I have finally got around to blogging on two new Volcanic Seven Summiters who completed the challenge in May 2022 by climbing Damavand. They are twins, Delia and Iulia Zanoschi. Delia and Iulia are Romanians who are currently resident in California.
Delia and Iulia have also completed the Seven Summits (Bass version). They have a website here.
There are now 28 climbers on the list. Seven are women and 17 have also climbed one or other (or both) versions of the Seven Summits.
With people completing the Volcanic Seven Summits on the same day, I list them in alphabetical order by surname. So, if it matters, the list does not necessarily reflect the order in which people reached a summit. I have noted them with the same number rather than seeking to give any individual preference over any other.
As ever I remain aware of a number of people who have just one or two more volcanoes to climb in order to complete the challenge. For most, but certainly not all, this is Mount Sidley. I am anticipating at least three more completers with this season’s Mount Sidley trip.
But I imagine that I am unaware of others who are close to finishing. If anyone reading this blog has any information anyone who is pursuing this challenge 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.
|Climber, nationality and age at completion||Date of Final Summit||Final summit|
|1.||Mario Trimeri (Italy) (58)||24th January 2011||Mount Sidley|
|Crina "Coco" 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) (54)||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.||Vladislav Lachkaryev (Russia) (42)||15th January 2019||Mount Sidley|
|Satyarup Siddhanta (India) (35)||15th January 2019||Mount Sidley|
|Sándor (Sanya) Tóth (Hungary) (41)||15th January 2019||Mount Sidley|
|20.||Vaughan de la Harpe (South Africa) (63)||18th January 2020||Mount Sidley|
|Arthur Marsden (South Africa) (58)||18th January 2020||Mount Sidley|
|Oleg Mezentsev (Russia) (39)||18th January 2020||Mount Sidley|
|David Roskelley (USA) (51)||18th January 2020||Mount Sidley|
|24.||Yousef Al Refaie (Kuwait) (24)||22nd December 2021||Mount Sidley|
|25.||Jarryd Commerford (USA/UK/IRE) (35)||9th January 2022||Ojos del Salado|
|Robbi Malandreniotis (UK) (44)||9th January 2022||Ojos del Salado|
|27||Delia Zanoschi (Romania) (33)||29th May 2022||Damavand|
|Iulia Zanoschi (Romania) (33)||29th May 2022||Damavand|
And the Seven Summits?
Aleks Abramov, Vitaliy Simonovic, Dan Bull, Ted Fairhurst, Satyarup Siddhanta and David Roskelley have also completed the seven continental summits (both Carstensz and Kosciuszko versions).
Mario Trimeri, François Bernard, David Hamilton, Vladislav Lachkaryev, Vaughan de la Harpe, Arthur Marsden and Oleg Mezentsev have completed the seven continental summits (Carstensz version).
Andrey Filkov, Katie Sarah, and Delia and Iulia Zanoschi have completed the seven continental summits (Kosciuszko version).
I have consistently written before that the V7S challenge is becoming more popular. There is a trend amongst those who have completed the 7S to look for other endeavours to complete. Perhaps this is not surprising for a group of driven individuals. The V7S is a part of this. But there are other challenges.
So François Bernard, Vitaliy Simonovich, Vladislav Lachkaryev, Vaughan de la Harpe and Arthur Marsden have also skied to the North and South Poles.
I am also aware of other challenges that are being looked at.
But who has actually climbed the highest volcano in Australia? Should this not be one of the Volcanic Seven Summits?