This year, the Guinness World Book of Records recognized Samantha Larson as the youngest female to have climbed the seven highest summits on each of the seven continents. She was 18 years 300 days. The mountaineering challenge of reaching the summit of these seven peaks was first achieved by Richard Bass on April 30, 1985. Since then, other adventurers have followed in his footsteps. Here are the seven summits they have conquered.
Carstensz Pyramid, Papua, Australia/Oceania Height: 16,023 feet
Vinson Massif, Antarctica Height: 16,067 feet
Mount Elbrus, Europe Height: 18,510 feet
Kilimanjaro, Africa Height: 19,340 feet
Mount McKinley, North America Height: 20,320 feet
Mount Aconcagua, South America Height: 22,841
Mount Everest, Asia Height: 29,035