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18-year-old California woman scales Everest, becoming youngest to complete '7 summits'

An 18-year-old woman has reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming what is believed to be the youngest person to scale the highest peaks on each of the seven continents...
"We made it to the top!" Samantha Larson, of Long Beach, California, gasped to her mother in New York via satellite phone from the top of Everest on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
According to 7summits.com, a Web site that tracks those who have accomplished the feat, completing the climb in Nepal makes Larson the youngest person to have completed the "seven summits" challenge, breaking a 2006 record set by then-20-year-old British climber Rhys Miles Jones.
Larson graduated from high school in 2006, and put off attending Stanford University for a year so she could scale some of the world's tallest peaks with her father.
The Nepalese government said Friday she was the youngest foreigner ever to reach the 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) summit of Everest, though some climbing Web sites claim a 17-year-old boy from France did it in 1990.

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  • Amazing young girl!

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  • Absolute, complete bullshit. Maybe if I had a Dr for a Dad and grew up in Long Beach, CA I would have done it at 17.
    They make it sound like shes special or some shit. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of kids her age and much younger could have done the same thing if they had filthy stinking rich parents that spoiled the hell out of them too!
    She's 18 and summited the 7 peaks. Good for her. Now can she take my 8incher up her little poopshoot? Doubt it.

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  • Good for her. I know many "Fit" men that can't even reach the summit. Many can barely make the last basecamp without crying and heading back down. Too bad the guy above my comment can't see beyond his jealousy to acknowledge this triumph.

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  • who gives a shit, i just saw on the news a little kid climbed kiliminjaro and he was like 7, dont get me started on taking a kid up a harsh climate, but its all about money and rich fucks wanted to be better then people. in the end the money got the person to the top

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