noun - The Seven Summits are the highest mountains in each of the seven continents. 348 people completed the Seven Summits.
The Seven Summits include the following mountains:
1. Kilimanjaro (5,892m / 19,340 ft) in Africa
2. Vinson Massif (4,892 m / 16,050 ft) in Antarctica
3. Either Kosciuszko (2,228m / 7,310 ft) or Carstensz Pyramid (4,884m / 16,024 ft) in Australia
4. Everest (8,848m / 29,035 ft) in Asia
5. Elbrus (5,642m / 18,510 ft) in Europe
6. Mount McKinley (6,194m / 20,320 ft) in North America
7. Aconcagua (6,962m / 22,841 ft) in South America
The Seven Summits was the impetus to create its aquatic equivalent which is known as the Oceans Seven. Completion of the Oceans Seven requires a solo crossing of the English Channel (between England and France), the North Channel (between Scotland and Ireland, the Catalina Channel (between Catalina Island and Southern California, USA), the Molokai Channel (between Oahu and Molokai Islands in Hawaii, USA), the Tsugaru Channel (between Honshu and Hokkaido islands in Japan), the Cook Strait (between North and South islands in New Zealand) and the Strait of Gibraltar (between Spain and Morocco).