Jordan Romero Conquers Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica to Become Youngest Person to Climb 7 Summits

Posted By: on December 27, 2011 8:27 am

When we last checked in on Jordan Romero he was just coming back from summiting Mt. Everest in May of 2010. At only 13 years old this accomplishment earned the Big Bear, CA native the title of youngest person to ever summit the tallest mountain in the world. 

This past weekend, while we were home with family for the holiday, the Romeros (including Jordan’s dad and step-mom) were celebrating on the mountain peaks of Antarctica where the now 15 year old Jordan, upon summiting Mt. Vinson Massif became the youngest person to have achieved the 7 Summit Challenge — which of course consists of summiting the tallest mountain on all seven of the Earth continents.

Jordan writes on his blog, ”It’s been 6 years since I started this quest, and it’s brought me to the bottom of mother earth. I could never have done this without the support of EVERY SINGLE one of you friends, family and sponsors. Those of you that know me, know it’s not about the record. It’s about just going big,”

The Seven Summit Challenge is probably the most coveted mountaineering objective ever accomplished. It has only been achieved by a little over 250 individuals. To earn this title, one must conquer all seven of the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. The list consists of Everest in Asia, Aconcagua in South America, Denali in North America, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Kosciusko in Australia and finally Vinson Massif in Antarctica.