Harry Kikstra

Harry Kikstra started his website, 7summits.com many years ago to give information about the highest peaks of the 7 continents. Organised Expeditions, statistics, photos and general information can be found.
Harry has summited all the mountains he has recommended, among many others, and took hundreds of images during his many trips which have been published in, a variety of publications, including National Geographic Adventure, Dutch Penthouse & Panorama, Australian Outside, South African Getaway and in his guidebooks about Aconcagua & Denali.

A collection of his best images can be found on the special photoblog www.ExposedPlanet.com

Link to 7 Summits

Harry Kikstra's activity

  1. January 2009
  2. Harry Kikstra reviewed Hindu Kush & Karakoram in Afghanistan

    Though not a mountain itself, the Baltoro Glacier in Northern Pakistan is surrounded by an incredible collection of famous peaks like K2, Broad Peak, Trango Towers, the Gasherbrums, Chogolisa and many, many others. The glacier itself can be trekked in …"

  3. June 2007
  4. Harry Kikstra rated Mount Everest

  5. Harry Kikstra rated Baltoro Glacier

  6. Harry Kikstra rated Mont Blanc

  7. Harry Kikstra rated Denali (Mount McKinley)

  8. Harry Kikstra rated Mount Vinson (Vinson Massif)

  9. Harry Kikstra rated Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya)

  10. Harry Kikstra rated Aconcagua

  11. Harry Kikstra rated Mount Elbrus

  12. Harry Kikstra rated Kilimanjaro

  13. Harry Kikstra rated Rwenzori Mountains

  14. May 2007
  15. Harry Kikstra reviewed Mont Blanc in Piedmont-Northeast, Italy

    The highest mountain of the Alps, Mont Blanc is the birthplace of modern Alpinism. The route can be climbed in 2-3 days when you are acclimatised and though crowded in summer it is beautiful. Also the views from the mountain over the Alps are stunning. …"

  16. Harry Kikstra reviewed Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska, United States

    The highest point of North America is to be found in Alaska, close to the Polar Circle. With 6192m/20,320ft it is a massive block of rock and ice sticking out of the surrounding fields. The normal route is not technical, but cold and as you have to car…"

  17. Harry Kikstra reviewed Baltoro Glacier in India

    Though not a mountain itself, the Baltoro Glacier in Northern Pakistan is surrounded by an incredible collection of famous peaks like K2, Broad Peak, Trango Towers, the Gasherbrums, Chogolisa and many, many others. The glacier itself can be trekked in …"

  18. Harry Kikstra reviewed Mount Elbrus in Russia

    Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe, situated on the continent’s border in the Caucasus. With 5642m/18,510ft altitude, the gently sloped old volcano is much higher than its surroundings, but still a relatively easy hike, where only crampons are need…"

  19. Harry Kikstra reviewed Aconcagua in Cuyo, Argentina

    Located close to the border with Chile, Aconcagua (6962m/22,841ft) is the highest mountain of South America, even the highest peak outside of Asia! Still the two normal routes are not steep and the summit can be reached by fit and determined hikers. Yo…"

  20. Harry Kikstra reviewed Mount Vinson (Vinson Massif) in Antarctica

    Imagine climbing in the night when the sun is still above you and there is snow and ice all the way to the horizon! Welcome to Antarctica! The highest point of this Southern continent is 4897m/16,067ft high. Due to the remote location a private plane is …"

  21. Harry Kikstra reviewed Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania

    The highest mountain of Africa is 5895m/19,340ft high, but technically the easiest of the continental highpoints. The gentle slopes take you through many different climate zones and ecosystems, until you reach the crater rim, surrounded with some of the …"

  22. Harry Kikstra reviewed Rwenzori Mountains in DR Congo

    The ‘Mountains of the Moon’ are located on the border between Uganda and Congo. This 3rd highest mountain of Africa is 5109m/16,763ft high. The hike is a bit tougher than Kilimanjaro, due to rocky paths and giant mud fields, but the scenery is magnific…"

  23. Harry Kikstra reviewed Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) in Indonesia

    The highest mountain of Australasia is 4884m or 16,024ft high. The lowest of the continental highpoints, it is the steepest one. A high rock in the middle of the Papua jungle, adventure guaranteed. Carstensz Pyramid can be climbed all year round, bigg…"

  24. Harry Kikstra reviewed Mount Everest in Mount Everest, Nepal

    A list of mountains cannot be complete without the highest one… With 8848m/29,029ft Mount Everest lies on the border of Nepal and Tibet. The Mount Everest BaseCamps are very nice places to visit even if you are not a high altitude mountaineer. An expe…"