13-Year-Old Youngest to Summit Everest

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  1. ucfgrad93
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    That is quite an accomplishment! :eek: Congrats to him and support team. That said, I think the risks of Everest are too great for 13 year olds.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37287110/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia
     
  2. Supa_Fly
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    Damn!

    That is an incredible achievement! I'm VERY curious how this changes the outlook on one's life at that age?!
     
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    He scaled Kilimanjaro at age 10 so he was well prepared for Everest. A great achievement if a little fool-hardy on his father's part.
     
  4. citizenzen
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    It's stupidity.

    It will increase the pressure to better the record.

    Finally, when some eight-year old dies in the attempt everyone will ask, "Is this wise?"

    Ummmm.... no.
     
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    yea thats why im pretty sure they stopped recognizing 'youngest' records for global circumnavigation in sailing. too dangerous and promotes younger kids to risk their lives.
     
  6. Cougarcat
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    There's nothing like a pair of kangaroo testicles to help you reach the summit of a very dangerous mountain.
     
  7. MrSmith
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    Hopefully a haircut is lined up somewhere in his future.
     
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    Psh, I did that **** when I was 6. I just didn't brag about it like this fool.

    In all seriousness, impressive.
     

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