Youngest Everest climber says he hopes to inspire young people

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Kathmandu, May 28 (ANI): Jordan Romero, the youngest person to climb Mount Everest, has said that he hopes his achievement will inspire young people around the world to get out and exercise.merican Romero, 13, successfully made it to the top of the mountain on Saturday, accompanied by his father, stepmother and three Sherpa guides.

Looking sun burnt but healthy, Romero said it was a feeling like no other to stand on the summit of Mount Everest.

He said it was the hardest climb he had ever undertaken.

"Age really doesn't matter. If I could do it at 13, then anybody else could, you know, as long as other people just put their hard work and effort into it... and other kids my age, I'm doing this to set an example for them," the BBC quoted him, as saying.

His father, Peter, said he hoped Jordan's achievement would encourage other parents to exercise with their children.

"We live a life in the US where childhood obesity is at epidemic level. It's from people who are patting their kids and sticking the remote control in their hands and completely overfeeding them. Now, I'm not saying everyone should take their kids to Mount Everest, that's for sure, but I think kids should be enabled to pursue giant goals," he said. (ANI)

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