One of mountaineering's biggest challenges is climbing each of the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. The honor of the highest peak in Europe goes to Mount Elbrus, which is located in southern Russia near the Georgia border. At 18,510 feet, Elbrus might not be an Everest (29,029 feet) or Aconcagua (22,837 feet), but it still makes for an impressive view from the top.
In mountaineering circles the Seven Summits refers to the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents and, over the past few decades, climbing those peaks has become quite the badge of honor in the adventure community. Now sel...
MailOnline Travel's Sadie Whitelocks embarked on an 11-day expedition to Europe's highest mountain in south Russia with Cumbria-based company Adventure Peaks.
The Air Force's 7 Summits Challenge is a quest to climb each continent's highest peak. In April, the team will try to scale Mount Everest.
image credit One of the mountaineering challenges for adventurous types worldwide is to climb the highest volcanic peaks on each of the Earth's seven continents, known as the Volcanic Seven Summits. The Presurfer