Mountaineering

77 year old Carlos Soria summits Annapurna

Carlos Soria

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

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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).

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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 (Oceania–2010) and Kilimanjaro (Africa–2010).

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

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En 1990 he climbed his first 8,000 metre peak.

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Carlos Soria summited Cho Oyu (8,201 metres) in 1999.

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Carlos Soria summited Cho Oyu (8,201 metres) in 1999.

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

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

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

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

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During the ascent of Broad Peak in 2011.

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Carlos Soria returning from his expedition to Kanchenjunga in 2014.

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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.

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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.

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