My friend’s kid to climb Mt. Everest!

Posted: January 12, 2010 in Inspirational People
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Jordan Romero – remember his name. He’s about to get himself in the Guinness Book of World Records for climbing Mt. Everest at age 13! If you thought THAT was a huge undertaking for a kid, get this:  he has vowed to climb the 7 highest summits in the world by age 13, and he’s already got 5 of them in his back pocket.

I know this kid, and he is absolutely inspiring! Last time I saw him, he was leading a hike to one of the seven summits in Big Bear, CA (his home) for kids in the community, and inner city kids from LA. I was lucky to be invited along and watch him interact with these kids – kids he didn’t even know, but was inspiring to step out of their comfort zone.

Last I knew, Disney is interested in filming him, and others are starting to take notice. He’s sponsored, he’s got his own website, and he’s been doing news interviews.

Here’s the link to a his latest interview. Think of him today when you are trying to overcome your “own” mountain.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/video?id=7203127&syndicate=syndicate&section=

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