THE 7 SUMMITS - Fly High and Climb High The beauty of the Seven Summits is it has a natural progression that suits a beginner adventurer all the way through to more experienced climbers meaning that while monumental, it is a goal that can be held by anyone. It takes a lot of courage and resolves to scale high peaks and rise to the level of an expert mountaineer. Dick Bass a wealthy Texas-based entrepreneur was the person who first captured attention in 1985 when he became the first person to achieve the feat of climbing to the highest point on each continent.

For us, 7 Summits are not just mountains of 7 continents they are the infinite source of thrill, adrenaline rush, extreme adventure, a dream of every mountaineer, and the supreme accomplishments of their life. From a geology viewpoint, The ‘Seven Summits’ are comprised of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents of the Earth: Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Mount Vinson, and Carstensz Pyramid. Reaching the summit all of them is regarded as a significant mountaineering achievement and whilst this is no modest undertaking, it remains an eminently achievable challenge for a motivated climber. Most climbers tend to tackle the goal starting from easiest to hardest, from lowest altitude to highest. For instance, new climbers can start with smaller, shorter expeditions like Elbrus and work their way up to bigger, more committing climbs. These trips will give climbers an indication of how they will do on the more serious climbs and at higher altitudes. The financial and time burdens of these smaller expeditions are also less onerous than Mount Everest or Vinson Massif.

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Mount Everest | Nepal

15 Day Trip Level: Basic

Everest is often the final step in the progression of the Seven Summits. It is also quite common for people to leave Mt. Vinson until after climbing Everest

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Aconcagua | South America

20 Day Trip Level: Basic

Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the western hemisphere and it’s non technical route makes it a great training peak for climbing just under 7,000 meters.

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Killimanjaro Africa

15 Day Trip Level: Basic

Africa's highest peak, Kilimanjaro’s non technical route makes it a great training peak and introduction to expedition life.

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McKinley (Denali) | USA

21 Day Trip Level: Basic

Denali is probably the most strenuous of the Seven Summits. It requires that climbers know advanced glacier skills, rope team travel, and involves heavier load carries

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Elbrus | Russia

14 Day Trip Level: Adventure

Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe and it’s very moderately technical route makes it a great training peak for practicing basic crampon, ice axe, and rope team travel skills.

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Vinson | Antarctica

16 Day Trip Level: Basic

Having done previous peaks using glacier skills will set up people with the required technical skills such as rope team travel, crampons, ice axe, and cold weather living

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