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USAF 7 Summits Team Makes Climbing History

May 23, 2013

United States Air Force 7 Summits Team became the first team of military members to reach the highest point on all 7 continents when they reached the summit of Mt. Everest on May 19th! For any normal group of people this would seem super-human, but nothing is impossible for the men and women of our Air Force!


Congratulations to the United States Air Force 7 Summits team for successfully reaching the Mount Everest summit May 19. The historic climb marks the first time a team of military members from any nation has reached the highest point on all seven continents including Mount Elbrus in Europe, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Aconcagua in South America, Mount McKinley in North America, Mount Vinson in Antarctica, Mount Kosciuszko in Australia, and Mount Everest in Asia. The team completed the Mount Everest climb on the 50th anniversary of Jim Whittaker’s three-month trek on May 1, 1693, to become the first American to reach the top of Mount Everest.

Maj. Rob Marshall, a CV-22 Osprey acceptance pilot from Mercer Island, Wash., currently stationed at Bell Helicopter in Amarillo, Texas, celebrated the completion of the challenge by doing 30 pushups in less than 30 seconds at the summit. Marshall said he did the pushups to highlight the importance of physical fitness and teamwork.



Read The Full Blog Post From The Air Force’s Official Blog Here