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The Mission:
To encourage, enable, and document the consumption of a Cheeseburger on every summit on earth.


The Cheeseburger

Since the beginning of the Summit Cheeseburger quest, misguided individuals have suggested that instead of cheeseburgers we should be eating something 'good' like hoagies, or beef burritos, or brie sandwiches, or having a scotch on the summit of a peak. These rules are for them.

  • At a minimum, a cheeseburger consists of a meat patty, cheese, and a bun.
  • The meat patty must be of mammalian origin. A patty originating from a bird or fish will be considered if there is documented proof that the specific species in question has eaten a human being; for example, a patty of great white shark meat. For such a submission to be considered, proof of predation upon humans must be provided. Gardenburgers, or any kind of veggie burger, will not be considered.
  • Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep or other mammals. Cheese substitutes do not count.
  • A bun is prepared from flour, water, etc. and consists of two halves; a top and bottom.

The Summit

  • The cheeseburger must be consumed on the summit of a 'named' peak (the peak must be named on a commercially-available map.) A large, fairly complete, database of eligible peaks can be searched from within this site.
  • First ascents of peaks are appreciated but you will receive credit for peaks other hikers have already ascended.

The "Hiker"

  • You may ascend the peak by any means possible whether that be by hiking or with the help of a train, bike, car, tram, or helicopter.
  • Every hiker must eat an entire cheeseburger while on the summit.
  • You or another member of the hiking party must submit a post describing your Summit Cheeseburger expedition. It can be long or short, serious or funny. If you have any photos of the event please upload them; people will want to see them. Each summit gets its own post - the post will be associated with the summit you conquered as well as the trail handles for your fellow hikers (which you will enter).

All complaints concerning a breach of the Summit Cheeseburger rules must be submitted to the Summit Cheese Rules Commitee (SCRC) by email at: The complaint must state the Rule that has been violated and how it was violated. All submissions will be held in the strictest confidence, unless the submission is deemed entertaining enough for posting to the Summit Cheeseburger website.