13-year-old American boy becomes youngest person to scale Mount Everest

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Beijing, May 22(ANI): A 13-year-old American boy, Jordan Romero, has become the youngest person to scale Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak.

A spokesman for Romero's climbing team, confirmed that the boy achieved the 29,035-foot summit on Saturday.

Previously the youngest climber to scale Mount Everest had been Nepal's Temba Tsheri, who accomplished the feat on May 23, 2001, at the age of 16 years.

Bailey also said that Romero, an eighth-grader from Big Bear Lake, California, was climbing with his father Paul, Paul's girlfriend, Karen Lundgren, and three Sherpa porters.

Romero, who has been on a quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents, had left for the peak from the base camp on the Chinese side of the mountain, Fox News reports.

He now needs to bag Mount Vinson in Antarctica to complete the Seven Summits, or the tallest peak on each continent. (ANI)

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