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TOPIC: NEW RECORD: Christian Stangl completes the Triple Seven Summits

NEW RECORD: Christian Stangl completes the Triple Seven Summits 6 years, 7 months ago #889

The Austrian Christian Stangl has become the first to climb the Triple Seven Summits, the three highest mountains on each of the seven continents.

While there are now many who have climbed the so-called Seven Summits, the highest mountains on each continent, only one man to date has - seemingly unequivocally - climbed all the second highest, and also all the third.

There has been debate in recent years on what counts as the second and third highest summits, particularly when it comes to Australasia. However, the list, as accomplished by Stangl and also defined by German High Asian authority Eberhard Jurgalski, is as follows:

Second Seven Summits:

•K2 (8,611m)
•Ojos del Salado (6,893m)
•Logan (5,959m)
•Dykh tau (5,205m)
•Batian (5,199m)
•Tyree (4,852m)
•Sumantri (4,870m)
Apart from Ojos, which he climbed in 1996, all these were completed by Stangl from 2010 to this year.

Third Seven Summits:

•Kangchenjunga (8,586m)
•Pissis (6,795m)
•Orizaba (5,636m)
•Shkhara (5,193m)
•Mawenzi (5,148m)
•Shinn (4,660m)
•Puncak Mandala (4,758m)
Stangl climbed these between 2008 and this year.

Read more about the accomplishment here-
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