Just got an e-mail from Hyde. He’s still in Kathmandu. He said he started his Seven Summits journey in 1998 with Kilimanjaro. He climbed the Carsztenz Pyramid in 2006 and plans to climb Australia’s highest point, Kosciuszko, with his kids in the coming years.
University Place’s Charlie Hyde, 55, has reached the top of the world and one of mountaineering’s most sought after landmarks, an Alpine Ascents International spokesman said.
Hyde reached the summit of 29,035-foot Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, on May 24 with AAI guides, said Gordon Janow of the Seattle-based company.
According to the AAI website, Hyde has now climbed the highest peak on each continent.
Hyde is off the Mountain, Janow said, and will soon fly back to Tacoma.
We’ll post more when we are able to speak with Janow.
The Seven Summits are:
|Australia or Oceania*||Kosciuszko or Carstensz Pyramid||7,310 or 16,024|
* There are two version of the Seven Summits depending on how you
define the seven continents. Kosciuzko is the heights peak in
Australia, but Carstensz Pyramid on New Guinea is the highest peak in