The program "Seven volcanoes" - new summiters, after the next ascent on the highest volcano of Antarctica, Mount Sidley

The next ascent to the highest volcano in Antarctica, Mount Sidley, has been successfully completed. As part of the international group, the summit was reached by representatives of the 7 Summits Club, 28-year-old Romanian Adrian ... read more

The next ascent to the highest volcano in Antarctica, Mount Sidley, has been successfully completed. As part of the international group, the summit was reached by representatives of the 7 Summits Club, 28-year-old Romanian Adrian Ahriţculesei and 68-year-old Estonian Vambola Sipelglas. With this ascent, they completed the "Seven Volcanoes" program, reaching the summits of the highest volcanoes on all continents. The heroes received commemorative ordens from the 7 Summits  Club. And now we send them our congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Papas Bravas" made a successful ascent on the summit of Ojos del Salado

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: Yesterday, January 16, the Papas Bravas group climbed on the summit of the highest volcano in the World - Ojos del Salado! 5 climbers (3 participants and 2 guides) were ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

Yesterday, January 16, the Papas Bravas group climbed on the summit of the highest volcano in the World - Ojos del Salado! 5 climbers (3 participants and 2 guides) were standing on the top of Ojos. The ascent took place in difficult conditions, temperatures up to -30 and strong gusts of wind near the summit.

We went down to the camp at night. Everyone is happy. Tomorrow we will continue the cultural program for Chile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Papas Bravas" goes out to storm Ojos del Salado after a rest in Copiapo

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: January 14. Greetings to all from Atacama, Chile, from the Papas Bravas group! Today we had a day of rest and excursions around Copiapo. We visited the central square ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

January 14. Greetings to all from Atacama, Chile, from the Papas Bravas group! Today we had a day of rest and excursions around Copiapo. We visited the central square of the city - Plaza de Armas - all in greenery, flowers, palm trees and pepper trees and with a statue of Juno on four condors in the center.

We visited the cathedral, went to supermarkets, visited the beautiful San Francisco Church (in honor of our recent ascent to the top of San Francisco) and the Atacama Museum of Local Lore. The museum is extremely interesting - with stuffed cougars (we realized that one of them recently came to our camp), condors, armadillos and other animals. We learned a story about how in 2010 33 miners were buried in the mine under the rubble for more than 2 months, but in the end they were all rescued. We found a wonderful courtyard with cacti and the best coffee in Copiapo. And in the evening we even visited the casino (partially).

Tomorrow morning we return to Atacama, to our camp on Laguna Verde.  And at night we plan to storm the volcano Ojos del Salado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Papas Bravas" has made the final acclimatization rotation and is resting before storming the summit of Ojos del Salado

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: 13th of January. Greetings to all from Atacama, Chile, from the Papas Bravas group and congratulations on the Old New Year! We haven't been in touch for two days, ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

13th of January.  Greetings to all from Atacama, Chile, from the Papas Bravas group and congratulations on the Old New Year! We haven't been in touch for two days, since yesterday we climbed to the highest mountain shelter in the world at an altitude of 5900m - Tejos refuge. The road there is a separate song. Not everyone manages to drive up the steep slopes of Ojos, but we did it. We set up tents near the refuge and went higher - to 6200 for acclimatization. Going down to the Tejos, we met a large group of Lucky People who were singing songs merrily.

The night in tents at 5900 was quite successful. In the morning, however, we woke up under a layer of frost. We drank coffee, went down to Laguna Verde (4300), where we met Artem Rostovtsev, who had just arrived from Antarctica on an urgent call from Alex Abramov. We had breakfast with him and went on vacation to Copiapo. The assault on the summit is scheduled for the night of January 15-16. While we rest and gain strength.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Papas Bravas" by Lyudmila Korobeshko made an ascent on the summit of Mount San Francisco

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: January 10th. Greetings to all from Atacama, Chile from the Papas Bravas group! Today was a very special day for us. We went on an acclimatization ascent to the volcano ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

January 10th. Greetings to all from Atacama, Chile from the Papas Bravas group! Today was a very special day for us. We went on an acclimatization ascent to the volcano of San Francisco with a height of 6018m. For most of the members of our group, this was the first six-thousandth. We drove up to 5000 in jeeps. Then - on foot and with crampons. At the beginning of the journey, we even had to overcome an obstacle in the form of calgaspores. We did it! At about 15.30 in Chile, we stood at the top of our first six-thousandth. Tomorrow we arrange a day of rest - complete relaxation with spa elements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Papas Bravas" by Lyudmila Korobeshko continued acclimatization in the Laguna Verde area

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: January 9. Greetings to all from Atacama, Chile from the Papas Bravas group! Today we woke up in a magical place - on the shore of Laguna Verde Lake at an altitude of ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

January 9.  Greetings to all from Atacama, Chile from the Papas Bravas group!  Today we woke up in a magical place - on the shore of Laguna Verde Lake at an altitude of 4300. First of all, we went along the shore of this beautiful lake, surrounded by snow peaks, to the hot springs - to take a hot shower and do exercises.

Then we went to acclimatize to the slopes of the volcano with the romantic name Mulas Muertas (death to mules). We took a lot of pictures with Laguna Verde Lake, went down and went on a road trip to the border of Chile and Argentina to the San Francisco pass at 5000m. There we turned on the downshift and arranged an off-road race. By evening, tired but happy, they returned to the camp. Here we were pleased with Russian borscht, abalones (the largest clams) and a pisco sour cocktail.

Tomorrow we will have a serious test - climbing to the top of Mount San Francisco (6018m).  For almost the whole group, this will be the first ascent above 6000m. I hope we will succeed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Papas Bravas" by Lyudmila Korobeshko in the Laguna Verde camp caught up with Alexander Abramov's group

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: January 8. Greetings to all from Atacama, from Chile! Our Papas Bravas group relocated today to Laguna Verde, 4300. On the way, we finally saw the purpose of our trip - ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

January 8. Greetings to all from Atacama, from Chile! Our Papas Bravas group relocated today to Laguna Verde, 4300. On the way, we finally saw the purpose of our trip - the volcano Ojos del Salado, covered with snow. On the way, we visited the unique Lama River, which flows in the desert and has a thermal origin.

We set up camp in a secret place - near our large group. The most difficult thing was to set up a tent-toilet: it was carried away three times until we could fix it. Before dinner, we drove to the hot springs and soaked in the thermal baths.  And for dinner, Abramov's group descended to the camp, after climbing  the six-thousandth San Francisco. We congratulated them.  Tomorrow we are going to acclimatize to Mulas Muertas. If we get up early, then in the morning we go to the hot springs to drink a cup of coffee in a hot bath…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Papas Bravas" by Lyudmila Korobeshko from the Laguna Rosa camp climbed on the summit of Seven Brothers Peak

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: January 7. Greetings to all from Chile from Atacama from the group Papas Bravas (Brave Potatoes)! Today we made the first acclimatization ascent of almost 5000 meters - ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

January 7. Greetings to all from Chile from Atacama from the group Papas Bravas (Brave Potatoes)! Today we made the first acclimatization ascent of almost 5000 meters - on the top of Seven Brothers Peak. The ascent took place in conditions of strong wind and at times a salt storm. But everything ended well. We reached the top and went down to our camp to the Pink Lake (Laguna Rosa) with flamingos, where a chic dinner from our chef Carolina was waiting for us. We are resting now. Tomorrow we will move to the Verde Lagoon and hot springs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Papas Bravas" by Lyudmila Korobeshko moved to the Laguna Rosa camp in the Atacama Desert

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: January 6th. Greetings from Chile from Laguna Rosa from the Papas Bravas team, bravo going to the highest volcano in the World - Ojos del Salado. Today our team left ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

January 6th. Greetings from Chile from Laguna Rosa from the Papas Bravas team, bravo going to the highest volcano in the World - Ojos del Salado.  Today our team left civilization (the hotel in Baia Ingles) and made a brave move to the Pink Lake (Laguna Rosa) at an altitude of 3800, overcoming the pass of 4400m. We managed to see flamingos in the sunset rays and the rising of the full moon over the Atacama volcanoes. Tomorrow we will climb the volcano 7 Brothers (4700m).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyudmila Korobeshko met a new group of the 7 Summits Club on the volcano Ojos del Salado

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: Hello from Chile from the recently arrived Pizka de Pudahuel group! The name is inspired by the inscriptions at Santiago Airport. Our group, which has already passed ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

Hello from Chile from the recently arrived Pizka de Pudahuel group! The name is inspired by the inscriptions at Santiago Airport. Our group, which has already passed through Kilimanjaro, Orizaba, Demavent and Elbrus, arrived in Atacama to go to the highest volcano in the world: Ojos del Salado. According to an ancient Chilean tradition, we try live scallops with champagne, then we try fried octopus and ceviche with Pisco. Thus, the program of the first day of acclimatization was completed. Tomorrow we pack up and go to the heart of the Atacama! In the morning - jogging and exercise, as usual!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The main part of the first group of the 7 Summits Club on the Ojos del Salado volcano set off in jeeps

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: January 3. All salute from Chile! Some more news from Abramov's group. This morning another member of the expedition arrived. She is a well-known blogger and an ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

January 3. All salute from Chile!  Some more news from Abramov's group. This morning another member of the expedition arrived. She is a well-known blogger and an aspiring mountaineer (participant of a recent expedition to Manaslu). At noon, a cavalcade of five SUVs set off from the Chilean resort town of Baia Ingles to the Atacama Desert to meet adventures! The group managed to make friends during yesterday's day spent tasting Chilean delicacies and wines.

Abramov, Dorojukov, Bogomolov and two places in turn for those who want to (with good driving experience) set off today behind the wheel of SUVs. Nikita Slotin meets two more participants tomorrow and they immediately go to catch up with their group.

And I'm meeting my participants tomorrow. Our departure to Atacama is scheduled for January 6th.

 P.S. - what will happen to the connection in Atacama is still unclear. There is no connection in the desert, but Abramov bought some Starlink from Elon Musk. Let's see if it will work in Atacama....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A group of the 7 Summits Club arrived in Chile to climb the Ojos del Salado volcano. Sergey Bogomolov is with us

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: Salute to all from Chile! Today, a large group led by Alexander Abramov and supported by Alexander Dorojukov and Nikita Slotin finally arrived in Atacama and gathered ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

Salute to all from Chile! Today, a large group led by Alexander Abramov and supported by Alexander Dorojukov and Nikita Slotin finally arrived in Atacama and gathered at the festive table. Alex Abramov solemnly announced the official start of the expedition. Then the legendary Russian climber Sergey Bogomolov took the floor. He climbed 13 out of 14 eight-thousand meters and in the summer of 2023 he plans to climb K2 as part of the team of the 7 Summits Club, which he left to complete the project of 14 eight-thousand meters.

Sergey told many interesting stories from his rich mountaineering life - about joint ascents with Anatoly Bukreev, about Bashkirov's tragic death on Lhotse, about several of his attempts on K2 from different sides. Everyone listened with their mouths open. As a result, we decided that we would help Sergey Bogomolov to publish a book about his ascents.

Today we devoted the day to protein saturation - we ate live scallops with fried octopus.  And tomorrow - departure to Atacama. Everyone is looking forward to it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of super-guides of the 7 Summits Club has completed preparations for arrival of groups on the Ojos del Salado volcano

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile: Saludos desde Chile! Greetings to all from Chile from the super-guides of the 7 Summits Club! Since January 1, a team of guides has gathered here in the area of the ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Chile:

Saludos desde Chile!  Greetings to all from Chile from the super-guides of the 7 Summits Club! Since January 1, a team of guides has gathered here in the area of the Atacama Desert to prepare for the season of expeditions to Ojos del Salado. For two days our team made purchases, checked equipment, prepared jeeps. Today, the first large group arrives in Copiapo in the morning. We're going to meet her. The adventure begins!

Super guides of the 7 Summits Club - Alex Abramov, Lucy Korobeshko, Sasha Dorojukov, Nikita Slotin, Elena Abramova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko climbed the Chachani volcano. And they wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Greetings from Peru from Alex Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! And happy New Year! Yesterday we climbed the summit of the Chachani volcano (6057m). We came to the Base Camp at 4900 in the midst of a snowstorm. But by 2 a.m. the snowfall ... read more

Greetings from Peru from Alex Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! And happy New Year!

Yesterday we climbed the summit of the Chachani volcano (6057m). We came to the Base Camp at 4900 in the midst of a snowstorm. But by 2 a.m. the snowfall stopped. At 3.40 we went out under the light of the southern constellations to storm and by 8 a.m. we climbed to the top of Chachani. The ascent is simple, it goes without ropes and without crampons. Similar to Ojos, but simpler. The peaks offer a view of the beautiful Chachani crater and the neighboring peaks – El Misti is very close and the active volcanoes Ampato and Sabankaya in the distance.

At noon we had already fed the foxes, looked at the herds of vikunias and flocks of wild mountain rabbits, and two hours later we rested in the spa of the hotel in Arequipa. So, a great route through Peru is ready. We're planning a group in May. Happy New Year to everyone once again! Peace, happiness and new adventures to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko in Peru climbed the peak of Maria and came up with a super program for the future!

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru: Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! Our exploration of the new program in Southern Peru continues! Yesterday we climbed a ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru:

Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! Our exploration of the new program in Southern Peru continues! Yesterday we climbed a five-thousand-meter peak near Ausangate, not far from the Rainbow Mountains.  The area is beautiful - there are a lot of colorful lakes along the way (there are “7 Lakes trek” here, but in reality there are much more lakes), sharp snow-capped summits rise around.

The peak of Maria  with a height of 5500 is a simple to climb, but very beautiful. From the camp at 4500, the first 2-3 hours are a simple but extremely picturesque trek, then another 1.5-2 hours with crampons on a glacier with closed crevasses and the last pre-summit steep snow-ice slope. You go out on the top carefully (there are overhanging cornices) and are stunned by the beauty that opens up!

A couple of hours down - and you are greeted with lunch (in Peru, good service in the mountains - and tents are set up and a whole dining room is organized even for a small group), a couple more hours past the most beautiful lakes down - and you jump into hot springs, soak and restore muscles tired after a hike with a view of grazing alpacas and snow-white summits.

For the future, we decided that join a trekking in the Rainbow Mountains + a piece of trek around Ausangate + climbing Maria Peak with a descent to hot springs. It will be a super program!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New adventures of Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko in Peru. Christmas in a suspended hotel!

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru: Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! We want to tell you how we spent an unforgettable night on the wall at the Sky Lodge Hotel in the ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru:

Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko!  We want to tell you how we spent an unforgettable night on the wall at the Sky Lodge Hotel in the Sacred Valley in Peru, near Machu Picchu. We got to the beginning of the route around 17.00. The way to our hotel room on the wall ran along Via Ferrate (staples in the form of stairs and cables). We were given harnesses, helmets, gloves and we ran, as we wanted to get to our hotel before dark. Usually it takes 1.5-2 hours. Although we are accustomed to via Ferrata (in the Crimea and the Alps), we still often stopped to capture each other and the gorgeous views - the Sacred Valley of the Incas, leading to Machu Picchu, spread out below us. The way up is not difficult, but there are overhangs and an interesting place like the Tyrolean traverse (as on Carstensz).

By six in the evening, with sunset, we reached the hotel itself - several capsules on platforms attached to the wall. It turned out that we are the only guests of this hotel. The rest refused or could not come because of the recent political unrest in Peru.

The sleeping room is chic - transparent walls with 360 views, soft beds. There's even a toilet. But to get into the capsule-dining room, every time you need to put on helmets and climb the via Ferrata.

Christmas was celebrated with a wonderful dinner from a Swiss chef. Dinner is prepared in advance, it is warmed up on the wall and beautifully decorated before serving. And also with a bottle of Peruvian red and to the sounds of fireworks from local towns.

In the morning, we whistled merrily down six ziplines, where a bus was already waiting for us, taking us to new adventures. We plan to make a super program in Peru in the near future with Rainbow Mountains, an overnight stay on the wall, beautiful simple ascents to the 5th and 6th thousandths, possibly with the addition of Machu Picchu. Everything is nearby. And everything is so interesting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko visited the famous Rainbow Mountains in Peru

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru: Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! On the first morning of our stay in Peru, we went to the Rainbow Mountains. On the way, we admired ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru:

Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko!  On the first morning of our stay in Peru, we went to the Rainbow Mountains. On the way, we admired the endless herds of alpacas and wonderful views. We drove part of the way to the Rainbow Mountains on quad bikes, as we had to hurry to the second part of the program of this eventful day (which we will tell you about later)…

At the top, we unfurled the flag of the 7 Summits Club and enjoyed the views of the local highest point - AUSANGATE - a technically difficult six-thousandther. Rainbow Mountains pleased us with their multicolored iridescences. Plus, we were lucky to climb almost alone, as we decided to go from another, less popular side.

By lunchtime we had already returned to Cuzco and set off to meet a new adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings from the Pamirs, from our Sherpa friends!

For the fifth year in the summer, our friends from Nepal come to the mountains of Central Asia to work on our seven-thousandth Lenin Peak and Khan Tengri. These are different students of the 7 Summits Club, employees of our Himalayan ... read more

For the fifth year in the summer, our friends from Nepal come to the mountains of Central Asia to work on our seven-thousandth Lenin Peak and Khan Tengri. These are different students of the 7 Summits Club, employees of our Himalayan expeditions. At one time, we recommended them to our partners at the seven-thousandth. Now they no longer need recommendations. We are a little proud of it! And the fact that we are not forgotten, from time to time they are sending greetings for us  from the mountains!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club completed the Elbrus program with a class trip on quad bikes

Lyudmila Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and the group's guide, reports from the Elbrus region: Greetings to all (already farewell) from the Elbrus region from our group! Today we had a departure day. We really didn't want to ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and the group's guide, reports from the Elbrus region:

Greetings to all (already farewell) from the Elbrus region from our group! Today we had a departure day. We really didn't want to leave these wonderful places. Since the departure was already scheduled for noon, we decided to have time to do something else interesting. We took ATVs and rushed to the waterfall "Maiden Braids". We plunged into its cool streams and made a wish to come back here again - to go to the Eastern Peak from the North and go down to the South!

We hope to return here in a year, during which we need to have time to climb a couple more volcanoes under the Seven Volcanoes project!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Lyudmila Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and the group's guide, reports from the Elbrus region: Our group today successfully climbed the Western Peak of Elbrus! The weather conditions were extremely severe - a blizzard, strong ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and the group's guide, reports from the Elbrus region:

Our group today successfully climbed the Western Peak of Elbrus! The weather conditions were extremely severe - a blizzard, strong wind. We had to crawl to the top almost on all fours - it was blowing away. We're already down there now and are preparing for the solemn receipt of well-deserved diplomas and medals for the ascent.