She did it.
Liz Rose, a 26-year-old from West Vancouver, has become the youngest Canadian to ever complete the Seven Summits, a mountaineering challenge composed of climbing the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents.
Yes, that includes Antarctica.
Rose recently scaled Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia, her seventh summit in the last two and a half years. She first climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, before completing Argentina’s Aconcagua, Everest the North Side from Tibet, Antarctica’s Vinson, North America’s Denali, and Russia’s Elbrus.
“It feels surreal to have achieved my goal of climbing the highest summits in the world, with all of this starting out as a hobby I did with my parents,” Rose said.
Liz completed the last 7,000-foot high summit in Australia – the lowest elevation of the seven mountains – with family in friends. The highest summit completed was Everest, at over 29,000 feet.
Rose brought a Canuck Place flag with the signatures and wishes from the children and families at the children’s hospice to the top of Mt. Kosciuszko, as this climb was a fundraising initiative. She hopes to raise $200,000 for Canuck Place, with The Rose Family Foundation and Friends committed to match every dollar up to $100,000 raised.
“Being able to dedicate my climb to Canuck Place has given my trip a greater meaning and I hope that we will reach our fundraising goal!”
Rose has raised over $53,000 to date. Click here to donate.