The mountaineering challenge of the Seven Summits

Mountaineering challenge

Forget skydiving with your pals and testing your steel upon heights, or maybe just even forget that summer trip to Ibiza. Ever since Texas oil tycoon, Dick Bass made history and reached the summit of the ever-amazing Mt Everest back in the year 1985, it has come as no surprise that about 300 other people have also relished the moment and completed the Seven Summits Challenge.

As a mountaineering challenge, most Mountain climbers have come to relish the seven summits challenge as their ultimate challenge, it is pretty much adventurous due to the fact that you can get the opportunity to visit the highest points of each and every continent in the globe, that’s what its all about.

There are several challenges that mountaineers come across since it’s not an easy challenge and it should always be approached with high levels of safety measures. Just have a look at the peaks which mountaineers should cover in order to complete the seven summits mountaineering challenge.

Kosciuszko, Australia

This shouldn’t be much of a hard task when you spring your way up this summit of Mt Kosciuszko, the name sounds tough right? But the funny fact is that it’s harder for most people to spell the name than to climb it. This is the highest point in Australia but it is considered as a walk in the park, Kosciuszko has a height of 228m.

Carstensz Pyramid, Oceania

This summit lies in west Papua, Indonesia. Just remember to carry your trek boots and a few ropes because it’s a no piece of cake task, usually, the mountaineers spend about one week maneuvering across the jungle so as to even take a snoop peak of the mountain. The adventure is readily guaranteed in Oceania when you opt to tackle this one, Carsten. while in west Papua, be ready for awesome adventures and epic dangerous treks. As I said earlier, you’ll need your best trek boots!

Kilimanjaro, Africa

Mt Kilimanjaro is an enjoyable challenge to shower yourself with, this is the ultimate summit located in Africa, though due to the warm climate, the snow surrounding the mountain has started to shrink but you will ideally enjoy the African adventure and also make sure you take those beautiful selfies with some lions and buffalos. Mt. Kilimanjaro is 5892 m high.

Elbrus, Europe

This is the highest mountain in Europe, it is located at the Russian peak, for any new mountaineers, this mountain does not require any special technical skills, it is straight forward and has no complicated sections whatsoever. It is 5642m in height.

Aconcagua, south America.

Strolling your way up Mt. Aconcagua (sentinel of stone) as they call it in south America always sounds fun. The mountaineering challenge that you face when you force your way up Mt. Aconcagua is the peak. The peak rises almost 7km tall into the air. The weather is harsh and need for safety should be ensured. It is 6962m high and gives you a historic south American adventure.

Vinson, Antarctica

Located in the continent of Antarctica, Vinson has low temperatures for the mountaineers and also some awfully cold winds, it is 4892m high and climbers should use their winter climbing skills on this one.

Everest, Asia.

This is the tallest mountain in the world, so that entails a lot of precautionary, it can’t compare to climbing Denali or Aconcagua. The extreme altitude commonly known as the ‘death zone’ makes it hard for climbers. Tackling this challenge is no joke, take into awareness that you are trying to reach the highest point on earth, 8848m high to be precise.

Jessicah James

Culture and sport have always been a point of interest for me from an early stage of my life, i simply enjoy the buzz and amazement's it coughs to our bare eyes.