7 Summits World Speed Record Broken

Steve Plain and Jon Gupta have broken the '7 Summits' speed record by completing their final peak, Mount Everest, after 117 days - a full 9 days ahead of the previous world record.

Everest and Lhotse – a rare view from high on Nuptse.
© Jon Gupta

The '7 Summits' is challenge to summit the tallest peak on each continent. The previous world speed record for summiting all seven stood at 126 days by Polish mountaineer Janusz Kochanski in 2017.

The clock started once the pair reached the summit of the first and stopped at the top of the final mountain.

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The Seven Summits
© Montane

Steve and Jon completed each mountain on the following dates:

- Vinson (Antarctica, 4892m) 16.01.18

- Aconcagua (S. America, 6962m) 28.01.18

- Kilimanjaro (Africa, 5895m) 14.02.18

- Carstensz Pyramid (Australasia, 4884m) 24.02.18

- Elbrus (Europe, 5642m) 13.03.18

- Denali (N. America, 6190m) 03.04.18

- Everest (Asia, 8488m) 14.05.18

The pair were part of 'Project 7in4', supported by Montane. More details and reports of each summit expedition can be found on the Montane website.

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Climbed the 7 summits was a life time achievement itself, well done ! Records are there to be broken, so won’t be surprised someone will beat it in the future ! Now I started my training , dreaming !.  
In reply  Montane should be seriously ashamed of themselves sponsoring this shit. Why didn't they get some sponsorship from a company more directly involved in their endevour, like Lufthansa or Esso perhaps.
  It’s not just zero, is it, but also ‘no’, as in for example ‘no regrets’.   It seems normal to me; there are multiple regrets which aren’t there. Compare ‘none’ (as in ‘not one’), which would...
The answer to that is probably "because it is". In general anything other than one takes the plural, so 0.5 f*cks or -1 f*cks.  The best explanation I've seen is from JBH towards the end of this thread. Though "best"...
I don't doubt that these two gents are top blokes with the best of intentions but to me it seems a little hollow, a lot of aviation fuel just to say they did it. I'm much more impressed by people who do big things under...
Moving quickly on big mountains can often mean enhanced safety. Beyond that why bother to rush something that should be enjoyable.    Bit like saying I'm getting better at sex, I've got it down to 30 seconds now

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