Nov 292016
 

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Can you imagine being able to climb 29,029 feet and reach the top of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain?

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Ming Kipa of Nepal was just 15 years of age when she reached the summit of Mount Everest in 2009.  Ming Kipa is a Nepalese Sherpa girl who was the youngest person to climb Mountain Everest when she did this on May 24, 2003.  She reached the summit with her brother Mingma Gyula and her sister Laphka.  Nepalese law does not allow climbers under 16 to climb Everest, so Ming Kipa Sherpa summitted Everest from the Chinese side.

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The following year, Jordan Romero (American) beat her by being the youngest climber at age 13 – two month short of his 14th birthday. He was accompanied by his father, Paul Romero, hi step-mother, Karen Lundgren and three Sherpas.  Sherpas are mountain climbing experts who live in Nepal where Mt. Everest is located.  This great achievement by Jordan was carried out in May, 2010.

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Malavath Poorna (Indian Girl Climber)

Malavath beat Jordan’s record by being just one month younger then him.

Malavath Poorna with Indian flag at the summit of Mt. Everest
Malavath Poorna with Indian flag at the summit of Mt. Everest
Malavath Poorna youngest climber of Mt. Everest
Malavath Poorna youngest climber of Mt. Everest

Just a school girl when she became the youngest person to climb Mt. Everest.

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