Youngest Person To Climb Seven Summits Chooses Kayland Boots

Jordan Romero hoped to become the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits, and before his 12th birthday Jordan had conquered five. Kayland will outfit Jordan with the 8001 expedition boots for his last two summits and his quest for Everest.

At the age of nine, Jordan Romero set his sights on becoming the youngest person in the world to climb the Seven Summits. Before his 12th birthday, Jordan had already successfully conquered five of these summits. This challenging and dangerous journey requires the best high performance mountaineering gear on the market, including the Kayland 8001 expedition boot. Kayland will outfit Jordan for his last two summits and his quest for Everest.

“Jordan is on his way to achieving what is, arguably, one of the most amazing feats in the history of mountaineering,” explained Brent Merriam, vice president of Novation North America, Inc., the US subsidiary of Kayland’s parent company, Novation S.p.A.“His perseverance and fortitude, combined with a commitment to technical training and in depth research are all qualities Kayland embraces in its quest to provide the best mountaineering footwear on the market.”

“The Kayland 8001 boots came highly recommended,” said Jordan.“When I slipped them on I knew we had a match -- they were the most comfortable boots ever.I can’t wait to train in them this winter.”

Designed for expedition use and extreme mountaineering above 8000 meters, the 8001 features a removable inner boot, combining an aluminum-coated outer shell with a Primaloft-insulated liner for maximum thermal insulation.An antislip closure strap proves a snug, streamlined fit; and a built in gaiter of Neoprene, Schoeller, and Schoeller/Kevlar, with a full rubber rand provides protection, insulation and water repellency.The Vibram Teton sole provides superior traction, and allows for natural touch down and secure braking.Available in black with an MSRP of$849.95.

Kayland is an Italian manufacturer of high performance mountaineering, backpacking, hiking, and multi-sport footwear, with a reputation for outstanding fit and innovative materials and technology. With North American headquarters in New Hampshire and a distribution center in the Chicago area, Kayland USA is focused on providing quality products and outstanding service to its US customers.Kayland’s Zephyr hiking boot was honored as a recipient of a 2009 Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award.The women’s Convert hiking boot was bestowed the Women’s Adventure Editor’s Choice Award and, most recently, the Vertigo Light was named Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year in the hiking boot category.Kayland also received Rock & Ice’s Best in Gear Award for its M11 mountaineering boot. Visit Kayland at

Jordan Romero, an eighth grader from Big Bear Lake, California is a young man with a big goal and he’s making steady progress toward achieving it.Jordan aims to complete a mountaineering feat that has been accomplished by fewer than 300 adults.Jordan aims to climb the highest peak on each continent.At 13 Jordan has just two peaks remaining to complete his quest.He’s already been on the highest peaks of Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, North America and Oceania.On September 1, at age 13 Jordan became the youngest to ever stand on the summit of Carstenz Pyramid in Papua, Indonesia.He continues to break records and has his sights set on completing the entire 7 Summits project before his 14th birthday. The remainder of 2009 will be spent training with specific techniques for climbing Antarctica’s tallest peak, Vinson Massif. Jordan will then tackle Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

When Jordan conquers the 7 Summits, he will become the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits of the World, and Mt. Everest. Along the way and beyond, Jordan will educate and motivate youth around the world.