This section of the website is under review.
It is clear that the challenge of climbing all of the Volcanic Seven Summits is becoming more popular. Other parts of this website contain blogs on the seven volcanoes that are regarded as the highest on each of the seven continents:
Kilimanjaro – Africa.
Mount Giluwe – Australasia.
Pico de Orizaba – North America.
Ojos del Salado – South America.
Damavand – Asia.
Elbrus – Europe.
Mount Sidley – Antarctica.
One of the first people to highlight these volcanoes was Amar Andalkar. He has a good website here (although it has not been updated for many years).
Wikipedia has a page on the Volcanic Seven Summits here. And for those who would like a lot more detail on volcanoes more generally the Smithsonian Institute runs a Global Volcanism Program site here.
For a media savvy volcanologist, take a look at Janine Krippner’s website. There’s a lot of good information there.
A book by Adrian Rohnfelder contains some stunning photography of the Volcanic Seven Summits – see here.
And a book by Ted Fairhurst covers not only the V7S but also the Seven Summits and motivation – see here – Dare to Reach L’Aventure de la Vie.
So when I find a moment I will update this page and consider:
- some views on what a volcano is.
- whether the list of the seven above is accurate.
- thoughts on some of the seven.
- other volcano challenges.
- any other issues that readers of this page (if any!) may have.