Hi, I'm Jordan!
I was born and raised in the mountains of Big Bear, California in July 1996 to two loving parents: Paul and Leigh Anne. I was first put on skis at 17 months old and the sport has been my most fulfilling activity ever since along with hiking, mountain biking, and water sports. At the age of 9, I stumbled upon newly painted mural of the Seven Summits (The Highest Point on Each Continent) which quickly became everything my mind was occupied on until approaching my parents to tell them what I learned. My dad then proposed a trip to Kenya and Tanzania that eventually led us to set our sights on checking off Mt. Kilimanjaro as the highest point in Africa. A year of training was required for me then my dad, Karen (my stepmother) and I flew across the globe the week after my 10th birthday in July 2006. Three days climbing in high altitude brought the team to the summit where I then decided to fully pursue all Seven Summits.
Just under six years later in December 2012, my dream became a reality as the team stood on the summit of Mt. Vinson in Antarctica which marked our 7th Summit. Since then I have been fortunate enough to co-author with Katherine Blanc, The Boy Who Conquered Everest and No Summit Out of Sight with Linda Leblanc. I