Welcome to another Take 5 post where we ask ‘the five’ questions to travellers and adventurers about their incredible exploits.
In his young life Jordan Romero has already travelled around the globe, conquering the highest peaks on each continent with the exception of Antarctica. He will attempt the Vinson Massif in December of this year. At the tender age of 13 has already become the youngest person to stand on top of the world by climbing Everest.
Taking time out from climbing and enjoying the ski season at Big Bear, Jordan has kindly spared a few minutes to talk to NoMad Rush.
1) Air, Sea, Road, Trail or Rail? and why?
Air – business class! I never get treated to business class very often, but I love the relaxation of air travel…and getting there fast, and being with my family.
2) Your biggest surprise on your travels?
Brazil continues to surprise me. It’s so hip and modern and cool. There is no snow there, so not sure I will live there, but I love the beaches and have so many friends there, many of them nearly like family.
3) Where are the special places you have stayed and the one that disappointed?
Special, I think of Papua in Indonesia. That is one very very out of the mainstream place. Nearly zero tourism and very stone age tribal stuff. Disappointed, I don’t get disappointed very easily. I guess I’m disappointed whenever I come back to US and see the excess, waste and obesity compared to …about anywhere else I travel to. I LOVE my country, but it’s a shock to come back here sometimes.
4) What’s on your travel wish list?
Anywhere with big mountains. Alps, Canada, Breckenridge Colorado…and I want to explore more of the Himalayas.
Never take anything for granted and be lucky for all I have….also, if you set your mind on something big, and surround yourself with supportive people, the sky is the limit.
If you enjoyed this post you probably enjoy the 7 Wonders interview with long distance walker Andrew Skurka.