7 Summits Cancer Climb

The Team

Martin:  Martin Benning was diagnosed with cancer in 1983 and battled it for 10 years. He founded the 7 Summits Cancer Climb in 2005 to help support cancer research and support patients.  He now works in healthcare administration, climbs semi-professionally, and travels the world doing motivational lectures on goal setting and leadership.  He has been climbing since 1999.  He has reached the summit of Denali, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Elbrus, Kosciuszko and several peaks in the Washington Cascade Mountain including more than a dozen successful ascent of Mt. Rainier (once solo).

Justin: Justin Craven is an all-around adventure athlete.  He is skilled in mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, telemark skiing, wakeboarding and downhill mountain biking.  He is a wetland biologist, but loves to be in the mountains.  He is a very accomplished climber with successful ascents of Denali (two ascents), Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Elbrus, Kosciuszko and several peaks in the Washington Cascade Mountains including multiple ascents of Mt. Rainier.

Travis:  Travis VanOverbeke was born and raised in the foothills of the Washington Cascade Mountains, however did not start climbing until 2005.  His first climb and summit was with Martin up Mt. Rainier.  He has now successfully ascended the peak multiple times and has climbed several of the seven summits including Denali, Aconcagua, Elbrus and Kosciuszko.

Climbers from other climbs:
Vik - Denali, Aconcagua, Elbrus, Kosciuszko
Emily - Kosciuszko
Ashley - Kosciuszko
Adam - Kilimanjaro
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