Seven summiteer, and youngest person to climb Mt. Everest, Jordan Romero is setting off on a summer tour that he hopes will inspire young people to get active and pursue their own adventurous aspirations. Along the way he also hopes to climb the highest point each of the 50 states and he wants us to come along with him.
Dubbed the Find Your Everest Tour, Jordan launched the first leg yesterday appearing at the YMCA in Bar Harbor, Maine. Today he sets out to climb Mt. Katahdin, which is the tallest peak in that state at 1606 meters (5270 ft). He’ll follow that up with a climb up Mt. Washington (1917 m/6288 ft) in New Hampshire tomorrow and Mt. Mansfield (1340 m/4395 ft) in Vermont on Thursday. He’ll also cap the week with a stop off at Polartec Headquarters in Lawrence Massachusetts on Friday.
Jordan has always said that he had hoped to inspire other young people to get outside and explore the world around us in a more active way and it seems that he is doing just that with this tour. He invites anyone who is interested in coming to meet him or join him on his climbs to “like” his Find Your Everest Facebook page where updates and information will be posted on a regular basis. Obviously he’ll be making his way around to each of the U.S. states, so keep a close eye out for when Jordan will be appearing in your area.
Seems like a great way for Jordan, who is now 15, to continue to set goals for himself and inspire others. I’ll definitely be watching to see when he’ll appear in Texas.
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