The 7 Summits are the highest peaks on each of the 7 continents. A powerful goal. Climbing all these mountains is a top achievement that many mountaineers dream of. It is a phenomenal achievement that requires extreme fitness, dedication, determination, resilience and courage. If you complete this mission you belong to the ‘Seven Summiters’ club, an exclusive group with very few people in it. But what if you go one step further and complete this achievement, which normally takes years to do, in 1 year. Then you need to have a perfect planning in addition to fitness and dedication. There is almost no time to recover after a mountain and the next mountain can be even heavier. The ultimate challenge for us, a hell for many!
The 7 mountains!
The ultimate challange
Mount Vinson (4897m)
Mount Vinson is the most remote mountain of all 7. The mountain is on the coldest continent on earth. Mount Vinson is located in the Elsworth Mountains and rises above the other mountains. The cold and the wind in this special place are certainly no less than those on the highest mountains of this earth.
Aconcagua is located in beautiful Argentina, close to the wine region of Mendoza. The Aconcagua is a giant of almost 7000m high and is the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere. So after the Mount Everest, the highest mountain on the list and that is the biggest challenge, the altitude!
Mount Everest (8848m)
Denali (also called Mount McKinley) lies in the middle of the white world of Alaska and is the highest mountain in North America. Because of the northern location the mountain feels much higher than the 6194m that it is. Because of the remote location you are completely on your own and you move the stuff with a sledge behind you. This makes it one of the toughest tours!
Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe despite the fact that many people think that this is the Mont Blanc. This volcanic mountain with its 5642m is the highest mountain in the Caucasus. For many people the first challenge if they want to see how it is to climb outside the Alps. Make no mistake, the Elbrus is a real expedition where the last day to the summit is long and covers a lot of altitude.
Carstensz Pyramid (4884m)
Carstensz Pyramid, also known as Puncak Jaya, lies in the middle of jungle of Indonesia on the island of Papua New Guinea. This peak is the only one of the 7 Summits where (almost) the entire climb consists of rock. To get to the base camp, we have to travel through the jungle for several days. From the base camp we climb to the summit in alpine style.
Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. On the border between Tanzania and Kenya lies the mountain which is also called ‘Kili’. The imposing mountain rises 5 kilometers above the surrounding savannah plains and is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Many people climb this beautiful mountain via the normal routes. That’s why we are looking for a challenging rock climbing route!