Congratulations to Jordan Romero!

For those of you you haven't heard, my friend 15-year-old Jordan Romero, completed a 6-year climbing quest and hopes to inspire kids with his Healthy Eating Challenge. Team Romero, which consists of Jordan, his father Paul and his step-mother Karen, spoke at Summit 2011 about his quest and the importance of living an active, healthy no-barriers lifestyle.

After more than eight days at the bottom of the world, Jordan announced that he was able to summit Mt. Vinson on Christmas Eve, making him the youngest person to climb the highest point on each continent. This milestone marks the end of an adventure that began when Jordan reached the summit of Kilimanjaro (Africa), followed by Kosciuszko (Australia), Elbrus (Europe), Aconcagua (South America), Denali (North America), Carstensz Pyramid (Oceania), and Everest (Asia).

Jordan's goal-driven motto is 'Find Your Everest', and he urges kids to dream big and live a healthy lifestyle. I had the pleasure of climbing Quandary Peak with Jordan last spring and he was the recipient of the Breaking Barriers award at the Summit last summer.