WHY SEVEN SUMMITS?

to find queer heroes inside each of us and to inspire others

THE STORY

Dastan got inspired of Seven Summits after he managed to cycle from his birth place, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, to his new home city, Berlin in Germany. As a former LGBT activist in Kyrgyzstan and a passionate mountaineer, a nature lover and a (digital) nomad he is trying to build up a queer team (now there are six of us!) to conquer all Seven Summits aiming at the visibility of LGBT across the world and at inspiring young LGBT to believe in their powers and abilities to change the world around. If successful, Dastan will be the first Central Asian who has conquered all 7 (actually, 9) summits.

SUMMITS

Great Dividing Range, Australia
Sudirman Range, Oceania
Sentinel Range, Antartica
Andes, South America
Himalaya, Asia
Alaska Range, North America
Kilimanjaro, Africa
Caucausus, Europe
Alps, Europe

PRELIMINARY PLAN

Date
Mountain
Continent
Status
Sep 2018
Elbrus
Europe
Ascended 28.09.18 at 7am by Dastan and Steffen
Oct 2018
Kosciusko
Australia
Ascended on 21.10.2018 at 11am by Dastan and Hans Martin
Aug 2019
Kilimanjaro
Africa
Ascended on 15.08.2019 at 7.30am by Dastan, Steffen, Hans Martin, Christian, Martin
2021
Mont Blanc
Europe
Join our team
2021/2022
Aconcagua
South America
Support the expedition
2022
Denali
North America
Planned
2023
Vinson
Antarctica
Planned
2024
Puncak Jaya
Oceania
Planned
2025
Everest
Asia
Planned

FROM THE BLOG

Alpen 2019 Steffen Z Mont Blanc
22. September 2020

Mont Blanc becomes Monte Rosa

There are only a few days left, but COVD-19 has also reached the Pink Summits Team. We are not sick, but it has thwarted our travel plans. (more…)
Allgemein
29. July 2020

Soul of Stonewall Award 2020 – CSD Berlin

On July 25, 2020, Dastan and the PinkSummits team received the "Soul of Stonewall 2020 Award" from the CSD Berlin - Berlin Pride. In the selection of the Soul of…
Personal & reflections
7. June 2020

Thank you!

One year older. No, one year more grown-up. This year is absolutely not easy for me, but it is a very important year. Right now I'm at a big crossroads,…