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Johnny Strange talks about climbing the Seven Summits



johnny-200“Impossible is nothing,” says former Cub Scout Johnny Strange. Indeed, he lived out those words last summer when he climbed Mount Everest and Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko. By conquering those two peaks, Johnny became the youngest person ever to climb the Seven Summits — the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents.

Boys’ Life recently spoke to Johnny about his climbing adventures. Read about it in the November issue of BL, and listen to exclusive excerpts by clicking on the audio players below.

Johnny on preparing for a climb:

Johnny on believing in yourself:

Johnny on what it feels like to stand atop a giant mountain:

Comments about “Johnny Strange talks about climbing the Seven Summits”

  1. Dixieland says:

    Kosciuszko is not one of the Seven Summits. He needs to climb the Carstensz Pyramid for it to count.

  2. dude45 says:

    ‘when i was in 4th grade i climbed mt Rainer in Washington I am 18 now and have climbed Mt. Everest.

  3. iceprince4500 says:

    I have always enjoyed climbing. Since the 5th grade (I’m in 7th grade now) I have always wanted to climb a mountain. At first, I thought I was just some ridiculous dreamer. I also live in Kentucky. Not many mountains here. I just climb a pine tree in my yard. But listening to this interview has inspired me to actually find a mountain and climb it. (Obviously not a huge one like Johnny)and I’ll just keep pressing on.

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