Mountains and Ice

I am working on the Winter 2014 issue of Stone Path Review that will include a different kind of interview.  It will be with the owner of a mountain guide training school with locations in Alaska and Patagonia.  In doing some basic research and tailoring the interview, here are some mountaineering statistics since I love nature and numbers.


The Seven Summits – The highest peak on each continent

Peak Elevation Continent Range
Mount Everest 8,848 m (29,029 ft) Asia Himalaya
Aconcagua 6,961 m (22,838 ft) South America Andes
Mount McKinley 6,194 m (20,322 ft) North America Alaska Range
Kilimanjaro 5,895 m (19,341 ft) Africa
Mount Elbrus 5,642 m (18,510 ft) Europe Caucasus Mountains
Mount Vinson 4,892 m (16,050 ft) Antarctica Sentinel Range
Puncak Jaya 4,884 m (16,024 ft) Australia (continent) Sudirman Range

The Fourteen 8000M Peaks – The 14 highest peaks in the world

Peak Height Location
Everest 8,848 m (29,029 ft) China / Nepal
K2 8,611 m (28,251 ft) Pakistan / China
Kangchenjunga 8,586 m (28,169 ft) Nepal / India
Lhotse 8,516 m (27,940 ft) China / Nepal
Makalu 8,485 m (27,838 ft) China / Nepal
Cho Oyu 8,201 m (26,906 ft) China / Nepal
Dhaulagiri I 8,167 m (26,795 ft) Nepal
Manaslu 8,163 m (26,781 ft) Nepal
Nanga Parbat 8,126 m (26,660 ft) Pakistan
Annapurna I 8,091 m (26,545 ft) Nepal
Gasherbrum I 8,080 m (26,444 ft) China / Pakistan
Broad Peak 8,051 m (26,414 ft) China / Pakistan
Gasherbrum II 8,034 m (26,358 ft) China / Pakistan
Shishapangma 8,027 m (26,335 ft) China

Verified List of Climbers Who Have Reached the Summit of all 14

Order Without O2 Name Period Born Age Nationality
1 1 Reinhold Messner 1970–1986 1944 42 Italy Italian
2 Jerzy Kukuczka 1979–1987 1948 39 Poland Polish
3 2 Erhard Loretan 1982–1995 1959 36 Switzerland Swiss
4 Carlos Carsolio 1985–1996 1962 33 Mexico Mexican
5 Krzysztof Wielicki 1980–1996 1950 46 Poland Polish
6 3 Juanito Oiarzabal 1985–1999 1956 43 Spain Spanish
7 Sergio Martini 1983–2000 1949 51 Italy Italian
8 Young-Seok Park 1993–2001 1963 38 South Korea Korean
9 Hong-Gil Um 1988–2001 1960 40 South Korea Korean
10 4 Alberto Iñurrategi 1991-2002 1968 33 Spain Spanish
11 Wang-Yong Han 1994–2003 1966 37 South Korea Korean
12 5 Ed Viesturs 1989–2005 1959 46 United States American
13 6 Silvio Mondinelli 1993–2007 1958 49 Italy Italian
14 7 Ivan Vallejo 1997–2008 1959 49 Ecuador Ecuador
15 8 Denis Urubko 2000–2009 1973 35 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
16 Ralf Dujmovits 1990–2009 1961 47 Germany German
17 9 Veikka Gustafsson 1993–2009 1968 41 Finland Finnish
18 Andrew Lock 1993–2009 1961 48 Australia Australian
19 10 João Garcia 1993–2010 1967 43 Portugal Portuguese
20 Piotr Pustelnik 1990–2010 1951 58 Poland Polish
21 Edurne Pasaban 2001–2010 1973 36 Spain Spanish
22 Abele Blanc 1992–2011 1954 56 Italy Italian
23 Mingma Sherpa 2000–2011 1978 33 Nepal Nepal
24 11 Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner 1998–2011 1970 40 Austria Austria
25 Vassily Pivtsov 2001–2011 1975 36 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
26 12 Maxut Zhumayev 2001–2011 1977 34 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
27 Jae-Soo Kim 2000–2011 1961 50 South Korea Korean
28 13 Mario Panzeri 1988–2012 1964 48 Italy Italian
29 Hirotaka Takeuchi 1995–2012 1971 41 Japan Japanese
30 Chhang Dawa Sherpa 2001–2013 1982 30 Nepal Nepal
31 14 Kim Chang-Ho 2005–2013 1970 43 South Korea Korean

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