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13 Year Old Scales Mt. Everest


May 22, 2010 — Clear weather in northern China helped some new entries get into the record books.

Thirteen year old Jordan Romero has become the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest.

The California boy broke the old record by about three years. He made the trip with his father, his father's girlfriend and three sherpa guides.

Proving despite his amazing achievements, he is still a regular teenager, Romero called his mom when he reached the top. Mountain Climbing has been a passion for Romero for much of his young life.

At the age of ten, he climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. His goal is to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents. He has one more to go.

Also on Saturday, a sherpa who currently lives in the United States, broke another world record for the most number of climbs up Mount Everest.

The sherpa who is named Apa, climbed the mountain for the 20th time to collect garbage. Litter has become a problem on the mountain.

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