BEIJING — A 13-year-old American boy became the youngest climber to reach the top of Mount Everest on Saturday, breaking the former record as part of his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents.
A spokesman for Jordan Romero said the boy's team called him by satellite phone from the summit of the world's highest mountain, 8,850 meters above sea level.
"Their dreams have now come true. Everyone sounded unbelievably happy," a new statement on Jordan's blog said Saturday morning.
"Every step I take is finally toward the biggest goal of my life, to stand on top of the world," Jordan had said on his blog earlier.