Big Bear, Ca, January 2, 2011, 4:00pm – Team Jordan was welcomed home Big Bear Style on New Years Day.  The team comprised of Paul and Jordan Romero and Karen Lundgren returned home to Big Bear after they summited Mount Vinson Massif in Antarctica on Christmas Eve.  The team has now summited the 7 Summits, the 7 highest peaks on each of the continents, and is happy to be home.  Karen, Paul and 15 year old Jordan traveled through the village atop Old Red, the fire truck, where they where given a walk down memory lane, as each of the 7 Summits were represented by different businesses in the Village.

Jeanne Antes of O Koo Ran points to Mt. Elbrus, the summit the local shop represented.

  Their tour of memory lane ended at the Robinhood Resort, where a crowd of close friends, family and supporters waited to welcome the team back into the Big Bear Valley.  Jordan, Paul and Karen all spoke about their amazing journey and thanked the community for their support over the last six years.  Karen told the crowd that Antarctica was the most beautiful place she has ever been, and that it was an amazing journey.  Paul thanked everyone for the amazing support and said that the team could feel the energy from Big Bear during their climb.  Jordan was all smiles as he thanked the crowd, and his friends for taking a few runs on the slopes at Bear Mountain when he got back in town.  Jordan encouraged the crowd to continue to stay off junk food, and to find their Everest, and follow their dreams.  The team also told the crowd that they all dedicated and climbed Mount Vinson for three friends who have or are battling cancer.  Karen climbed for local Stephanie Murphy, Jordan climbed for Nigel Holland, and Paul climbed for close friend Kris Astaphan. 

Jordan tells the story of when he first saw the painting that inspired him to climb the 7 summits.

 Friends of the team had a big surprise for Jordan at the after party at Nottingham’s when they presented him with a re-creation of the painting of the 7 summits that inspired him to climb 7 months ago.  Jordan was very surprised, and thankful.  For more information on the team go to

Photos courtesy Scott Hoffman, Hoffman Media & Graphics