"We knew we bit off a lot to chew and these first couple years have been by the hair on our teeth," Romero said. "It's been tight. It's been just maxed out all of our personal expenses. It's been selling T-shirts. It's been some small fundraising efforts."
But for triumphant moments like the ones the three share on the top of the tallest peaks in the world, all the preparation and fundraising is well worth it.
On day seven, the family reaches the summit of Mount McKinley. It's an emotional moment.
"We did it," Jordan said, collapsing onto the ground in his father's embrace. "Oh my God. I cannot believe this."
"I know this would hurt you a lot," his father said.
"It hurt a lot but it is all worth it," Jordan said, shedding tears of joy before standing tall against the backdrop of clouds. He thrust his fists into the air in victory.
That's five summits that Jordan can check off his list. He's already a world record holder on several peaks that he's scaled, but now he's just two summits away from the ultimate goal of breaking the world record to be the youngest to have climbed them all.
Jordan said that conquering McKinley was one of the greatest moments of his life.
He plans to climb Everest at age 14.
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