7 Summits for LGBT Visibility

An entertaining story of a young gay man who wants to fulfill his dream of conquering seven summits, the highest mountains on each continent, and to inspire others to start their own missions. In a humorous way, Dastan Kasmamytov will tell about the challenges he faces, including homophobia and violence in some countries, that risk the whole campaign.

His talk will end up with more general conclusions of the safety of travel for LGBTI explorers, of ethics behind traveling to homophobic countries, of travel challenges faced by the so-called “third world” countries, and of how we could address all of this in a meaningful and sustainable way.