Looking to climb all Seven? We offer climbs to each of the Seven Summits. Check them out below
Mt. Everest, Nepal 29,035 feet (8850 M)
Mt. Everest is the highest mountain on our planet and a peak that captures the imagination of climbers worldwide. Many famous mountaineers throughout history have climbed on the flanks of Mt. Everest since it was first attempted by the British in 1921 led by George Mallory. SMI founder Kurt Wedberg reached the summit of Mt. Everest in 1995 & May 2008.
Kilimanjaro 19,340’ (5895M)
East Africa is quite simply the trip of a lifetime. We began leading trips here in 1996 and this has turned into one of our most popular programs. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the African continent making it one of the “seven summits”. It is also the only place in the world where one can pass through five different temperate zones in as many days starting off in a jungle and ending in an alpine environment.
Mt. Vinson 16,067 feet (4900 M)
Is the highest mountain on the continent of Antarctica. It is located 600 miles from the South Pole and 1200 miles from the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is part of the Ellsworth Mountain range, which rises dramatically above the Ronne Ice Shelf. The combination of incomparable pristine beauty, its remote location, and the extreme environment make this expedition a unique and unparalleled trip of a lifetime!
Mt. Elbrus, Russia 18,510 feet
Mt. Elbrus is the highest mountain in the European continent. It is located in the Caucases mountain range in Russia near its border with Georgia in between the Black and Caspian Seas. We begin the trip by flying in to St. Petersburg where we will spend two days here sampling as much of this beautiful city as we can while we adjust to the time change. Highlights include Peter the Great’s summer palace and the Hermitage Museum. This museum is famous for housing some of the most precious art in the world. We then fly to Mineralnye Vody where land transportation will be waiting to bring us to the Baksan Valley. This area was once a vacation spot for the Soviet elite. We will stay in a lodge at 7000 feet and spend several days taking hikes acclimatizing ourselves to the high altitude we will soon be climbing in. We will then move higher to a hut that puts us within a days climb from the summit. The climbing is over glaciated terrain and will require us to use ice axes and crampons while being roped up. Upon finishing our climb we return to Mineralnye Vody and take a flight to Moscow where we spend two days at a hotel across the street from the Kremlin. There are opportunities here to tour parts of Moscow. We take a morning departure from Moscow to Istanbul or for those not continuing on with us they will fly back to the United States.
- Aconcagua, South America
- Carstensz Pyramid, Australasia
- Kilimanjaro, Africa
- Mt. Elbrus, Russia
- Mt. Everest, Asia
- Mt. McKinley, North America
- Mt. Vinson, Antartica