Seven Summits

Jonathan's journey to climb the highest point on each of the seven continents.

Feats and Accomplishments:

While there are many amazingly talented, courageous, or downright
crazy people garnering attention for all kinds of feats and firsts, I
will have to disappoint you now. I will not be the fastest, the
youngest, the oldest, the first left-handed person, or the third
left-handed person climbing them all blindfolded, or first American born
west of the Mississippi on a Tuesday, or first to bungee-jump, ski,
snowboard, etc. off the summit of each of the Seven Summits. I am not
climbing to set records; I climb for other reasons.

With that said, based on independent research and numerous web searches, I
will hold a number of accomplishments and “firsts” after successfully
completing the Seven Summits.

Possible Feats and Accomplishments:

1) First person born in Kansas, USA (I have spent about 26 of my 32 years living in Kansas);


2) First professional and licensed landscape architect;


3) One of the youngest Americans

4) One of about 150 Americans and 425 people globally to complete the Seven Summits.


5) First Kansas State University graduate (Kansas, USA) (GO WILDCATS!
)


Seven Summits Map

(note this map uses Puncak Jaya as Australia's highest point per the "Messner List." I use the original "Bass List" which uses Mount Kosciuszko on mainland Australia...it's a greatly debated difference that I will not go into now but essentially ask yourself "What is a continent?")

Mount Kilimanjaro (1 of 7)

Kilimanjaro Daily Journal