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Facts & figures of all 7summiteers!

Updated until December 2011!

Links to the the 7 summits lists and the most popular queries/filters

Combined lists:

--> The main combined 7 summits list <--

(all people, either CP, K or both, sorted by the first finish date, either CP or K)

--> The full 8 summits list: both CP & K <-- 

(Only people with BOTH CP as well as K. Sorted by the first finish date, either CP or K)

 

The per mountain lists, where at least the following mountain is climbed:

--> The 7summits Carstensz Pyramid List <--

--> The 7summits Kosciuszko List <--

  • Any other sorting/filtering/querying on age, nationality, gender etc. can be done on all these lists by pressing the 'V' button on their left top and the headers of the tables. In this way you can for example determine the number of females from the UK that finished with Vinson.
  • Every familyname in the tables climbers link to a detailed personal page with all dates, biography, photo and much more.
  • Click here for an explanation of the headers and instructions for the filtering possibilities.
  • Click here if you have climbed the 7 summits yourself and want to apply for a place on the lists

 
 

Why are there different lists here?

As you might know due to the discussion of either Carstensz Pyramid or Kosciuszko being the 7th summit (of Australia/ Oceania) there are different lists of the 7 summiteers, so we just list them all.

  • We have first listed the combined lists with people climbing at least one of them (the main 7 summits list) and one for people climbing both of them (8 summits list).

  • We have also divided the official seven summit statistics into the Carstensz  Pyramid list (CP) and the Kosciuszko list (K). (In both cases climbers can have climbed the other as well, but this is not mandatory.)

  • The links above take you to the full lists; for your convenience we have made some pre selections that are requested most often, see the bulleted lists above. Have fun and be inspired

  • In all lists you can click on the last name of each summiteer which links to a full biography with an image and more.

Important notes:

  • Due to many (but not all) climbers climbing both just to be sure, the totals of the CP & K lists are more than the total of the the main 7 summits list.

  • We have no statistics available of the 7/8 mountains themselves. Most parks services either do not record this info in a structured and statistically trustful way or do not publish it. So please do not send questions like: how many Americans have climbed Elbrus. We do not know.

  • Please also do not request information about the 'youngest British left-handed who climbed the 7summits walking backwards' and similar queries. We do not know and frankly do not care, climbing should be a personal choice and not dictated by funny angles to attract sponsors.

  • Also no speed-records per mountain requests please. We don't know or care and are not promoting it: speed-climbing is potentially very dangerous, hard to check and has proven to be a major source of controversy.

  • Often we know about climbers who have climbed 5 or 6 of the '7', often not. So beware of pitching your climbs to a sponsor as the first guy from smalltown as some other guy from smalltown might have climbed 6 summits already.

  • Often the nationality question is already hard to answer (double or changing nationalities etc). Please don't ask for information about states/provinces/towns etc as this is virtually impossible to know. What defines the first 7 summiteer from Ohio? Somebody who was born there? Lived there while climbing? Lives there now? All of the above or either? We don't know these details and they cannot be verified by anyone, so beware with claims.

  • Use all of this info wisely, 7summits.com cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies or resulting problems.

  • As facts have to be checked and completed, the lists will only get updated once every few weeks - months, depending on the number of new summiteers and the completeness of their submissions.
  • All material is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any form without permission, see below.


 

Current facts (December 2011):

AGE:
- The youngest person to complete the Seven Summits with Carstensz is George Atkinson (USA), aged 16 years, 363 days. UPDATE: Jordan Romero broke the record on the 24th December, finishing with 15 years and 165 days
- The youngest person to complete the Seven Summits with Kosciuszko is Johnny Strange (USA), aged 17 years, 166 days. UPDATE: Jordan Romero broke the record on the 24th December, finishing with 15 years and 165 days

- The youngest person to complete the Seven Summits with both Carstensz and Kosciuszko
is Samantha Larson (f, USA), aged 18 years, 300 days. UPDATE: Jordan Romero broke the record on the 24th December, finishing with 15 years and 165 days

- The oldest person to complete the Seven Summits with Carstensz is Takao Arayama (Japan),
aged 74 years and 138 days.
- The oldest person to complete the Seven Summits with Kosciuszko is Ramón Blanco (Spain),
aged 70 years and 243 days.

 

DURATION:
-The shortest time for the Seven Summits to be completed with Kosciuszko is 167 days by Ian McKeever (Irish), but 134 days for Vern Tejas (when counting his 9th (!) set of 7 summits climbs. He just beat the previous record of 136 days (when counting the second ascent of Kilimanjaro) for Henrik Kristiansen
- The shortest time for the Seven Summits to be completed with Carstensz is 156 days by Ian McKeever (Irish) but 134 days for Vern Tejas (when counting his 9th (!) set of 7 summits climbs. He just beat the previous record of 136 days (when counting the second ascent of Kilimanjaro) for Henrik Kristiansen as well.
- The longest time for the Seven Summits to be completed with Kosciuszko is about 41 years
9 months by Sherman Bull (American).
- The longest time for the Seven Summits to be completed with Carstensz is 47 years 199 days
by Pavel Bern(Czechia).

 

WOMEN:
- 33 women did the Carstensz version, 30 did the Kosciuszko version, 12 both versions, 51 women
altogether.

 

† Gary Ball died on Dhaulagiri , 6 Oct. 1993.
† Rob Hall and Yasuko Namba (f) died descending from the summit of Everest, 11 May 1996.
† Ginette Harrison (f) died on Dhaulagiri , 24 Oct. 1999.
† Teodors Kirsis died on Mt. Cook (NZ), 10 Dec. 2003.
† Arne Naess died on the Cape Mountains (SA), 13 Jan. 2004.
† Franc Oderlap died after an ice serac injury on Manaslu in hospital 3 Oct. 2009.

Miscellaneous: In December of 2006 Davo Karnicar became the first person to really have skied down all seven peaks.

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Country Statistics (December 2011)

No NATIONALITY FIRST FIRST KO FIRST CA KO SUM CA SUM BOTH TOTAL PEOPLE
1 American D. Bass D. Bass G. Tabin 85 61 39 108
2 British K. Kerr G. Harrison (f) K. Kerr 20 24 11 33
3 Canadian Pat Morrow Pat Morrow Pat Morrow 15 10 5 20
4 Spanish R. Portilla J. Pujante R. Portilla 6 15 6 15
5 Japanese J. Tabei (f) J. Tabei (f) J. Tabei (f) 9 8 2 15
6 German G. Schmatz G. Schmatz G. Schmatz 5 13 5 13
7 French J.-P. Frachon B. Roche J-P. Frachon 2 7 0 9
8 Russian F. Konyukhov F. Konyukhov D. Moskalev 8 5 4 9
9 Italian R. Messner R. Messner R. Messner 7 7 6 8
10 South African S. Wisedale A. van Marken S. Wisedale 3 7 2 8
11 Austrian O. Oelz O. Oelz O. Oelz 3 8 3 8
12 Swiss D. Wellig D. Wellig D. Wellig 5 4 2 7
13 New Zealand R. Hall R. Hall R. Hall 5 5 3 7
14 Norwegian R. Høibakk C. Skog (f) R. Høibakk 3 5 2 6
15 Polish L. Cichy L. Cichy L. Cichy 4 5 3 6
16 Australian B. Muir (f) B. Muir (f) G. Robb 5 2 2 5
17 Dutch R. Naar F. Vrijland R. Naar 3 4 3 4
18 Chinese Li Zhixin Chung Kin Man Li Zhixin 2 4 2 4
19 South Korean Heo Y.-H. Heo Y.-H. Heo Y.-H. 4 3 3 4
20 Taiwanese Chiang H.-C. (f)   Chiang H.-C. (f) 0 4 0 4
21 Indonesian B. A. Sihombing B. A. Sihombing B. A. Sihombing 0 4 0 4
22 Danish S. Gudmann S. Gudmann S. Gudmann 3 4 3 4
23 Latvian I. Pauls I. Pauls I. Pauls 3 1 1 3
24 Slovenian V. Groselj V. Groselj   3 0 0 3
25 Swedish Letzter/Sundström Letzter/Sundström F. Sträng 3 3 3 3
26 Irish P. Falvey P. Falvey I. McKeever 3 1 1 3
27 Mexican R. Torres R. Torres R. Torres 2 3 2 3
28 Czech M. Caban M. Caban M. Caban 2 3 2 3
29 Belgian R. van Snik R. Huygh R. van Snik 1 2 1 2
30 Chilean M. Purto   M. Purto 0 2 0 2
31 Nepal Lhakpa Rita I Lhakpa Rita I   2 0 0 2
32 Ukrainian I. Pokhvalin I. Pokhvalin   2 0 0 2
33 Lithuanian V. Vitkauskas V. Vitkauskas   1 0 0 1
34 Turkish N. Mahruki N. Mahruki   1 0 0 1
35 Brazilian W. Niclevicz W. Niclevicz W. Niclevicz 1 1 1 1
36 Israeli D. Erel D. Erel   1 0 0 1
37 Croatia S. Božić S. Božić   1 0 0 1
38 Singaporian Khoo S.-C. Khoo S.-C. Khoo S.-C. 1 1 1 1
39 Guatemalan J. Viñals J. Viñals J. Viñals 1 1 1 1
40 Romanian C. Lacatusu   C. Lacatusu 0 1 0 1
41 Icelander H. Ólafsson H. Ólafsson   1 0 0 1
42 Georgian B. Kashakashvili B. Kashakashvili   1 0 0 1
43 Slovak P. Hámor   P. Hámor 0 1 0 1
44 Kuwaiti Z. Al-Refai   Z. Al-Refai 1 1 1 1
45 Argentinean H. Orona   H. Orona 0 1 0 1
46 Lebanese M. Chaya M. Chaya M. Chaya 1 1 1 1
47 Ecuadorian J. Jijón J. Jijón   1 0 0 1
48 Indian M. Malli M. Malli M. Malli 1 1 1 1
49 Armenian K. Ovasapyan K. Ovasapyan K. Ovasapyan 1 1 1 1
50 Azerbaijanian I. Ashurly I. Ashurly   1 0 0 1
51 Greece N. Magitsis   N. Magitsis 0 1 0 1
52 Serbia B. Čarovac   B. Čarovac 0 1 0 1
53 Malaysia A. F. Abu Samah A. F. Abu Samah   1 0 0 1
  TOTALS       233 235 122 348
(note: these figures might be slightly off from the totals in the lists as they are updated manually.)

Source & Copyright

The 7 summits statistics are compiled and checked jointly by Eberhard Jurgalski & Harry Kikstra (7summits.com). Additionally, all detail pages are compiled and written by Harry Kikstra. The country statistics table is compiled by Eberhard Jurgalski.

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