Greek Mountaineer Conquers The ‘7 Summits'

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 23 January 2020
Greek Mountaineer Conquers The ‘7 Summits'

Christina Flampouri is the first Greek woman to reach the top of the ‘7 summits’. Facing low temperatures and strong winds, she accomplished one of her biggest goals on January 6 by climbing Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica, an altitude of 4,892 meters.

After conquering the peak, she enthusiastically stated: “Seven Summits was much more than a mountaineering project for me, it was a dream come true, and this confirms my belief that nothing is impossible. Five years ago, I was scared to step on the edge of a slope, and today I have managed to reach the highest peaks in the 7 continents.” 

The ‘7 Summits’ is the quest of climbing the highest peak in each of the seven continents; to date, approximately 400 people in total have undertaken the challenge.

Last May, Flampouri became the first Greek woman to climb the highest peak in the world, Mt Everest, at an altitude of 8,848 meters.

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