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Seven Summits

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Climbing to the summit all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first achieved on 30 April 1985 by Richard Bass. The Seven Summits achievement has become noted as an exploration and mountaineering accomplishment.


  • Definition 

  • Australia 

  • Europe 

  • Americas 

  • The Bass and Messner lists 

  • Mountaineering challenge 

  • Impact and related climbing list concepts