The first person to complete the 7 summits ever


WORLD'S FIRST PERSON
TO COMPLETE THE SEVEN SUMMITS

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Who was the first person to complete the seven summits?

The seven summits are the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents and climbing them all is an impressive feat.

As to who the first person was to accomplish this task, it gets a bit confusing so we'll start with listing six of the seven summits.

MOUNTAIN METERS CONTINENT
Everest
Aconcagua
Mount McKinley (Denali)
Kilimanjaro
Elbrus
Vinson Massif
8,848
6,962
6,194
5,895
5,642
4,892
Asia
South America
North America
Africa
Europe
Antarctica

You may have noticed we left out Australia and this is the confusing part.

On April 30, 1985 American Richard Bass reached the top of Mount Everest becoming the first person to complete the seven summits.....maybe.

One of the mountains he climbed was the 2,228 meter Mount Kosciuszko on the mainland of Australia.

Herein lies the problem, there is a dispute as to what constitutes the continent of Australia, but most believe it includes Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Australasia, Oceania and other Pacific islands, not just the mainland of Australia.

If this is the case, then the highest mountain on the continent of Australia is Carstensz Pyramid at 4,884 meters, in Western New Guinea.

The first person to summit the above six mountains and Carstensz Pyramid is Pat Morrow, who completed the task on May 7, 1986 atop Carstensz Pyramid itself.


Carstensz Pyramid & Mount Kosciuszko


The first person to complete the 7 summits ever

The first person to complete the 7 summits ever

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