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"!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boris Manevich's ascent to Chimborazo was interrupted at an altitude of 5700 meters due to bad weather. Very expressive photos!

News from Ecuador from the slopes of the highest peak - Chimborazo (6310 m)! Today there was a day of the assault for Boris Manevich and guide Franklin. The weather decided to surprise and show how it can be different in Ecuador. This time ... read more

News from Ecuador from the slopes of the highest peak - Chimborazo (6310 m)! Today there was a day of the assault for Boris Manevich and guide Franklin. The weather decided to surprise and show how it can be different in Ecuador. This time there was a lot of snow, wind and snow rain - a fairly common natural phenomenon in Ecuador. Not the most optimal conditions for climbing! Under these conditions, the climbers reached the level of 5700 m . Now they are resting already downstairs. Chimborazo is not an easy peak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Boris Manevich climbed the legendary Cotopaxi volcano together with the Ecuadorian guide Franklin. Photos

Greetings from Ecuador! Yestoday Boris Manevich and guide Franklin Cardenas stood at the top of the Cotopaxi volcano (5897 m) - the second highest peak in Ecuador and the highest active volcano in the country. Cotopaxi is one of the highest ... read more

Greetings from Ecuador! Yestoday Boris Manevich and guide Franklin Cardenas stood at the top of the Cotopaxi volcano (5897 m) - the second highest peak in Ecuador and the highest active volcano in the country. Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes on the planet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boris Manevich's recreation program after climbing Iliniza Norte includes a visit to the unique Quilotoa Lake

Two days ago Boris Manevich climbed on the top of Iliniza Norte, 5126 m. After the descent, he had a day of rest and excursions in the Quilotoa crater lake area. Lake Quilotoa is one of the most beautiful places in South America, located in ... read more

Two days ago Boris Manevich climbed on the top of Iliniza Norte, 5126 m. After the descent, he had a day of rest and excursions in the Quilotoa crater lake area. Lake Quilotoa is one of the most beautiful places in South America, located in the Ecuadorian Andes. An amazing and original corner created by nature itself. It was formed here as a result of a strong volcanic eruption about 800 years ago. Locals believe that the lake has no bottom, but geologists estimate its depth at 250 meters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boris Manevich made the first ascent in Ecuador, on Rucu Pichincha

Climbing in Ecuador by Boris Manevich. Today is the second day of acclimatization, climbing the volcano from the Pichincha group. Rucu Pichincha (4698 m) hangs over Quito, it can be called a home volcano. Stunning panoramas of the city ... read more

Climbing in Ecuador by Boris Manevich. Today is the second day of acclimatization, climbing the volcano from the Pichincha group. Rucu Pichincha (4698 m) hangs over Quito, it can be called a home volcano.  Stunning panoramas of the city open from its slopes. For greater comfort and time saving, you can climb to a height of 4200 m by the Teleferico cable car. The ascent was made in a sporty style. We left the hotel at 9.00 and already had lunch there at 15.00. There's still a free evening left to do something interesting! Tomorrow we say goodbye to Quito and drive towards the main volcanoes.

 Boris Manevich travels according to the program of the Gornyashka project of the 7 Summits Club - climbing with local guides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit!  Elena Titova climbed Mount Ararat under the program of the Gornyashka (Mountain fever) project

News from Ararat. Elena Titova has conquered her first peak! This peak was Ararat (5165 m), the legendary volcano and the highest summit of Turkey. Elena sends thanks for each guide, they were very attentive! Details on the return! Now ... read more

News from Ararat. Elena Titova has conquered her first peak! This peak was Ararat (5165 m), the legendary volcano and the highest summit of Turkey. Elena sends thanks for each guide, they were very attentive! Details on the return! Now Elena is in Van , the largest city in Eastern Anatolia, resting after climbing and continues to get acquainted with local attractions. 

 Elena Titova traveled according to the program of the Gornyashka (Mountain fever) project, climbing with local guides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The expedition of the 7 Summits Club (friends of Fyodor Konyukhov) on Ararat is coming to an end. Results and even more photos

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: The results of Fyodorov Konyukhov's expedition on Ararat. A team of friends and relatives of Fyodor Konyukhov was assembled in the amount of 20 people. The goal is ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey:

The results of Fyodorov Konyukhov's expedition on Ararat. A team of friends and relatives of Fyodor Konyukhov was assembled in the amount of 20 people. The goal is to climb the legendary biblical peak of Ararat (5165 m) and have a good time. Results: the ascent was completed by all participants, on August 19, 2021 at 9.00 the team stood on the top of Ararat with a full team. We started the assault in three groups to climb later all together, which was done. The time for sincere conversations, memories of past expeditions and discussion of new plans flies by unnoticed. It is very likely that the next goal of the team will be the highest volcano in Asia - Demavend in Iran.

 

 

Now we are returning to Van to sum up the results, reward the participants for their perfect ascent and celebrate this event.

See you on mountains! Guides Alexander Abramov, Sergey Avtomonov, Anastasia Kuznetsova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expeditions of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat. A group of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov has climbed to the assault camp and is preparing to storm the summit

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: News from Ararat, Turkey. The team of Fyodor Konyukhov, led by the guides of the 7 Summits Club, Alexander Abramov and Sergey Avtomonov, climbed to the ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey:

News from Ararat, Turkey. The team of Fyodor Konyukhov, led by the guides of the 7 Summits Club, Alexander Abramov and Sergey Avtomonov, climbed to the high-altitude camp at 4200 m. All participants feel well, we are preparing for the assault. According to the forecast, the wind will increase closer to the night. Wish us good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Friends of Fyodor Konyukhov" made an acclimatization rotation to a height of almost 4000 meters

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 summits Club from Turkey: News from the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat. A group of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov passed high-altitude acclimatization today. We climbed ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 summits Club from Turkey:

News from the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat. A group of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov passed high-altitude acclimatization today. We climbed approximately to the height of Little Ararat (3925 m), but did not go up to the assault camp to save our strength for the summit climb. In the evening, there was a chic Kurdish dinner and sincere conversations. Tomorrow we are going up to the assault camp. Guides Alexander Abramov, Sergey Avtomonov, Anastasia Kuznetsova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Photos from the ascent on the Cotopaxi by the group of the 7 Summits Club

Greetings from Ecuador from the group of the 7 Summits Club! We made it - tThere is the summit of the Cotopaxi volcano! Although it was very difficult! But it was worth it! And it's not for nothing that Cotopaxi is called the most ... read more

Greetings from Ecuador from the group of the 7 Summits Club!  We made it - tThere is the summit  of the Cotopaxi volcano! Although it was very difficult! But it was worth it! And it's not for nothing that Cotopaxi is called the most beautiful volcano in Ecuador! See for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club, also known as the team of Fyodor Konyukhov's friends, arrived in the city of Van, the starting point of the Ararat climbing program

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: Greetings from hot Turkey! Our numerous team of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov is finally assembled. Everyone has safely gathered in Van, and even no one has lost their ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: Greetings from hot Turkey! Our numerous team of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov is finally assembled. Everyone has safely gathered in Van, and even no one has lost their luggage on the way, what we also wish you. The equipment is checked, the crampons are sharpened, the backpacks are collected. A welcome dinner, also known as an info briefing, was held in an atmospheric authentic restaurant. The whole team is impatient and looking forward to the upcoming adventures! Tomorrow we are going to the mountain! How will it open to us this time?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The big expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat begins, the guides are preparing to meet Fyodor Konyukhov and his friends

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: And again news from Ararat! The season continues! A team of guides Alex Abramov, Sergey Avtomonov and Anastasia Kuznetsova arrived in Turkey to complete preparations ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: And again news from Ararat! The season continues! A team of guides Alex Abramov, Sergey Avtomonov and Anastasia Kuznetsova arrived in Turkey to complete preparations for the arrival of the next group. Tomorrow, a large team of Fyodor Konyukhov will arrive, which will have to climb the highest peak of Turkey, the legendary Ararat volcano (5165 m). The weather in Ararat is uncharacteristic this season, strong storms and rains are not uncommon for this summer. The team will be tested for strength. The flight from Istanbul to Van was slightly delayed and landed already during the enchanting sunset over Lake Van. The lake itself is akin to the wonder of the world, the largest soda lake in the world with a unique water composition.

We are waiting for the group tomorrow!

 

 

And yes, the Bosphorus and Istanbul from a bird's-eye view (and even higher) are also very good! A city of contrasts, east/west, a mixture of cultures and civilizations. This is a separate topic.

 For the first time we went to land in Van, flying through the city itself. We even saw the hotel where we are now located. They usually come in from the other side. It's also an interesting experience.

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club (Mount Fever) made an ascent on the top of Mount Ilinitsa Norte

News of the Mount Fever project from Ecuador. There is a Peak Ilinitsa Norte! The group of the 7 Summts Club coped with the next task and reached the top of this extinct volcano. Further along the program, two other volcanoes are planned: ... read more

 

News of the Mount Fever project from Ecuador. There is a Peak Ilinitsa Norte! The group of the 7 Summts Club coped with the next task and reached the top of this extinct volcano. Further along the program, two other volcanoes are planned: Cotopaxi and Chimborazo - the highest in Ecuador, the most remote peak from the center of the Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantastic photos from the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat from the participant Alexander Fetisov

It is not the first time that Alexander Fetisov pleases us with his photo reports. And now he has sent a complete selection of photos from the expedition to Ararat. According to them, you can really appreciate the charm of traveling with ... read more

It is not the first time that Alexander Fetisov pleases us with his photo reports.  And now he has sent a complete selection of photos from the expedition to Ararat. According to them, you can really appreciate the charm of traveling with the 7 Summits Club to this wonderful area, the very south of the Caucasus.

It was not easy to choose a few of the best works, they are all of high quality.  See here what we have chosen, and here you can see the gallery in full, all 145 images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The team of the 7 Summits Club "Olympioniki" climbed Mount Ararat

Hello to everyone, not from the slopes, but from the top of Ararat! Today, the Olympionika team stood on the top of the legendary volcano. The mountain let it in and let it out. The weather was perfect, despite several hours of snowstorms ... read more

Hello to everyone, not from the slopes, but from the top of Ararat! Today, the Olympionika team stood on the top of the legendary volcano. The mountain let it in and let it out. The weather was perfect, despite several hours of snowstorms before the assault. The participants climbed to the top in different ways and almost crawled, and ran with acceleration for the last meters. Now the team is resting at the base camp. Tomorrow we will return to civilization and get acquainted with the local sights. Guides Boris Egorov and Anastasia Kuznetsova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Olympioniki" made an acclimatization rotation to the height of 4200 on the slopes of Ararat

Nastya Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Turkey: Greetings from the slopes of Ararat! Today there was a day of acclimatization. We climbed 4200 m to a high-altitude camp, from where tomorrow, according to the plan, we will go ... read more

Nastya Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Turkey:

Greetings from the slopes of Ararat!  Today there was a day of acclimatization. We climbed 4200 m to a high-altitude camp, from where tomorrow, according to the plan, we will go to the assault. The weather was favorable - the sun and a light breeze. Upon returning to the base camp at 3200, which already seems to be a resort, first there was hail (short), then rain with a rainbow and at the end of the storm with lead clouds passed by and disappeared behind Ararat.  After the descent, we prepared for tomorrow, crampons to the shoes, learned how to walk on crampons, passed a master class on tying shoelaces. At dinner, we tasted delicious dishes of Kurdish cuisine: juicy lamb, baked vegetables on coals, ayran, fresh vegetables. Your Boris Egorov and Anastasia Kuznetsova, with warm greetings from Turkey!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to our comfortable base camp on the slopes of Ararat

Nastya Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: Today there was the first acquaintance of the team with Ararat, we hope that it is mutually pleasant! Ararat has opened and appeared in all its glory! We reached the starting ... read more

Nastya Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey:

 Today there was the first acquaintance of the team with Ararat, we hope that it is mutually pleasant! Ararat has opened and appeared in all its glory! We reached the starting point at 2200 m and then climbed in 5 hours to the base camp at 3200 m. According to the plan, we will spend 3 nights here - 2 nights before the assault and 1 after the assault. In the base camp this season, there are innovations - electrification of the camp and tents, beds in tents, a shower and the novelty of the season-a samovar (a hookah will not surprise anyone). Greetings to all from Turkey from the slopes of Ararat! Guides Boris Egorov and Anastasia Kuznetsova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The big season of the 7 Summits Club begins in Ararat. A new group has arrived in the city of Van and is preparing to go on the route

Nastya Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: Greetings to all from Turkey from the city of Van, the pearl of eastern Anatolia! From here, our team will start tomorrow on Ararat, the highest peak in Turkey (5165 m). Today was ... read more

Nastya Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey:

Greetings to all from Turkey from the city of Van, the pearl of eastern Anatolia! From here, our team will start tomorrow on Ararat, the highest peak in Turkey (5165 m). Today was a busy day. We met the group, found the lost luggage. Then we took a walk through the ancient fortress of the Urartu times, visited the archaeological museum, checked all the equipment, met the sunset on Lake Van, celebrated the meeting and got ready to go ahead to meet adventures! Your Boris Egorov and Anastasia Kuznetsova, 200 km from Ararat!

And yes, we practically took part in a Kurdish wedding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The first ascent in the season of the 7 Summits Club on Demavend was made by Ivan Novikov

News from Iran. There is the first ascent on the highest volcano in Asia - Demavand (5670 m) this season! Ivan Novikov climbed on the top of Demavend as a preparation for the expedition to Lenin Peak. He added another volcano for the ... read more

News from Iran. There is the first ascent on the highest volcano in Asia - Demavand (5670 m) this season! Ivan Novikov climbed on the top of Demavend as a preparation for the expedition to Lenin Peak. He added another volcano for the program "Seven Volcanoes"! Congratulations! We,  Russian climbers, are very welcome guests in Iran!

Ivan is impressed by local cordiality and hospitality!

 

 

 

 

 

Summit!  The second group of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent on Mount Ararat

Greetings from Turkey from the slopes of Ararat! Our second group this season climbed the legendary volcano and the highest peak of Turkey! Congratulations to Andrey Chuzhinov on the summit! Andrey found Ararat more difficult than Elbrus: ... read more

Greetings from Turkey from the slopes of Ararat! Our second group this season climbed the legendary volcano and the highest peak of Turkey! Congratulations to Andrey Chuzhinov on the summit!

Andrey found Ararat more difficult than Elbrus: "The mountain is all covered with stones, the wind was blowing and freezing. And the sun was shining too much."