Sarah Simon wrote:There are plenty of 15 year old kids sitting around playing video games, experimenting with drugs or shoplifting. This kid gets off his butt to do the 7 Summits. Good on 'em.
I significantly agree with this. While we can question his motives, his parents, who got credit for what, his marketing/brand, etc....but at the end of the day, a 15 year old spending time outdoors is a significant step in the right direction.
When I was 15 years old, I was ALWAYS outside. I made up excuses just to go OUTSIDE. But, we didn't have computers, satellite phones and digital devices WAY
back then. We also had "limited funds" for doing all the things we couldn't do for lack thereof ..
Glad to see the lad outside, but there's OTHER factors involved here contributing to the young man's success.