To explore Antarctica! A unique, record-breaking round-the-world auto expedition starts

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club: A new expedition of the 7 Summits Club and the Goodgear Company in Antarctica begins. Now it is an auto expedition. The task of the team, which includes Alexander Abramov, Vasily ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club: A new expedition of the 7 Summits Club and the Goodgear Company in Antarctica begins. Now it is an auto expedition.  The task of the team, which includes Alexander Abramov, Vasily Shakhnovsky and Alexey Safonov, is to drive 2000 km across Antarctica by car and explore the Antarctic peninsula for the possibility of driving through it by car.  This is a unique expedition, as no 4x4 car has ever passed in these parts. Only planes.

The difficulty is made up of glaciers, huge crevasses, deep snow. And absolutely unexplored areas are dangerous for the passage of cars.

Exploration is carried out on specially prepared cars “Arctic Truck”, which successfully run in East Antarctica, where there is thick ice and fairly flat terrain. But it have never been to the Antarctic peninsula, which consists of a mountain range with a complex terrain.

This exploration is part of the plan for a round-the-world automobile expedition along the meridian through the 2 Poles of the Earth, which we are going to make in a year. The circumnavigation is unique. Not a single car has been able to drive through 2 Poles North and South and cross 5 continents (Europe, Africa, North and South America and Antarctica).

Now we are exploring Antarctica, and on March 1 we are leaving for Canada for automobile exploration of the possibility of traveling through the Northern Islands of Canada and access to the Arctic ice.

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent on the summit of the Vinson Massif

Artem Rostovtsev, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club from Antarctica: Hello, Seven Summits! I congratulate you on the beginning of winter, on December 1st! This is Artem Rostovtsev. Our group has just descended from the summit of the Vinson ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club from Antarctica: Hello, Seven Summits! I congratulate you on the beginning of winter, on December 1st! This is Artem Rostovtsev. Our group has just descended from the summit of the Vinson Massif. All went well. Today it turns out that for the first time in almost two years someone has been on the top of Antarctica. There were 9 people in total. These are two rangers, three climbers from the ALE company and four people from the 7 Summits Club company. And it looks like a fresh wind blew and the mountain slammed shut…

 

Photos from the expeditions of the 7 Summits Club of previous seasons...

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club Group is approaching the summit of the Vinson Massif

Hello, Seven Summits! This is Artem Rostovtsev, from the slopes of the Vinson Massif in Antarctica. It's getting late, midnight. But the light is so bright that at least put on two pairs of glasses. But in a couple of days they promise that ... read more

Hello, Seven Summits! This is Artem Rostovtsev, from the slopes of the Vinson Massif in Antarctica. It's getting late, midnight. But the light is so bright that at least put on two pairs of glasses. But in a couple of days they promise that clouds will creep in and the wind will blow. Therefore, we are a little worried and are already trying to go higher. So maybe in a couple of days we will climb on the top of Vinson. We are doing well, everything is going according to plan. Soon we will please you with other good news.

 

Photos from the expeditions of the 7 Summits Club of previous seasons

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Everest Blitz is not about a speed record! But you will be able to get acquainted with the record holders

How fast can you climb Mount Everest? This general question is divided into two. How fast can you climb from the base camp to the top? And – how quickly you can climb to the top from the beginning of the expedition. We are talking about ... read more

 How fast can you climb Mount Everest? This general question is divided into two. How fast can you climb from the base camp to the top?  And – how quickly you can climb to the top from the beginning of the expedition. We are talking about records, and not about them. The program of the 7 Summits Club "Blitz" is not about records. This is expediency and rationality. One of the solutions to the problem: "there is a desire to climb Mount Everest – there is no way to spend two months on an expedition"…

 

 

And the record holders… You will be able to meet them at the base camp. Karl Egloff and Marc Batard plan to set new achievements for 2022, and for Sherpa Kami Rita, records are the main job.

 

 

Proposals of the 7 Summits Club, Everest Expedition 2022. Leader Alex Abramov.

 

This is American Roxanne Gonzalez Vogel.

Her record is unofficial. Perhaps one of the climbers could prove that he was on the expedition for a shorter period. For example, someone flew over from another eight-thousandth and already acclimatized went to the mountain. Or someone even lives in the Khumbu Valley and, after leaving home, only stopped at the base camp for a day. Records of the shortness of stay in the expedition are still a novelty.

 But Roxanne (Roxy) showed the whole world the action of a program similar to our "Blitz". Even much shorter - 14 days from home to home in California.

 (1) The program is available for well-trained people. Roxy has been doing sports all her life, professionally - sports nutrition. She runs ultra-marathons at a competitive level.

 (2) The program is available for those who already know their body's reaction to altitude. Roxy has been climbing for many years. She went, in particular, to Denali and Aconcagua, dozens of routes in the mountains of the USA. And just before Everest, Roxy visited South America, where she climbed three five-thousand meters in Ecuador in five days and on Ojos del Salado in just five days (from home to home).

 (3) But the most important thing is that the program includes long-term training at home. The training consists of regular prolonged sleep in a specially equipped, so-called hypoxic tent.  Nitrogen is pumped into it by a special generator and an atmosphere similar to high-altitude conditions is created.

 

 

Alex Abramov on the air about the Everest expedition and the Blitz program.

 

 

 

Record holders, who can be found at the base camp.

 Kami Rita will be 52 years old, he has climbed to the top of the World 25 times.

 

 

Karl Egloff aims to set speed records on all the "seven summits".  There are four of them in his collection: Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro and Elbrus. An Ecuadorian Swiss or Swiss Ecuadorian hopes that nothing will prevent him from fighting time on the slopes of Mount Everest this year.

 Marc Batard

Karl Egloff intends to break the record of this Frenchman. In 1988, Mark ran from base camp to the summit of Mount Everest in 22.5 hours.  Several Sherpas walked much faster, but they all used oxygen tanks. And the Batar climbed without the use of additional (artificial) oxygen.  The 69-year-old Frenchman returned to Everest this year to find and equip a way bypassing of the Khumbu icefall.  Already in the mountains he celebrated his 70th birthday. And in 2022, he plans to officially open this path and climb to the top again without oxygen. And thus set an age record for oxygen-free ascent. It belongs so far to the Italian guide Abele Blanc - 55 years old.

The group of the 7 Summits Club is already at the base camp of the Vinson Massif. And the "stash" was found in full!

Artem Rostovtsev, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club from Antarctica: Hello, Seven Summits! This is the White Continent, Artem Rostovtsev. We arrived at the Vinson Massif base camp and have already managed to settle down. Moreover, we dug up ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club from Antarctica: Hello, Seven Summits! This is the White Continent, Artem Rostovtsev. We arrived at the Vinson Massif base camp and have already managed to settle down. Moreover, we dug up equipment and food buried in the snow two years ago. It was all found quickly - literally in five minutes. Thanks to the one who correctly set the coordinates. Some delicacies were left over from the last time. We'll be having dinner soon. In general, the expedition has begun. Wish us good luck! Now the weather is favorable. We'll start going up slowly tomorrow.

 

Pictures from the season 2019-2020 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club is ready to fly to Antarctica, the word is up to the pilots

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Punta Arenas: Expedition on the Vinson Massif, while from Fin del mundo, aka the edge of the world, is in touch. According to the plan, we have to fly to Antarctica tomorrow. We are waiting ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Punta Arenas: Expedition on the Vinson Massif, while from Fin del mundo, aka the edge of the world, is in touch. According to the plan, we have to fly to Antarctica tomorrow. We are waiting for the promised news from the pilots of the aircraft, and they took a break for 1-2 hours to make a decision. What makes us worry a little. We are in full readiness, all the freight forwarding is packed, weighed, delivered.  We would like to fly tomorrow and calmly act according to the plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first Antarctic group of the 7 Summits Club arrived in Punta Arenas

Artem Rostovtsev, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club from Punta Arenas: Antarctic programs of the 7 Summits Club begins. Ahead we have 4 expeditions on the Vinson Massif, an expedition on the Sidley volcano, an expedition The Last Degree to ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club from Punta Arenas: Antarctic programs of the 7 Summits Club begins. Ahead we have 4 expeditions on the Vinson Massif, an expedition on the Sidley volcano, an expedition The Last Degree to the South Pole on skis.

The advanced small group has already gathered and is located in the windy city of Punta Arenas, a free translation into Russian is "the edge of the earth". Before the arrival of the group, we managed to find and prepare the expedition equipment, purchased and are preparing products for shipment. An exciting moment: will it be possible after a two-year break to immediately find the equipment left and buried on the slopes of Vinson? Therefore, we have to duplicate it. In any case, it will all come in handy during the season. Every day in the morning we do a PCR test, everyone should get to Antarctica "clean". And we begin to hold our fists and occasionally pray for not always stable weather at the beginning of the season. The flight to the White Continent is scheduled for November 26th, let it be so. Greetings from the ends of the earth from the guide Artem Rostovtsev and the team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Antarctic season of the 7 summits Club has begun. The first group arrives today

Our season in Antarctica has started! A few days ago, the first part of the 7 Summits Club Team arrived at the edge of the world, in the Chilean city of Punta Arenas. This is a super-guide Artem Rostovtsev and our representative in Punta ... read more

Our season in Antarctica has started! A few days ago, the first part of the 7 Summits Club Team arrived at the edge of the world, in the Chilean city of Punta Arenas. This is a super-guide Artem Rostovtsev and our representative in Punta Arenas Elena Abramova. They dismantled our depot with equipment, made purchases and prepared everything necessary for the start of the first group on Mount Vinson, which arrives in Punta Arenas this evening.

We remind you that in this Antarctic season, the 7 Summis Club will have 4 groups on Mt.Vinson, 1 groupl at the Last Degree (skiing to the South Pole), 1 group on Mt.Sidley and a Flight to the South Pole. And there's even one parachute jump. And also among the participants of our expeditions is a climbing star - Nirmal Purja.

Vladimir Kotlyar, Artem Rostovtsev and Alexander Dorozhukov are among the super-guides of the 7 Summits Club in Antarctica this season.

And besides, from December 1, Alexander Abramov will start to Antarctica with a unique automobile expedition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Mountaineer's Dream" arrived in Kathmandu, after fulfilling the dream

Viktor Volodin, guide of the 7 Summits Club group: Hello everyone! We got to Kathmandu. We are eating, sleeping off, tomorrow we will try to fly home. The dream is fulfilled, we are happy! Thank you all so much for worrying about us! read more

Viktor Volodin, guide of the 7 Summits Club group: Hello everyone!  We got to Kathmandu.  We are eating, sleeping off, tomorrow we will try to fly home. The dream is fulfilled, we are happy! Thank you all so much for worrying about us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lilia Fedorova about climbing Orizaba, the highest volcano in North America, 5636 m, Mexico

I made it!!! I can't even believe it myself! Mount Orizaba (5636 m) is taken!!! I returned from heaven to earth (from Mexico) and finally had the strength and time to tell. On November 6, starting at 2 a.m., our team of 11 people, led by ... read more

I made it!!!  I can't even believe it myself! Mount Orizaba (5636 m) is taken!!! I returned from heaven to earth (from Mexico) and finally had the strength and time to tell. On November 6, starting at 2 a.m., our team of 11 people, led by the super-guides of the 7 Summits Club, climbed Mount Orizaba from a height of 4700 m.

It's very cool to be above the clouds. Nature is majestic, powerful and magnificent, and you are a grain of sand. It is difficult to convey in censored words how hard it was, mountain sickness (although we were acclimatized from November 1), a very long, steep, hard snow climb (we walked with a rope, in crampons with ice axes). Even experienced climbers said that physically it was easier on Elbrus, because there was a place to sit down to rest.

When I realized that I could no longer lift my legs, I asked them to drill me into the snow with an ice pick and pick me up on the way back, but - it is impossible, they said there is not much left, we need to walk!

 I got to the top only thanks to the guides, namely:

- Sergey Larin, who was always there, managed, supported and helped, while he managed to keep trek of the whole team;

- Julio, the local guide, who took my backpack;

- and also to the spouse who started all this, provided and prepared;

- to the daughter who said, "Mom, you have to walk";

- and to everyone I love!

 I don't know if I'm ready for such madness yet?  But I had to get out of my comfort zone, everyday life and shake myself up. I was somehow offended by the phrase: "There are a lot of smart people, but there are few brave ones"!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Mountaineer's Dream" made a successful ascent on Ama-Dablam! Congratulations!

Victor Volodin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Dear friends, yesterday, 15.11, the mountaineer's dream came true. We climbed the beautiful Mount Ama-Dablam! Thanks to everyone who supported us! read more

Victor Volodin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Dear friends, yesterday, 15.11, the mountaineer's dream came true. We climbed the beautiful  Mount Ama-Dablam! Thanks to everyone who supported us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVEREST 2022. A fresh idea and a unique offer! Trekking with the crossing of the Khumbu icefall!  

A completely new idea from Alexander Abramov! Not just to go through the most important world trekking to the foot of Mount Everest, but also to feel like a full-fledged participant in a climbing expedition. Not just to spend the nights at ... read more

 

A completely new idea from Alexander Abramov! Not just to go through the most important world trekking to the foot of Mount Everest, but also to feel like a full-fledged participant in a climbing expedition. Not just to spend the nights at the base camp, but also to climb along with other mountaineers the famous Khumbu icefall. By the way, the transfer of the route to the right side of the icefall made it much safer. However, impressions and adrenaline there will be enough for the most demanding participant!

 

Touching Everest. Classic trekking and climbing the Khumbu icefall to Camp 2 (6400m), with oxygen and with one sherpa per participant

April 22 - May 9

Cost: $14,900

 

   A cool program for those who are planning to climb Mount Everest in the future. To pass the Khumbu Icefall is the dream of any climber, it is the key of Climbing Everest. Try yourself in a real Himalayan expedition.

  The number of places is limited!

 Those who paid the deposit before December 1 – 5% discount!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the Ama Dablam base camp from the group of the 7 Summits Club "Mountaineer's Dream"

Victor Volodin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: The group of the 7 Summits Club "Mountaineer's Dream" is located at the Ama Dablam base camp. Everything is fine, everything is going according to plan. read more

Victor Volodin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: The group of the 7 Summits Club "Mountaineer's Dream" is located at the Ama Dablam base camp. Everything is fine, everything is going according to plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit!  A guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva made a successful ascent on Ama Dablam. Congratulations!

On November 9, Olga Rumyantseva, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, climbed Ama Dablam. The dream has come true! We are proud and cordially congratulate you on making a difficult ascent! Happy victory! Olga Rumyantseva: How was it? As ... read more

On November 9, Olga Rumyantseva, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, climbed Ama Dablam. The dream has come true!  We are proud and cordially congratulate you on making a difficult ascent!  Happy victory!

Olga Rumyantseva: How was it? As expected. It's difficult, cold, and sometimes scary. While it is difficult to describe everything that has happened in recent days ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Mountaineer's Dream" made a successful ascent on Island Peak

Victor Volodin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Today, very early, at 1.30 am, our team left the base camp to storm Island Peak. We were lucky with the weather, and at 8.30 we were already at the top. Thank you all so much for ... read more

Victor Volodin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Today, very early, at 1.30 am, our team left the base camp to storm Island Peak.  We were lucky with the weather, and at 8.30 we were already at the top. Thank you all so much for your support!

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Siafu" successfully climbed Orizaba volcano

Boris Egorov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Mexico: Hello everyone from Mexico! 11 climbers went out to climb today and all of them reached the top of Orizaba. The ascent took from 4.5 to 8 hours for different team members. At the ... read more

Boris Egorov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Mexico: 

 Hello everyone from Mexico! 11 climbers went out to climb today and all of them reached the top of Orizaba. The ascent took from 4.5 to 8 hours for different team members. At the top, we had a 360-degree view of the whole of Mexico and a stunning huge crater.  That was cool!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2022, Everest in a new way!  New programs from Alex Abramov and the 7 Summits Club

In 2022, Everest in a new way! New programs from Alex Abramov and the 7 Summits Club In the spring of 2022, the 7 Summits Club invites you to a new Everest expedition! This time, in addition to the Classic climbing program, we are ... read more

 

 In the spring of 2022, the 7 Summits Club invites you to a new Everest expedition! This time, in addition to the Classic climbing program, we are announcing two new programs! And we invite you to become their first ever participants!

 Blitz Climbing Everest in just 29 days!

April 29 - May 27.

The program and its features

 This is an extremely fast ascent of Mount Everest, in less than 30 days. For such an ascent, it is necessary to have experience of high-altitude ascents. And also to undergo the pharmaceutical and 30-day acclimatization training developed by us in a hypoxic tent.

 

 

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp with ascent to the Camp-2 (6400m) via Khumbu Icefall

April 22 - May 8.

The program and its features

 A cool program for those who are planning to climb Mount Everest in the future. And also for those who, for financial or other reasons, "do not pull" participation in a full-fledged expedition. 

To pass the Khumbu Icefall is the dream of any climber, it is the key to reaching the summit of Everest. Try yourself  in a real Himalayan expedition!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Siafu" ascended to the assault camp of the Orizaba volcano

Boris Egorov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Mexico: Meanwhile, traffic on Orizaba continues. Now the whole team has moved to the assault camp at an altitude of 4700m. The transition took about 2 hours, which is pretty fast! Here ... read more

Boris Egorov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Mexico:  Meanwhile, traffic on Orizaba continues.  Now the whole team has moved to the assault camp at an altitude of 4700m.  The transition took about 2 hours, which is pretty fast!  Here we also held small classes on moving with rope, using crampons and an ice axe. At night we go out to storm the summit!

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Mountaineer's Dream" visited the Everest base camp

Viktor Volodin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Today the group of the 7 Summits Club "Mountaineer's Dream" visited the Everest base camp. It's pretty deserted there, compared to spring. There are no people willing to climb Mount ... read more

Viktor Volodin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

Today the group of the 7 Summits Club "Mountaineer's Dream" visited the Everest base camp.  It's pretty deserted there, compared to spring. There are no people willing to climb Mount Everest in the fall. Although the weather is good, but it is much colder now than in spring. Good luck to all, and a lot of love!  And not only to the mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "To Save Private Nikolai" made a successful ascent on Kilimanjaro

Alexander Dorojukov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Tanzania: Hello everyone from Africa! From the group "To Save Private Nikolai" ascended Mount Kilimanjaro. Today at 8 am we were at the top of Africa. The weather did not let us ... read more

Alexander Dorojukov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Tanzania: 

 Hello everyone from Africa!  From the group "To Save Private Nikolai" ascended Mount Kilimanjaro. Today at 8 am we were at the top of Africa.  The weather did not let us down, we drank champagne at the highest point and admired the views. Now we are already down in Horombo Hut, resting.