Seven Summits Map And List

The Seven Summits represent the highest points on each of the 7 continents. Are you up for this global peak bagging challenge?

Aconcagua, Argentina
Aconcagua, Argentina

There is some debate as to which peaks make up the Seven Summits. The points of contention are Elbrus vs Mont Blanc for Europe and Kosciuszko vs Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid) in Australia/Oceania. Due to this debate, there are four possible lists of the main Seven Summits that could potentially include 9 peaks (Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Mont Blanc, Puncak Jaya, Vinson, Kosciuszko).

Reinhold Messner and Dick Bass compiled the most recognized lists of the 7 Summits:

  • Messner’s List: Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Puncak Jaya, Vinson
  • Bass’ List: Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Kosciuszko, Vinson

Which list of the Seven Summits you choose to pursue is up to you. Add in all of the nine potential peaks and you’ll have lots of bragging rights.

Seven Summits Map:

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(Only the peaks included on the Messner and Bass lists are included. The pinpoints may not be 100% accurate.)

Seven Summits List:

RankPeakElevationProminenceRangeCountryContinentFirst Ascent
1Everest8848 m / 29029 ft8848 m / 29029 ftHimalayaChina/NepalAsia1953
2Aconcagua6961 m / 22838 ft6961 m / 22838 ftAndesArgentinaSouth America1897
3Denali6194 m / 20322 ft6144 m / 20157 ftAlaska RangeUnited StatesNorth America1913
4Kilimanjaro5895 m / 19341 ft5885 m / 19308 ft-TanzaniaAfrica1889
5Elbrus5642 m / 18510 ft4741 m / 15554 ftCaucasus MountainsRussiaEurope1874
6Vinson4892 m / 16050 ft4892 m / 16050 ftSentinel Range-Antarctica1966
7Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid)4884 m / 16024 ft4884 m / 16024 ftSudirman RangeIndonesiaOceania1962
8Kosciuszko2228 m / 7310 ft2228 m / 7310 ftGreat Dividing RangeAustraliaAustralia1840

Seven Summits Records

  • Dick Bass was the first person to climb all of the 7 Summits on 30 April 1985.
  • According to, over 400 people have tagged all 7 summits.
  • Kit DesLauriers was the 1st person to ski from all of the 7 summits.

Have you climbed any of the Seven Summits? Tell us in the comments below.

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