Nepal prohibits people under the age of 16 from climbing high mountain peaks, but there's no such restriction in China. Romero scaled the 29,035-foot Mount Everest last weekend from the northern side of the peak in China. He arrived in Nepal yesterday.
Romero is on a quest to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, and plans to scale the final one on his list -- the 16,076-foot Vinson Massif in Antarctica -- during the winter. Cho Oyu, considered one of the easier climbs among the world's highest mountains, is not on that list.