I paused looking over this kid....and I remembered this other kid....Jessica Dubroff.
This was the seven-year old kid....who was working in 1996 on being the youngest to fly across the United States.
In April of 1996....Jessica Dubroff took off and at some point in this highly advertised flight....the plane crashed....both she and the instructor onboard died.
It's a funny thing what happened over the next two weeks. Alot of people sat there and asked why did some idiot allow a seven-year old kid to attempt this feat? Why did her parents allow it?
After two weeks....virtually all of the networks collapsed on this story. The public really didn't want to hear anymore....they were pretty sick over the entire attempt and the result.
This Jordan Romero kid?
Well....by next summer....there will be some 11-year old kid who will attempt the climb on Mount Everest. Maybe he'll make it....if he's lucky.
Then some 10-year old kid will attempt it.....and maybe he'll make it.
At some point....some kid is going to die. And a bunch of folks will ask how did we get into this stupid act of kid challenge? And the answer? Well.....we made a big deal about Jordan Romero.
Just my two cents.