Monday, 14 May 2018 12:10

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

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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. 

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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

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