Marina and Oleg Gusev completed the program of stay in the Crimea according to the program of the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club

A 5-day extreme tour for Marina and Oleg Gusev has been completed! Our guests climbed several routes on the rocks under the guidance of the guides of the 7 Summits Club! They also managed to get acquainted with the sights of the Crimea, ... read more

A 5-day extreme tour for Marina and Oleg Gusev has been completed! Our guests climbed several routes on the rocks under the guidance of the guides of the 7 Summits Club! They also managed to get acquainted with the sights of the Crimea, with its recent and distant history, with medieval caves and the history of the Gothic principality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalia Mozgoleva started her climbing career perfectly with the program of the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club in the Crimea

Natalia Kartashova, head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club: There is a new guest at the Mountain School of the Crimea now! Natalia Mozgoleva is here for the first time, but she has already climbed an overhang on one rocky route ... read more

Natalia Kartashova, head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club:

There is a new guest at the Mountain School of the Crimea now! Natalia Mozgoleva is here for the first time, but she has already climbed an overhang on one rocky route and climbed the routes to two peaks: Koshka and Merdven-kaya! We remind you that the route "Dobrynya" is one of the most difficult in our school and only the brave pass it, and have you been there?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new family group in the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club in the Crimea

Natasha Kartashova, head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club: The hot Crimean summer attracts new guests! The Via Ferrata route offers magnificent views of Kush-Kaya Mountain and Laspi Bay! The trainings of the Mountain School ... read more

Natasha Kartashova, head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club:

The hot Crimean summer attracts new guests! The Via Ferrata route offers magnificent views of Kush-Kaya Mountain and Laspi Bay! The trainings of the Mountain School continues. The Chervanov family is mastering a new sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first spring group of the Crimean Mountain School  of the 7 Summits Club has completed its tour in the Crimea

The cycle of training sessions and climbing for our guests from Moscow is over! Denis and Alla heroically coped with all the difficulties - height, difficulty, snowfall, wet rocks and frost. They climbed three of the most beautiful routes ... read more

The cycle of training sessions and climbing for our guests from Moscow is over! Denis and Alla heroically coped with all the difficulties - height, difficulty, snowfall, wet rocks and frost. They climbed three of the most beautiful routes on the rocks of the Crimea!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! President of the 7 Summits Club Alex Abramov took part in the opening of a new climbing route in Crimea

Photos and videos from the first climb of the new multi-pitch route on Mshatka-Kaya! With the participation of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alex Abramov! Amazing route, great company! Sasha Marinkevich and Sergey Popovich were in the ... read more

Photos and videos from the first climb of the new multi-pitch route on Mshatka-Kaya! With the participation of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alex Abramov! Amazing route, great company! Sasha Marinkevich and Sergey Popovich were in the lead. Challenging vertical climb, it looks like there will be category 6b of free climbing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountaineering School of the 7 Summits Club in the Crimea: the summit of AI-Petri climbed in the dark. A real adventure!

The adventures of Natalia Tuzova continue, yesterday it was AI-Petri! The summit was reached in the dark! Step by step, under the dim light of the flashlight, we came to the edge of the plateau, steep talus slopes, foot crawling down, every ... read more

The adventures of Natalia Tuzova continue, yesterday it was AI-Petri! The summit was reached in the dark! Step by step, under the dim light of the flashlight, we came to the edge of the plateau, steep talus slopes, foot crawling down, every second step idling. Cold dog, not a soul, but under the feet of clouds, among which  - the famous "AI-Petrinsky teeth",  symbol of the Crimea. What a reward!

 

 

 

 

Members of the Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club completed the longest climbing route in Crimea!

Crimea Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club presents the longest multi-pitch route on the rocks of Crimea! This STK line consists of 37 pitches on the famous mountain climbing face of Mount AI-Petri! Olya and Anya heroically climbed to the ... read more

Crimea Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club presents the longest multi-pitch route on the rocks of Crimea! This STK line consists of 37 pitches on the famous mountain climbing face of Mount AI-Petri! Olya and Anya heroically climbed to the top, climbing was up to 6b category of difficulty. It took 12 hours of work on the technical rock wall! Can you do that? Come to our Mountain school in Crimea!

 

 

 

 

 

New day of adventures in the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club in Crimea

New day of adventures in the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club in Crimea Adventures continue in the Mountain school the 7 Summits Club in Crimea! Wake surfing is a mind-blowing entertainment on the most beautiful beaches of Fiolent! In ... read more

New day of adventures in the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club in Crimea

Adventures continue in the Mountain school the 7 Summits Club in Crimea! Wake surfing is a mind-blowing entertainment on the most beautiful beaches of Fiolent! In Crimea,  there was the second day of the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club for our Beauties group! We visited Mount Ilyas-Kaya and the via ferrata route! The members climbed several multi-pitches routes, all  climbers showed themselves "in battle" from the best sides! And at the end of the program - Balaclava and water entertainment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club in Crimea works with a unique beauty team!

Natalia Kartashova, head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club: Greetings from Crimea! The most beautiful team in the history of the Mountain school conquers the Crimean peaks! 12 beauties and 2 machos have already climbed ... read more

Natalia Kartashova, head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club:

 Greetings from Crimea! The most beautiful team in the history of the Mountain school conquers the Crimean peaks! 12 beauties and 2 machos have already climbed Ilyas-Kaya. The team of seven guides of the Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club  trains guests to the basics of technical mountaineering!

 

 

* The team started training in Crimea from the rocks of the Koshka massif in Simeiz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our old friends Vadim Frolov and Marina Gevorgyan are on the rocks of Crimea visiting the Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club

A member of many of our expeditions Vadim Frolov and his son Seryozha came to the Crimea once again! And again he went to his favorite route - Via ferrata to Ilyas-Kaya! It is a long, difficult and very beautiful route. A well-known Russian ... read more

A member of many of our expeditions Vadim Frolov and his son Seryozha came to the Crimea once again! And again he went to his favorite route - Via ferrata to Ilyas-Kaya! It is a long, difficult and very beautiful route. A well-known Russian journalist and participant in many events of the 7 Summits Club (including Everest expeditions) Marina Gevorgyan trained on the rocks of Krestovaya and Koshka. And then she also went to the region of Foros for the now famous Via ferrata route.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tatyana Nasyrova completed her Crimean program at the Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club

Natalia Kartashova, head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club: Tatyana Nasyrova completes the Crimean program by climbing one of the most beautiful peaks of the Southern shore - Shaan-Kaya. It was Lucy route, dedicated to the ... read more

Natalia Kartashova, head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club:

Tatyana Nasyrova completes the Crimean program by climbing one of the most beautiful peaks of the Southern shore - Shaan-Kaya. It was Lucy route, dedicated to the Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko.

 

 

 

Tatyana Nasyrova on the rocks of the Crimea in the Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club

Natasha Kartashova, the head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club: A new guest in the Crimea! Tanyusha Nasyrova in new rock shoes "La Sportiva" conquers the mountain Koshka (Cat)! Excellent easy climbing over the most beautiful ... read more

Natasha Kartashova, the head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club:

A new guest in the Crimea! Tanyusha Nasyrova in new rock shoes "La Sportiva" conquers the mountain Koshka (Cat)! Excellent easy climbing over the most beautiful bays of Simeiz! There are many new and challenging routes ahead of her!

 

 

Anya and Olya on the rocks of Crimea in the program of the Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club. We are waiting for you!

Natalia Marinkevich, head of Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club: Cute girls Anya and Olya storm Crimean peaks! Knots, belay technic, fix roping and many more interesting things are waiting for our guests in the Crimean Mountain school ... read more

Natalia Marinkevich, head of Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club:

Cute girls Anya and Olya storm Crimean peaks! Knots, belay technic, fix roping and many more interesting things are waiting for our guests in the Crimean Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club!

 

 

Activities of the 7 Summits Club in Crimea. Cleaning of mountains from garbage in the ranks of volunteers of the Yalta reserve. PHOTOS  

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club: We are in the Crimea. We not only climb rocks and walk on mountains. We also became volunteers of the Yalta nature reserve. We were cleaning up garbage around the Nikita Rocks. It was ... read more

 

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club:

We are in the Crimea. We not only climb rocks and walk on mountains. We also became volunteers of the Yalta nature reserve. We were cleaning up garbage around the Nikita Rocks. It was fun! We collected 13 bags of garbage!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock multi-pitch routes of the 7 Summits Club guides in Crimea

Over the past few years, the Crimean guides of the 7 Summits Club have made several original routes intended for members of our training programs. . As a result, we can note that Alexander Marinkevich and his friends, with our help, made a ... read more

Over the past few years, the Crimean guides of the 7 Summits Club have made several original routes intended for members of our training programs. . As a result, we can note that Alexander Marinkevich and his friends, with our help, made a certain contribution to the development of climbing in the Crimea. We offer you an overview of the new routes from the 7 Summits Club.

  Koshka (Cat) rock massive  is located near the village of Simeiz. Simeiz is an ideal place in the Western part of the Crimean mountains in terms of a combination of rock climbing and sea recreation. The rocks here come close to the shore.

 

 

In Soviet times, high-level competitions, including international ones, were held on the Koshka. Later, the period of arrangement of permanent (multi-pitch) routes began. Now there are up to 80 routes on the whole rock massif. The very first routes, if you go from Simeiz, pass along the Eastern face. Here on the positive terrain are the easiest routes available (under the guidance of guides) for novice climbers.

 The route "Kenya" (4-5Б)  was created by the guides of the 7 Summits Club specifically for preparing amateur climbers for steep wall ascent  on Mount Kenya.

 5 pitches

 

 

Louis-Philippe and the Gornyashka. Routes of the Uch-Kosh gorge.

 

Uch-Kosh is a long valley by the standards of the Southern coast (a gorge), with a length of about 5 kilometers. At the bottom of the river (stream) Bala flows. The gorge goes to the suburb of Yalta Vasilyevka past the sanatorium "Dolossy" and the village of Sovetskoe. Uch-Kosh is one of the closest rocky areas to Yalta, convenient for entrances. From the city center it is no more than 15 kilometers.

 

However, strict water protection regime for a long time limited the mountaineering and climbing development of the area. The guides of the 7 Summits Club were the first to make multi-pitch routes here: "Gornyashka" and "Louis-Philippe". The latter is named after one of the most active members in the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club.

 

Louis-Philippe (4-5S+). 9 pitches.

 

 

 

Gornyashka (4-5S). 10 pitches.

 

 

 

 

Lucy (4-5B). Shaan-Kaya.

 

At the word Shaan-Kai, the climbers ' blood begins to rise with adrenaline. I immediately remember the iconic overhanging wall, which could have been stormed by a few people. 250 meters of negative slope, a rare phenomenon on a global scale. For a long time, either trails or routes of extreme complexity led to the top of the rock massive. Until, finally, the guides of the 7 Summits Club did not pay attention to the fact that along the edges of the overhanging wall there are areas where it is quite possible to find beautiful routes. Last year, in 2019, Alexander Marinkevich completed work on two routes at once, one on the Western part of the wall, the other on the Eastern part. They were dedicated to the founders of the 7 Summits Club and were named "Alex" (Abramov) and "Lucy"  (Korobeshko) respectively. The route "Lucy" is a little easier than "Alex" and has already been tested by members of the Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club. We recommend it!

 

 

Shaan-Kaya is a rock remnant or outcrop, a former part of the AI-Petri massif that broke off and slid down the slope. While still leaning. The absolute height of the top is 871 meters. The drop of the overhanging part is 235 meters. The translation is very simple – "Falcon rock", as a viewing point for the brave and strong.

 

11 pitches (4-5B)

 

 

 

Miskhor grottoes (4-6A). AI-Petri.

 

The Miskhor grottoes are an amazing natural formation on the rock wall of the AI-Petri massif (Eastern Face). In principle, it is part of the cave system of the AI-Petri karst plateau. But as a result of the collapse, the cavities usually hidden in the depth were opened up towards the southern coast of Crimea. These cave formations were first explored by the legendary pioneers of Crimean rock climbing and caving in 1960th. Since then, they have been visited for a long time only with a rope descent from above.

 

 

And now we have the route "Mishor grottos" from bottom to top. This was made possible thanks to the work of the team of Crimean guides of the 7 Summitss Club. Alexander Marinkevich, Kirill Gostev, Alexander Noskov, Alexander Rushkovsky and Alexey Yamkova took part in the creation of this masterpiece route.

 

 

This is the most beautiful route leads through the Eastern Face of AI-Petri. 20 pitches (from 4 to 6 climbing categories), the length of the wall is about 400 meters. Finish at 990 meters, very close to the Upper station of the AI-Petri cable car. The route is characterized by a rare variety of relief forms. There are also sections of ordinary big-wall climbing, and traverses over huge overhanging, in the caves themselves - the passage of cave chimneys.

 

 

 

 

Once again about the Grand Canyon of Crimea. VIDEO about the tour of the 7 Summits Club guides

The Grand Canyon of Crimea is a beautiful natural site, a fracture of the earth's crust. It impresses with its dizzy steep walls, blue bathtubs for swimming with ice water! The depth of the canyon exceeds 300 m, the length is 3.5 km, the ... read more

The Grand Canyon of Crimea is a beautiful natural site, a fracture of the earth's crust. It impresses with its dizzy steep walls, blue bathtubs for swimming with ice water!

 

 

 The depth of the canyon exceeds 300 m, the length is 3.5 km, the width in some places does not exceed 3 meters. Hiking in the canyon takes a whole day and remains forever in the memory of the traveler.

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov and a company of guides of the 7 Summits Club continues to inspect the Crimean rocks. The turn of the famous Morcheka came

Alexander Abramov visits places of "his military glory" in the Crimea! Mount Morcheka is the most difficult climbing face of the Crimea! 30 years ago, Alex climbed the face very quickly, in 3.5 hours. It was at mountaineering competitions ... read more

 

Alexander Abramov visits places of "his military glory" in the Crimea! Mount Morcheka is the most difficult climbing face of the Crimea! 30 years ago, Alex climbed the face very quickly, in 3.5 hours. It was at mountaineering competitions and his partner was Valery Rozov!

And here is the camping place of experienced climbers near Morcheka! Alex Abramov reads reports on climbing in a local  book.

A little more time and we will decide to climb on the face of Morcheka ourselves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of the Climbing School of the 7 Summits Club in Crimea. Katya Gagarinskaya on the Via Ferrata route, Mount Ilyas-Kaya

Natalya Kartashova, head of Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club: Greetings from sunny Crimea! Our guest Katya Gagarinskaya heroically climbed to the summit of Ilyas-kaya! Via Ferrata is a great way to get to know the heights and enjoy ... read more

Natalya Kartashova, head of Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club:

Greetings from sunny Crimea! Our guest Katya Gagarinskaya heroically climbed to the summit of Ilyas-kaya! Via Ferrata is a great way to get to know the heights and enjoy the beauty of the Southern coast of Crimea!

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club in Crimea: Tanya and Sveta climbed rock summits of Koshka and Merden!

In Crimea, the guides of the 7 Summit Club continue to train climbers. Guests from Moscow Tanya and Sveta successfully climbed two routes on the Crimean rocks - on Koshka and Merdven read more

In Crimea, the guides of the 7 Summit Club continue to train climbers. Guests from Moscow Tanya and Sveta successfully climbed two routes on the Crimean rocks - on Koshka and Merdven!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Crimea, the 7 Summits Club continues training programs of the Mountaineering School. Evgeny Vdovin on the route

Evgeny Vdovin met the onset of the calendar winter on the rocks of Crimea. On Sunday, he completed the basic course of rock climbing in the Crimea! Together with the guides of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny climbed two long multi-pitches routes, ... read more

Evgeny Vdovin met the onset of the calendar winter on the rocks of Crimea. On Sunday, he completed the basic course of rock climbing in the Crimea! Together with the guides of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny climbed two long multi-pitches routes, received a lot of technical skills. And that’s in just three days!