Climbers on the Highest Point of Each Continent. It seems that reaching the highest point of each of the continents has become a North American specialty. The first to complete all of them was our member, Dick Bass, when he climbed Everest earlier in 1985. Two more have joined this group by climbing as the last peak the Vinson Massif in Antarctica. Canadian Pat Morrow made his ascent on November 19 and our member Gerry Roach reached the summit on December 13.