THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION...
The Seven Summits are the seven highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Climbing and summiting all of them is regarded as a one of the biggest mountaineering challenge.
First achieved on 30 April 1985 by Richard Bass, the Seven Summits project achievement is noted as a real accomplishment for mountaineering lovers.
If the Seven Summits are composed of each of the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents, different lists include slight variations. Indeed, the Seven Summits depend on:
- the definition used for the continent — in particular the location of the border of that continent (e.g. Mt. Blanc vs. Mt. Elbrus for the continent of Europe)
- whether one includes all of Oceania or only mainland Australia as the continent (Mt. Puncak Jaya "Carstensz Pyramid" vs. Mt. Kosciuszko)
Our Seven Summits journey is based on the Reinhold Messner list:
- Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Puncak Jaya, Vinson
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