The journey to the summit of Everest
My name is John Zeckendorf, and I have limed the Seven Summits but the adventure continues. 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 following years, I climbed Denali, Aconcagua, Kosciuszko, Vinson and Everest to tick off the whole list.