California boy setting world climbing records to help cure Duchenne

If he is successful next spring, Tyler Armstrong will become the youngest person to ever summit Mount Everest. Photo: Justin Bastien

An 11-year-old boy from Southern California is in the process of becoming the youngest person to ever complete the Seven Summits — climbing the tallest peak on each of the seven continents — and he’s doing it for a cause: to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Tyler Armstrong of Yorba Linda, California, made international headlines in July 2012 when...

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