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No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits

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Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir, he tells how he achieved such great heights.

On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tall
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Harper Averitt
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was really good and inspiring. For each mountain Jordan climbed he became stronger and ready to climb the next one. He accomplished his dream by 15, and I recommend this book to anyone who likes goals coming true or/and adventure.
Meera
Jul 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Exciting and inspiring--marred mostly by being suffused with hints of the all-too-common Climbers' Superiority Complex: harping on how hard and fast Jordan and his adventurer parents climb compared to all the other dumb schmucks on the mountain who take shortcuts or carry too much gear or rest too frequently or "give up" and turn around. What Jordan has done is incredible: the competitive, judgemental streak he seems to have inherited is not. ("That's what happens when you don't eat right and do ...more
Griffin
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Imagine yourself on the peak of mount Everest, high enough to observe the curvature of our planet, and looking out at the amazing view from the top of the earth. Well, Jordan Romero, the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits, knows what that feels like; and he wrote a book about his adventures. The book No Summit out of Sight is a first person, nonfiction book about Jordan Romero’s adventure climbing the Seven Summits. The Seven Summits are the tallest mountains on each of the seven contine ...more
Haley S
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, wow! A fifteen year old kid climbing the seven summits. Is that awesome or what?!
And another thing to wow over...I am reviewing a non fiction book! That is almost a first. I think I have reviewed a non fiction book before.
As for the title, yes, No Summit Out of Sight is not the full title. No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits is the correct and proper title. I just didn't want that to be my post's title; it is quite a mouthful.
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Michael Blazek
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
this is about a boy thats dream is to climb 8 summits. he was little and he started by hiking on trails. he gets older with the help of his parents he continues to go all around the world to climb all of the summits. he struggles and is weakened by the harsh conditions but he manages to climb all of the summits and achieve his goal.
Renee Doucette
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reading
A feel-good and encouraging story about setting goals and accomplishing dreams. Not everyone can climb the seven summits (plus one), but Jordan Romero makes it clear in his memoir that learning, support, and drive are essential to setting life goals, no matter how small.
Silas Montana
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No Summit Out of Sight
By: Silas Montana
Author: Jordan Romero

If you have not read the book No Summit Out of Sight, what are you doing? Jordan Ramirez (the author) wrote this book with so much passion and detail! This book is amazing. Jordan Romero started to become interested in mountains when he was just 8 years old. He tells his parents all about how he wants to climb the seven summits. His dad and stepmother are fortunately very well trained athletes that are able to do stuff like climb mounta
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Colleen Thomas
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was a slam dunk for me. Reading it in the weeks leading up to probably the most difficult mountain climb of my life must have been an inspired decision. Jordan Romero tells how, from ages 10 to 16, he reached the top of every continent. For someone who doesn't know a lot about mountain climbing, this book is a look at an entirely different subculture. The reader is immersed in both "climbers world" and young Jordan's head. You can't help but root for him, and the ending is uplifting--t ...more
Nichole Wulf
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a great read aloud for my students. The kids enjoyed it immensely. Great life lessons and classroom discussion topics. There were parts that felt over done or too "extra" as the kids would say. However, it was a good choice.
Daisy Hu
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 9-12 years olds
Recommended to Daisy by: my teacher
It was a great book that I couldn't stop reading. On each mountain he faced challenges that were similar and different at the same time. This book shows that a person can do anything he wants with hard work and good support.
Viraj
Mar 07, 2018 added it
Loved the book. Even though it was non fiction it was good because it was told in first person.
Megan Westerlund
May 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I have always enjoyed reading, both inside and outside of school. I usually read mysterious novels or anything that includes suspense that always keeps you interested, wanting to read more. However, I wanted to expand my reading to genres outside of my comfort zone. During the year, I've read multiple books from many different genres and one of them was "No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits."

When I first started reading, I was amazed at how det
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Clay
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever had a lifelong dream when you were younger? Well Jordan Romero, the author of No Summit out of Sight, had that feeling. When he was in fourth grade he had the idea of climbing the Seven Summits. He said he would do whatever it takes to make it come true, but is this too big of a challenge for him at such a young age?

Jordan Romero is a hard working, goal setting, strong kid. He is an awesome kid and I think that every kid would want to be like him. If he has a goal in mind, he will
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Peggy
Jordan Romero was fascinated by a poster in his elementary school of the Seven Summits, the highest mountain peaks on each of the seven continents. When he was nine years old, he announced to his parents that he wanted to climb the Seven Summits and he wanted to start training immediately. Jordan was familiar with what training involved; his father and stepmother were adventure racers. They traveled the world racing by foot, bike, canoe, kayak and even camel! After much discussion and considerat ...more
Libby Ames
At 9 years old, Jordan Romero made a goal to climb each of the Seven Summits (plus one)—the tallest mountains on all seven continents. He reached his first summit, Kilimanjaro, when he was ten years old. Jordan successfully climbed Mt. Everest when he was thirteen. At the age of fifteen, Jordan Romero completed his final climb and became the youngest person to reach all Seven Summits. No Summit Out of Sight is Jordan’s remarkable story, including how his goal began and all the hard work it took ...more
Zachery Martin
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was the best book I have ever read! It was so inspiring to read about how someone that young could have an amazing dream to climb the seven summits! This book also gives insight on the struggle of climbing mountains and the risk climbers take. It was cool how he looked up facts about altitude, temperature, preparation, and facts like number of climbers was fascinating to read about! Although it is nonfiction, it has a feel of fiction because of how young he was when he climbed Everest and h ...more
Anders Elk
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-read-again
No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero is an amazing book. This book is a true story about a boy named Jordan who one day looked at a mural at his elementary school playground. The mural was of the 7 summits, or the tallest mountain on every continent. He made a goal to climb these 7 mountains before he was 18. This book is all about not giving up, persistence, and not giving up hope as life will be difficult sometimes.
This author’s writing style was very enriched and I personally could feel
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Naianga Tapiata
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Everest has taken many lives of very experienced mountain climbers, but that wasn't going to stop a 13 year old boy Jordan Romero from reaching its summit. His goal was to climb every highest peak on every continent, yes even Antartica has a very high peak. Jordan Romero was an average kid when he discovered his passion for mountain climbing. His dream and goal was to climb the seven summits, the summits on every continent. By age 15 he was the youngest person ever to climb the seven summits. I ...more
Whitney
I liked this book for the adventure - I love reading about people travelling to other countries and doing things I would never do, like climb Mount Everest.

But the writing fell flat. It was hard to tell how much was actually written by Romero and how much was written by his co-author. Sometimes the writing felt like it was more for a middle-grade audience, and parts were too didactic - Romero would often say things like "I would never do such-and-such thing because it's bad for the environment"
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Sahir
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a cool chill read. Although the language is a bit kid-like it is still a really interesting book. Personally I loved when Jordan talked about different climbing techniques, gear, and just using climbing & hiking terminology. This is also a book which will help you get up when you've fallen down when you're chasing a goal. This motivates you to keep on going. I think the best words Jordan Romero said is, "Find Your Everest". We don't need to climb the highest mountain on Earth to acco ...more
Jill
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
No Summit Out of Sight tells the ups and downs of Jordan Romero's quest to climb the Seven Summits. Nine year old Jordan set this high goal after seeing a mural of the summits at his elementary school. His dad and stepmom being professional athletes who compete in extreme adventure races around the world did not discourage him, but they began training Jordan right away. This memoir explains each of Jordan's climbs and gives a positive message to teens to set their goals high and work hard to ach ...more
Kathy
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
An amazing story told by Jordan Romero on his mountain climbing adventures. This young man climbed all seven summits and achieved many world records. I really liked how he described his feelings and the times that he thought he could not achieve his goals and what motivated him to continue on. A very inspirational book!
Becky
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great account by the youngest person ever to complete the Seven Summits. It's definitely written for a younger audience; there were several times that I found myself wishing for more detail. However, it's still unique and a good quick read. The "inspirational" parts of the book were a bit too in my face for my tastes, but I appreciate Jordan's drive and commitment to making a difference.
Matt Cruz
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tjhis book is very inspiring and talks about about a boy who go's on a journey to climb the seven summits and guess what hes only 10 years old. this book is so fascinating and its a action packed storyof a boy who climbs the seven summits.
Alexander Hutchison
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was great book that I just couldn't put down. Each time he summited and described what he was feeling and what it looked like got me wanting to go on more hikes and camp a whole lot more.
Shannon
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. It was so hopeful and exciting. I think it accomplished exactly what Jordan wanted with it - I want to dream big and think about what goals I have for my life. Even though he's directing this to kids, I think anyone can get things out of this and enjoy it. I really loved how Jordan did this with his parents. It was such a family-positive book. How could you not be insanely close after accomplishing your dreams together?

I totally understand both sides of the criticism debat
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Addie
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No Summit Out Of Sight
BY:Addie Di Guglielmo
“No Summit Out of Sight” is a story of determination, bravery, wit and the thirst to prove oneself. This book is a memoir of author Jordan Romero’s climb of the seven summits. Jordan keeps the story upbeat and exciting and also teaches us techniques of mountain climbing. The main characters face frostbite, altitude sickness, hypothermia, and so much more. This book keeps you on your toes. Jordan starts mountain climbing when he is 12 and ends when he i
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Katie B.
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Personal Response
I, personally, thought this book was very motivating, because it explained Jordan’s goal and journey. As the reader, I got to see the hardships of Jordan’s experience and the challenges he had to overcome to achieve his goal. My favorite part of the story was when Jordan climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. This was my favorite mountain, because it was Jordan’s first climb. He was so excited after he reached the top.

Plot
This book started off by explaining Jordans dreams, which would soon
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Kevin Connors
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Over the summer I read No summit out of sight by Jordan Romero. The main idea of this book was Jordan preparing and climbing the seven summits. One idea from this book that translates to the world we know is determination. Jordan like lots of kids is very determined to climb the seven summits such as a 10 year old is determined to hit a homerun. This book accomplished determination, they showed how Jordan was willing to risk everything in order to climb these summits.

The genre of this book was
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Emily
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The central idea of the text is the pursuit of dreams and goals. It is to never give up, no matter how out of reach, or impossible it seems. The book talks a lot about goals, and how you need not only something to work towards, but a way to get there. Start small, then work towards the greater, more difficult, parts of the process. No Summit Out of Sight is the story of Jordan Romero, and is goals to scale the seven peaks of the world. He became the youngest person to ever complete all seven. He ...more
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