The Seven Summits Challenge

The Seven Summits Challenge involves climbing the highest peak on each of the 7 continents. This feat was first completed by American Dick Bass in 1985. There are different opinions on continental definition and at least two 7 summits lists exist.

The challenge we are undertaking includes the following mountains:

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

Less than 300 people in the world have ever completed the Seven Summits challenge. We have used this unique adventure opportunity to raise $43,744 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.

Talks / Public Speaking

Paul is available to speak at business or social events In Ireland & UK including your company team events & seminars. With 10 years of experience in completing 6 of the 7 Summits, Paul found himself in the middle of the two worst disasters in the history of Everest in 2014 & 2015 and was at Base Camp when the Nepal Earthquake triggered an avalanche which tore through the camp with deadly force.

Paul combines his career experiences at Rolls-Royce Aerospace with some unique physiological and mountaineering adventures to talk about the risk, sacrifice, planning, preparation and realisations involved in pursuing one of the biggest goals on the planet, and the lessons learned along the way.

If you would like Paul to speak at your event, please get in touch via email to or phone at +353 (0)858719700.

Everest 2015 Disaster

Irish Seven Summits climber Paul Devaney from Longford was climbing Everest in April 2015 when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It triggered an avalanche from Pumori which led to a shock wave ripping through Base Camp destroying camps & 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 during Everest 2015.

Charity Fundraising

Irish Seven Summits raised $43,744 for worthwhile causes from 2007 to 2015.

  • Kilimanjaro (2007) = Self Help Africa (Ireland)
  • Elbrus (2008) = Concern Worldwide (Ireland)
  • Mt. Blanc (2009) = Concern Burma Appeal (Ireland)
  • Denali (2010) = Susan G Koman Cancer Research (USA)
  • Denali (2010) = Make-A-Wish Foundation (USA)
  • Aconcagua (2011) = Laura Lynn House (Ireland)
  • Vinson Massif (2013) = Liams Lodge (Ireland)
  • Everest (2014/15) = 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.

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  • Free Sessions
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  • Campus Access
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