As extreme pastimes go, mountaineering must be one of the riskiest, and the ultimate achievement for climbers is still conquering the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. Last month saw yet another attempt on the summit succeed. At thirteen years old, American Jordan Romero has become the youngest climber ever to reach the top of Everest. Jordan, who hails from Big Bear California, reached the summit on May 23rd, earlier than planned, and the first thing he did was to call his stepmother. Speaking to her via satellite phone he told her “Mom, I’m calling you from the top of the world”.