What did you brag about when you were 13 years old?
Your inside-the-park home run in Little League? The fact that one of your uncles was loosely connected to a C-List celebrity? Your clear complexion?
Whatever it was, Jordan Romero could have trumped all of us. The 13-year-old from California became the youngest person to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest today.
Romero broke the previous record held by 16-year-old Temba Tsheri Sherpa of Nepal.
Out of the way, old man.
Romero was part of a team that included his father and a gang of Sherpa guyides. He now wants to scale the highest mountains on all seven continents.
When I was 13, my goal was to have a player hit 100 home runs in a season on Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball. Guess everyone is wired differently.
While Romero’s feat is impressive, he’s still reached the summit 19 fewer times than Apa Sherpa, who also reached the top of Everest today.