WHY SEVEN SUMMITS?

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

THE STORY

Dastan got inspired of Seven Summits during the cycling tour 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 eight of us!) to conquer all Seven Summits. They do it for the sake of visibility of LGBT+ across the world. They inspire young LGBT+ to believe in their powers and abilities to change the world.

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
Sep 2021
Mont Blanc
Europe
Ascended on 21.09.2021 at 07:45 by Dastan, Steffen, Hans Martin, Xavier, Théo, Jason, Christian V.
Jan 2022 and Jan 2023
Aconcagua
South America
Support the expedition
2023
Denali
North America
Planned
2024
Vinson
Antarctica
Planned
2025
Puncak Jaya
Oceania
Planned
2026
Everest
Asia
Planned

FROM THE BLOG

AllgemeinCentral AsiaExpeditions
26. November 2021

Pik Leipzig – a little invitation

The Pink Summits team is planning an ascent of Pik Leipzig in Kyrgyzstan in 2022. The mountain has only been climbed twice. In 2014, I was able to reach the…
Mont Blanc Rainbow flag PinkSummits Mont Blanc
15. October 2021

The summit of Mont Blanc has a rainbow flag!

On September 21, 2021, the PinkSummits team successfully climbed Mont Blanc to raise awareness for LGBTIQ+ rights and raise funds for the French association Urgence Homophobie. (more…)
PinkSummits Berge AconcaguaSeven Summits: preparation
19. March 2021

2021 – 2022 Pink Summits Expedition to Aconcagua: 6,962 Meters of Freedom

There was aready much interest from some of you - so here is also official information and "Call to Action" to our expedition to Aconcagua (6,962 meters). (more…)