The "Seven Summits" are the highest mountains on each of the world’s seven continents. These peaks are: Denali 20,310 in North America, Aconcagua 22,834’ in South America, Mt. Vinson 16,064’ in Antarctica, Kilimanjaro 19,340’ in Africa, Mt. Elbrus 18,513’ for the European continent, Carstensz Pyramid 16,023’ in Oceania, and Mt. Everest 29,035’ in Asia. The accomplishment of climbing this list mountains is a marvelous achievement.

The Seven Summits as a goal was first completed by Dick Bass in 1985 with Mt. Kosciuszko as his consideration for the for the highest peak in Australia. A year later the famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner also completed the Seven Summits with his addition of Carstensz. The Reinhold list is what most now consider to be the true Seven Summits.

Todd Passey, owner and lead guide of ITCOG has twice guided all the Seven Summits. Some of these peaks; like Denali and Mt. Vinson he has guided more than twenty times. Needless to say we know the circuit well.

Each and every mountain on this list is beautiful and amazing in it’s own rite. Combine climbing all seven and it is quite the achievement and the fulfillment of a dream for many. Notably, climbing the seven summits is not only a fulfilling mountaineering achievement, but it is also a great cultural experience. Embarking on an expedition to any one of these mountains, you cannot help but be immersed in the lives and cultures of the locals who help us achieve our goals. These people and experiences is the true gratification.

"If you never challenge yourself, you will never realize what you can become."

- Anonymous

If climbing the Seven Summits is your goal, we would love to help you plan your journey and to prepare you for success on each of these peaks. We have seen people move from no experience at all to the top of the world. Anything is possible. Reach out, let’s chat and get you started on the road to achieving you dream.

"I have climbed all over the world with Todd and have never had more successful or enjoyable experiences with any other mountain guides that I have used over the (many) years. He is an expert at all things in the mountain and enables one to push their limits on enjoyment, challenge and exhilaration while feeling totally safe and secure in any type of situation-exactly what one wants in a mountain guide. Todd is the consummate professional whether planning your adventure or executing it alongside you and always maintains a focus on the 'fun part' of why we do what we do in the mountains. He is a very good man!"

- Jim D.

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