Patrick Morrow

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Patrick Allan Morrow
Born (1952-10-18) October 18, 1952 (age 66)
Invermere, British Columbia
Known forSummiter of the Seven Summits

Patrick Allan Morrow, CM (born October 18, 1952 in Invermere, British Columbia) is a Canadian photographer and mountain climber. In 1986 he was the first person to climb the Seven Summits in the Carstensz-Version. [1]

Order of Canada order

The Order of Canada is a Canadian national order and the second highest honour for merit in the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada. It comes second only to membership in the Order of Merit, which is the personal gift of Canada's monarch.

Canada Country in North America

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Its southern border with the United States, stretching some 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest bi-national land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Seven Summits Set of highest mountains of each of the seven continents

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Climbing to the summit of all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first achieved on 30 April 1985 by Richard Bass. The Seven Summits achievement has become noted as an exploration and mountaineering accomplishment.



Morrow climbed Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world, with the "Canadian Mount Everest Expedition 1982". Between 1977 and 1986 he climbed the Seven Summits in the more difficult Carstensz-Version ("Messner list"). [2] He wrote a book about this process, Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits, in which he argued the veracity of the Carstensz-Version over the Bass List. [3]

Mount Everest Earths highest mountain, part of the Himalaya between Nepal and Tibet

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Morrow was the first person to summit all the seven peaks on the Messner List of Seven Summits while Richard Bass was the first to complete the Bass List. Morrow was the first person to climb all the eight peaks on both lists (Bass and Messner). [1] [4] [5]

Richard Daniel "Dick" Bass was an American businessman, rancher and mountaineer. He was the owner of Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah and the first man to climb the "Seven Summits", the tallest mountain on each continent.

Morrow has other high altitude mountaineering achievements, and in 1987, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada . [6] . Professionally Morrow was a still photographer until about 2001 when he transitioned to video.

Climbs of Seven Summits

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Aconcagua highest mountain in South America(6962 m)

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South America A continent in the Western Hemisphere, and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere

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  1. 1 2 "History of the Quest for the Seven Summits (2004)" Archived 2015-10-17 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. Patrick Allan Morrow at The Canadian Encyclopedia
  3. Rowland Smith (1 January 2006). Postcolonizing the Commonwealth: Studies in Literature and Culture. Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. pp. 65–66. ISBN   978-0-88920-607-6.
  4. Jahoda, Petr (2006). History of 7 Summits project — who was first?. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  5. Mike Hamill (4 May 2012). Climbing the Seven Summits: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents' Highest Peaks. The Mountaineers Books. pp. 24–25. ISBN   978-1-59485-649-5.
  6. "Mr Patrick Alan Morrow, C.M." Office of the Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 13 February 2019.


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