Last week, it was 16-year-old Jessica Watson sailing solo around the world.
This week, it is 13-year-old Jordan Romero climbing atop Mount Everest.
Some people question the wisdom of these undertakings by those of such a young age but I cannot help but admire their adventurous spirit.
Despite his tender age Romero has climbed the highest peak on every continent save for Antarctica.
Still, I have no illusions about the risk. Indeed, it is every bit as dangerous to climb down Everest than it is to climb up.
So here's to a safe journey back home.