Seven Summits

Traveling for the sake of traveling is incredible, don’t get me wrong. Some of the places that I have enjoyed the most have not help me accomplish my goals. However, having goals while traveling helps me justify this never-ending urge to move. It helps me explain to my parents that I am not throwing away my career and ambitions to chase unrequited love. When I started considering changing my life to revolve around my passion for travel, I started to create a list of goals; climb the highest mountain on every continent, visit every country in the world, explore every Unesco World Heritage Site, see the 7 wonders of the world. The lists are ever evolving and I am constantly hearing about other travel goals from the people I meet. Who knows if I will ever check off every box, but this girl is going to give it her damnedest.

Climb the Seven Summits | The Highest Mountain on Each Continent

The first person to complete it was Richard Bass in April of 1985. I haven’t decided whether I am going to actually try to summit each mountain. I am training to trek to Everest Base Camp in October 2016, and that will set the tone for this goal. Maybe I will only summit the smaller mountains…

North America:

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Mt. Denali (6,194 m)

South America:

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Aconcagua (6,961 m)

Europe:

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Mt. Elbrus (5,642 m)

Asia:

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Mt. Everest (8,848 m)

Africa:

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Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,895 m)

Australia:

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Puncak Jaya (4,884 m)

Antarctica:

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Mt. Vinson Massif (4,892 m)

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