by Geir Mjosund 16/11/2014
The Seven Summits are an epic mountaineering adventure of challenge, perseverance, and excitement. Climbing them typically takes several years to complete and is a feat that relatively few have attempted and even fewer succeeded – only several hundred to date. The 7 Summits are a lofty but obtainable goal and the ultimate dream of many mountaineers. Scaling the highest points on each continent is more than accomplishing a checklist of mountains; the Seven Summits is the adventure of a lifetime!
The Seven Summits
The seven highest mountains of the world’s seven continents. From the ratified air of the Himalaya to the plains of Africa to the polar glaciers of Antarctica, the Seven Summits is a collection of select peaks spanning to the far reaches of the globe:
Asia: Mount Everest 29,035 feet (8850 meters)
South America: Aconcagua 22,829 feet (6962 meters)
North America: Denali AKA Mount McKinley 20,320 feet (6194 meters)
Africa: Kilimanjaro 19,340 feet (5895 meters)
Europe: Mount Elbrus 18,510 feet (5642 meters)
Antarctica: Mount Vinson 16,067 feet (4897 meters)
Australasia/Oceania: Carstensz Pyramid 16,023 feet (4884 meters)
Our plans are to start with Mount Elbrus in July 2015, then move to Denali and Aconcagua in 2016, we will then take on Kilimanjaro, Mount Vinson and Carstensz Pyramid in 2016-2019, before we take the crown of them all, Mount Everest in 2020. We hope to meet a lot of cool and nice people on the way on this amazing experience and challenge. Get in touch with us if you would like to join us or meet up during this years, we love to meet new people and share experiences.