"scoring the seven summits"
the music behind the game Everest: Only the Strong Survive

This is the highest peak on the Oceanic continent, located in Irian Jaya, the easternmost province of Indonesia. At 16,023ft (4,884 m), it is named after Jan Carstensz, a Dutch explorer who was the first European to discover the peak. Its Indonesian name is Puncak Jaya ("Victory Peak"). This track features elements of Gamelan music, which is a traditional Indonesian style that includes wood and metal-sounding percussion and pitched glockenspiel-type instruments.

Due to its extreme isolation, this was the last of the seven summits to be conquered – it is the highest peak on Antarctica, located 600 miles from the South Pole. At 16,067ft (4,897m), it is named after Congressman Carl G. Vinson of Georgia, who promoted Antarctic exploration. This track is meant to evoke the coldness and remoteness of Vinson – the only things you hear on the mountain are the sounds of your heartbeat and the pinging of your axe against the ice.

At 18,476 ft (5,633 m), this is the highest mountain on the European continent. It is located in Russia, near the border with Georgia. This track features the chilling sounds of Russian monks and ominous-sounding strings that help build the tension.

This is the highest mountain in Africa, and is located in Tanzania. At 19,340 ft (5,895 m), its name is thought to be derived from two Swahili words, "Kilima" and "Njaro," which together mean "Shining Mountain." This track features distinctive Sudanese vocals and West African drums mixed with Western elements such as strings and piano.

Located in Alaska, this is the highest peak in North America. At 20,320 ft (6,194 m), the mountain’s official name is Mt. McKinley, after President William McKinley. However, most mountaineers and locals call it Denali, which in the local Athabascan language means "The High One." This track blends French horns, trumpets, violins, drums and a choir in a way meant to portray the majesty, drama, and danger of Denali.

The second highest peak of the seven summits and the highest mountain in South America, Aconcagua rises 22,840 ft (6962 m) above the Andes in Argentina. Its name comes from the Inca phrase “Ackon Cahuak,” which means “Stone Sentinel.” This track features the huge sound of Brazilian surdo bass drums and the traditional South American sound of the breathy pan flute, which evokes the wind of the mountains.

The tallest mountain in Asia and of course the world, Everest soars to a height of 29,029 ft (8848 m). It was named after Sir George Everest, British Surveyor General of India. Everest straddles the borders of Nepal and Tibet in the Himalayas, and is known by Tibetans as Chomolungma, "Goddess Mother of Earth" and by Nepalese as Sagarmatha, "Goddess of the Sky." This track features two popular instruments from northern India and Nepal: the tabla (a set of two tuned drums) and the sitar (an Indian lute). Also added for texture is a native Australian didgeridoo which produces ominous, deep, windy tones from a long hollowed-out piece of wood.

Additional Tracks: Team Select, Defeat, Victory

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