NORTH AMERICA - DENALI - 6,194m/20,320ftANTARCTICA - VINSON MASSIF - 4,897m/16,067ftSOUTH AMERICA - ACONCAGUA - 6,959m/22,830ftAFRICA - KILIMANJARO - 5,895m/19,340ftEUROPE - GORA ELBRUS - 5,642m/18,510ftASIA - MOUNT EVEREST - 8,850m/29,035ftAUSTRALASIA - CARSTENSZ PYRAMID - 4,884m/16,023ft

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THE SEVEN SUMMITS QUEST

The goal of the quest is to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. The mountains are:

  1. Mount Everest                                   Asia                            8,850 m / 29,035 ft
  2. Mount Aconcagua                             South America          6,959 m / 22,830 ft
  3. Denali (Mount McKinley)                  North America           6,194 m / 20,320 ft
  4. Mount Kilimanjaro                             Africa                          5,895 m / 19,340 ft
  5. Mount Elbrus                                      Europe                       5,642 m / 18,510 ft
  6. Mount Vinson                                     Antarctica                  4,897 m / 16,067 ft
  7. Carstensz Pyramid                           Australasia                 4,884 m / 16,023 ft
  8. Mount Kosciuszko                             Australia                     2,228 m /   7,310 ft

Richard Bass, an American businessman and amateur mountaineer, set himself the goal of climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, including Australia. He hired professional climbers to help him reach Everest, by far the most difficult of the seven summits. He completed his Everest summit April 30, 1985, and then co-authored the book, describing the undertaking.

Reinhold Messner, whose mountaineering career stands out both professionally and personally, took issue with the selection of Australia as a continent (or as a continent worthy of mountaineering), and revised Bass's list by substituting for Australia the whole of Australasia. Canadian Pat Morrow first met Messner's challenge (August 5, 1986), followed by Messner himself, also in 1986.

The quest to climb the highest mountain on each continent offers a challenge and demands great determination. As of January 2005 only 81 people have climbed the seven summits with Carstensz and 91 people with Mount Kosciuszko. About 40% of them climbed both Carstensz and Mount Kosciuszko.

My name is Jack Jakobczyk and I would like to invite you to join my Seven Summits Quest. On the following pages you will find some information about the summits and detailed description of my progress.

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