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77 year old Carlos Soria summits Annapurna

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Carlos Soria

Carlos Soria started climbing at 14. At 21 he headed to the Alps for the first time to attempt serious climbs.

Carlos Soria

In 1968, he was part of the first Spanish expedition to travel to Russia to climb Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in continental Europa (5,642 metres).

Carlos Soria

Carlos Soria was over 70 when he achieved the feat of scaling the 7 highest peaks on each of the 7 continents: Elbrus (Europe-1968), McKinley (N. America-1971), Aconcagua (S. America–1986), Everest (Asia-2001), Mont Vinson (Antarctica – 2007), Carstensz (

Carlos Soria

Carlos Soria made the first asccent of 7,620 metre Dome Khang.

Carlos Soria

Returning after climbing Cho Oyu (8,201 metres) in 1999.

Foto:Chema DíazDiario AS

Carlos Soria

Carlos Soria arrives in Madrid after climbing K2, the second highest peak in the world, in 2004.

Foto:FELIPE SEVILLANODIARIO AS

Carlos Soria

Carlos Soria is the only climber to have summited 10 8,000 peaks after his 60th birthday.

Carlos Soria

Carlos Soria is the only climber to have summited 10 8,000 peaks after his 60th birthday.

Carlos Soria

Carlos Soria returning from his expedition to Kanchenjunga in 2014.

Carlos Soria

Carlos Soria reached the summit of Annapurna, the 10th highest peak on the planet and the climber's 12th 8,000 peak. At 77 he's the oldest climber to achieve the feat.

Carlos Soria

Carlos Soria reached the summit of Annapurna, the 10th highest peak on the planet and the climber's 12th 8,000 peak. At 77 he's the oldest climber to achieve the feat.