American teen on top of world

An American teenager became the youngest person to climb to the summit of the seven tallest mountains on Earth’s seven continents.

Jordan Romero, 15, called his mother, Leigh Ann Drake, on Saturday, to confirm that he’d achieved his goal of reaching the top of Mount Vinson Massif in Antarctica. The California native beat the record previously held by British climber George Atkinson, who completed the ascents, at age 16, in May.

Jordan completed the climbs with his father and stepmother. Aged 10, he climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, in Africa, and at 13 he climbed Mt Everest, in Asia.