How to Prepare for the 7 Summits


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7 Tips to Begin Preparations for the 7 Summits

  1. Climb lots of other mountains first, the kind with snow at the top
  2. Start now, life will only get busier and your ability acclimatize decreases with age
  3. Be prepared to climb a couple of them twice. I was fortunate to summit each on my first try, this is rare
  4. Read Into Thin Air, Freedom of the Hills
  5. Buddy-up with a climbing partner who shares your values and ambitions
  6. Cost will exceed $100k. To raise sponsorship dollars you must identify why you’re “above the fold”
  7. You can do the 7 unguided, privately guided or with a large commercial guiding service. Good commercial guides: Alpine Ascents, Jagged Globe, Adventure Consultants. Good private guides: Exploradus and Evan Howe

Got questions? Email me. We’ll talk.

About me: In 2005 I completed the 7 Summits, at the time I was the 120th person in the world. The Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents.

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