Monday, 14 May 2018 12:10

Montane supported "Project 7in4" expedition sets new 7 summits world record Featured

Written by 

Having already ticked 6 of the 7 required summits off in good time, the expedition’s goal to break the ‘7Summits’ world speed record was achieved in the early hours of this morning, when Steve Plain and Montane Athlete Jon Gupta summited Mount Everest a full 9 days ahead of the previous world record.

The ‘7 Summits’ is a pre-existing challenge to summit the tallest peak on each continent. The previous world speed record for summiting all seven currently stands at 126 days by Polish mountaineer Janusz Kochanski in 2017. 

everest 7in4

Everest (left) and Lhotse (right) – a rare view from high on Nuptse of the highest and 4th highest mountains in the world. Taken by Jon Gupta during their Nuptse attempt.

In order to break this record, Steve Plain and Project 7in4 had to successfully summit the tallest peak on each continent, with the clock starting once at the summit of the first, and ending at the summit on the last:

  • Mt Vinson (Antarctica, 4892m) 16.01.18
  • Mt Aconcagua (S. America, 6962m) 28.01.18
  • Mt Kilimanjaro (Africa, 5895m) 14.02.18
  • Carstensz Pyramid (Australasia, 4884m) 24.02.18
  • Mt Elbrus (Europe, 5642m) 13.03.18
  • Mt Denali (N. America, 6190m) 03.04.18
  • Mt Everest (Asia, 8488m) 14.05.18

Last modified on Monday, 14 May 2018 12:32

Trail Events

  • Salomon Advanced Week - SRTV and Q&A at a Theatre by the Lake +

    When I first heard Salomon were bringing their international team to the Lake District for Advanced Week I was excited. Read More
  • Montane announces headline sponsorship of the Tour des Geants +

    Montane has officially announced its headline sponsorship of the world famous Tor des Géants® race, one of the premier endurance Read More
  • 48th OMM sees over 1500 take part on Tweedsmuir hills +

    Last weekend saw the 48th running of the Original Mountain Marathon held in the Scottish Borders. The iconic event saw over Read More
  • Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg win in the Salomon Ultra Pirineu +

    Kilian Jornet has been proclaimed the winner of the Salomon Ultra Pirineu 2015 and crossed the finishing line with a Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Trail Reviews

  • New In: RaidLight Ultra Raid 30L +

    In for review is this lightweight pack from RaidLight, it's a longterm review for my training and use on the Read More
  • Hoka One One Speedgoat tested and reviewed +

    Hoka One One's Speedgoat is a light, lively, all terrain shoe that puts comfort centre stage. Superb cushioning with a Read More
  • Osprey Rev 6 hydration pack tested and reviewed +

    Osprey have long been established as a leader in packs for hiking, climbing and backpacking. In recent years they have Read More
  • Inov-8 Terraclaw 250 - Tested and Reviewed +

    Inov-8. It’s been a long time coming. Back in 2008 when I tentatively started fell running, Inov-8’s were all I Read More
  • 1
  • 2