The journey to the summit of Everest
My name is John Zechendorf, and I am currently in the process of my own Seven Summits adventure. Climbing the Seven Summits means reaching the peaks of the highest mountain on each continent: Denali in North America, Aconcagua in South America, Kiliminjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Vinson in Antarctica, Mount Everest in Asia, and of course, Kosciuszko in my home country of Australia.
The adventure started in 2010, and commenced with an Advanced Mountaineering Course in December of that year, held in New Zealand, before tackling Kilimanjaro in January of 2011. Over the coming years, I have also climbed Denali, Aconcagua and Vinson, leaving only Everest and Kosciuszko to tick off the whole list.