The seven summits, the highest peaks of the 7 continents: Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, Carstensz! Trips, Statistics & information!
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The 7 summits

The highest mountains on the seven continents

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Kilimanjaro, Denali, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Carstensz Pyramid, Vinson & Everest. The seven summits are magical mountains that have been climbed by a select few. Follow your dreams here and join them!

Find facts & figures, Pictures, stories, tips about gear, organized trips & expeditions to the seven summits, statistics, literature, videos and more. Your opinion counts in the voting booths and on the forum!


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7summits' Wise Words:
"The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this, 'What is the use of climbing Mount Everest ?' and my answer must at once be, 'It is no use'. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever. Oh, we may learn a little about the behavior of the human body at high altitudes, and possibly medical men may turn our observation to some account for the purposes of aviation. But otherwise nothing will come of it. We shall not bring back a single bit of gold or silver, not a gem, nor any coal or iron. We shall not find a single foot of earth that can be planted with crops to raise food. It's no use. So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for." -- George Leigh Mallory, 1922 (last seen near the summit with Irvin). (more quotes) .
New: the 7summits.com Mount Everest Guidebook by Harry Kikstra. Practical, light & filled with information and pictures. Read more and see sample pages here. Everest guidebook cover by Harry Kikstra
New: the 7summits.com Denali Guidebook by Harry Kikstra. Practical and light filled with information and pictures. Read more and see sample pages here.

New: the 7summits.com Aconcagua Guidebook by Harry Kikstra. Practical and light filled with information and pictures. Read more and see sample pages here. The 7summits.com Aconcagua guidebook by Harry Kikstra

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