Twelve-Year-Old Mountaineer Jordan Romero to be Featured on ABC Nightline Tonight, Thursday, Sept.25

At the age of 12, Jordan Romero of Big Bear, California has already climbed five of world's highest mountains. His goal is to become the youngest person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents. On Thurs., Sept. 25, ABC Nightline will air an exclusive story about Jordan, his family and his quest. Check your local listings for showtimes.

"A crew from Nightline spent a week at my house filming," states Jordan. "We took them climbing in the mountains around Big Bear so I could show them some of my training. I'm excited and a little nervous to see how the story turns out."

Jordan began his quest for the Seven Summits in July 2006, when he successfully climbed 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. In April 2007, Jordan summitted Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia, in July he climbed Mt. Elbrus in Russia and in December of the same year, he broke the record to become the youngest person to summit Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.

This summer, Jordan, along with his father Paul and stepmother Karen, accomplished adventure racers on Team SOLE, climbed 20,030-foot Denali (Mt. McKinley) in Alaska and tied the record for the youngest person to summit the highest mountain in North America.

Jordan's sights are now set on Antarctica's 16,000-foot Vinson Massif. He is selling t-shirts on his website to raise money for the trip. Jordan is in the seventh grade and in addition to climbing mountains, he loves magic tricks, exotic cars, reptiles and endangered animals.

About Jordan Romero
Jordan Romero is a 12-year-old boy from Big Bear, Calif. with big dreams. Born on July 12, 1996, Jordan hopes to become the youngest person to climb the highest peaks on the seven continents-the Seven Summits. Jordan hopes to finish his Seven Summits quest by climbing Mt. Everest before his sixteenth birthday. Jordan's sponsors include SOLE, Scarpa, Tifosi Eyewear, Kahtoola Footwear Traction Systems, Track Me 360, Salomon, Deuter, High Gear, Nuun Hydration, Adventure Medical Kits, CAMP, Elemental Herbs, Salt Stick, and Synergy Worldwide. For more information, please visit