Seven Summits

The "Seven Summits" are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Depending on the definition, there are nine mountains in total to cover all the controversy that is involved. Climbing the "Seven Summits" is considered to be the ultimate mountaineering challenge.

For preparation, I train always extremely hard, which is an absolute must before even attempting any of these mountains. The weather, conditions, health, physical strength, attitude, luck, proper equipment, climbing fundamentals, etc. all have to be in your favor in order to reach the very top of these mountains. 

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1) Carstensz Pyramid - Puncak Jaya (4,884m/16,024ft) in Australia (Continent) - Indonesia
I summited Carstensz Pyramid from the Sugapa Route on April, 30, 2013.

2) Mount Vinson (4,892m/16,050ft) in Antartica - Antartica
Not yet attempted.

3) Mount Elbrus (5,642m/18,510ft) in Europe (Continent) - Russia
I summited Mount Elbrus from the North Route on July, 5, 2013.

4) Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m/19,341ft) in Afrika - Tanzania
I summited Mount Kilimanjaro from the Machame Route on October, 29, 2012.

5) Mount McKinley - Denali (6,194m/20,322ft) in North America - United States
I had an attempt on Denali in May, 2014. Unfortunately the wind and cold were too extreme and I had to turn back just two hours from the summit.

6) Cerro Aconcagua (6,961m/22,838ft) in South America - Argentina
I had an attempt on Aconcagua in February 2012. Unfortunately because of severe Bronchitis I had to come down from high camp.
I had an attempt on Aconcagua in November/December 2013. Unfortunately the winds were too high and there was no opportunity to summit from high camp.

7) Mount Everest (8,848m/29,029ft) in Asia - Nepal/China
Not yet attempted.

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8) Mount Kosciuszko (2,228m/7,310ft) in Australia - Australia
Not yet attempted.

9) Mont Blanc (4,810m/15,781ft) in Europe - France/Italy
I summited Mont Blanc from the Route (Nid d'Aigle, Tete Rousse and Goûter) on June, 16, 2011.
I summited Mont Blanc from the Route (Aiguille du Midi, over Mont Blanc du Tacul and Mont Maudit) on August, 17, 2012.