Volcanic 7 Summits

Summiting all seven is regarded as a mountaineering challenge.

On December 9, 2018, at the age of 71 years and 235 days, Fairhurst became the oldest person in the world, 1st North American, and 9th person in history to have scaled all the Seven Summits and the Volcanic Seven Summits.

The Volcanic Seven Summits are the highest volcanoes on each of the seven continents, just as the Seven Summits are the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. Two of the Volcanic Seven Summits are also in the Seven Summits list. Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus, which were formed volcanically, are the highest peaks of their respective continents.

An additional complication in determining the highest volcanic summits is defining exactly what constitutes a volcano and how much topographic prominence it must have relative to any nearby non-volcanic peaks in order to qualify.

For the purposes of this list, the summits must be an actual eruptive volcanic center, not merely made of volcanic rocks which were uplifted by other geological processes. In addition, a topographic prominence of at least 1,000 feet (300 m) is required, so that the list includes only genuine volcanic mountains and not minor outpourings of lava which happened to leak to the Earth’s surface in high-altitude regions.

 

HEIGHTS

 

The HOT SEVEN

  1. PICO DE ORIZABA
    5,636 m (18,491 ft)
  2. OJOS DEL SALADO
    6,9893 m (22,615 ft) 
  3. KILIMANJARO
    5,895 m (19,341 ft)
  4. MOUNT GILUWE
    4367 m (14,327ft)
  5. ELBRUS
    5,642 m (18,510 ft)
  6. DAMAVAND
    5,610 m (18,406 ft)
  7. Mount SIDLEY
    4,285 m (14,058 ft)

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