Following my last blog on January 2019’s Sidley expedition, this blog updates the list of those who have now completed the Volcanic Seven Summits.
There are now 19 climbers on the list. Five are women and 11 have also climbed one or other (or both) versions of the seven summits.
For this list I have now omitted the date of the first summit as I am not sure of the usefulness of this information. I have also added a completion number now that the numbers are increasing. With the last Sidley expedition three people completed the volcanic Seven Summits. So I have noted these as 17th equal rather than seeking to give any of them preference over the other.
I am aware of a number of people who have just one more volcano to climb. For most, this is Mount Sidley. But I imagine that I am unaware of others who are close to finishing. If anyone reading this blog has any information on those others I would be glad to have it. Likewise if there are any errors or omissions in the list please let me know. I am always happy to correct these.
The V7S challenge becomes more popular. The identification of the highest volcanoes on each continent was probably first published in the internet by Amar Andalkar on his ski mountaineering and climbing site back in 1999. This site is still a good source of information though it has not been updated in recent times.
As a result the challenge is being marketed as such by leading operators such as Jagged Globe, Adventure Peaks, Seven Summits Club and Furtenbach Adventures. I can foresee others jumping on the bandwagon though it is likely always to be less popular than the Seven Summits which has seen over 400 people complete.
|Climber, nationality and age at completion||Date of Final Summit||Final summit|
|1.||Mario Trimeri (Italy) (58)||24th January 2011||Mount Sidley|
|Crina Popescu (Romania) (16)||24th January 2011||Mount Sidley|
|3.||Vyechaslav Adrov (Russia) (50)||18th January 2013||Mount Sidley|
|4.||Aleks Abramov (Russia) (47)||13th September 2013||Mount Giluwe|
|5.||Olga Rumyantseva (Russia) (36)||9th December 2013||Ojos del Salado|
|6.||Vitaliy Simonovic (Russia) (42)||19th December 2013||Ojos del Salado|
|7.||Francois Bernard (Fr) (49)||17th January 2014||Mount Sidley|
|8.||Sophie Cairns (UK) (32)||10th June 2014||Elbrus|
|9.||Paul Nicholson (Canada) (50)||5th December 2014||Ojos del Salado|
|10.||Liana Chabdarova (Russia) (28)||12th January 2015||Ojos del Salado|
|11.||Andrey Filkov (Russia) (49)||16th September 2015||Damavand|
|12.||James Stone (UK) (59)||14th January 2017||Mount Sidley|
|13.||Daniel Bull (Australia) (36)||27th April 2017||Ojos del Salado|
|14.||Katie Sarah (Australia) (49)||14th January 2018||Mount Sidley|
|15.||David Hamilton (UK) (56)||10th February 2018||Ojos del Salado|
|16.||Theodore (Ted) Fairhurst (Canada) (71)||9th December 2018||Ojos del Salado|
|17||Sándor (Sanya) Tóth (Hungary) (41)||15th January 2019||Mount Sidley|
|Satyarup Siddhanta (India) (35)||15th January 2019||Mount Sidley|
|Vladislav Lachkaryev (Russia) (42)||15th January 2019||Mount Sidley|
Aleks Abramov, Vitaliy Simonovic, Dan Bull, Ted Fairhurst and Satyarup Siddhanta have also completed the seven continental summits (both Carstenz and Kosciuszko versions).
Mario Trimeri, François Bernard, David Hamilton and Vladislav Lachkaryev have completed the seven continental summits (Carstenz version).
Andrey Filkov and Katie Sarah have completed the seven continental summits (Kosciuszko version).