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Local Teen Becomes Youngest to Reach Top of Mount Everest

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Big Bear's Jordan Romero has done something very few people in the world will ever do: Climbed Mount Everest. But what's more amazing is that Romero is just thirteen years old, which now makes him the youngest person ever to do so.

From the summit--that's 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) above sea level--Romero put in a call via satellite phone to his mom, notes an AP report published by abc7.

Romero began the climb along with his father from the base on the Chinese side, since Nepal has an age requirement for climbers that the youngster didn't meet.