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Is It Time To Start Mountaineering Again? Climbing the Seven Summits in 2021

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Seven summits of the Earth. Each continent represented by highest mountain with name and height.


It’s been nearly a year since the pandemic changed the world, and ended high climbs for nearly every avid mountaineer. But now climber attitudes are peaking and high climb opportunities are encouraging with most of the tallest mountains on each of the continents – the Seven Summits – open or expected to be open in 2021.

Dan Stretch, Global Rescue operations manager, is based in Nepal during the Mt. Everest climbing season and expects most of the Seven Summits to be open if travel restrictions permit. “All of the big mountains, except Mt. Kilimanjaro, had no season last year. Local economies and expedition companies are keen to restart,” he said.

Currently, five of the seven mountains making up the Seven Summits are open.

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