Seven Summits Climbing Records


The Seven Summits challenge has been tackled by countless climbers but only 275 have actually completed the task. This challenge includes summiting the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Currently, there are two different Seven Summit lists. Both include Mount Everest, Mount Elbrus, Mount Kilimanjaro, Vinson Massif, Mount McKinley and Aconcagua. One list includes Mount Kosciuszko, while the other instead includes Mount Puncak Jaya, also known as Carstensz Pyramid. Thirty percent of the climbers who have completed the Seven Summits, have reached the eighth peak as well. Over the years, several records have been placed by those who have completed this monumentous task, below are a few of the current records.

First: Richard Bass in 1985
Last: Sonia Carlos in 2010
Oldest: Ramon Blanco at 70 years old
Youngest: Johnny Collinson at 17 years old
Fastest: AC Sherpa in only 42 days
First Female: Tabei Junko of Japan
First Married Couple: Phil and Susan Ershler
First Person Without Oxygen: Reinhold Messer
First to Climb Alone: Christian Stangl
First to Ski Down all 7 Summits: Kit Deslauriers

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