Friday, January 22, 2010

17 Year-Old Climbs the 7 Summits

If pop culture has taught us anything, it’s that high school seniors are worried about two things: where they’re going to go to college and whether or not they will still be a virgin by the time they get there. But seventeen-year-old Johnny Collinson has spent his high school years focused on other, more dangerous activities. In June 2009 he summitted Everest. And yesterday, after reaching the top of Antarctica’s Vinson Massif (16,067 ft.), he became the youngest person in the world to complete the Seven Summits, a mountaineering challenge that involves climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents....

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2 comments:

Heidi February 26, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

Many CRMS grads try to have goals like this.

Heidi Ahrens http://outdoorbaby.net

SKM April 22, 2010 at 8:05 PM  

and this is a BIIIIIG reason we are homeschooling... ;-) no teacher's notes to explain absences...the world is our classroom...