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Four groups of the 7 Summits Club made the final rotation to the Pastukhov Rocks today. After a day of rest, there will be an assault on the summit of Elbrus

Four groups of the 7 Summits Club climbed the Pastukhov Rocks that day. Thus, the acclimatization cycle for all these groups was completed. Ahead is a day of rest and an assault on the summit of Mount Elbrus. The weather was quite gloomy ... read more

Four groups of the 7 Summits Club climbed the Pastukhov Rocks that day. Thus, the acclimatization cycle for all these groups was completed. Ahead is a day of rest and an assault on the summit of Mount Elbrus. The weather was quite gloomy today, sometimes it snowed. The  summit of Elbrus was still not visible. Group guides: Alexander Avtomonov, Alexander Dorojukov, Svetlana Kotlyar and Dmitry Semenov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "KABACHKI" with guide Sveta Kotlyar climbed the slopes of Elbrus and conducted snow and ice training sessions

Elbrus. Svetlana Kotlyar, Guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: Greetings from the KABACHKI team from Elbrus! We are continuing our acclimatization program. Today, after breakfast, we packed our bags, registered the ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar, Guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:

 Greetings from the KABACHKI team from Elbrus!  We are continuing our acclimatization program. Today, after breakfast, we packed our bags, registered the group with the Ministry of Emergency Situations and took a cable car up to the Gara-Bashi station. It was a little cloudy in the morning, but still Grandpa Elbrus greeted us!

We settled into a high-altitude refuge, learned how to properly put on high-altitude boots and crampons, and moved towards Refuge of 11 for snow and ice classes.

By lunchtime, clouds covered the mountain, hail began, but still we managed to work out actively: we learned how to use an ice axe correctly, mastered the technique of self-arrst on the slope, practiced moving along the fixed ropes.

In general, the acclimatization program is going according to plan!

Downstairs, a delicious lunch was waiting for us, prepared by the caring hands of our alpine chef Olga Demina. The guys are absolutely delighted with the service!

Now we are resting and preparing for tomorrow's trip to the Pastukhov Rocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "ZUCCHINI" with the guide Sveta Kotlyar went up to the Ai cafe for the first acclimatization

Elbrus. Svetlana Kotlyar, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: Greetings to all from the Elbrus region from the ZUCCHINI group! Yesterday we checked into our beautiful hotel "Povorot", and today there was the first ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:

Greetings to all from the Elbrus region from the ZUCCHINI group! Yesterday we checked into our beautiful hotel "Povorot", and today there was the first acclimatization rotation to the slopes of Mount Cheget.

We walked along a beautiful forest path to an altitude of 2700. We walked cheerfully — after all, our goal was to reach the famous Ai cafe to taste the legendary pies and ayran with lingonberry jam.

We quickly went down, had lunch and went to the rental to get the necessary equipment for climbing. The team is great, we've only known each other for the second day, but we've already managed to rally and make friends! Tomorrow we will continue our acclimatization program and climb the Gara Bashi, on the slopes of Elbrus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viktor Volodin's group is going to storm Mount Everest tonight. Good luck!

Everest. News from Everest. Viktor Volodin's group (8000 Club) is going to storm Mount Everest from Camp 4 on the Southern Saddle at 9 p.m. today. The wind, due to which there have been no ascents for three days, is subsiding. As it was predicted. ... read more

News from Everest. Viktor Volodin's group (8000 Club) is going to storm Mount Everest from Camp 4 on the Southern Saddle at 9 p.m. today. The wind, due to which there have been no ascents for three days, is subsiding. As it was predicted. Unfortunately, Leonid decided to end the expedition. He has already safely descended to the base camp.

 Alex Abramov's group (the 7 Summits Club) in full force went up to Camp 3 and is now resting.

 

 

 

The participants of the mountaineering school of the 7 Summits Club in Khibiny have already begun to make educational ascents

News of the mountaineering school in Khibiny NP1 department. Today we had a day of practical training on natural terrain. The main goal was to prepare for the terrain that we will have on the upcoming route. Since our route will be ... read more

News of the mountaineering school in Khibiny

NP1 department. 

Today we had a day of practical training on natural terrain. The main goal was to prepare for the terrain that we will have on the upcoming route. Since our route will be technically simple, but there will be a lot of snow, we held snow classes.  We learned how to trail snow, walk with an ice axe, performed "self-arrest" in the snow, on a snowy slope in several stages. We spun through the back, spun through the side, walked in ropes.

We got to know a little more about the structure of crampons and learned how to put them on. After that, we returned home, where there was a lecture section.

We got acquainted with the itinerary documentation, with the itinerary, told how it goes in the alpine camps, who is the graduate, who is responsible for safety, how the itinerary is filled out. And in the description of the route, we studied our route, drew the attention of the climbers to important points. We chose tactics and discussed it, selected equipment for tomorrow's route, told how to navigate the route, what, again, to pay attention to.

Guides: Ratmir Mukhametzyanov, Alexey Lonchinsky.

 Department of NP2

We climbed to the summit of Yugspor along route 1B "Damsky" on the left side of the South buttress.  There was a lot of snow on the route, as always in winter Khibiny, but visibility was excellent. On the descent, the aurora borealis was observed during the day in the form of a rainbow column over the neighboring peak.

Guide: Andrey Selivanov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The training courses of the Mountainering School of the 7 Summits Club began their work in Khibiny. This time there are two departments working

Yesterday, the mountaineering school of the 7 Summits Club in Khibiny started! Both branches of the participants (beginners and continuing ones) gathered in the city of Kirovsk. The first department: "We had a lecture on equipment, a ... read more

 Yesterday, the mountaineering school of the 7 Summits Club in Khibiny started!  Both branches of the participants (beginners and continuing ones) gathered in the city of Kirovsk.

The first department:

"We had a lecture on equipment, a lecture on knots, a practical lesson. They told the participants about the equipment hanging on the system, which points and how much they hold, how to carry it all, how to shorten ropes. But not all of them passed, they did not overload people with information.

Then there was a practical lesson on the interaction of ropes. We walked between the trees in ropes. We learned to get attached first, middle, last, shorten the rope, belay each other, get each other, get up on self-belay and now we are all going to go together to watch the northern lights.

Tomorrow there will be a practical lesson on the terrain all day, we will continue to learn how to set points and assemble stations and re-work out interaction with new introductory ones."

Guides: Ratmir Mukhametzyanov and Alexey Lonchinsky.

 The second department:

"The NP-2 group of the Seven Summits Mountaineerimng School of Khibiny held the first day of training sessions on the Urban Gap rock massif. After the lecture on "Modern climbing equipment and its proper use", the participants of the Mountaineering School practiced the techniques of climbing snow-covered rocks in crampons, climbing and descending with a "dulfer" along vertical fixed ropes. We tried real drytulling on icy rocks. The weather in the Khibiny is now like in winter Scotland, snowy and humid."

Guide: Andrey Selivanov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reconnaissance group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the first Bandas camp on the trekking route on the Kenya massif

Greetings from Alex Abramov and Sveta Kotlyar from Kenya! Today we finally moved into the mountains! We got from Nairobi to our first camp for about 5 hours with a stop for lunch, and then walked to the camp for another hour. Monkeys ... read more

Greetings from Alex Abramov and Sveta Kotlyar from Kenya!

Today we finally moved into the mountains! We got from Nairobi to our first camp for about 5 hours with a stop for lunch, and then walked to the camp for another hour. Monkeys were running across the road, and from afar we saw antelopes in the valley!

Our camp called Bandas is located at an altitude of 2,950 m. There are very comfortable living conditions here: today we are housed in comfortable houses, there are beds, closets, a bathroom and even a stove, which was heated in the evening by our caring local assistants.  There is even a Wi-Fi connection in the large dining room. We had a very tasty fish for dinner.

However, today was not without adventures. When we arrived at the camp, it turned out that my trunk with all the necessary things for climbing was left in Nairobi at the hotel reception. But unsolvable problems, as you know, do not exist, especially for us. We called our partners, and tomorrow they promise to deliver things immediately to the second camp.

Tomorrow we move higher, to 3600. So far, I really like everything — good service, excellent living conditions and delicious food. What else can climbers wish for?

 

 

 

 

 

News from Papua New Guinea from the "I love PNG" team. The group is resting before the assault on Mount Wilhelm

Giluwe. The adventures of the 7 Summits Club team continue in Papua New Guinea, one of the most exotic countries in the world! After successfully climbing the highest volcano in Australia and Oceania, Giluwe, the group moved to the base camp of ... read more

The adventures of the 7 Summits Club team continue in Papua New Guinea, one of the most exotic countries in the world! After successfully climbing the highest volcano in Australia and Oceania, Giluwe, the group moved to the base camp of Mount Wilhelm, the highest peak in the country. Now the group is resting after the march. On the way, the members were caught in the rain, but the mood is optimistic, as is the weather forecast for the start of the ascent!

We wish our team good luck and are waiting for news!

 

 

 

 

 

News of the Mountaineering school in Tuyuk-Su in Kazakhstan. The program of the group "Fossil hibinoids" is completed

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Ratmir Mukhametzyanov reports from Kazakhstan: We have run out of training camps in Tuyuk-Su, the members of the NP-2 group have completed their program! We made 4 ascents from 1B to 3A of the difficulty ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Ratmir Mukhametzyanov reports from Kazakhstan:

 We have run out of training camps in Tuyuk-Su, the members of the NP-2 group have completed their program!  We made 4 ascents from 1B to 3A of the difficulty category. The participants of the gathering studied and practiced, walked and climbed, jumared and dulfered. There were a lot of lectures, practical classes, evening gatherings, after climbing, they did an analysis of mistakes.

The cherry on the cake was climbing the route 3A of the difficulty category with an instructor as a leader, so that students could observe the work of a professional on the wall from the side. Although before that they climbed, collected stations, oriented themselves and interacted with each other independently.  We have learned a lot, but there is still a long way to improve.

I was very happy to work with such motivated students!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! News of the mountaineering school in Tuyuk-Su, from the group "Fossil hibinoids". The group made a training ascent on the peak of Octebrenok

Our team is trying to grasp the last days of the training camp and absorb the maximum amount of experience from the instructors. Today, the NP-2 group went to the peak of Octebrenok on route 3A. The key sections were led by the coach, the ... read more

Our team is trying to grasp the last days of the training camp and absorb the maximum amount of experience from the instructors. Today, the NP-2 group went to the peak of Octebrenok on route 3A. The key sections were led by the coach, the guide of the group Ratmir Mukhametzyanov, and the students absorbed the experience and watched carefully. Such a scheme of training ascents allows junior dischargers to clearly see how professionals work.

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The team of the Mountainering School of the 7 Summits Club has successfully climbed Amandeldy Peak in the mountains of Kazakhstan. Training Camp in the Tuyuk-Su area continues

News of the mountaineering school in Tuyuk-Su. Congratulations to the team "Fossil Hibinoids" on the first ascent of Amangeldy Peak on route 1B! Today we went to Amangeldy Peak (3999m) on route 1B, from the West. We got up at 5 in the ... read more

News of the mountaineering  school in Tuyuk-Su. Congratulations to the team "Fossil Hibinoids" on the first ascent of Amangeldy Peak on route 1B!

Today we went to Amangeldy Peak (3999m) on route 1B, from the West. We got up at 5 in the morning, went out at 6. We were at the top about 13 o'clock.  The ascent went according to plan. There were mistakes, but this is training, otherwise there is no way. It's even good when mistakes are made under the supervision of instructors who will help fix everything.

After returning to the camp, we conducted an analysis of the ascent and went to the sauna. Tomorrow is a rest day and some rockclimbing lessons.

Guides: Alexey Lonchinsky and Ratmir Mukhametzyanov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tien Shan. August 2023. Slide film about the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Khan Tengri

Khan Tengri. In August 2023, a group of the 7 Summits Club, which called itself "Omatikayi", visited the Central Tien Shan with the aim of climbing the summit of Khan Tengri. The team was led by our guides Viktor Volodin and Nikita Slotin. On August ... read more

In August 2023, a group of the 7 Summits Club, which called itself "Omatikayi", visited the Central Tien Shan with the aim of climbing the summit of Khan Tengri.  The team was led by our guides Viktor Volodin and Nikita Slotin.  On August 22, the group made an attempt to climb on the top of Khan Tengri. Due to the worsening weather (snowfall and strong wind), the only right decision was made to turn around and go down to the assault Camp -3. On August 23, there was a long and dangerous descent down through the so-called "bottleneck" to the southern side of the mountain range. The participants and guides were rewarded with beautiful views of Pobeda Peak and Khan Tengri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club made an attempt to climb the summit of Khan Tengri. Due to bad weather, the team was forced to turn down

Khan Tengri. The Omatikayi group made an attempt to climb to the top of Khan Tengri on August 22. As the weather worsened (snowfall and strong wind), the only right decision was made to turn around and go down to the assault Camp -3. If we had stayed ... read more

The Omatikayi group made an attempt to climb to the top of Khan Tengri on August 22. As the weather worsened (snowfall and strong wind), the only right decision was made to turn around and go down to the assault Camp -3.

If we had stayed on the slopes for another couple of hours, we would have been hit by a squall wind that tore us off our feet. After the descent, the wind continued all night. Tents were torn. There was enlightenment in the morning, but the strong wind continued.

On August 23, there was a long and dangerous descent down through the so-called "bottleneck". The clouds did not allow us to see those terrible snow eaves that hung over us. A couple of hours and we exhaled, went down to a flat glacier. And then we walked 10 km along the glacier to the base camp on South. And there, finally, delicious food, a warm bed and a view of the beautiful Peak Pobeda (Victory)!!!

On August 24, departure to Karkara and transfer to Bishkek.

Guides: Viktor Volodin and Nikita Slotin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Omatikaya" made an acclimatization rotation to a height of 6000 meters

Khan Tengri. News from Khan Tengri Peak (from August 15). "Greetings to all from the Khan-Tengri base camp from the Omatikayi group! We went down from the acclimatization rotation. We managed to climb up to the level of 6000 meters. Yesterday there was ... read more

News from Khan Tengri Peak (from August 15). "Greetings to all from the Khan-Tengri base camp from the Omatikayi group! We went down from the acclimatization rotation. We managed to climb up to the level of 6000 meters. Yesterday there was a strong wind on the descent. We felt like flying snakes on the fixed ropes, there was a feeling that the mountain wanted to throw us off its slopes. Today is our day of rest. The sun is shining again."

Guides: Viktor Volodin and Nikita Slotin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club "Omatikayi" held training sessions on the technique of movement on fixed ropes

Khan Tengri. News from Khan Tengri: Omatikayi Group sends greetings from Khan Base Camp! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the streams are murmuring, apparently spring has come! Today we worked out the fixed ropes equipment for descent and ... read more

News from Khan Tengri: Omatikayi Group sends greetings from Khan Base Camp! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the streams are murmuring, apparently spring has come! Today we worked out the fixed ropes equipment for descent and ascent, learned what a carabine brake is on descent and slow gas on ascent. Everyone feels good. Tomorrow, according to the plan, we will go to Camp-1 with an overnight stay. Wait for messages! Guides: Viktor Volodin, Nikita Slotin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club safely reached the Khan-Tengri base camp

Khan Tengri. Greetings to all from the Northern Inylchek Base Camp from the team of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 CLUB! "Yesterday we moved from Bishkek to Karkara. Our road ran along the Chui Valley past the beautiful Issyk-Kul Lake (translated as "hot ... read more

Greetings to all from the Northern Inylchek Base Camp from the team of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 CLUB!

"Yesterday we moved from Bishkek to Karkara. Our road ran along the Chui Valley past the beautiful Issyk-Kul Lake (translated as "hot lake"). Today, our team flew by helicopter to the Khan Tengri base camp. We settled into our comfortable camp, had lunch and dismantled the equipment. Today we are resting, and tomorrow, as an acclimatization, we plan to walk higher to the Camp 1. Congratulations to everyone on the International Mountaineering Day! Group guides: Viktor Volodin and Nikita Slotin".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second trekking group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on K2 descended in Ascole, the route was successfully completed

Greetings to all from Ascole from the "Don't even think" team! Since we left the K2 base camp, our trek has been going through torrential rains every day. But everyone has their advantages: firstly, there is no sweltering heat, and ... read more

Greetings to all from Ascole from the "Don't even think" team!

Since we left the K2 base camp, our trek has been going through torrential rains every day. But everyone has their advantages: firstly, there is no sweltering heat, and secondly - the mountains surrounding us, wrapped in clouds, look quite gloomy, but no less beautiful.

Yesterday was a long and physically energy—consuming day - we walked 22 km from the Urdukas camp to Paiju. Before reaching a couple of kilometers to the campsite, we made a big halt on the river bank, spread out the mats, lay, chatted, drank tea and looked at the turbulent flow of the dark waters of the river. It was great!

Yesterday we spent the last night in tents, and early this morning we went out towards Ascole. We walked 14 km at a brisk pace in the rain, and then switched to jeeps, which brought us to our destination.

Our caring local partners have sent us the ripest and juiciest mango from Skardu for dinner!!! So today we have a real holiday! Tomorrow we leave for Skardu!

Svetlana Kotlyar and Alexander Spirin were in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second trekking group of the expedition to K2 of the 7 Summits Club left the base camp and began the journey home. They're at Camp Concordia today

Greetings from Pakistan from the team "Don't even think!", which got its name closer to the end of the program! We have reached the goal of our incredible trip to Pakistan: we visited the K2 base camp, met with a team of climbers, our ... read more

Greetings from Pakistan from the team "Don't even think!", which got its name closer to the end of the program!  We have reached the goal of our incredible trip to Pakistan: we visited the K2 base camp, met with a team of climbers, our favorite leaders — Alex Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko, shook hands with Sergey Bogomolov, for whom we are very sick and worried!

Together with our trekking group, Valdis Pelsh reached the Base Camp and yesterday the RD Studio crew began shooting eyeliners for the film "High Altitude Gene-2"!

The day before yesterday we moved from Concordia Camp to K2 Base Camp, admiring the stunning views of K2 and Broad Peak on the way, from one look at these mighty giants breathtaking!

We were very warmly welcomed at the camp, the evening was soulful: together with a team of climbers, we played guitar and sang songs.  In the morning, the expedition's doctor, Andrey Selivanov, walked with us to the memorial dedicated to those who died on K2 and Broad Peak.

We spent two nights in the camp, had a good night's sleep and rested before returning.

And now we are back at Camp Concordia and tomorrow we will move to Urdukas.

The guides of the 7 Summits Club are Svetlana Kotlyar and Alexander Spirin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the second trekking group of the 7 Summits Club. They're spending the night on Concordia tonight

The second trekking group of the 7 Summits Club came very close to its goal the K2 base camp. They're spending the night at Camp Concordia tonight. Tomorrow is not a very long climb and a meeting with the main team of the expedition of ... read more

The second trekking group of the 7 Summits Club came very close to its goal – the K2 base camp. They're spending the night at Camp Concordia tonight. Tomorrow is not a very long climb and a meeting with the main team of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club on K2. There will be a celebration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second trekking group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on K2 made a march from the camp Paiju to the camp Urdokas

The 7 Summits Club guides Svetlana Kotlyar and Alexander Spirin: Salaam from Pakistan! Today we are another 20 km closer to the goal of our trip the K2 Base Camp! The day turned out to be difficult, but the most intense for emotions and ... read more

The 7 Summits Club guides Svetlana Kotlyar and Alexander Spirin: Salaam from Pakistan!  Today we are another 20 km closer to the goal of our trip – the K2 Base Camp! The day turned out to be difficult, but the most intense for emotions and impressions! We walked to the Urdokas camp on the Baltoro glacier, crossed mountain streams and rivers. Today it was a little cloudy and not so hot. The views surrounding us never cease to amaze with their beauty. In the evening, we celebrated the birthday of our participant Yulia Kotova with a festive dinner. Our local assistants baked the chicken and made a cake, and we cooked buckwheat. In the evening we looked at the stars from a height of 4000 meters……