The seven highest peaks of each continent
January 18, 2022
The seven highest peaks on each continent are the highest mountains on the seven continents. Climbing all these peaks is considered a challenge for mountain sports, the first person to achieve this record on April 30, 1985 was Richard Bass. The seven peaks of each continent include the highest peaks of each of the seven continents. The different listings include slightly different variations, but in general that core is maintained. The seven continental heights depend on the definition used for a continent, particularly where the continent's borders lie. This leads to two points of variation: the first is Mont Blanc or Mount Elbrus for continental Europe; and the second depends on whether Oceania is included or mainland Australia is a continent, which results in either Mount Kosciuszko or Puncak Jaya (Pyramid of Carstensz). The first woman to climb these seven peaks was Tabei Junko, a Japanese mountaineer.