Expedition program of the 7 Summits Club in Antarctica: the author and publisher met for the first time in the middle of the Ice continent. An amazing meeting!

Alexander Brychkin, participant of the Vinson Massif ascent: The impossible is possible! At the edge of the earth, on the base of Union Glacier Antartica, I met our author - a great mountaineer and a wonderful person, Nirmal Purja, or ... read more

Alexander Brychkin, participant of the Vinson Massif ascent: The impossible is possible! At the edge of the earth, on the base of Union Glacier Antartica, I met our author - a great mountaineer and a wonderful person, Nirmal Purja, or simply Nims. He led a group with an Arab princess on the Vinson Massif and the South Pole.  We were also at the summit, but we missed each other by just a few days. It was easier for us because we had better weather.

Nims climbed all 14 eight-thousandths in 6 months, which was previously considered categorically impossible.

  From the notes of one of the participants of the Antarctic program of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Brychkin.  Alexander is one of the leading publishers and distributors of books in Russia.  It was only thanks to him that the translation of the book of Nims came out very quickly in our country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The members of the group of the 7 Summits Club returned to the Mainland. A portion of wonderful photos from Antarctica

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club, from Punta Arenas (Chile): Hello everyone from Antarctica! Yesterday (or rather today) our friendly group finally escaped from the snow captivity of Antarctica! On the way to the ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club, from Punta Arenas (Chile):

Hello everyone from Antarctica! Yesterday (or rather today) our friendly group  finally escaped from the snow captivity of Antarctica! On the way to the breakthrough - on the Union - we met Nims (he climbed Vinson with our previous group, then went to the South Pole and also got into Antarctic captivity). We had a little photo shoot with him. And after midnight we arrived on the Mainland, in Punta Arenas.  There, the guides awarded all the participants of our group with certificates for climbing and large commemorative medals. Now we already miss Antarctica and our friends  Vladimir Kotlyar and Alexandr Dorojukov, who stayed there to work with the next group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "7 Nations Army" has safely descended to the base camp and is waiting for departure to the Union Glacier base

A message from Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club, from Antarctica: In short, everything is fine. Yesterday we successfully climbed to the top of the Vinson Massif. And today we went down to the base camp. Everything is ... read more

A message from Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club, from Antarctica:

In short, everything is fine.  Yesterday we successfully climbed to the top of the Vinson Massif. And today we went down to the base camp. Everything is fine. We are sitting, waiting for the weather, when we will be taken to the Union Glacier. We are resting. Now we will only have rest days. 

The expedition is almost completed, its main part has already been completed: everyone has climbed the summit. Now we are just resting at the base camp, celebrating a successful ascent.

Happy New Year to everyone!

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "7 Nations Army" moved to the High Camp and is preparing to storm the summit of the Vinson Massif

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, director of the company: Hello everyone from Antarctica! Now we are in the High Camp. Just recently, the last participants came here. We went up in three groups. Someone faster, someone ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, director of the company: Hello everyone from Antarctica! Now we are in the High Camp. Just recently, the last participants came here. We went up in three groups. Someone faster, someone slower. The fastest – in 6 hours, the slowest - in 10 hours. The group, of course, is large and the forces are very unequal. Nevertheless, tomorrow, January 3rd, we want to storm the whole team and hope for a successful ascent. Moreover, the weather is still good. We are a little worried, because not everyone was given last trek easily. Nevertheless, we are planning an assault by the whole team tomorrow. Wish us good luck!

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "7 Nations Army" spent a day of rest at the Low Camp and is preparing to go up

Lyudmila Korobeshko, guide of the 7 Peaks Club, director of the company, from Antarctica: Hello everyone from Antarctica! Lyudmila Korobeshko speaks. Now we are, as yesterday, in the Low Camp. Today we had a rest day. We had a good rest, ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, guide of the 7 Peaks Club, director of the company, from Antarctica: Hello everyone from Antarctica! Lyudmila Korobeshko speaks. Now we are, as yesterday, in the Low Camp. Today we had a rest day. We had a good rest, ate, and had training sessions. And now we go to bed early. We want to move to High Camp tomorrow. And the day after tomorrow we plan to storm the summit. It will be on January 3rd. So far, the weather forecast is good. We hope in this good forecast and go to the top. Everyone feels well, they send greetings to their relatives and friends! The super-guides of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko, Alexander Dorojukov and Vladimir Kotlyar were in touch.

The team of the 7 Summits Club "7 Nations Army" went up to Low Camp and celebrated the New Year there

Lyudmila Korobeshko, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, director of the company, from Antarctica: Hello everyone from Antarctica! This is Lyudmila Korobeshko from Low Camp. First of all, happy New Year 2022! Today, our friendly team of ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, director of the company, from Antarctica:

Hello everyone from Antarctica! This is Lyudmila Korobeshko from Low Camp. First of all, happy New Year 2022! Today, our friendly team of 15 people made a heroic transition from Base Camp to Low Camp, to a height of almost 2000 meters. In general, it was not easy, because we had to carry a lot of cargo. In general, the march took about eight hours. And we celebrated the New Year in Russia somewhere along the way.  But the Chilean New Year has already been celebrated directly at the camp, where a good party was held. We joined up with groups of other expeditions that came here, some yesterday, some today. Tomorrow, according to the plan, we have a rest day. Our guides, Sasha Dorojukov and Volodya Kotlyar plan to bring all our necessary equipment to the High Camp. And if all this works out, then the day after tomorrow, on January 2, we want to move completely to the High Camp and try the next day, on the 3rd, to storm the summit.

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "7 Nations Army" is in Antarctica and is already at the Vinson Massif base camp!

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, director of the company, from Antarctica: Good afternoon! Hello everyone from Antarctica! Our group "Vinson-4" or "7 Nations Army", a very multinational team, flew to Antarctica and ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, director of the company, from Antarctica: Good afternoon! Hello everyone from Antarctica! Our group "Vinson-4" or  "7 Nations Army", a very multinational team, flew to Antarctica and immediately we were transferred to the base camp at 2200. Here we have set up our camp, now we are sorting things out, had dinner.   It's almost twelve o'clock at night, and in general, we'll be going to bed slowly. Tomorrow, according to the plan, we will make a depot. And, probably, the day after tomorrow we will move to the Low Camp. All participants feel well. However, part of our expedition in the form of three Nepalese Sherpas has not joined us yet, because they are still going Last Degree. Otherwise, everything is fine. The super-guides of the 7 Summits Club Volodya Kotlyar, who cut himself yesterday (we didn't recognize him directly), Alexander Dorojukov and Lyudmila Korobeshko are in touch. Everyone, Happy New Year!

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Vinson-4" gathered in Punta Arenas and came up with a name for themselves

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, director of the company, from Punta Arenas (Chile): Greetings to all from the edge of the world from Punta Arenas! We decided to call ourselves "7 nations army" - we counted ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, director of the company, from Punta Arenas (Chile):

Greetings to all from the edge of the world from Punta Arenas! We decided to call ourselves "7 nations army" - we counted representatives of so many countries in our group. Although Sherpas will still join us in Antarctica… Today we have finally gathered in full force. We bought everything we needed. Three times we got caught in the rain, two times we were almost blown away by a hurricane and miraculously did not get burned – that is, we learned all the charms of the changeable weather of Punta Arenas. 

We're putting all our stuff on the plane tomorrow. And the day after tomorrow we hope to fly to Antarctica, where Volodya Kotlyar should be waiting for us. He came to the South Pole with a group today.

Happy New Year to everyone!

The guides of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorozhukov and Lyudmila Korobeshko.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club met in Punta Arenas. One flew from Antarctica, the other is flying to Antarctica

Ludmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, director of the company, from Punta Arenas (Chile): Greetings to all from the edge of the world, from Punta Arenas! Our group on Vinson (the 4th in a row in the Antarctic season) almost ... read more

Ludmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, director of the company, from Punta Arenas (Chile):

Greetings to all from the edge of the world, from Punta Arenas! Our group on Vinson (the 4th in a row in the Antarctic season) almost got together. Two more participants are due to arrive tonight. Yesterday we crossed paths with a group of Vinson-2 (PingVinson), who, due to the delay, flew out of Antarctica only the day before yesterday. We had a friendly dinner at the guide house, which we rented for the season in Punta Arenas. Lena Abramova has prepared a magical dinner for us! This was more than welcome, as all restaurants were closed due to the holidays. We listened to the stories of the members “PingVinson” about the horrors that befell them - low temperatures up to -50, winds and bad weather ... Decided to dress warmly and take more warming drinks.

Today we have already passed the first Antarctic antigen tests - everyone is healthy and cheerful. Tomorrow there will be a check of equipment, additional purchase of the necessary. The day after tomorrow we check in our luggage and hope to fly to Antarctica on December 29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent on the Cotopaxi volcano

The group's guide Lyudmila Korobeshko: Hello everyone from Ecuador! From the group "Toropygas and Tortugas". This morning we were standing at the top of Cotopaxi - the highest active volcano in the world! Even yesterday we could hardly ... read more

The group's guide Lyudmila Korobeshko: Hello everyone from Ecuador!  From the group "Toropygas and Tortugas". This morning we were standing at the top of Cotopaxi - the highest active volcano in the world!

Even yesterday we could hardly believe it - when we drove up to the national park of otopaxi, a heavy downpour began and, accordingly, snowfall at the top. The bad weather continued until almost midnight. And in the previous days there were heavy snowfalls.

But our group was lucky - after midnight the snow stopped (all because in Quito we were given change with a few pieces of paper for $ 2). And by dawn, even the clouds parted and the stars appeared. There was still some avalanche danger after the snowfall, but our valiant Ecuadorian guides led us through safe paths. So at 7.30 we were standing at the top, tired but happy.

Now we have arrived in the town of Baňos - the gateway to the jungle. We listen to the murmur of waterfalls and relax in the spa. We are thinking what to do next…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! A group of the 7 Summits Club ascended the Iliniza Norte volcano in Ecuador

Hello everyone from Ecuador! This morning our team climbed on the second peak in our Ecuadorian program - Iliniza Norte volcano with a height of 5126m. Yesterday morning we left Quito and arrived at the national park at the foot of the ... read more

Hello everyone from Ecuador! This morning our team climbed on the second peak in our Ecuadorian program - Iliniza Norte volcano with a height of 5126m.  Yesterday morning we left Quito and arrived at the national park at the foot of the mountain. We started from a height of 3900. After lunch we reached the Nuevos Horizontes refuge at 4700. Here we met two Andean wolves here, had a great dinner with special Ecuadorian dishes and went to bed early. Today we left at 5.30. The route was heavily covered with snow, the rocks were icy, but this did not prevent our team from climbing to the top. We were at the highest point at about 9 am.

Now we have come down and settled in one of the old Ecuadorian haciendas. We will prepare for the next ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent on the top of Guagua Pichincha

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club and the group's guide: Greetings to all from Ecuador! Today we made our first ascent of Guagua Pichincha (4800) according to the program. With a sinking heart, we stood on the edge of the ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club and the group's guide: Greetings to all from Ecuador!  Today we made our first ascent of Guagua Pichincha (4800) according to the program. With a sinking heart, we stood on the edge of the huge Pichincha crater, from where a powerful charge of volcanic ash burst out several decades ago, covering the whole of Quito. On the descent from the summit we were caught by a small snowfall, which quickly ended. On the way to Quito, we tried some firewater (aguardiente) and returned to the hotel satisfied and almost not tired.

Tomorrow we say goodbye to Quito and leave for mount of Iliniza. We will have a high-altitude overnight at 4700 and in the morning we will storm Iliniza Norte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first day of the 7 Summits Club group in Ecuador: wonders of the equator and tastings, excursions to Quito

Lyudmila Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and guide of the group from Ecuador: October 16. Hello everyone from the Center of the World!!! Today our Ecuadorian team with the working name "Mitad del Mundo" visited the Equator ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and guide of the group from Ecuador:

October 16. Hello everyone from the Center of the World!!!

Today our Ecuadorian team with the working name "Mitad del Mundo" visited the Equator Line. On the way, we attacked a fruit stand and arranged a tasting of the most exotic fruits - tasted cherimoya, naranjilla, granadilla, taxo... you won't remember everything.

On the equator line, they admired the scalps of people (the inhabitants of Amazonia loved and knew how to cook them); they learned to determine the time of planting, harvesting and resting by the sundial, put eggs on nails (some even received diplomas of Egg Masters), turned the water in different directions and dropped 1-2 kg of weight each.

Then we returned to the historic center of Quito, where we found an excellent restaurant in the bishop's palace with a stunning view of the central square and delicious Ecuadorian cuisine. Of course, we tasted locre de papas (thick potato soup with avocado and cheese), ceviche, fritado, empanadas.

And finally we walked around the historical center of Quito, looking at the numerous churches. The Church of San Francisco was especially impressed. The walls are made of volcanic stone, the ceilings are made of mosaic without nails or glue, huge organs on the walls, a wonderful courtyard with tall palm trees, orchids and talking parrots. And from the bell tower there is a breathtaking view of the historic center of Quito.

Walked up, in general. Tomorrow we will have the first ascent - Guagua Pichincha (4800). Getting ready.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On eight-thousandther on his hands! Russian Rustam Nabiyev has accomplished a real feat by climbing Mount Manaslu

Rustam Nabiyev only by the power of their hands yesterday, October 2, climbed one of the highest peaks in the world - the eight-thousand-meter Manaslu! The 7 Summits Club helped the expedition and received thanks from its leatook ... read more

Rustam Nabiyev only by the power of their hands yesterday, October 2, climbed one of the highest peaks in the world - the eight-thousand-meter Manaslu! The 7 Summits Club took helped the expedition and received thanks from its leader.

Lyudmila Korobeshko:  Joann Chechnev, the leader of this expedition, sent these photos and information about the ascent today. Our 7 Summits Club helped the team with oxygen and  with some advises  before the trip. To be honest, when Joann in our office asked about Manaslu, I thought it was a very adventurous idea. In addition to the fact that Rustam does not have both legs, the guys did not have the experience of eight-thousanders. But they did the impossible! I am proud and admire! Well done!

 

 

 Joann Chechnev sent us (to Alex Abramov) greetings and thanks from the slopes of Manaslu:

Alexander, good evening! Yesterday we climbed on the top of Manaslu. The whole team, in full force. Everything went well. Thank you for your support! Rustam did an incredible thing!

 

Reportage on television:

       

 

Five years ago, Rustam Nabiyev was a paratrooper and served in the city of Omsk. The roof of his barracks collapsed, more than twenty people died on the spot. Rustam lay under the rubble for seven hours, miraculously survived, but lost both legs.

 

 

Summit! The representative of the 7 Summits Club Roman Sudorgin climbed Mount Manaslu

Today, at 7:20, Roman Sudorgin, a member of the 7 Summits Club, climbed the eight-thousandth peak of Manaslu! Roman took part in an expedition organized by our Nepalese partners - the Seven Summits Trek company. As part of the team, he ... read more

Today, at 7:20, Roman Sudorgin, a member of the 7 Summits Club, climbed the eight-thousandth peak of Manaslu! Roman took part in an expedition organized by our Nepalese partners - the Seven Summits Trek company. As part of the team, he climbed on the top together with two Romanian climbers and four accompanying Sherpa guides. The group is now on the descent. We are waiting for news from the base camp, where there will be good communication.

On September 23, the trail to the top was trampled by the Sherpas of the Seven Summits Trek team. On the 25th, the first group of clients reached the highest point. Roman Sudorgin works as part of the second group of clients. There are now about 200 climbers on the slopes of Manaslu. Among them is a Russian disabled person, Rustam Nabiyev, who has passed acclimatization and now has to go out to storm the summit.

 

 

 

Lyudmila Korobeshko and members of the group of the 7 Summits Club "Kakasy in Iran" visited the magical city of Shiraz

Lyudmila Korobeshko, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello to everyone from Shiraz - the ancient capital of Iran in the south of the country! Yesterday we flew here from Tehran and fell in love with this city from the very first minutes. ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello to everyone from Shiraz - the ancient capital of Iran in the south of the country! Yesterday we flew here from Tehran and fell in love with this city from the very first minutes. Immediately in the morning we went to the magical mosque of roses, where we enjoyed the amazing play of light through the colorful stained glass windows. Then we had breakfast in the Persian gardens of one of the palaces of Shiraz. Then we walked around the city center, visited the bazaar, tasted freshly squeezed pomegranate juice. In the evening, we visited Hafez's garden at his grave - a magical place where lovers and just romantics come to read aloud the poems of the great Sufi. The parrots pulled out prophetic verses for us. We meditated at sunset in a magical Mirror Temple and had a picnic on the side of a cozy park on the outskirts of Shiraz.

Today we are already going to Isfahan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed the highest volcano in Asia Mount Demavend

Greetings to all from Iran from the Demavend from the team "Kakasy in Iran"! Today, the whole team climbed on the top of Mount Demavend! We started from the refuge at 4 am. About 10 hours on the approach to the top, the weather turned ... read more

 

  Greetings to all from Iran from the Demavend from the team "Kakasy in Iran"! Today, the whole team climbed on  the top of Mount Demavend! We started from the refuge at 4 am. About 10 hours on the approach to the top, the weather turned bad. Visibility dropped to 50 meters, a strong wind blew, and a snow blizzard began. But we showed perseverance and continued to move. At 11 am, the whole team was standing on the top of the highest volcano in Asia. By lunchtime, we went down to the base camp. We are resting now. Tomorrow we will go down to Tehran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club overcame another forbidden boundary and climbed to the refuge at an altitude of 4200 on the slope of Demavend

Group guide Lyudmila Korobeshko: Greetings to all from Iran, from the slopes of Demavend, from the team "Kakasy in Iran"! In the morning, we had to get up very early to get to the Demavend assault camp by secret paths, since Demavend is ... read more

Group guide Lyudmila Korobeshko: Greetings to all from Iran, from the slopes of Demavend, from the team "Kakasy in Iran"! In the morning, we had to get up very early to get to the Demavend assault camp by secret paths, since Demavend is officially closed and the police do not allow us to climb the mountain. We started the ascent on foot from 2700, although usually everyone starts from 3100.

By lunchtime, we arrived at the camp for 4200. We are staying in the old refuge, as the new refuge is closed due to a lockdown. Tomorrow will be a day of acclimatization and preparation for the assault. All participants feel great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club made its way through the lockdown and roadblocks. The way to Demavend is open!

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko: Greetings from Iran (almost from the slopes of Demavend) from the group "Kakasy in Iran"! Today we managed to leave Tehran, make our way through several checkpoints and arrive in the ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko:

Greetings from Iran (almost from the slopes of Demavend) from the group "Kakasy in Iran"! Today we managed to leave Tehran, make our way through several checkpoints and arrive in the town of Larijan at the very foot of Demavend.

Now we are soaking in the hot springs, resting and preparing for tomorrow's transition to the assault camp on Demavend.