13yr Old California Boy Aims to be Youngest Person to Conquer Everest

On: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Imagine what were you doing while you were only 13 years old. All I can recall was that I was attending secondary school and managing puberty issues. Look what this lad had achieved?

At age 10, he became the youngest American to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. He's steadily checked off four of the tallest peaks since then, including Alaska's Mount McKinley, which many climbers consider to be a more technical climb than Everest.

Despite the high risks involved, it does not perturb this 13yr old from achieving his dreams. If he lives till 80, imagine what he can do in the following 67 years.

The current record holder for the youngest to climb the peak is Temba Tsheri of Nepal who was 16 and lost five fingers during his ascent due to frostbite.

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