I’m always fascinated by mountain climbers. Some climbers have climbed the Seven Summits, the seven highest mountains in all 7 continents. Their commitment and perseverance to their craft for optimum performance inspire me. They give me an extra push and deprive me of excuses of not doing my simple act of walking five days a week.

Seven summits

  • Africa – Mt Kilimanjaro (5,892m; 19,340ft)
  • Antarctica – Vinson Massif (4,892; 16,050)
  • Australia – Mt Kosciuszko (2,228m; 7,310ft)
  • Oceania – Carstensz Pyramid (4,884m; 16,024ft)
  • Asia – Mt Everest (8,848m; 29,035ft)
  • Europe – Mt Elbrus (5,642m; 18,510ft)
  • North America – Mt McKinley (6,194m; 20,320ft)
  • South America – Aconcagua (6,962m; 22,841ft)

Highest mountains of each of the seven continents. List first postulated by Richard Bass includes Mt Kosciuszko, the highest mountain of mainland Australia. Reinhold Messner’s later list replaced Mt Kosciuszko with Indonesia’s Carstensz Pyramid

sources: everestnews

and: carstenszpapua


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