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06/11/2010
Seven summits project

Reaching the highest peak of each continent

 

After 30 years of adventures among deserts, jungles, oceans and glaciers Roberto Lorenzani wants to face an ambitous project: reaching the highest peak of each continent.
SEVEN SUMMITS are the seven highest mountains of the word: Everest, Aconcagua, Denali/Mt. McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson and Mt. Kosciuszko.

PROGRAM:

Mountain

Everest

Acongaua

Denali (Mckinley)

Kilimanjaro

Elbrus

Massive Vinson

Mt Kosciuszko

Mountain range

Khumbu Himalaya

Andes

Alaska Range

Kilimanjaro

Central Caucasus

Ellsworth Range

Kosciuszko Range

Continent

Asia  (Nepal/Tibet)

South America (Argentina)

North America (Alaska)

Africa (Tanzania)

Europe (Georgia)

Antarctica (Lesser)

Australia

Mt.

8848

6962

6195

5985

5644

4897

2228

 

PEAKS GAINED TILL NOW:

KOSCIUSZKO (2228 mt)

Arrival to peak: November the 27th 2007, 11.27 am
Partecipants: Mariangela Corti, Roberto Lorenzani

Mt Kosciuszko, Snowy Range, Kosciuszko National Park, the highest peak of Australia, 2.228 mt above sea level;
In 1840 explorer Paul Strzelecki calls it Mt. Kosciuszko in honour of Polish General Tadeusz Kościuszko and because of its resemblance with Kościuszko hill in Cracovia.

Other name KOSCIUSZKO RANGE
Altitude (feet) 7,310
Altitude(mt) 2. 228
Location: Australia
Latitude S 36° 27’ 350”; Longitude E 148° 15’ 810”
Year of the first climb: 1840
First climber: Paweł Edmund Strzelecki
Towns /city: Melbourne
Airport: Sydney

 

KILIMANJARO (5895 mt)

Arrival to peak: February the 3rd 2008, 07,50 am
Partecipants: Gian Luca Snelli, Thomas Lorenzani, Roberto Lorenzani

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain of Africa, it’s in the north-east of Tanzania near the bound with Kenia. Kilimanjaro mountain is an extinct volcano.

Other name Kilima Dscharo Kilimandscharo Kilima Njaro (Swahili) Oldoinyo Oibor (Masai)
Altitude (feet) 19,340
Altitude (mt) 5.985
Location Tanzania
Latitude S 3° 04’ 587”; Longitude E 37° 21’ 241”
Year of the first climb 1889
First climber Hans Meyer L. Purtscheller
Towns /city: Marangu, Tanzania via Moshi,
Airport: Nairobi, Kenya

 

ELBRUS (5644 mt)

Arrival to peak: August the 7th 2008,  10,30 am
Partecipants: Daniele Gaeti, Roberto Lorenzani

Mt Elbrus (5644), is the highest peak of Europe. It’s part of  the Central Caucasus, but it’s located many km north from the main ridge. Mt Elbrus has a volcanic origin, and even if extinct it maintains its tilted conical shape.
The mountain and its glaciers cover a 34 km area.

Other name Gora El-brus
Altitude (feet) 18,510
Altitude (mt) 5.644
Location Caucasus, Russia-Georgia
Latitude N 43° 21. 203’; Longitude E 42° 26. 282’
Year of the first climb 1874
First climber A. W. Moore, F. Gardiner, F. Cruford Grove, Horace Walker, Pete Knubel.
Towns /city Mineral'nye Vody, Russia
Airport: Moscow - Russia,  Kiev - Ukraine, Tbilisi - Georgia


Roberto Lorenzani