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
Sep 2021
Mont Blanc
Europe
Ascended on Sep 21 2021 by Xavier, Steffen, Théo, Jason, Christian V., Dastan, Hans Martin
Jan 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

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…)
2020 Pink Summits West Alpen Mont BlancSeven Summits: preparation
31. December 2020

Mont Blanc Tour 2021

There were already some inquiries - so here also officially our hint and the "Call to Action" for our Mont Blanc Tour 2021: (more…)