The 7 summit project (highest summit in every continent) is on its own an expensive goal to accomplish for a common mortal, and is hard to digest to spend so much money for an adventure like this. This being said, the plan is to ride as cheap as possible. That means most nights camping (no hotels have been booked so far), motorcycle repair and maintenance by myself, logistically cheap in the mountains and when possible, self-guided to the summits. Basically following the advice of respectful adventure blog sites such us www.advrider.com and some friend’s advice on blogs like www.avvida.co.uk I sincerely envy the freedom that adventurers I’ve read have of just taking off. Unfortunately in my case as with most readers, time is a major constraint due to occupational responsibilities. Therefore, the adventure takes a different approach. Every leg has to be done in a timeframe, fixing all the issues on the way with limited resources. Let me tell you a bit about myself: My name is David Garces and my life wasn’t much different of many people. I come from an old fashion family in Ambato Ecuador, where my dad was the ultimate gentleman and my mom is an amazing woman, cherish, caring, lovable and, that swears when dad is not around. I graduated as a mechanical engineer in Quito, where, to do my wages, I used to work as a guide to tourists to the Ecuadorian Andes. At home, we had motorcycles since I was 14 which we could take out only on day time, helmets were optional. In 2006, an Oil company recruited me the same week I graduated to work abroad, starting like this my thirst for traveling. When I turned 30, I managed to buy my first motorcycle. A KTM RC8 of the first models. Back then I was living in Aberdeen UK, and driving for the first time on the left side of the road. With permanent rain on a motorcycle with 156 HP to the back wheel and fitted with semi slick tires, it was a crash course on riding skills. Whilst still working for the same company, I climbed 3 out the 7 summits and also started to race motorcycles. Finishing 3th in the nationals in 2014 and 2015, and first place in the Panamerican championship that same year in Peru with a Ducati Panigale 1199. Later in 2016, tired of many things not going well, I decided to quit my job, got divorced and started to travel. Loving every day I could ride my motorcycle, in 2017 decided to fund with other partners Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner, as it was only logical to be driven by a passion, and that I still had to pay bills. This riding idea begun when talking to a good friend of mine, I told him I would love to join all three passions in my life: Motorcycles, travel, and mountains. The idea of riding far away and then climb up as high as possible to “see” where you came from and where you are heading was so appealing. Unfortunately, my friend passed away on a motorcycle accident, and his premature departure emphasized the urge to put a start date to this adventure. Life and death are so unpredictable not to take chances. My first leg of the project will take place to Aconcagua and Mount Vinson departing this end of November. Being the closest to my hometown Quito Ecuador, it seemed the smartest way to start, even though the logical ascending order in mountain complexness is not respected. It will start this November 25th and I just hope I’m not starting this thread too early. Preparations on the motorcycle (KTM 1290 Super Adventure R) has been ongoing for a while now and have some material to post. All my material I have accrued along the years in the mountains, so its a bit old, but reliable. The only thing new I’ll be trying is the riding suit, a reax ridge. I promise I’ll keep this blog with the bits and pieces of the riding mostly and if at some point, you find yourself at the throne with nothing to read, well... I hope this would do for you. Will try to keep it as interesting as possible.