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Katahdin down, Mt. Washington next for kid climber

7:32 AM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (AP) - The youngest person to ever climb Mount Everest is set to climb New Hampshire's highest mountain a day after climbing Maine's highest peak.

Jordan Romero, 15, of Big Bear, Calif., kicked off his 50-state hiking tour, "Find Your Everest," on Tuesday by climbing Maine's Mount Katahdin. He's planning to climb New Hampshire's Mount Washington on Wednesday.

Romero is hoping to inspire people to get outdoors, be healthy, set goals and do things as a family. To spread the message, he and his father and stepmother are climbing the highest mountain in each state and inviting people through his website to climb with them.

The Bangor Daily News says Romero will be in Vermont on Thursday to climb Mount Mansfield.

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