7 Summits

(Pictured above: Martin summiting Mount Vinson in Antartica, his seventh and final peak.)

Martin began his journey to summit the highest peak on each continent in 2005 and completed this remarkable feat in 2012, spanning more than 14.5 vertical miles.

Click here to access an interactive map with more information about Martin’s Seven Summits and Seven Seas journey.

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Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa)

Summit Date: August 21, 2005

Elevation: 19,336’

Route: Machame


Martin (far right) and his daughter, Meredith, at the summit.  Sunrise on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Denali (North America)

Summit Date: June 25, 2009

Elevation: 20,308’

Route: West Buttress


Martin’s good friend and climbing partner Steve Gasser, and Martin at the top of Denali/Mt. McKinley.  Steve passed away shortly after this photo was taken while competing in a bike race in St. George, UT.  Martin took a picture of Steve at the summit of Mt. Denali on each of his other summit climbs to remember him and their goal of climbing all 7 together.

Mount Aconcagua (South America)

Summit Date: January 11, 2011

Elevation: 22,841’

Route: False Polish Glacier

Martin Frey, Mt. Aconcagua, South America, 2011

At the top of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina

Mount Everest (Asia)

Summit Date: May 20, 2011

Elevation: 29,035’

Route: South Col

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Taking a breather at the top of the world.

Mount Elbrus (Europe)

Summit Date: August 6, 2012

Elevation: 18,510’

Route: Standard

Martin Frey, Mt. Elbrus, Europe, 2012

A windy summit on Mount Elbrus

Carstensz Pyramid (Oceania)

Summit Date: October 6, 2012

Elevation: 16,024’

Route: Standard

*Since some consider Mount Kosciuszko, not Carstensz Pyramid, part of the Seven Summits, Martin also summited Mt. Kosciuszko on November 10, 2013.

Martin Frey, Carstensz Pyramid, Oceania, 2012

Realizing that he has only one more summit to go!


Mount Vinson (Antarctica)

Summit Date: December 5, 2012

Elevation: 16,050’

Route: Standard via Branscomb Glacier


Last one!