The Seven Summits is a mountaineering challenge to climb the highest peak on each of the world’s seven continents. It was first completed back in 1985 by American mountaineer Richard Bass, who successfully climbed to the summit of Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, Mount Vinson and Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko. This became known as the ‘Bass list’.
However, another famous mountaineer has since put forward an alternative list. This explorer – who we can’t mention for legal reasons – replaced Mount Kosciuszko with Indonesia’s Carstensz Pyramid. From a mountaineering perspective, this list is viewed as the most demanding and treacherous – as compared to the Kosciuszko – the Carstensz requires intense traversing through remote, dangerous & dense jungle to reach base camp.
Inviting you to embrace the great outdoors this season, our size? Exclusive LXCON 94 takes inspiration from this alternative list. Fittingly coined ‘Carstenz’, our iteration comes well equipped with Cordura to the uppers. This hard as nails fabric is ultra-durable, promising protection from day one of a hike to the last. Our edition also comes dressed in pops of brown and red, nodding to the jungle and glacial top of the Carstensz. Finally, a gum rubber outsole is detailed with an aggressive pattern for glue-like traction.
Our adidas Originals LXCON 94 ‘Carstensz’ is available online and in selected size? stores on 1st January, priced at £85. You can also enter a draw before the release date via the size? previews raffle to be in with a chance of getting your hands on a pair.