The seven highest mountains of the world's seven continents. From the rarified air of the Himalaya to the plains of Africa to the polar glaciers of Antarctica, the Seven Summits is a collection of select peaks spanning to the far reaches of the globe:
Mt. Everest: 29,035', Asia | Aconcagua: 22,841', South America | Mt McKinley: 20,320', North America
Kilimanjaro: 19,340', Africa | Mt Elbrus: 18,510', Europe
Vinson Massif: 16,067', Antarctica | Carstensz Pyramid: 16,023', Oceania
The Seven Summits are an epic mountaineering adventure of challenge, perseverance, and excitement. Climbing them typically takes several years to complete and is a feat that relatively few have attempted and even fewer succeeded - only several hundred to date. The Seven Summits are a lofty but obtainable goal and the ultimate dream of many mountaineers. Scaling the highest points on each continent is more than accomplishing a checklist of mountains; the Seven Summits is the adventure of a lifetime!
With over 42 years of mountain guiding experience, Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. has guided climbers on the highest mountains all over the world. RMI's guides have been central to the legacy of climbing the Seven Summits; Dick Bass was inspired by RMI Guide Marty Hoey and went on to become the first person to complete the Seven Summits. Our guides are the most experienced and accomplished in the profession, including Dave Hahn, Ed Viesturs, and Peter Whittaker. Their experience and expertise is renowned; over 40 of RMI's guides have stood on the summit of Mt. Everest!
With decades of experience we can help you plan the perfect progression towards the Seven Summits; you can climb with the same guide throughout the endeavor, allowing you to build ongoing relationships and benefit from their expertise and support during - and between - climbs. RMI's expeditions are fully inclusive; from the expedition organization and personal support and preparation beforehand to the leadership of our professional western guides on each expedition, we are fully committed to serving as your guides and climbing partners throughout the journey.
Take the first step in this journey and give us a call so we can join you in pursuing your dreams to scale the highest mountains of the world's seven continents!