Seven Summits Quest

Chris - History Made

Save One Life board member and mountaineer Chris Bombardier of Denver, Colorado is the
first person with hemophilia to climb the Seven Summits!

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Chris Bombardier made history by becoming the first person with hemophilia to conquer the Seven Summits, the highest peak on each of the seven continents!

His dramatic summit of Everest last May left only Mt. Vinson in Antarctica to summit, which he accomplished on January 6. While Chris made it look almost easy, we can't forget that he has hemophilia and had to transport, store and infuse his factor in subzero degree weather and hostile conditions.

  Chris - Mt. Vinson in Antarctica

The cold and formidable Mt. Vinson in Antarctica

On each summit Chris proudly carried the Save One Life banner to remind everyone of the needs of those with bleeding disorders in developing countries. Through Chris's efforts, starting with Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2011, more than $90,000 has been raised and 50 children sponsored.

Thank you, Chris, for enduring so much hardship and time away from loved ones; for championing our cause; for remembering under duress those who suffer in silence; and for showing the world what is possible with access to treatment. Your achievement is astounding!

Our deepest thanks to Octapharma, for funding Chris's Everest and Vinson climbs, without which he could not have accomplished the Seven Summits.

Read the Press Release of Chris's Climb


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Message from Chris

No longer can anyone say that someone with hemophilia can't climb Everest or any mountain with proper treatment, training and medical care. By standing on these summits I hope to show what is possible. Not that everyone should climb mountains (although I do believe the outdoors are for everyone) but that everyone should be able to aim for their dreams.

I hope by holding the Save One Life banner on each summit we can show the world that only 25% of people living with hemophilia even have access to adequate treatment to chase dreams. Those who do have access fight stereotypes of being told they're fragile and that they can't, or aren't allowed to participate like others. Together we can equalize the care all people with hemophilia receive. We can use my Seven Summits Quest to fight for change. We can lobby governments to buy factor and show that if people with hemophilia get treatment, the sky is the limit!

This is what climbing Mt. Vinson looks like!