Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Memes: No Summit out of Sight by Jordan Romero with Linda LeBlanc

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.

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.

On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. In this energizing memoir for young adults, Jordan, now seventeen, recounts his experience, which started as a spark of an idea at the age of nine and, many years of training and hard work later, turned into a dream come true.

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. 


  1. This sounds like a fascinating book, especially since it's true. I think both young adults and grown-ups would enjoy this story.
    My Friday post features THE LOCKET.

  2. This my friends type of book totally. I am going to tell her about it. Happy Friday!

  3. I always find these type of reads fascinating. What drives them to do what they do.

    My 56 -

  4. I love these reads! Adventurous and exciting!
    Happy weekend!