The group of the 7 Summits Club "Helen and the Bears" climbed the Pastukhov Rocks

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region from the group "Helen and the bears". Today, as planned, we made an acclimatization rotation to the Pastukhov Rocks. The weather was ... read more

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:
News of the Elbrus region from the group "Helen and the bears". Today, as planned, we made an acclimatization rotation to the Pastukhov Rocks. The weather was pleasant, it was sunny and clear, so we were able to see most of the Main Caucasian Ridge, such Summits as: Dykhtau, Mizhirgi, Shkhara, Ushba, Shtavler. We hope that the same weather will be on the ascent, and we will be able to see Kazbek and other famous Summits of the Caucasus. Tomorrow we plan to rest and prepare for the ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Iskorka" climbed to the Pastukhov Rocks on the slopes of Elbrus

Alexander Dorozhukov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: Greetings from the Iskorka group! Today our cheerful team slowly but surely climbed under the Rocks of Pastukhov. The weather was gorgeous: views, ... read more

Alexander Dorozhukov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:
Greetings from the Iskorka group! Today our cheerful team slowly but surely climbed under the Rocks of Pastukhov. The weather was gorgeous: views, mountains, snow. We had a great walk. Our acclimatization is over, tomorrow is a day of rest and then climb the summit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club has started an acclimatization rotation with a guide Andrey Berezin

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region from the group "Helen and the bears". The new group has started a program of acclimatization and preparation for climbing Elbrus. ... read more

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:
News of the Elbrus region from the group "Helen and the bears". The new group has started a program of acclimatization and preparation for climbing Elbrus. Today, as part of the program, we climbed to the first cable car station on the slopes of Cheget. The weather pleased us today, it was quite warm, the mountain grass is blooming. In the Ai cafe, we rested after climbing, drank mountain tea with hychins, then returned to the hotel, where we rested and had lunch. In the afternoon we visited the rental, where we took the necessary equipment for climbing. Tomorrow we will climb to the refuge National Park, where we will continue to acclimatize to the ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club held snow and ice training on the slopes of Elbrus

Today two teams of the 7 Summits Club with guides Alexander Dorojukov and Dmitry Semenov climbed the slopes of Elbrus. The groups settled in comfortable cabins of the National Park Refuge. Then, according to the plan, they went to the area ... read more

Today two teams of the 7 Summits Club with guides Alexander Dorojukov and Dmitry Semenov climbed the slopes of Elbrus. The groups settled in comfortable cabins of the National Park Refuge. Then, according to the plan, they went to the area 11 of Priyut Eleven (height about 4100m). There, the groups conducted snow and ice training, learned how to use an ice axe, walk in crampons and with a rope. The weather is good, everyone's condition is excellent, they continue to prepare for Elbrus Climb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club called "Iskorka" has started acclimatization before climbing Elbrus

Alexander Dorojukov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: Greetings to all from the Elbrus region from the Iskorka group! Our acclimatization rotation program has begun. Today we went to the Cheget to the Ai cafe. ... read more

Alexander Dorojukov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:
Greetings to all from the Elbrus region from the Iskorka group! Our acclimatization rotation program has begun. Today we went to the Cheget to the Ai cafe. The views are beautiful, the weather was fine. The condition of the participants is excellent, we continue to work.

 

 

 

Day 3. Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko reached Askole, next - a caravan to the base camp

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Pakistan: Exploration expedition on Broad Peak, Pakistan. Day 3. The third of July. Hurray! The documents are finally ready. In the morning we left Shigar in the direction ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Pakistan:
Exploration expedition on Broad Peak, Pakistan. Day 3. The third of July. Hurray! The documents are finally ready. In the morning we left Shigar in the direction of Ascole. On the way, we slowed down in almost every village - our driver greeted his friends and proudly showed that he was carrying foreign tourists. Two hours later we stopped to buy chickens. For the first time we saw how live chickens are put on the scales and discuss weight and prices for a long time, and chickens calmly flaunt on the scales. Around lunch, we had a snack with traditional food of the Baltu peoples - rice, lentils, vegetables and meat - essentially the same Nepalese dalbat. In general, the Baltu, Sherpa and Tibetan peoples are very close, languages and traditions are similar.
About two o'clock we stopped, before reaching Ascole a couple of kilometers - the road was washed out here. We had to move things to other Jeeps. We walked a little bit to Ascole - the views are gorgeous! The village is very picturesque, with sharp snow peaks all around.
This is the last major settlement on our way. There will probably be no further communication until the very BC - day 4-5. See you soon! Don't lose us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Broad Peak. Day 1. Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko arrived in Pakistan

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club: Exploration at Broad Peak, Pakistan. Day 1. The first of July. At 4 a.m. we landed in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, where we were warmly welcomed by one of the brothers Saed - ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club:

Exploration at Broad Peak, Pakistan.  Day 1. The first of July. At 4 a.m. we landed in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, where we were warmly welcomed by one of the brothers Saed - Anwar. A few cups of Pakistani tea (mixed tea with milk and cardamom), a few photos for memory, and we are already flying further to Skardu (2450), a town in Baltistan, from where expeditions to the Karakoram mountains begin.

It's also hot here - about +25-30 (well, at least not +45, as in Islamabad). The road from the airport is blocked by strikers, we are going to detour. Half an hour later we arrive at the Summit Hotel in Skardu, give the documents to the military to obtain permits and fall asleep.

We wake up around 15.00, have a snack with mixed fried rice, which we have loved since Tibet, and go to buy gas and other small things. However, Friday evening is a Muslim day off - many shops close early. Therefore, we just decide to relax and go to the barber shop to clean up. Sasha shaves, I take pictures, five more locals just sit next to each other and talk to the hairdresser and us. The owner of our hotel brought us to the barbershop. On the way, he told me that three years ago in the winter, a Russian expedition to K2 stopped with him (apparently, it was with Artem Brown).

A short walk before going to bed - through the noisy streets of Skardu, very close to the noise of the Indus water ... Tomorrow, if the documents from the military are ready, we will go to Ascole. Or we'll wait here for another day.

P.S. We met Nims on the way to Pakistan. First on the poster, and then in person.  We agreed to meet again in a week under K2 and Broad Peak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Two beautiful members of the group "M&M's" made the ascent on Elbrus with the guide Andrey Berezin

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region from the group "M&M's". Today we climbed the Western peak of Elbrus. As it has already become a tradition for this season's weather, ... read more

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:

News of the Elbrus region from the group "M&M's". Today we climbed the Western peak of Elbrus.  As it has already become a tradition for this season's weather, the forecast did not come true.   By the time we reached the top, clouds covered Elbrus.  On the ascent, I had to take the initiative to improve the trail from the saddle to the top.  On the way back, we were forced to focus on the hangers that marked the trail, as we descended in the "milk". But all these weather difficulties only consolidated our success and confidence in the abilities of our beautiful participants: Marina Sviridova and Marina Muravyeva. We wish them to continue their chosen course. The group's guide is Andrey Berezin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent on Demavend according to the program of the Mountain Fever project

News of the Mountain Fever project traveling with local guides. Guests from Russia, participants of the 7 Summits Club program made a fantastic ascent to Demavend (the highest volcano in Asia from the 7 Volcanoes project). This trip was ... read more

News of the Mountain Fever project – traveling with local guides.   Guests from Russia, participants of the 7 Summits Club program made a fantastic ascent to Demavend (the highest volcano in Asia from the 7 Volcanoes project). This trip was one of the most wonderful events in their lives! Everything was fine, thanks to the well-coordinated work of the local team. Guide Hossein is a great professional and clever, thanks to his care, the ascent was as comfortable and interesting as possible. Thanks to Maryam, who discovered for guests a lot of the country's culture, introduced them to Tehran and its residents. See you again in the mountains!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "M&M's" climbed to the Pastukhov Rocks, completing acclimatizationrotation

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region from the group "M&M's". Today we had the highest acclimatization climb during the program. Namely, we ascended the Pastukhov Rocks, the ... read more

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:

News of the Elbrus region from the group "M&M's". Today we had the highest acclimatization climb during the program. Namely, we ascended the Pastukhov Rocks, the height is 4650 meters. The weather was sunny and windless most of the way. We sat on the rocks, drank tea, took a photo, and went down to the refuge. Tomorrow we rest and prepare for the ascent on Elbrus.

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent on the summit of the volcano Demavend and descended to Tehran

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Our whole big group of different ages, of different characters, but united by one goal, successfully reached the top of Mount Demavend yesterday! The ascent was not easy. ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Our whole big group of different ages, of different characters, but united by one goal, successfully reached the top of Mount Demavend yesterday! The ascent was not easy. At first, everyone was rocking, walking at a slow pace, then, as they say, they woke up, gained cruising speed.  The second half of the climb was faster, which is quite rare. Just before the summit, a strong wind blew, not at all according to the forecast. He raised sulfur dust so that many people's eyes watered, but we overcame this discomfort as well. Almost simultaneously, with a difference of 15 minutes, the whole team pulled up to the top. Congratulations and a traditional photo shoot. But our young participants Misha and Sergey, who were 14 years old at the time of the ascent, received special compliments! How they worked on the route! How they grasped comments and tips on the go!  Well, it's just incredible, at such an age, and such efficiency, and dedication!

  The day turned out to be very difficult, almost a day on feet.  We agreed that we would strive to go down as low as possible on the day of the ascent, and if possible, then to Tehran. And we were able to do it! At three o'clock in the morning we checked into the cozy rooms of Espinas Palace, the best hotel in Tehran. A well-deserved finale of a difficult day and the whole program as a whole!  Today there will be an award ceremony and a farewell dinner at the Milod Tower, the best panoramic restaurant in Tehran. Guides Alexander Spirin and Valery Myasoedov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new group of the 7 Summits Club has started acclimatization rotation before climbing Elbrus

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region from the group "M&M's". The program of acclimatization and preparation for the ascent of Elbrus of the group called "M&M's" has begun ... read more

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:

News of the Elbrus region from the group "M&M's". The program of acclimatization and preparation for the ascent of Elbrus of the group called "M&M's" has begun today. In the plans of acclimatization, today we had access to the slope of Cheget to the first station of the cable car. Summer has already come into its own, and hot tea and warm jackets are no longer needed on the slopes of Cheget. After the descent from Cheget there was a delicious lunch, after which we visited the rental, where we took the missing equipment and equipment for climbing. Tomorrow we are going up to the refuge National Park, where we will continue to prepare for the ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The time of climbing and flowering poppies on Damavand. The most colorful day and colorful photos

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Today is the most colorful day of our entire tour! Endless slopes of scarlet poppies! At the end of June, they bloom even brighter and open above the Mosque to a height of ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Today is the most colorful day of our entire tour! Endless slopes of scarlet poppies! At the end of June, they bloom even brighter and open above the Mosque to a height of 3,300 m. We didn't look at the time, everyone was keen on the photo shoot, which is why we came to Borgoh-e Sev almost an hour later. We didn't regret a bit, it happens once in a lifetime, to visit Iran and capture the period of flowering poppies. In the camp, as always, the best "rooms" were occupied for us, a delicious soup for a late lunch and the national dish lyubie-polo and bahlava for dinner completed this colorful day. Tomorrow, a short acclimatization to 4600 m and preparation for the ascent.  Guides Alexander Spirin and Valery Myasoedov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Plan Vulkan" coped with the bad weather and ascended Mount Elbrus

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region from the Plan Vulkan group. Well, what can I say, the vulcan plan has been successfully implemented. After several days of bad ... read more

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:

News of the Elbrus region from the Plan Vulkan group. Well, what can I say, the vulcan plan has been successfully implemented.  After several days of bad weather, our group went out to climb that night. The weather forecast was not confirmed at night, instead of the expected strong wind, we were climbing in complete calm. After dawn, the weather began to deteriorate: clouds were replaced by snowfall and wind along the top. On the descent from the top of Elbrus, we had to shockingly hurry. We have coped with this successfully.  The result: several days of waiting and 100% ascent of the group. The guides of the group are Andrey Berezin and Dmitry Semenov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Ararat surrendered not without a fight. The group of the 7 Summits Club reached the summit in bad weather

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, reports from Turkey: Today Ararat has shown us its strength! During the day we saw all the manifestations of bad weather: strong wind, snow, hail, rain - but still we climbed to the top in ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, reports from Turkey:

Today Ararat has shown us its strength! During the day we saw all the manifestations of bad weather: strong wind, snow, hail, rain - but still we climbed to the top in very poor visibility! Then there was a long descent in an ongoing blizzard and without visibility! With difficulty we went down to the upper camp and made a strong-willed decision to go down to the hotel today! Then a few more hours of descent to the first camp, there we took a little breath and another 8 kilometers down, in places in the rain, watching a thunderstorm! But now we have reached Van and are resting in a hotel, not in tents!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The weather has made adjustments to the plans of the 7 Summits Club group "Plan Vulkan"

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region from the Plan Vulkan group. The weather on the mountain has deteriorated for the next few days. We decided not to waste time and effort ... read more

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:

News of the Elbrus region from the Plan Vulkan group. The weather on the mountain has deteriorated for the next few days.  We decided not to waste time and effort spending time at the shelter, decided to go down to the hotel and spend time there usefully, down at an altitude of 2000 meters. Today the group went to the Terskol gorge to enjoy the beauty of the mountains in the forest and meadows area. Tomorrow we plan to climb the shelter National Park, and at night make an attempt to climb Elbrus. The guides of the group are Andrey Berezin and Dmitry Semenov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Forward to the past" made an ascent on Damavand

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran: News from the group "Forward to the past" from Iran from the summit of Damavand, 5670m. Today the team, consisting of 11 participants and 5 guides, ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran:

News from the group "Forward to the past" from Iran from the summit of Damavand, 5670m. Today the team, consisting of 11 participants and 5 guides, heroically ascended on the summit. A lot of impressions. The weather was great. We were lucky.  We started around 7 am. There were clouds of sulfur near the top, because this is an active volcano. And at 19:30 all the participants went down to the shelter. The whole team is happy! This year, the 7 Summits Club has many groups in Iran. The people here are wonderful, the attitude towards us is excellent. And the mountain is great. Come here! Guides Alexander and Denis Abramov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No good weather on Ararat for the 7 Summits Club group. Cool completion of acclimatization

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, reports from Turkey: Ararat continues to "delight" us with the weather. Today we went up to acclimatize to the base camp. The camp was in complete fog, met us with cold. We sat for a ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, reports from Turkey:

Ararat continues to "delight" us with the weather. Today we went up to acclimatize to the base camp. The camp was in complete fog, met us with cold.  We sat for a while, drank tea and went downstairs. Upon returning, it began to rain almost immediately!  The cooks cooked our meat on the fire in the tent! After dinner, we danced a little and went to rest before going to the assault camp for the night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Plan Vulkan" climbed the Pastukhov Rocks. Acclimatization rotation is over

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region from the Plan Vulkan group. Today, when we went to the Pastukhov Rocks, it was cloudy and hot. We went up to 4700 in four and a half hours. ... read more

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from the Elbrus region:

News of the Elbrus region from the Plan Vulkan group. Today, when we went to the Pastukhov Rocks, it was cloudy and hot.  We went up to 4700 in four and a half hours. During the ascent, we made rest stops. Memorable photos with the flag of the 7 Summits Club were taken on the Rocks. Next, according to the plan, we have rest and preparation for the ascent. We will wait for the weather window, as a cyclone is coming tomorrow. The guides Berezin and Semenov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the base camp of Mount Ararat

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey: News from the slopes of Ararat! Today we moved out of the hotel in the city of Van towards Ararat! With excellent views, we reached the foot, went on foot to the base camp. By ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey:

News from the slopes of Ararat! Today we moved out of the hotel in the city of Van towards Ararat! With excellent views, we reached the foot, went on foot to the base camp. By the middle of the way we were caught in the rain. We were lucky and for some time we waited out the downpour in a tent with the Kurds.  There we were offered tea and a light snack of cheese and tortillas. As soon as the rain stopped, we went out to the camp.  But we didn't have time to reach the camp without rain. Not far from it, snow and rain began to fall and we finally got to the camp, frozen and soaked! It was difficult, but we managed! Tomorrow we go out for acclimatization to the assault camp and hope for the favor of the weather!