Christmas Eve.

The feat means he has beaten the previous world record held by British climber George Atkinson, who completed the climb to the sunniest of the world's seven tallest mountains in May aged 16.

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Jordan always climbs with his paramedic father, and completed a Mt Kilimanjaro climb aged 10.

By 13, he'd climbed Mount Everest in Asia, which, at 29,035ft, is the highest mountain in the world.

According to the Daily Mail, the Seven Summits have become something of a holly grail for climbers, and include: Mt. Everest in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal and China; Mt. Aconcagua in the Andes Mountains of Argentina, elevation 22,841 feet; Mount McKinley in the Alaska Range, elevation 20,320 feet; Mt Kilimanjaro in the Kilimanjaro Mountains of Tanzania, elevation 19,340; Mt. Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia, elevation 18,510; Mt. Vinson Massif in the Ellsworth Mountains of Antarctica, elevation 16,050 feet; and the Carstensz Pyramid in the Maoke Mountains of Indonesia, elevation 16,024.

And Jordan has now conquered them all.
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