7 summits

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What are the names of the "seven summits" of the world and where are they?. Is there a web page about these summits?

-- meads chalcroft (meads58@yahoo.co.nz), July 29, 2000


Everest, Aconcagua, Mc Kinley, Elbruz, Kilimanjaro, Mt Vinson, Cartensz Pyramid. A search on "seven summits" on google will return good stuff, including http://the-seven-summits.com/

-- Q.-Tuan Luong (luong@ai.sri.com), August 02, 2000.

With reference to the above, the highest summit in Australia/australasia (one of the seven continents) is Mt Kosziusko in NSW, Australia (I probably spelt that wrong, but heh, in the official spelling they actually got it wrong cf. the guy they named it after!). It is considered by some to be one of the 'seven summits'. It is not a technical climb (makes a good backcountry ski trip in winter, or a walk-up in summer). It is not really a very impressive peak, which I guess why not all lists of the 'seven summits' contain it. But if you want to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents, put it on the list.

-- robwhitehead (robwhitehead@hotmail.com), January 01, 2002.

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