AN American teenager has announced plans to scale Mount Everest so he can finally masturbate in peace.
Thirteen year-old Jordan Romero will set off from Kathmandu equipped with breathing equipment and hand lotion and, in order to save weight, is hoping to pick up at least one discarded jazz mag in the hedges of rural Nepal.
If successful Romero will be youngest person to reach the summit and only the second to masturbate there after British climber Bill McKay lost half his foreskin to frostbite in 1978.
Romero said: “I come from a large family – six siblings, grandma and two aunts living with us – so it can be difficult to fnd the time and space I need to pleasure myself right the way to the end.
“I was watching a documentary about Everest and thought ‘I bet a guy could really go to town on himself up there without interruption’.”
The last, unsuccessful, attempt was made in 1997 when New Zealander Wayne Hayes admitted defeat at 25,000 feet due to a mixture of bad weather and permafrost obscuring his copy of Knave.
Hayes said: “Jordan’s main challenges will be the terrible loneliness up on that magnificent range, as well as trying to get even a doughiest of semis when it’s minus 35 outside.
“But he does have the advantage of being a teenage boy and so he should be able to maintain the necessary firmness even if he’s being attacked by a wolverine.”
Comparing his task to ‘ejaculating into the face of God’ Romero added: “I hope I’m an inspiration for other teenagers who want to shuffle their deck in challenging locations. Maybe one day my son will set foot on Mars before nipping behind a massive boulder for a portion of beef jerky.”
Bill McKay, who retired from moutaineering only last year, said: “I wish him the very best of luck, but my God he’ll have to work fast.”