The Seven Summits Challenge

The Seven Summits was first completed by American Dick Bass in 1985.

The challenge involves climbing the following mountains:

  1. Mt. Everest (Asia)
  2. Cerro Aconcagua (South America)
  3. Mt. McKinley (North America)
  4. Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa)
  5. Vinson Massif (Antarctica)
  6. Mt. Elbrus (Europe)
  7. Mt. Kosciuszko (Australia)

Two Seven Summits lists exist (Bass & Morrow lists). Both lists are separated by opinions on the definition of continental Australia. The Morrow list excludes Kosciuszko in favour of Carstensz Pyramid in Papua New Guinea. The Morrow list was first completed by Patrick Morrow in 1986. The Irish Seven Summits team has been attempting the ‘Bass’ list since 2007.

Less than 300 people in the world have ever completed the Seven Summits challenge. We have used this unique adventure opportunity to raise €35,000 for worthwhile charities since 2007 so thank you to all who have generously donated.

Click on the link below for more info on Seven Summits, Everest & Antarctica.

Everest 2015 Disaster

Irish Seven Summits climber Paul Devaney was climbing Everest in April 2015 when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It triggered an avalanche from Pumori which tore through base camp destroying much of the camp and killing 19 people.

Paul was at base camp when the earthquake and avalanche hit and was fortunate to have escaped unharmed due mostly to the random luck of the camp location.

Read more about Paul’s earthquake experiences at base Camp & in Kathmandu.

Charity Fundraising

Irish Seven Summits raised €35,000 for worthwhile causes from 2007 to 2014, all of which was donated to six amazing charity organisations.

  • Kilimanjaro (2007) = Self Help Africa (Ireland)
  • Elbrus (2008) = Concern Burma Appeal (Ireland)
  • McKinley (2010) = Susan G Koman Cancer Research (USA)
  • McKinley (2010) = Make-A-Wish Foundation (USA)
  • Aconcagua (2011) = Laura Lynn House (Ireland)
  • Antarctica (2013) & Everest (2014) = Liams Lodge (Ireland)

Thank you to everyone who donated and generously helped us to support these very worthwhile causes. 100% of all funds raised went directly to the respective charity.

Clothing Range

Irish Seven Summits has partnered with Planet Adventure in UK in providing high quality branded hoodies, t-shirts and training tops. 

All clothing items are available in a variety of different sizes and colours and can be purchased online via our secure online store.

This is not a profit-making initiative and Irish Seven Summits receives no funds from the sale of items which are costed to provide you with the best possible quality for the best price.

Visit our store and get your very own branded Irish Seven Summits gear and be part of the unique journey to complete the Seven Summits Challenge.

  • Free Products
  • €500 Donation
  • Clothing
  • €3750 Donation
  • Crowdfunding
  • Gear Discount
  • €1000 Donation
  • €4500 Donation
  • Free Training
  • Campus Access
  • Free Training
  • €2750 Donation
  • €500 Donation
  • Free Sessions
  • €1000 Donation
  • Free Milk
  • Guidance
  • Equipment
  • Rental Discount
  • Free Access