The Seven Summits refers to the highest peak on each of the seven continents of the world. Due to their distinction of being the tallest on each continent, many mountaineers make it a big personal goal to climb each one — thus many guide services have "seven summits" programs that help climbers achieve this goal.
Below is a list of the seven summits and the continent they are on. Click on each one to learn more.
ASIA — Mount Everest
SOUTH AMERICA — Aconcagua
NORTH AMERICA — Denali (Mount McKinley)
AFRICA — Mount Kilimanjaro
EUROPE — Mount Elbrus
ANTARCTICA — Vinson Massif
OCEANIA — Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid)