Tag: Antarctica

Team Jordan Summits Vinson Massif! Team Now Has Completed the 7 Summits!

Big Bear, Ca, December 26, 2011, 9:00am – 15 Year old Jordan Romero made the record books again, along with his father Paul Romero and stepmother, Karen Lundgren.  Team Jordan successfully summited Mount Vinson Massif in Antarctica on Christmas Eve at 9:00am our time.  Upon summiting Vinson Massif, the team became the first family to complete the seven summits, the seven highest peaks on each of the seven continents, and Jordan became the youngest person to complete the 7 summits.  The Big Bear Locals will be flying from Antarctica back to Chile today, and will get a chance to warm up before flying back to Big Bear.  A welcome home celebration has been planned for Sunday, January 1st at 5:00pm in the parking lot of the Robinhood Resort.  Everyone is invited and welcome to join in the festivities that will honor Big Bear’s home town heroes!  KBHR and the community of Big Bear Lake congratulate Team Jordan on completeing the 7 Summits, and for motivating people everywhere to find their...

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Team Jordan Set To Summit Christmas Eve!

Big Bear, Ca, December 23, 2011, 4:00pm – Team Jordan called the studios of KBHR and reported that they are safe and sound at High Camp, which is the last camp before the summit of Mount Vinson Massif in Antarctica.  Team Jordan consists of Big Bear Locals Paul Romero, Karen Lundgren and 15 year old Jordan Romero, and they are currently in Antarctica in their quest to complete the seven summits, the seven highest peaks on each of the seven continents. Today the team went through a section of terrain on their way to Vinson Massif, that required them to use ropes, and traverse over a section of crevices.  According to Karen Lundgren the team did great, and Jordan was strong in the climb.  Lundgren also added that the landscape is beautiful, and its like nothing shes ever seen before.  The team is expected to summit on Christmas Eve in the early afternoon.  Jordan, Paul and Karen are currently at High Camp where the elevation is 12,500 ft, and will climb 3,500 ft tomorrow to reach the summit.  For more information on Team Jordan, and to track their progress, go to our website at www.BigBearNews.com and click on the Team Jordan...

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Team Jordan Touches Down at Low Camp

Big Bear, Ca, December 21, 2011, 4:00pm – Team Jordan landed in Antarctica a few days ago, and has been preparing for the climb to Mount Vinson Massif at base camp.  High winds have delayed the team from moving forward for the past few days, however the team was able to get the green light yesterday and move forward to what is called the Low Camp.  Team Jordan called the studios of KBHR, and stated that they were ok, in good spirits, and that they hope to reach the summit on Christmas Day.  Currently temperatures in Antarctica are around –20 degrees, which for the coldest continent on earth are considered warm temperatures during their summer season.  There are other teams that will be making the trek to the summit with Team Jordan, along with experienced Antarctica guides.  For more information, and to track Team Jordan, visit our website at www.BigBearNews.com and click on Team Jordan...

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Team Jordan Waits For Good Weather To Take Off

Big Bear, Ca, December 16, 2011, 12:30pm – Team Jordan touched down in Chile after an anticipated 20 hour travel period from California turned into 50 hours of travel after delayed flights caused other flights to be missed. Luckily the team arrived at the southern most part of Chile with all of their gear in tact.  The team met with Antarctica officials and were given a pre climb debriefing.  Currently the team is waiting for the airline taking them to Antarctica to give the all clear for take off.  Take off has been delayed due to weather, however a possible departure could occur this afternoon.  The team is anxious and excited, and Paul Romero told KBHR “We can’t wait to get on the ice, and start pulling a sled and start climbing. and get cold and miserable. Honestly, can’t wait.”  While Team Jordan is in Antarctica climbing Mount Vincent Massif, they are challenging everyone to eat and drink healthy while they are gone.  Jordan is asking everyone to stop drinking soda, and stop eating junk food, and to see how it improves your health during the weeks the team is in Antarctica.  Take Jordan’s Challenge, and follow Team Jordan’s progress by going to our website and clicking on the Jordan Tracker.  Team Jordan will also be calling into KBHR during their journey, so stay tuned and listen for...

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Team Jordan Heads to Antarctica!

Team Jordan headed down the mountain this morning on their way to the airport!  The team will be flying down to Chile, where they will catch a flight to Antarctica.  Their journey to completing the 7 Summits has been ongoing the last 6 years, and Mount Vincent Massif will complete the climbs for the team.  Follow their progress at...

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