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UIAA regrets Mount Everest access decision by China

07/04/2008 13:46

Statement by Mike Mortimer, President of UIAA (International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation) The UIAA regrets the recent decision by the government of China to close the north side of Mount Everest to mountaineering expeditions for several weeks during May of this year. This restriction ...

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Flight Mineralny Vody - Munich starts 16th of May...

02/04/2008 15:40

Kavminvodyavia informs that since May 16, 2008 the flights on the route Mineralnye Vody - Munich - Mineralnye Vody will be resuming. The model of plane - Yak-42. Flight 787: Mineralnye Vody - 07.40 - Munich - 09.00 Flight 788: Munich - 12.30 Mineralnye Vody - 17.30 Time is local. Flights - every ...

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Everest Temporary Rules

28/03/2008 11:02

These Temporary Rules will only apply for the climbing period 1april-10 May Issuing of permit and the route for spring 2008 for Everest and Lhotse: A.The Government of Nepal and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation will only issue permits for the South East Ridge Route on Mount ...

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Everest south side update: First two climbing permits issued in Nepal;

20/03/2008 10:54

09:50 pm EDT Mar 19, 2008 ( Today, ExplorersWeb received the following email from a spokesman for the Nepal Ministry of Tourism: "We start to give mountaineering permits from today. Two teams have taken permit for Dhaulagiri & Ama Dablam. Regarding Everest, the government will ...

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Alex Abramov about Everest season

18/03/2008 11:53

Everest is difficult and dangerous mountain and climbing Everest is a big risk even in good conditions. Situation today shows us that everything is against successful climb in this year. It is possible to make summit at "any price", but in this nervous situation, expeditions` Leaders and members ...

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Everest and Cho Oyu access closed ?

12/03/2008 15:45

Chinese authorities have closed access to Everest and nearby Cho Oyu, suspending climbing permits until 10 May. The surprising news is currently making headlines across the world and in practice means that until the end of the spring season it will be possible to climb Chomolunga from the south ...

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Our congratulations to Valery and Sergey

11/03/2008 15:37

Valery Babanov wore a similar smile. He is the most western of the Russian alpinists, the only one to have received the UIAGM international Alpine Guide diploma. A brief look at the small Siberian’s climbing curriculum will make even the strongest feel fainthearted, his routes are true ...

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Our guide Sergey Kofanov is awarded the prize for the first "Grolla doro" for the "finest international alpinist achievement by an alpine guide"

03/03/2008 17:45

The winners of the first edition were announced last Thursday, and the first "Grolla d’oro" for the "finest international alpinist achievement by an alpine guide" was awarded to Valery Babanov from Russia for his new route, first ascended last October with Sergey Kofanov, up the hitherto ...

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Alex Abramov and 7 Summits Club Team summitted Carstensz Pyramid!!!

03/03/2008 15:59

February 28 4 members of 7 Summits Club stood on top of Carstensz Pyramid (4884m). The way there was very difficult. Here are the details: Feb 23, Alexandr Abramov informed that porter team of indigenous locals who`d been escorting expedition was armed with bows and arrows to hunt and to prevent ...

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Mallory family goes to Everest

13/02/2008 15:22

Student, 20, says she plans to conquer Mount Everest with parents, brothers A 20-year-old Ontario woman says she and her family will attempt to scale Mount Everest together, which could make her the youngest Canadian to reach the fabled summit. Laura Mallory says her mother Barbara, 56, father Dan, ...

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A hot season in the Southern Hemisphere

12/02/2008 09:22

About 200 hundred climbers from our Alpindustria Travel Company have visited the Southern Hemisphere during last two month. We sent many groups to Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Kosciuszko, and Carstenz, mountain peaks being part of Seven Summits programme. As well as to mountains of Ecuador and Patagonia. ...

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To the highest peak of Oceania...

10/02/2008 15:59

The 7 Summits Club and Alpindustria Adventure Team: To the highest peak of Oceania. The first Russian commercial expedition to Carstencz [Puncak Jaya] had started on 9th of February. There are 6 persons in the team under leadership of Alex Abramov. His old friends Dmitry Moskalev (from Moscow) and ...

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Czech mountaineers climbed Aconcagua via a new route

07/02/2008 18:37

Czechs climbed new route on Aconcagua Czech mountaineers Leopold Sulovsky and Josef Lukas climbed Aconcagua (6 962 m) via a new route in the west face. "Sometimes it was quite difficult route," Sulovsky said after return to base camp. They reached the top on January 30th 2008 on the evening and ...

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Japanese Man Is Oldest to Scale 7 Highest Peaks

28/01/2008 11:55

Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- A 71-year-old Japanese man climbed Mount Vinson Massif, the highest mountain in Antarctica, becoming the oldest person to scale the tallest peaks in the world`s seven continents, Kyodo News reported. Tomiyasu Ishikawa, the head of a mountaineering association in Aichi ...

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Boris Korshunov to be the oldest on the top of Everest

24/01/2008 18:52

Boris Korshunov (born 31.08.1935) has signed a contract with Alexander Abramova (7 Summit Club). This time he will go to the summit of Everest not as an extreme sportsman, but as an usual client. An idea of high-speed and oxygen-free ascent is postponed. But the record of age can be established. The ...

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Everest after 75

17/01/2008 12:08

Reuters report that 76-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan from Nepal plans to climb Everest aided by 12 Nepali sherpas before returning to a senior home he wants to open after summit. Sherchan reportedly wants to inspire young folks to climb. While it`s unclear what his previous climbing experience is; ...

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Russian climbers see in New Year on World`s highest volcano

15/01/2008 11:48

While most of us are happy with traditional New Year celebrations, some brave souls prefer extremes. A group of Russian climbers were on top of the world to see out the final seconds of 2007. They trekked to the top of world`s highest volcano, Ojos del Salado in Chile. Most Russians believe New ...

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Russian Federal Security Service exercises take place on top of Mount Elbrus

13/01/2008 08:51

Russian Federal Security Service exercises take place on top of Mount Elbrus Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) helicopter Mi-8 has landed group of the spetsnaz members, led by the FSB Director, Army General Nikolai Patrushev, on top of the Mount Elbrus in European Russia (18,510 feet), Russian ...

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Irish team reaches South Pole. Pat and Clare - congratilations !

10/01/2008 19:59

Irish team reaches South Pole A four-strong team made history last night becoming the first Irish expedition to reach the South Pole. The team - leader Pat Falvey (50), Dr Clare O`Leary (35), Jonathan Bradshaw (36) and Shaun Menzies (42) - arrived at their destination after covering the final 23 ...

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ONE Campaign: Seven summits

07/01/2008 17:23

Dan Robinson, who works at Langley Air Force Base, will begin a 2-year humanitarian campaign this week. British Royal Air Force pilot Dan Robinson, on El Dorado Peak in Washington, intends to climb the seven continents` highest summits and plant the ONE campaign flag at the top of each of them. Dan ...

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