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 gay team to conquer all 7 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.

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/Sep 2019
Kilimanjaro
Africa
Planned
Dec/Jan 2019/2020
Aconcagua
South America
2020
Vinson
Antarctica
Planned
2020
Mont Blanc
Europe
Planned
2021
Denali
North America
Planned
2021
Puncak Jaya
Oceania
Planned
2022
Everest
Asia
Planned

FROM THE BLOG

Costs and financingElbrus
15. April 2019

How much does the ascending Elbrus cost?

Climbing Elbrus is considered one of the easiest peaks among the Seven Summits. However, this mountain did not seem to be really easy for us. Therefore, we recommend taking a…
AcclimatizationElbrus
15. April 2019

Elbrus from the north, south or east?

Elbrus is an amazing two-headed mountain, where you can still find many virgin places to acclimatize. We recommend avoiding large group ascents with traditional acclimatization from the south or from…
Elbrus
17. February 2019

Days 9 – 10. How I managed to get a regular Skype meeting right after climbing Elbrus

All evening we were worried that the weather would not allow us to climb Elbrus. But it seems like a blizzard subsided a bit and we started to prepare ourselves…