The Seven Summits are the tallest mountains on each continent. Climbing each of the seven summits is a mountaineering challenge.
The summits are:
- Mount Everest, Asia, 8,848 m
- Aconcagua, South America, 6,961 m
- Denali, North America, 6,194 m
- Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa, 5,895 m
- Elbrus, Europe, 5,642 m
- Vinson, Antarctica, 4,892 m
Australia's tallest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko (2,228 m), was on the original Seven Summits list. As this mountain is considered a rather trivial challenge, Puncak Jaya on New Guinea (4,884 m) is considered to represent Oceania.
Mont Blanc (4,810 m) is occasionally regarded as Europe's tallest mountain, as Elbrus, and nearby peaks, are on the Eurasian border. However, the mountain is not on any of the Seven Summits lists. It is however a classic in mountaineering, and an alternative to Elbrus, due to the severe political situation in the North Caucasus.