The Seven Summits
What are the Seven Summits? And where am I in my quest to reach this goal?
It was Frank Wells, CEO of Disney and Dick Bass (who I met prior to his passing), owner of Snowbird and a Texas Oilman who had the dream to create this “mystical” challenge.
It was as straightforward as it was difficult to climb the highest mountains on each of the world’s seven continents. No one had ever scaled all Seven Summits, and it would be a first, a feat that had eluded the world’s best mountaineers.
Now, I am attempting to become the first NFL player to climb these same seven mountains. I have summited 4 of the 7 summits to date and will be attempting my 5th in May 2017 on Denali, which is the highest peak in North America.
Mt. Kilimanjaro | Elevation: 19,340 ft
The tallest mountain in Africa is Mt. Kilimanjaro, topping out at 19,340 ft (5,895m). Located in the country of Tanzania, this mountain is special because you travel through 5 different climatic zones beginning in the jungle and ending on a glacier atop an inactive volcano. Completed: 2013, 2017
Mt. Elbrus | Elevation: 18,510 ft