We have to admit we are a little bit relieved by this decision. Even though their feats are remarkable, the prospect of even younger and younger kids taking to the open ocean, alone, made us very nervous. (Laura Dekker, 13, was prevented from attempting a solo circumnavigation earlier this year by Dutch authorities.) Not to say that youth is wasted on the young, but there's definitely something to be said for the perspective and maturity that comes with age when taking on a high-risk adventure.
Right now Jordan Romero, 13, is attempting Everest with his dad. If he's successful, should we expect to see 10 year old attempting the rooftop of the world? Is there such a thing as "too young" in adventure? What do you think?