4.30.2010

Jordan Romero: Too young to fail

































My first reaction to the news that a 13-year-old kid is aiming to become the youngest ever to climb Mt. Everest? It’s pretty simple:

You’re supposed to wait until after you graduate Dartmouth to become a extroverted narcissistic orthodontist.

Fortunately, my second reaction was much more thoughtful, much more compassionate. It took into account the real-world impacts that a successful summit might have on this kid. It clearly cares about his future:

Climbing Mt. Everest when you’re 13 would be kind of like having sex with Jessica Simpson when you’re 13. Yeah, it’s technically possible, but wouldn’t that really just set the bar too high for the rest of your life?

..... CONTINUED @ The Adventure Life

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