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Thread: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

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    Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    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
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    BBC News - US boy Jordan Romero, 13, in Mount Everest bid

    Messed up. Do you think social services should reserve the right to step in and bring this to a halt?

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    He seems to be an established climber.
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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalGear View Post
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    BBC News - US boy Jordan Romero, 13, in Mount Everest bid

    Messed up. Do you think social services should reserve the right to step in and bring this to a halt?
    Absolutely. But some around here think an 11 year old should be charged and tried as an adult with capital offenses so whatever. I guess a 13 year old should be free to kill himself on a dangerous mountain climb.

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Sure, why not. As long as he's not going up the hill blind, is accompanied by a parent/adult, and is skilled enough to do it.

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    It's his choice. Being an experienced climber I'm sure he knows the risks.

    If he wants to do it, let him.

    I'd advise him to wait a few more years though.

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    I don't see why he can't go.He seems like he knows what he's doing Because he has also climbed other mountains. And His mom and dad seem to be ok with it.(And going with him) So I really don't see why he shouldn't go. It's his and mom and dads choice anyway.

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    The kid is basically signing his death though. Isn't it the job of social services to ensure child safety? Isn't this negligence? Just wondering...im eager to hear what you have to say.

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalGear View Post
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    BBC News - US boy Jordan Romero, 13, in Mount Everest bid

    Messed up. Do you think social services should reserve the right to step in and bring this to a halt?
    Not sure if protective services can do anything about it. But hopefully the boy is light enough that his parents can haul his frozen body off the mountain.
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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not sure if protective services can do anything about it. But hopefully the boy is light enough that his parents can haul his frozen body off the mountain.
    Shame you dont know him in person, he could do with some encouragement.

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    Re: Screwed up: Should 13 year old be allowed to go and attempt to climb MT Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalGear View Post
    Shame you dont know him in person, he could do with some encouragement.
    Encouragement for what? Sounds to me if a 13 year old kid tackled huge mountains already at the age of 10 and wants to take on Everest now, that he has had enough encouragement for one lifetime.

    Hope he doesn't freeze to death, that's the encouragement he can get from me.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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