A word from author of “Climbing the Seven Summits” and host of this website, Mike Hamill:
Welcome to Climbing the Seven Summits! This website exists as a resource for climbers looking for general information on the Seven Summits, as well as more specific climbing and logistical information. Whether you’re an “arm chair mountaineer,” just starting your Seven Summits challenge with a guide service, or are climbing your last of the Seven on your own, this website aims to provide you with the information you need. From GPS Points, to hotels and dining, to gear companies, to Seven Summits photography and guide books, we aim to give you the knowledge you need for this remarkable climbing challenge.
I have been climbing the mountains of the Seven Summits for well over a decade now and have climbed all the original Seven Summits at least 4 times and some as many as twenty. It has been an incredible opportunity that has taught me about the world, local cultures and customs, our natural environment, and the people with whom I have had the pleasure of climbing. It is my goal, through my guide book and this website, to share my experiences and these breath-taking places with you.
I hope you enjoy this site as well as my climbing guide, and I look forward to meeting you in the mountains!
Climbing the Seven Summits
And I guess that’s the answer. We wanted to see it all, and we knew no better way than from the tops of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents.
—Dick Bass, from The Seven Summits, by Dick Bass, Rick Ridgeway, and Frank Wells (1988)