.A 13-year-old American boy is set to attempt to climb Mount Everest, in an effort to be the youngest person to scale the world's highest peak.
Jordan Romero has set off from Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, to the base camp on the Chinese side of the mountain.
He will begin his ascent there, along with his father and stepmother.
Jordan climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania aged 10 and wants to be the youngest person to climb the highest mountains on seven continents.
His father and stepmother have been with him on all his mountain climbs.
The current record for the youngest climber of Everest is held by Nepali Temba Tsheri, who was 16 when he reached the peak in 2001.
Jordan Romero has already climbed the highest peaks in every continent apart from Asia, although he is not planning to tackle the Vinson Massif in Antarctica
BBC News - US boy Jordan Romero, 13, in Mount Everest bid
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