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The group of the 7 Summits Club "Congo" made a successful ascent on the summit of Mount Elbrus

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from the Elbrus region: Hello everyone! The "Congo" group of the 7 Summits Club has successfully climbed the Western Peak of Elbrus 5642m! Natalia, a member of the group, realized ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from the Elbrus region:

Hello everyone!  The "Congo" group of the 7 Summits Club has successfully climbed the Western Peak of Elbrus 5642m! Natalia, a member of the group, realized her extreme dream on her birthday!

Sometimes believing, sometimes not believing in herself, she did not accept congratulations during the entire ascent, right up to the descent to the refuge.  Later, we awarded all participants with honorary badges and diplomas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three groups of the 7 Summits Club train at once on the slopes of Elbrus

Three groups of the 7 Summits Club gathered today on the slopes of Elbrus to conduct training on the technique of movement on a snowy surface. Group guides: Andrey Berezin, Alexander Dorojukov and Dmitry Semenov. The weather in the region ... read more

Three groups of the 7 Summits Club gathered today on the slopes of Elbrus to conduct training on the technique of movement on a snowy surface.  Group guides: Andrey Berezin, Alexander Dorojukov and Dmitry Semenov. The weather in the region remains unstable, there is a lot of snow on the slopes of Elbrus.  Everything is going according to plan, tomorrow the groups will continue acclimatization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Antistress" went to the slopes of Mount Cheget for acclimatization

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region. The Antistress group began acclimatization and preparation for the ascent on Elbrus. Today we were on the slopes of Cheget, ... read more

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

News of the Elbrus region. The Antistress group began acclimatization and preparation for the ascent on Elbrus.  Today we were on the slopes of Cheget, admired the beauty and acclimatized along the way. We reached the Ai cafe, along the forest path. Along the way we met a clearing of flowering rhododendrons. Happy beginning of summer to all! Tomorrow we have training on snow-ice climbing on the slopes of Elbrus.

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club called "Fierce" began preparations for climbing Elbrus with a walk on Mount Cheget

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Dmitry Semenov reports from the Elbrus region: Greetings from the Elbrus region, from the group "Fierce"! Today was our first acclimatization day. We went up the picturesque forest path to the Ai Cafe ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Dmitry Semenov reports from the Elbrus region:

Greetings from the Elbrus region, from the group "Fierce"! Today was our first acclimatization day. We went up the picturesque forest path to the Ai Cafe (2700m.) On our way we saw a magnificent thicket of flowering rhododendron. The weather allowed us to walk without rain, which is a rarity lately. Tomorrow we leave for our assault camp, where the second, high-altitude part of acclimatization will take place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Congo" climbed to the Pastukhov Rocks for acclimatization

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from the Elbrus region: Hello! The ongo group of the 7 Summits Club made for acclimatization rotation to the Pastukhov Rocks, up to a height of 4800 meters. The weather mocked us ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from the Elbrus region:

Hello!  The ongo group of the 7 Summits Club made for acclimatization rotation to the Pastukhov Rocks, up to a height of 4800 meters. The weather mocked us during the ascent. And when we went back down to 4,000, Elbrus finally opened up and smiled after us. Tomorrow we have rest and preparation for the summit assault! All the weather and good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School of instructors. Sherpa Team and Kristina Putintseva study the technique of rescue operations

Kristina Putintseva, the guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Bezengi: We send everyone our hot "greetings" from Bezengi! Today we carried each other in our arms. In the literal sense of these words. We are talking about ... read more

Kristina Putintseva, the guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Bezengi:

We send everyone our hot "greetings" from Bezengi! Today we carried each other in our arms. In the literal sense of these words. We are talking about the technique and tactics of rescue operations. This is the topic of our last two days of work. Our Sherpa friends work seriously and responsibly manner. They are doing well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "El gol" made a successful ascent on the summit of Elbrus

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region. Yesterday, 02.06, our group climbed the summit of Elbrus, thereby achieving the goal of the program. About the weather: the ... read more

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

News of the Elbrus region.  Yesterday, 02.06, our group climbed the summit of Elbrus, thereby achieving the goal of the program.  About the weather: the forecast came true completely, with a small feathering - the clouds covered an hour earlier, and we were standing at the top in the "milk". But this did not prevent us from rejoicing at the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club Chronic Climbers climbed the summit of Elbrus and descended on snowboards and skis

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Avtomonov reports from the Elbrus region: The group of Chronic Climbers in full force climbed with equipment to the top of Elbrus and safely rolled down the valley. read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Avtomonov reports from the Elbrus region:

The group of Chronic Climbers in full force climbed with equipment to the top of Elbrus and safely rolled down the valley.

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "KAZBrus" made a successful ascent on the summit of Elbrus and took amazing photos

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov reports from the Elbrus region: Greetings from the KAZBrus group from the Elbrus region! Today we have reached our goal, climbed to the highest point in Europe. In the evening, the ... read more

 

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov reports from the Elbrus region:
Greetings from the KAZBrus group from the Elbrus region! Today we have reached our goal, climbed to the highest point in Europe. In the evening, the weather both scared and pleased us, as well as throughout the entire ascent. Half of the way there was with beautiful views, and the second part was with snow and wind. But we did it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new group of the 7 Summits Club started acclimatization and visited the Ai cafe on the slopes of Mount Cheget

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from the Elbrus region: Greetings to all from the Elbrus region! The new group "Congo" of the 7 Summits Club has entered the primary acclimatization on the slopes of Cheget. We ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from the Elbrus region:

Greetings to all from the Elbrus region! The new group "Congo" of the 7 Summits Club has entered the primary acclimatization on the slopes of Cheget. We visited the famous cafe "Ai", tasted local goodies… On the positive side, we went down, rented the missing equipment. Rest now!

 

 

 

 

 

Sherpa Team and Kristina Putintseva at rock lessons at the instructor school

Kristina Putintseva, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Bezengi: Hello to everyone from our Super Sherpa Team! Today we spent a wonderful day on the rocks. We recall long-studied material, learn new things and learn to ... read more

Kristina Putintseva, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Bezengi:

Hello to everyone from our Super Sherpa Team! Today we spent a wonderful day on the rocks.

We recall long-studied material, learn new things and learn to teach. After all, in our work it is important not only to have knowledge, but also to consistently present the studied material.

Our friendly international team use three languages: Russian, Nepali and English. This makes our classes even more interesting. 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "El gol" made an acclimatization rotation to the Pastukhov Rocks

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region. The group "El Gol" spent the first night at an altitude of 3900 m, in the morning everyone felt fine and efficient. This was confirmed ... read more

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

News of the Elbrus region. The group "El Gol" spent the first night at an altitude of 3900 m, in the morning everyone felt fine and efficient. This was confirmed during the acclimatization rotation to the Pastukhov Rocks. During the ascent, which took 4 hours, the weather changed a lot: if there was both sun and heat at the bottom, then a blizzard and wind met us on the rocks. And when we went down to the camp, the weather was already fine. Only 700 meters difference, and how the climate is changing. Tomorrow is a well-deserved rest before climbing the summit of Elbrus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club held training sessions on the slopes of Elbrus

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club continue to prepare for the ascent on Elbrus. Today, on May 30, they climbed the slopes of Elbrus and held training sessions on the technique of climbin on snow and ice. Guides Andrey Berezin and Alexander ... read more

 

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club continue to prepare for the ascent on Elbrus. Today, on May 30, they climbed the slopes of Elbrus and held training sessions on the technique of climbin on snow and ice. Guides Andrey Berezin and Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Nepalese guests with Kristina Putintseva have already reached the Bezengi mountaineering camp

Kristina Putintseva, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club: The 7 Summits Club welcomes guests from Nepal. Our old friends and partners Pemba Nurbu and Kippa Lhamu have arrived in Russia to take a mountaineering instructor training ... read more

Kristina Putintseva, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club:

The 7 Summits Club welcomes guests from Nepal. Our old friends and partners Pemba Nurbu and Kippa Lhamu have arrived in Russia to take a mountaineering instructor training course. Every year, the Russian Mountaineering Federation organizes a school of mountaineering instructors on the basis of the Bezengi mountaineering camp.  The guests arrived in Moscow on May 27, and on May 28 we admired the beauties and sights of our capital.

And on the morning of May 29, we went to the airport and made a long journey from Moscow to Nalchik, and then to the Bezengi alpine camp. On the way we visited beautiful Blue Lakes.  While driving, we admired the endless green hills and then the snowy Summits.

At the camp, we talked with the instructors, remembered the joint Himalayan ascents, resolved organizational issues, and discussed our joint plans for the next month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two new groups of the 7 Summits Club began preparing for the ascent on Elbrus with a walk on the slopes of Mount Cheget

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club began their acclimatization on the slopes of Mount Cheget. Guides Andrey Berezin and Alexander Dorojukov. It was raining quite heavily in the morning, so the groups left late. Then the weather pleased us: ... read more

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club began their acclimatization on the slopes of Mount Cheget.  Guides Andrey Berezin and Alexander Dorojukov.  It was raining quite heavily in the morning, so the groups left late. Then the weather pleased us: the sun, a light breeze. We enjoyed the surrounding views of the mountains. Both groups went up to the Ai Cafe. Tomorrow both groups will climb the refuge National Park, the height of 3850 meters. There they will continue acclimatization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "DIY" made an ascent on the summit of Elbrus

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region. The DIY group climbed to the highest point of Elbrus yesterday. The weather forecast did not coincide with the reality on the ... read more

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

News of the Elbrus region. The DIY group climbed to the highest point of Elbrus yesterday. The weather forecast did not coincide with the reality on the mountain, but this did not prevent us from climbing to the top at a good pace. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Glacier" made a successful ascent on Elbrus

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov reports from the Elbrus region: The group "Glacier" sends greetings from the top of Elbrus! Today we successfully climbed the summit and went down. The forecast deceived us, of course, ... read more

  The guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov reports from the Elbrus region:

The group "Glacier" sends greetings from the top of Elbrus! Today we successfully climbed the summit and went down. The forecast deceived us, of course, but this did not prevent us from reaching the highest point in Europe and Russia. Even today, our participant Elena celebrated her birthday on the ascent. Congratulations to her on two holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Yesterday morning Vladimir Belkovich made an ascent on Lhotse!

Vladimir Belkovich climbed to the top of Lhotse accompanied by sherpa Dava. Thus, Vladimir, within the framework of the 8000 Club programs, did a "double" - in one season he climbed two eight-thousand-meter Makalu and Lhotse. After his ... read more

Vladimir Belkovich climbed to the top of Lhotse accompanied by sherpa Dava. Thus, Vladimir, within the framework of the 8000 Club programs, did a "double" - in one season he climbed two eight-thousand-meter Makalu and Lhotse.  After his return to Kathmandu, our season can be considered over. And completed successfully!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The project "Freeride in the death zone". Photos and some details of the descent from Everest on skis by Vitaly Lazo

On May 21, 2023, an unprecedented event for Russian mountaineering took place: "Snow Leopard", climber Vitaly Lazo became the first Russian to use skis to descend from the highest point of the planet. He started from a height of 8845 ... read more

 On May 21, 2023, an unprecedented event for Russian mountaineering took place: "Snow Leopard", climber Vitaly Lazo became the first Russian to use skis to descend from the highest point of the planet. He started from a height of 8845 meters, which is only three meters below the top.

The ascent, organized by the 7 Summits Club, was made by Vitaly together with the Snow Leopard Anton Pugovkin, his friend of the Freeride in the Death Zone project (climbers storm the highest mountains of the planet, followed by skiing). Everest became the fifth eight-thousandther.

The team climbed on the summit with a special mission, which you can learn about by watching the documentary "Oxygen 2. Everest", which has been shooting for more than three months in partnership with Gazprom-Media Holding and its companies: Central Partnership and Red Media.

On the descent, Vitaly Lazo needed medical help, he was evacuated from Camp 2 to a hospital in Kathmandu. Anton Pugovkin feels well.

⠀Vitaly Lazo (VK): Hello everyone!  Our latest news is on May 22, I was evacuated from a height of 6500 meters to Kathmandu. Now I am in the hospital with a diagnosis of "cerebral edema" ... I am much better... I am on the mend, I will be discharged in a day and on the 26th, in the morning, I already plan to be in Moscow…

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club held training sessions on the slopes of Elbrus

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov reports from the Elbrus region: Today, our group successfully walked through the wind and snow to the Refuge of 11. There we held classes on climbing on snow slopes with self-arrest and ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov reports from the Elbrus region: Today, our group successfully walked through the wind and snow to the Refuge of 11. There we held classes on climbing on snow slopes with self-arrest and walking on fixed ropes. The weather is very bleak - a cold May wind, plus snow sometimes broke. Well, in general, this is normal The May weather. We continue to walk along the slopes of Elbrus.