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 five 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 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 by Dastan and Steffen
Oct 2018
Kosciusko
Australia
Ascended by Dastan and Hans Martin
Aug 2019
Kilimanjaro
Africa
Ascended by Dastan, Steffen, Hans Martin, Christian, Martin
2020
Mont Blanc
Europe
Join our team
2020/2021
Aconcagua
South America
Support the expedition
2021
Puncak Jaya
Oceania
Planned
2022
Denali
North America
Planned
2023
Vinson
Antarctica
Planned
2024
Everest
Asia
Planned

FROM THE BLOG

Kilimanjaro
31. December 2019

Day 7. Summit up, summit down

I slept only an hour or two before our summit. Sleepy and tired I woke up with a strong urge to poop. I had worries that I had diarrhoea because…
Kilimanjaro
31. December 2019

Day 6. Final night is approaching

We had a very nice morning with a view of pink clouds and Mount Meru. Soon the first sun rays hit our tents. This was long-awaited after an unendless cold…
Kilimanjaro
31. December 2019

Day 5. Walking above the skies.

Today we were allowed to get up an hour later. This was the least stressful morning so far and we had enough time to do morning chores before our hike…