The seven summits is the collective term given to the highest mountain on each individual continent. Climbing a single one of these mountains is a challenge in and of itself but climbing every single one of them is one of the greatest accomplishments one can achieve. Richard Bass became the first person to achieve this feat when he climbed all seven summits in 1985. Ever since then, mountain climbers worldwide have tried to follow in his footsteps.
Years have passed since and mountain climbers have managed to make climbing these mountains more challenging. In 2006, Kit Deslauriers decided to not only climb each mountain, but to also ski on them. She became the first person to accomplish this feat.
Inspired by her story and dedication, The North Face will be releasing the brand new ‘7 summits collection’. Each item on the collection will feature a Velcro patch referencing one of the summits.
The collection contains seven items in total, among them being a padded parka jacket, padded pants, waterproof boots, a beanie, a duffel bag and a fanny pack. The items will have details mimicking mountain climbing gear, giving it a distinctive and charming look.
The summit collection will be available soon on our website, checkout the entire The North Face collection on our webshop.