Surviving the Seven Summits

Surviving the Seven Summits

Explorer Kit DesLauries was the first person in the world to have climbed and skied off the top of the 7 Summits, the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. She discusses how she researches and plans for the topography of each summit, using mental maps, and preparations to survive these extreme altitudes.


5 - 12


Earth Science, Geology, Geography

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André Gabrielli, National Geographic Society
Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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