Teen and Family Set Two New Mountaineering World Records
Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 20, 2010—On a clear night in May 2010, in subzero temperatures, Jordan Romero, age 13, started his final, 26-hour leg of the steep and dangerous climb up the northeast ridge of Mt. Everest. The day before, he, along with his father, stepmother and three Sherpa guides, had entered Camp 3 and the “death zone”—these are altitudes higher than 26,246 feet, wherein the body uses up its store of oxygen faster than it can be replenished. This is the zone where oxygen masks are virtually required and where the amount of available oxygen can barely sustain human life. At this elevation, the heart beats faster, sleeping becomes very difficult, and digesting food is nearly impossible.