13-year-old California boy plans to climb Mt. Everest!

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London, April 11(ANI): He's just 13 but he is all geared up to climb the highest mountain in the world. Jordan Romero, from Big Bear, California, may soon break the record of the youngest person to scale Mount Everest.

Temba Tsheri of Nepal, who climbed the mountain at the age of 16, presently holds the record.

Now, Romero with his father Paul and stepmother Karen are packing for the expedition, along with three Sherpa guides.

"I just wanted to do something big, and this was something I wanted to do for myself. It was all about the experience and I just happen to be 13 at this time," the Daily Express quoted Romero as saying.

He has previously climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa when he was 10 years old, but insists climbing 8,000 metres (26,240 feet) is a far bigger challenge.

He said: "This will be a big leap, but we have been training for the altitude."

However, Romero does not intend to take any unnecessary risks and would turn around if faced with problems like bad weather. (ANI)

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