History made at 6196 metres - UAE based resident conquers Seven Summit challenge
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Dubai, UAE, 10 July 2012 - A UAE-based mountaineer has conquered the Seven Summits challenge, after scaling the highest peaks in each of the seven continents.
Atte Miettinen, a London Business School alumnus, reached the final summit of Denali - also known as Mount McKinley - the highest mountain in North America, on the 22 June.
After reaching the 6,196-metre summit, Atte joins an exclusive group of mountaineers who have scaled each of the seven summits. The Executive MBA graduate is one of around 350 people and the first Finnish person in the world to complete the challenge.
“The last year, which I’ve dedicated fully to the Seven Summits project has been a great experience and taught me a lot. The year has also charged my batteries full, so I now look forward to putting my MBA as well as what I’ve learned on the mountains to use and get back to more “traditional” work!”
Seven Summits refers to a mountaineering challenge of climbing the highest mountains of every continent: Cerro Aconcagua (South America), Denali (North America), Vinson Massif (Antarctica), Elbrus (Europe), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Everest (Asia) and either Carstensz Pyramid or Mount Kosciuszko (Australia).
Atte’s Seven Summits project has been supported by several partners including Nokia, MTV3, and Estlander & Partners.
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