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13-year-old boy climbs Everest

2010-05-24 10:53:31 GMT2010-05-24 18:53:31 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

At the age of 13, American Jordan Romero has become the youngest climber ever to summit the world's tallest mountain -- Everest.

He smashed the previous record held by a 16-year old Nepalese, when his father, father's girlfriend and three sherpa guides reached the top.

In Nepal, Romero said he felt ready for the challenge.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) JORDAN ROMERO SAYING:

"I just wanted to do something big and this was something I wanted to do... something for myslef. And it was all just about the experience."

Everest isn't his first summit as he has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa when he was just 10.

Now he is heading to Antarctica, in a quest to complete the highest peaks on all seven continents.

(Reuters)

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