Valour 7 summits expedition

A team from Valour headed by mark Bowker the group MD are summiting the Seven Summits, these are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. These are some of the most sought-after peaks on the planet. From the austere glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro on the plains for Africa, to the white limestone cliffs of Carstensz Pyramid rising from the rainforests of Indonesia, to Mount Vinson among the Antarctic ice sheets, the Seven Summits challenge strength and spirit and are some of the world’s most majestic locations.

Mount Everest • 29,035’/ 8,850m

Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth. Named “Chomolungma” in Tibetan and “Sagarmatha” in Nepalese, it straddles the border between China and Nepal in the Great Himalayan Range of Asia. With extreme altitude, severe weather and challenging logistics, Mount Everest is a serious undertaking and the pinnacle of many mountaineers’ careers.
Aconcagua • 22,892’/ 6,962m
Aconcagua is the highest point in the Western and Southern Hemispheres, and the highest peak outside of Asia. These credentials, combined with its relatively accessible climbing routes, make it one of the most climbed of the Seven Summits

Denali • 20,320’/ 6,194m

North America • United States • Alaska Range
In Alaska’s Koyukon language, Denali means “the Great One.” Beside being the highest peak in North America, it boasts the greatest base to summit rise of any mountain entirely above sea level. Although it is not the highest of the Seven Summits, its northerly location means climbers must face severe cold and sudden storms, which make Denali one of the most challenging mountains in the world

Mount Kilimanjaro • 19,340’/ 5,895m


Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain on Earth. It is a volcano that towers over Tanzania, visible for miles around rising from the plains of the Serengeti to the grasslands of the Maasai Mara. Although Kilimanjiro is very high, its relative weather and the non-technical, trekking route to its summit make it one of the most achievable of the Seven Summits


Mount Elbrus • 18,510’/ 5,642m

Mt. Elbrus is a dormant volcano just north of the border of Europe and Asia, towering over its neighbours in Russia’s Caucasus Mountains. Twenty-two glaciers pour down its slopes

Vinson Massif • 16,050’/ 4,892m

Antarctica • Sentinel Range
Rising high above the Ronne Ice Shelf just 750 miles from the South Pole, Mount Vinson is the fifth tallest of the famed Seven Summits, but due to Antarctica’s severe weather and complex logistics, it was the last to be discovered, the last to be named, and the last to be climbed

Mount Kosciuszko • 7,310’/ 2,228m

Australia • Great Dividing Range
Mt. Kosciuszko is the highpoint of mainland Australia, dominating the skyline of the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves. Its place on the list of the Seven Summits has been the subject of debate


The Valour team are currently half way through the challenge and are attempting to summit at least one more summit each year with a plan to attempt Everest in 2026.