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Climbing High!

Gautam Patil is the founding director of Silicon Valley Product Management Association Inc. But that’s not what makes him unique. He aims to be the first Indian to climb the tallest mountains in each of the seven continents.

He has already created the record by climbing five of the seven summits – Denali (North America), Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Vinson Massif (Antarctica) and Elbrus (Europe). He now plans on climbing atop the final two – Kosciusko(Oceania) in March, and Everest (Asia) by May 2006.

To support Gautam’s amazing quest, the i-Summit campaign is developing partnerships with a select number of corporate sponsors and individuals for the final and most dramatic part of Gautam?s quest. If you know any company who would like to help, please let Gautam know. It’s always great to support a good cause.

Gautam, a Hindu climber, along with a Jewish climber from Israel, a Palestinian Muslim, a black male Christian from Africa, and a white female Christian from the USA will unite in the name of peace and triumph as one. Together the climbers hope to send a message of solidarity to the world. They will put their cultural differences aside and focus on their commonality in order to conquer the harsh conditions of Mt. Everest. The project will be filmed and the film will be released internationally. Learn more at