My Dream to Climb the 7 Summits
This is starting to feel like it’s going to happen. Our team has completed 7 of the 8 summits. Mt. Vinson in Antarctica is just steps away. I can feel it getting closer.
We are ready to stand at the base of the mountain – mind, body and soul taking in the sight, feeling the wind in our faces and breathing in the experience.
We’ve trained our minds for the difficulties and emotions that the mountain will give to us. We’ve trained our bodies for the physical challenges that the mountain will share. We’ve opened our souls to the mountain, the history, the culture and the rituals that surround the climb. We are a team and together we will find our synergy and step together toward the summit.
Jordan Romero – Age 14
I’m the one who started this project. It’s my dream we are following to the highest points on every continent. I know it’s a big goal and lucky for me my family is supporting me every step of the way. In fact my family is my team.
Paul Romero – Dad
Paul is an experienced adventure racer and mountaineer. He is a flight medic with professional skills in emergency field medicine. He is professionally trained in high altitude medicine and rescue.
Karen Lundgren – Stepmom
Karen is also an experienced adventure racer and mountaineer. She is a coach and personal trainer and carries the video camera to every summit to document every step the team takes. She is the team troubleshooter and technology manager.
The Seven Summits – Mountains We’ve climbed:
Africa- Kilimanjaro – July 22, 2006
Australia- Kosciuszko – April, 2007
Europe/Russia- Elbrus – July 11, 2007
South America- Aconcagua – December 30, 2007
North America- Denali – June 18, 2008
Oceana- Carstensz Pyramid – September 1, 2009
Asia – Mt. Everest – May 22, 2010
(remember, it’s actually 8, ask me if you don’t know the full story!!)