The Seven SummitsThe Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents and summiting their peaks is considered a major challenge to mountains climbers.
Dick Bass, an amateur mountaineer, adventurer, and businessman, and Frank Wells came up with the idea of climbing the Seven Summits, with Bass becoming the first to reach the top of all the continents in 1985.
After a hiking and photography trip with friends to Nepal Base Camp in…, I was struck by the beauty and splendor of the surrounding glorious mountain peaks, each with its own shape, characteristics and majesty, I decided that I wanted to become a mountaineer adventurer to pursue my dream to scale the highest mountains of the Seven continents of the world.
I embarked on my Seven highest mountains challenge quest in 2009 to climb the Highest Summit on each of the Seven continents during a period of 8 years.
From the high altitude thin, low oxygen and pressure air of the Himalayas, to the roof of Africa, to the polar glaciers of Antarctica, the Seven Summits are a once in a life time epic challenging mountaineering adventure journey of perseverance and exhilaration. It takes many years to climb these summits and few people have attempted to climb them and even much fewer people have succeeded, only a few hundred up to date. The Seven Summits are a sky high but reachable goal and they are surely the biggest dream of mountaineers.
Mount Kosciuszko, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus are considered as the least technical climbs of the Seven Summits and are the best to embark on this dream adventure journey. Mount Kosciuszko an enjoyable scenic more of a one day trek than a climb, Mount Kilimanjaro has well marked trails and is a porter assisted climb with non-glacial slopes. Mount Elbrus is also a non-technical but glacier climb that requires the use of an ice axe, crampons, and ropes but for the majority of mountaineers pursuing the Seven Summits quest, Mount Everest is the ultimate life time accomplishment and is achieved only after years of experience and trials on lower altitude mountains.
This daring challenge has captured my thoughts and changed the way I view many things in life, it has enriched me with confidence, clarity and extreme focus and vigilance.
I am fascinated by mountains. I dream of mountains and I enjoy speaking about them to inspire people to pursue their dreams at any age in order to achieve whatever they are passionate about.
The list includes,
-Mt. Aconcagua (South America) ✅On 5 Jan 2013
-Mt. Denali (North America) ✅On 2 Jun 2016
-Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa) ✅On 25th February 2010
-Mt. Elbrus (Europe) ✅On 28 Aug 2012
-Vinson Massif (Antarctica) ✅On 25 Dec 2012
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