When I first read that a 13-year-old boy wanted to climb Everest, I reacted negatively. I thought this has got to be a joke, he is way too young!
But reading more about Jordan Romero it becomes clear that this boy knows his way around a mountain. He’s been to high altitude before and has some top peaks on his CV.
So why the worry? His detractors, and there are many, are clearly forgetting what exploring is all about.
Human life is about pushing the limits of what others think is impossible. Or stupid. Or irresponsible. Or dangerous. This underpins all exploring.
Put yourself in the boy’s position; what an opportunity!
So I say to Jordan Romero, aged 13: Go for it!
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