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No Summit out of Sight: the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits by Jordan Romero with Linda LeBlanc. 355 p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May, 2014. 9781476709628. (Purchased)
Publisher synopsis: Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir, he tells how he achieved such great heights.
First Line: I heard only my labored breathing and the crunch of my crampons biting into snow as I traversed a nearly vertical slope on the north face of Mount Everest.
Page 56: And before long there it was-the wooden sign at the summit that I'd seen in so many Google images. Suddenly my legs weren't tired, my feet didn't hurt, and I didn't feel the wind biting my face. We were on snow now, and I was tripping in other people's footprints, but I didn't care. I headed straight for that sign. Karen ran ahead to make sure she got photos of me reaching the summit. I got to the sign next before Dad and Samuel.
I bought this book for two reasons. First, the eighth grade LA teacher does a memoir project and, secondly, because I love mountain climbing stories thanks to my husband.