Samantha Larson, of nearby Long Beach, successfully summited Mount Everest this week. She’d been keeping track of her progress on a blogspot blog, and now her story’s hitting the rest of the media.

At 18 years old, she is one of the youngest people ever to summit Everest, and may be the youngest ever to climb the “7 summits (a claim she’s making now, but will probably take a while to actually confirm).

Either way, congratulations to Samantha.

And thanks for making us all feel old.

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