From the lows of a near fatal broken neck to the highs of a 7 Summits world speed record and beyond, this is Steve’s story.


Steve Plain

Saturday December 13th, 2014, Steve Plain was rushed to hospital with a broken neck after being dumped in a wave at Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia. Doctors said he was extremely lucky to be alive, but were unsure if he’d walk again. Refusing to accept doctors prognosis, Steve set himself a goal.

Fast forward a few years. Steve is not only back on his feet, but has recently completed the most ambitious challenge of his life, climbing the world’s 7 Summits, the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, in under 4 months. Or what he called, “Project 7in4”. Along the way, raising awareness and funds for the Surf Life Saving Association and SpinalCure Australia.

In recognition of his 7 Summits world record expedition, Steve was honoured to be named “Australian Adventurer of the Year” at the Australian Geographic Society 2018 annual awards.

For Steve, Project 7in4 was an amazing journey, but the question still remains, “what’s next”?

From the lows of a broken neck, to the highs of the world’s tallest mountains and beyond, this is Steve’s story.

Steve’s Story

Project 7in4

In 2018 Steve achieved his personal goal of climbing the 7 Summits in under 4 months. Commencing January  16th on the summit of Vinson (Antarctica) and concluding May 14th on Everest, Steve also set a new 7 Summits Guinness World Record at 117 days, 6 hrs and 50 mins. Thank you to all have have supported Project 7in4, in particular, Jon Gupta and Tanya Plain.

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Project 7in4

SUMMIT PHOTOS Project 7in4
7 Summits Guinness World Record
117 days, 6 hrs, 50 min!
VINSON - 16th JANUARY 2018 Vinson (4892m)
Antarctica
16th January 2018
ACONCAGUA - 28th JANUARY 2018 Aconcagua (6962m)
South America
28th January 2018
KILIMANJARO - 14th FEBRUARY 2018 Kilimanjaro (5895m)
Africa
14th February 2018
CARSTENSZ - 21st FEBRUARY 2018 Carstensz Pyramid (4884m)
Australasia
21st February 2018
KOSCIUSZKO - 3rd MARCH 2018 Kosciuszko (2228m)
Australia
3rd March 2018
ELBRUS - 13th MARCH 2018 Elbrus (5642m)
Europe
13th March 2018
DENALI - 3rd APRIL 2018 Denali (6190m)
North America
3rd April 2018
EVEREST - 14th MAY 2018 Everest (8848m)
Asia
14th May 2018 2018

Next Adventure

“What are you going to do next?” That is the most common question Steve have been asked since returning home from Project 7in4 in May 2018. And it’s a very good question.

What’s Next
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Hear Steve’s Inspiring Story

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From overcoming a broken neck to climbing the highest mountain on every continent in world record time, Steve’s story demonstrates how ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results through commitment, resilience and hard work.

Entertaining, inspiring and occasionally painful, Steve will take you with him step-by-step along his journey.

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Everest South Summit