What are the 7 summits? That is, the highest point on every CONTINENT.
Mt. McKinley, North America
Aconcagua, South America
Vinson Massif, Antarctica
AS FAR AS THE HIGHEST POINT IN AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA....IS IT...
LET'S FORGET FOR A MOMENT THAT THIS FEAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED. IF YOU RESEARCH WHAT ARE THE 7 SUMMITS, THAT IS THE HIGHEST POINT ON THE 7 CONTINENTS.....WOULD YOU NOT USE THE RESEARCH, ATLASES, AND WEBSITES THAT ARE BELOW? OR WOULD YOU JUST DECIDE FOR YOURSELF?
Go to my website
or go to National Geographic website to see the world divided into continents:
http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/plac ... index.html
I based my choice of Wilhelm entirely on geographic experts, cartographers, atlas makers, etc.
Here is my reasoning: It is not my reasoning
check these websites direct:
United Nations: http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm
U.S. Govt. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA):
https://www.cia.gov/library/publication ... p.html#Geo
National Geographic: http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/plac ... a_reg.html
World Atlas: http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/au.htm
Nation Master: http://www.nationmaster.com/region/OCE
Wonder Club: http://www.wonderclub.com/Atlas/au__2067.htm
Lonely Planet: http://lonelyplanet.worldexpeditions.ne ... ions&id=90
Papua New Guinea Trekking: http://www.pngtrekkingadventures.com/pn ... lhelm.html
Atlas of Canada http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/m ... image_view
<img src="http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=&imgrefurl=http://www.greece-map.net/oceania.htm&h ... image&cd=1" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.greece-map.net/oceania/ocean ... image&cd=1
Political Resources http://www.politicalresources.net/oceania-map.htm
Network Starter http://www.nsrc.org/codes/bymap/oceania.html
Australian Radio http://vkham.com/Info/Maps/oceania.html
ALL THESE ATLASES SUPPORT WILHELM:
Rand McNally Classic World Atlas, 2005 Continents color coded
Rand McNally Answer Atlas, 2006 Says Wilhelm is the highest peak in Oceania in WORDS. Also notes that Carstensz (Punca Jaya) is in Asia (in WORDS).
Rand McNally World Atlas, 2006
WHSMITH, World Atlas, 1980 Notice this is from 1980 BEFORE any version of the 7 summits!
Philips Modern School Atlas, London, 1983 Notice this is from 1983 BEFORE any version of the 7summits!
DK Geography of the World, 2006 Notes Wilhelm is the highest point in Oceania in WORDS.
DK Essential Atlas of the World, 2005
DK Atlas A-Z 2004
Oxford, Essential World Atlas, 2006
The Times (London), Concise Atlas of the World, 2005
National Geographic, Atlas of the World, 1995
National Geographic, Atlas of the World, 2005 Notes Wilhelm is the highest point in Oceania in WORDS.
National Geographic, Collegiate Atlas of the World, 2006
National Geographic, Family Reference Atlas of the World, 2007
Readers Digest Bartholomew, Atlas of the World, 2004 Notes Wilhelm is the highest point in Oceania in WORDS.
Readers Digest, Illustrated World Atlas, 2004
Pocket Books, The Pocket Book of the World, 2005
Pocket Books, The Pocket Book of the World, 2006
Merriam-Websters Student Atlas, 2006 Notes Wilhelm is the highest point in Oceania in WORDS.
Barnes & Noble Quick Reference World Atlas, 2006
Barnes & Noble Geographica, The Complete Illustrated Atlas of the World, 2002
Barnes & Noble, The Essential Atlas of the World, 2005
Covent Garden Books, World Reference Atlas, 2004
Harper Collins, Concise World Atlas, 2004
Scholastic, Atlas of the World, 2003
Chambers, Reference Atlas, 2005
Hammond, Odyssey World Atlas, 2006
So this is why I chose Wilhelm. Who should decide the continents? A marketing person? an engineer? a landscaper? a mountain climber? a hiker?
Or is it the cartographers and atlas makers? After all, they are the body that decided there are 7 continents to begin with, deciding that Europe and Asia are 2 separate continents - and we all accept this. When I was researching Kosciusko and Carstensz, the above atlases and websites is what I found.
How can they ALL be wrong? I do not understand????????
DO WE ACCEPT ALL 3 VERSIONS? WHAT DO YOU THINK?
San Francisco, CA
I always consider Europe & Asia to be one continent, though they are quite different culturally (and visiting Asia calls for more red tape, visas, silly things like "local sponsors", etc.). (I also used to think Mont Blanc was the top of Europe; didn't know about Elbruz).
Re SE Asia/Oceania, I've climbed Kosciuszcko (sp?), Wilhelm and Kinabalu (HP of Borneo and SE Asia proper) but not Carstenz, then called Gunong Sukarno or Puntjak Jaya. It's a much harder climb, hard to reach (though it's supposed to be near a large mine) and my visa to Indonesia (talk about red tape, mandatory airline tickets in and out, neither of which I used) was stamped "not valid for travel to Irian Barat" (W. Irian). A poorly run country.
--Roger Williams (19 in US, + many abroad), Boulder, Colorado USA.