Carina Dayondon is first Filipina to conquer world's seven highest summits

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(CNN Philippines, January 14) — Carina Dayondon became the first Filipina to scale the highest peak of each of the seven continents.

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A Philippine Coast Guard lieutenant, Dayondon completed the impressive feat after reaching the summit of Mount Vinson in Antartica last December.

She first climbed North America's Mount Denali in 2006, then Asia's Mount Everest in 2007, followed by Europe's Mount Elbrus in 2013, Australia's Mount Kosciusko in 2014, Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro in 2015, and South America's Mount Aconcagua in 2018.

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