“COMPLETION OF THIS AMAZING FEAT, KNOWN AS THE SEVEN SUMMITS, DEMANDS MUCH OF THE CLIMBER—TO TRAVEL TO THE REMOTE AND EXOTIC CORNERS OF THE WORLD, SCALE THE HEIGHTS OF MOUNTAIN GIANTS SUCH AS EVEREST AND MCKINLEY, AND FACE EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS AND HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS FOR LONG PERIODS OVER MANY YEARS.”
—STEVE BELL, SEVEN SUMMITS (2000)
- At least 350 people have finished all the Seven Summits, including either Mount Kosciuszko or Carstensz Pyramid, as of January 2012.
- 30 percent of those have climbed both Kosciuszko and Carstensz.
- At least 50 women have finished all the Seven Summits, including either Kosciuszko or Carstensz.
- Over 100 Americans have climbed the Seven Summits, which is the most climbers from one country.
- The youngest person to climb the Seven Summits is American, Jordan Romero. He finished them in 2011 at the age of 15.
- Vern Tejas holds the record for fastest completion of the Seven Summits finishing in just 134 days. Vern has also climbed the Seven twice in one year and has completed them all a record 9 times.
- The oldest person to complete the Seven Summits was Ramon Blanco of Spain. He finished when he was 74.