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Vision

USAF Seven Summits Challenge

On each of the seven continents of our world, there is but one peak that stands above the rest. These seven summits represent the highest land-based achievements obtainable by mankind.

The vision of our Challenge is for US Air Force members to carry the American and USAF flags to the highest point on each continent, ending atop the highest point on Earth. In doing so, we will be the first team of active duty American military members to reach the summit of Mt. Everest and the first team of military service members from any nation to reach all of the famed seven summits.

We climb to promote camaraderie and esprit d ’corps among US Airmen and to highlight the Air Force’s focus on personal fitness and growth. On the summit of each peak, we do pushups in honor of our friends and colleagues who have died in the line of service since 9/11.

To summit each peak, to stand atop each of our planet’s landmasses, is a noble and awesome challenge fit for an organization that operates in every spectrum of our world: from flying to the highest heights to diving into the deepest blues, this challenge underscores the Air Force’s Global Reach.

We are excited to take on this challenge to honor the members of the USAF, to highlight the importance of personal fitness, and to open to the public a new window into the lives of its military members. Along the way, we're proud to promote worthy military charities that bring better lives to the spouses of deceased military members and their children!