key details of our ascents of the 7 summits and our arrival at the North and
South Poles on foot (skis).
and I (Rob and Jo Gambi, married 7th September 1996) have summited each of the
7 summits together arriving at each summit at the same time and similarly for
the North and South poles. We were able to achieve each objective on our first
had cancer twice, with the most recent episode being in 2000/2001, and this
was the reason for taking some time out of work. We are very happy that I have
been healthy and we have been able to do all of these expeditions together,
successfully and safely.
(to the best of our knowledge) the following:
(i) We are
the first couple to complete the 7 summits and arrive at both poles on foot
(ii) Jo is
the first female to complete the 7 summits and arrive at both poles on foot
is the first Australian to complete the 7 summits and arrive at both poles on
completed the 7 summits in 1 year and 38 days.
completed the 7 summits and both poles in 1 year 313 days.
aside during this time i.e. 12th June 03 to 20th April 05 we have also climbed
Cho Oyo, Ama Dablam, Island Peak (all in the Himalayas), Mt Shinn (Antartica)
and Cerro Fitzgerald (Argentina).
7 SUMMITS /2
12th June 2003
and Western Breach
30th July 2003
Members: Ken Benison
15th December 2003
Members: David Hamilton
29th December 2003
Members: Bruno Rodi
variation of Vacas Valley Route
26th January 2004
Members: Lisa Pettenuzzo
Side via Blue Lake
7th March 2004
Members: We did this mountain together on our own.
Col/North East Ridge
24th May 2004
Members: Andy Marquis
Terskol south east route
20th July 2004
Members: Cheryl Bart
20th April 2005
Members: Ragnar Lien
Adventure Grand Slam. They
did the ‘last degree’ to the poles, not the coast to poles.
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