Receive $50 off an eligible $100 purchase at the Outside Shop, where you'll find gear for all your adventures outdoors. Sign up for Outside+ today.
Need a gift for that special climber in your life? We’re running new product recommendations every weekday until the holidays. Check out the rest of the list.
The chances are slim to none that I’ll ever tag any of the Seven Summits, but as a longtime devotee of mountain narratives, including Dick Bass’ seminal recounting of his quest to tag the peaks, Seven Summits, I can appreciate the romance, mystique, and allure of the pursuit. Wanderwide’s minimalist, elegant, black-and-white Seven Summits Register Print has thus become a welcome addition to my office, one that in bored, distracted, or “dear God I need to think about anything other than writing or editing” moments holds and pleases the eye—and transports me in my imagination to the icy, wind-swept heights atop each of our planet’s seven continents.
The print is made with high-test Cougar Premium 110# Cover paper, with a flat, rich hue that looks classy hung up on the wall. Each summit is seen in a distinctive profile against a black sky, cross-hatched along one half and enclosed in a circle with its name, elevation, continent, country, and—were there still any doubt about locating it—GPS coordinates. The poster also comes with a stamp and ink pad, so that you can fill in a small triangle atop each circle upon completing a peak. Meanwhile, a small log at the base of the poster lets you note your date of ascent and the number of climbers in your party. The poster costs $59 unframed, or $129 with the Minimalist Floating Frame (the one I have—essentially a top and a bottom, of muted grey hardwood with a “driftwood” finish, enclosing the print) or $199 with the Modern Premium Frame.
The Seven Summits Register Print is something unique, a classier version, say, of those T-shirts that let you tick off all of Colorado’s Fourteeners as you summit each one. Wanderwide in fact makes similar posters for other travel/life-list goals, including American’s national parks, all 50 states, the wonders of the world, and, of course, the Fourteeners. It’s a great gift to yourself or that climber or armchair mountaineer you love, whether you or they have any intention of slapping on a down suit, goggles, and double boots, donning a giant pack, and charging toward the top of each continent.
$59 (print only), wanderwide.co