Browsing: May 24

A Brief History On May 24, 2001, Temba Tsheri, a 16 year old Sherpa from Nepal, became the youngest person to climb Mt. Everest.  Since then, 13 year old Jordan Romero of the United States now holds the age record, having beaten the existing record of 15 years old by Ming Kipa of Nepal (a girl).  Romero also became the youngest climber to scale all 7 of the “Seven Summits” at age 15 in 2011 (the tallest mountain on each continent).  Young people have been achieving great things since before recorded history.  Here we list 10 impressive accomplishments by youngsters. …

A Brief History On May 24, 1607, 100 English settlers went ashore at a site chosen for the Jamestown Colony, the first permanent English settlement in mainland North America.  That is when things went wrong! Digging Deeper The reason they chose that location was largely due to the lack of Native-American residents at that spot.  Of course, there was a reason the land was unoccupied, which should have been a clue.  Swampy, unfit for agriculture and malarial, the settlers were, like previous English settlers, unprepared for life in the wilderness.  Unlike the immigrants to the US in the 1800’s and…