Man Becomes First With Severe Hemophilia to Climb Seven Summits


Earlier this month, Chris Bombardier became the first person to climb the Seven Summits with severe hemophilia. The Seven Summits consist of the tallest peaks on each continent: Carstesz Pyramid in Australia, Mount Everest in Asia, Denali in North America, Mount Elbrus in Europe,  Mt. Vinson in Antarctica, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.

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According to, Bombardier reached the summit of Mt. Vinson on January 6, 2018. He says he took on the challenge to “to bring awareness to the fact that only 25 percent of the people in the world who live with hemophilia have access to proper treatment.”

Bombardier also said his accomplishment proves that those living with hemophilia aren’t limited. That they can achieve “the impossible with proper treatment, training and medical care.”

You can follow Chris’s future adventures on his website,

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