By Jordan Romero
Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he did not cease there. during this inspiring younger grownup memoir, he tells how he completed such nice heights.
On may perhaps 22, 2010, on the age of 13, American teen Jordan Romero grew to become the youngest individual to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he grew to become the youngest individual to arrive the summits of the tallest mountains on all of the seven continents. during this energizing memoir for teenagers, Jordan, now seventeen, recounts his adventure, which all started as a spark of an concept on the age of 9 and, decades of teaching and difficult paintings later, changed into a dream come real.
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I lifted my tired head and walked a little more proudly. • • • We reached the third camp, Karanga, at 13,123 feet, at the end of our second day of climbing. Most people stayed at the Barranco Camp, where we’d had lunch, so Karanga wasn’t very crowded. The porters had already set up our tents. The wind was ferocious and cold. After hiking all day, all I wanted to do was crawl into my sleeping bag and listen to tunes. ” Was he kidding? I peeked outside and there he was, taking advantage of the crazy-strong wind to fly a really high-tech kite that you had to steer with both hands.
The thunderous roar died down, replaced by a cold, whipping wind. The ground finally stopped moving as the ice and snow began to settle on the mountainside. I sank my crampons into solid ice, but I was still surrounded by a cloud of snow blocking my vision. My head spinning and heart racing, I searched for Dad, Karen, and our guides. ” No answer. Only the frozen breath of Everest against my face. I desperately clung to the side of the mountain as the dream that had been the focus of my entire existence for the past four years slipped away.
I asked Samuel why. “Because you’re so young. They don’t understand why you’re here,” he told me. ” We soon left vegetation behind and entered the alpine zone—above the tree line. It was an alien landscape of dirt, boulders, and volcanic gravel with no plant life of any kind. The trail went on and on, an endless expanse of gray nothing. My mind started to drift, and I missed my mom and Makaela. ” Karen asked. “This part’s no fun at all,” I admitted. ” Samuel must have heard me, and once again he said exactly the right words to give me a boost of confidence.
No Summit out of Sight. The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits by Jordan Romero