The Seven Summits project was commissioned for the 4th edition of the Marrakech Biennale. In October 2011 I summited the seven mountains over 4000 meters in the Western High Atlas range. A stone was extracted from each peak and transported to Marrakech to be displayed in a temporary installation. At the culmination of the exhibition I repeated the trek, restoring the stones to their exact origins. The seven mountains summited were Toubkal (4167m), Timesguida (4091m), Ras (4087m), Afella (4032m), Toubkal West (4024m), Akioud (4016m), and Biguinoussene (4001m).

Photography and video assistance by Lachlan Pettit and Hermione O'Hea.

Integral to the success of this project has been local Moroccan support including Hafid Lamrani (satchel maker), Houssein 'Tajin' Chajaa (Berber guide), Said Aafik (contractor), Youssef Latrach (student intern), Youssef Seltaoui (woodcarver), Abd Rahim Ouhassou (assistant), Tarik Bani (assistant), and Salima Hadimi (production assistant).

Artworks: Seven Summits (album), Seven Summits (satchel), and Seven Summits (installation)

2011-2012

 
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The seven summits
 
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A satchel and geological tools
 
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Hiking into Imlil Valley
 
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Looking out from the tallest point in North Africa
 
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The peak of Toubkal West
 
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Traversing near Akioud
 
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Tadat Pass before summiting Biguinoussene
 
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Evening view from Nelter Refuge
 
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A view of Timesguida from Ras n'Ouanoukrim
 
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Replacing the summit of Toubkal West
 
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Fog in Imlil Valley
 
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Replacing the summit of Ras
 
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Hiking down from the summit of Akioud
 
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Replacing the summit of Afella