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CARLOS SORIA FONTAN

Carlos Soria Fontán, born on 5 February 1939 is a Spanish mountaineer. He is the only mountaineer to have ascended 10 mountains of more than 8,000 meters after turning 60, and he is the oldest person in history to have successfully climbed the K2 (65 years old), Broad Peak (68), Makalu (69), Gasherbrum I (70), Manaslu (71), Kanchenjunga (75) and Annapurna (77).

ALEX TXIKON

Alex Txikon, born on 12 December 1981 is a Spanish mountaineer. He has successfully climbed 11 out of 14, 8000ers mountains. In 2016, Alex along with Simone Moro & Ali Sadpara became the first climbers to climb Nanga Parbat in winter also known as the killer mountain for its high mortality rate. In addition to being a mountaineer, Alex Txikon has also practiced BASE jumping. In 2013 he obtained the Spanish record for BASE jumping by jumping from 3,200 meters, a spectacular jump from Pico Veleta, in Granada together with Patrick Gisasola and Darius Barrio.

SIMONE MORO

Simone Moro, born on 27 October 1967 is an Italian alpinist. He is known for having made the first winter ascents of 4 out of 14 eight-thousanders including Shishapangma (2015), Makalu (2009), Gasherbrum II (2011), and Nanga Parbat (2016). He has also summited Everest four times (2000, 2002, 2006, and 2010). Moro is also an experienced helicopter pilot. In 2013, he and two other rescue experts carried out the world’s highest long-line rescue operation on a helicopter, on Lhotse, at 7800m. On 12 November 2015, he set a new flight altitude world record in an ES101 Raven turboshaft-powered helicopter (6705m).

ARONLD COSTER

Arnold Coster, born in 1976 is a Dutch mountaineer. Coster is a senior expedition leader who has led over 35 expeditions in the Himalayas and other major mountain ranges in Asia. He has summited 5 of the 14 peaks above 8000m.

JORGE EGOCHEAGA

Jorge Egocheaga Rodríguez, born on 7 November 1966 in Oviedo is an Asturian doctor and mountaineer, he has successfully climbed all 14 mountains above 8000m. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Oviedo and worked as a lecturer. He specializes in sports medicine and has excelled in cross-country skiing and mountaineering.

KAMI RITA SHERPA

Kami Rita Sherpa, born on 17 January 1970 in the Solukhumbu, Nepal is a Nepalese mountaineer. Kami Rita holds a world record for most ascents of Mt. Everest (25 times). Kami Rita also holds a record of 38 summits of the mountains above 8000m.

AZIM GHEYCHISAZ

Azim Gheychisaz, born in 1981 is an Iranian mountaineer. In 2017, he has successfully climbed all 14 peaks above 8000m becoming the first Iranian to do so.

RADEK JAROS

Radek Jaroš, born on 29 April 1964 is a Czech mountaineer and an author. In 2014, Jaroš completed all 14 peaks above 8000m and he succeeded in all these mountains without the use of supplemental oxygen.

Seven Summit Treks

Grading

Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

For Expeditions

  1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
  2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
  3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
  4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
  5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

Grading

Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

For Trekking

  1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
  2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
  3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
  4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.