Soeren Smidt
In 2007, and spring 2008, Soeren will run the 7 Summits program Henrik Kristiansen, owner of 7 Summits Aps., will go through. His tasks are a mixture of planning, organising, managing, teaching, training, guiding, leading on the tour of the 7 summits.

Since 1994 he has been working as tourleader and mountainguide for different professionel travelagencies. Mountains higher than 5000 m has been the main goal for these expeditions. He has taught all climbing and mountaineering disciplines for more than 20 years from basic rockclimbing to alpine climbing winter courses.

Soeren has climbed and done mountaineering since 1978. He is educated mountainleader from Ecole National Ski et Alpinism (ENSA) in Chamonix and certified rockclimbing instructor licensed from UIAA. An 8 month mountain course in Norway, including skiing and wintersurvival, set the course for his destiny.

The love of the mountains and his climbing passion includes boulders in Fontainebleau, rockfaces in Verdon, icecovered couloirs in Chamonix, Norwegian icefalls, the void on El Cap, mystic in Joshua Tree, and thin air in Nepal.

Soeren is 47 years old. Educated as paramedic in the firedepartment of Copenhagen, and in leadership (private and army), and he holds an MA in litterature/history from Roskilde University. His daughter is 13 year old Mathilde. Soeren lives in Copenhagen the capital of Denmark.