The eighth-grader's contingent confirmed by satellite phone on Saturday (Himalayan time) that his climbing group, which included his father, Paul, and three Sherpa guides, had reached the 29,035-foot summit. Previously the youngest climber to scale Mt. Everest had been Nepal's Temba Tsheri, who accomplished the feat on May 23, 2001, at the age of 16 years and 14 days.The kid is 13 years old. And I can't even run a 5k.
Good for him. I hope he makes it down safely and continues with a long and happy life, occasionally affording the rest of us mortals a break from the mundane world.