Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Young Woman of Substance

You've graduated from high school.....what do you do? You climb Mount Everest!

Samantha Larson from Long Beach, California is 18 years old and one of the youngest people ever to climb Mount Everest. And she's blogging about it.

Check out this blog: She has no technological connection, of course, but she does call her mom and update her posts to her blog using a satellite cell phone. Her mom is acting as a scribe for her.

It's no surprise someone this young and so motivated is an honors student. The truly amazing fact of this adventure is that this is by no means her first significant climb. She is one of the youngest people to climb all of the seven summits, the highest peak on each of the continents. The article I read about her in the Houston Chronicle says she is definitely the only teen blogging from one.

Samantha climbs with her father. He's an anesthesiologist. They are thought to be the first father-daughter team to climb all seven summits.

Look out world. Here comes Samantha.


The Mistress of the Dark said...

Good for her...I wouldn't even want to think of climbing Everest.

Oh and Michele says hi.

Beverly said...

That is quite an accomplishment, and to be doing it with your father is just the best. I shall visit her site.

scrappintwinmom said...

Wow. Makes me think back to when I graduated from high school - I was a bit of a slacker. Here via Michele.