The Adventures of a Lifetime! 

South African born Pierre Carter will climb to the summits of the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents and attempt to paraglide off them. Pierre, along with friends, will share their experience via photographs, video, and blogs from the most remote and fragile corners of the earth. 

-THE MISSION-

 

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”

– Nelson Mandela

 

 

It all starts with a dream.


Pierre first thought about the idea of paragliding from the summit of the highest mountain on each continent, known as the 7 summits, back in 1998. Slowly he started travelling to some of these mountains and was successful on Elbrus and Aconcagua. To continue the remaining five mountains would be an expensive exercise, so he pulled together a team of friends that could join him in filming and documenting these experiences that he could share with the rest of us. With the support and film crew, they decided to return to the mountains he had already climbed and flown off, in order to capture and complete the footage of certain summits. Now, Pierre seeks to accomplish the remaining summits with the company of willing friends. 

 

 -THE SPORTSMAN-

Pierre has been an enthusiastic climber and adventurer since 1982 and started paragliding in 1988. He gained his mountain and flying experience in the Andes, Alps and at Home. He claimed the South African Paragliding champion title a few times during the ’90s and has competed at an international level. In 2008 he was nominated Solomon Adventurer of the Year. He has competed in the Redbull X-Alps in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

So far, Pierre has successfully flown from the summit of Mt Elbrus, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, and Carstens Pyramid with Denali having been climbed, but not flown off as the Authorities prohibited the team from flying off by confiscating their gear.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family and friends for supporting me in the various adventures and travels we have shared together, and without whom non of these adventures would have been posable. 

The memories we made will be with me forever, thanks for your tears, frustrations and all the laughter !..........

- Accompanying Friends -

Guy Hubbard -

Elbrus in 2010 July,

Aconcagua in 2011 Dec/ Jan,

Kilimanjaro in 2011 Sep.

Kyle O'Donoghue -

Elbrus in 2010 July,

Aconcagua in 2011 Dec / Jan,

Kilimanjaro in 2011 Sep.

Marianne Schwankhart -

Elbrus in 2010 July,

Aconcagua in 2011 Dec / Jan,

Kilimanjaro in 2011 Sep.

Nico Hickley -

Denali in 2016 June.

Castens Pyramid and

Mt Cook in 2018 Dec.

Julia Davies -

 Aconcagua in 2005 Dec,

Via the Polish Direct.

Alps, and many local Climbs

Too many friends to mention - this was our 2005 Elbrus team where I managed to fly off in beautiful weather, with zero wind.

A big thanks to Jean Ramsey and

Sue Waddley

Guy Pitman -

 Aconcagua 2007,

Via the Polish Traverse and  Kilimanjaro in 2011 and many local climbs

Too many friends to mention - this was our 2011 Kilimanjaro team were 4 of us managed to fly from Kilimanjaro.

It was the first Legal  Flight from the top.

a big thanks to Linda and Alistar Steuart, Andrew Smith, Jeremy Holdcraft and 

James Braid, for bringing this trip together!

-THE SUMMITS-

MNT. EVEREST - 8848m

NEPAL

TO BE DONE

2021

ELBRUS - 5642m

RUSSIA

COMPLETED

2005 Jul.

2010 Jul.

ACONCAGUA -6959

ARGENTINA

COMPLETED

2005 Dec.

2007 Dec.

2011 Dec.

MNT. VINSON - 4897

ANTARCTICA

TO BE DONE

2022 

DENALI - 6164m

ALASKA

COMPLETED

2016  Jul.

(prohibited from Flying off )

CARSTENS PYRAMID - 4884M

IRANIAN JAYA

COMPLETED

2018 Dec.

KILIMANJARO - 5895

TANZANIA 

COMPLETED

2011 Sep.

2017 Oct.

 2018 Sep. (from School hut)

2019 Oct.

MNT. COOK - 3724

NEW ZEALAND 

ATTEMPTED

2018 Dec.

 ( out off condition )

MNT. KOSCIUSKO - 3724

AUSTRAILIA 

COMPLETED

2018 Dec.

 

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We 7Summits7Flights, love to Paraglide after climbing Big Mountains in Photo Landscapes, and hard Hike and Fly's, Pierre Carter,  Marianne Schwankhart, Guy Hubbard , Kyle O'Donoghue, also love big walls, big sky, Big country, in wide open spaces and camping, As well as paragliding, Red bull X alps, ParaglideKilimanjaro, and the seven summits, Everest, Aconcagua , Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Mt Vinson, Carstensz Pyramid, and Denali, as well as Mount Cook, whilst camping and enjoying it all whilst using, First Ascent, Mountain hardware, Spot, Lasportiva, MSR, Gradient paraglider, Ozone paraglider  and Mountaineer , equipment. And weloveparagliding, x-bergchallenge, Skybean, Spot, findmespot, 

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