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The 7 Summits Club is always one step ahead. Video: Introducing dormitorio, a unique type of accommodation at the Plaza de Mulas base camp on Aconcagua

Aconcagua. Valery Myasoedov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Argentina: Greetings from the Aconcagua Base Camp! We continue to introduce you to the infrastructure of the camp. Last year, as a test, double dormitories with beds and heating ... read more

Valery Myasoedov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Argentina:

Greetings from the Aconcagua Base Camp! We continue to introduce you to the infrastructure of the camp. Last year, as a test, double dormitories with beds and heating were installed at the Plaza de Mulas. The testing was successful, and already this season accommodation in such houses is included in the climbing program. Such a house is assigned to the climber for the entire period of stay at the Base Camp, which is 7 days. Seven whole days of comfort at an altitude of 4350 m!

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club is always one step ahead. Video: introducing a unique dining house at the base camp on Aconcagua in Argentina

Aconcagua. Valery Myasoedov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Argentina: Greetings from the Plaza de Mulas Base Camp, which is located near Aconcagua! The 2023-24 season is gaining momentum, and tomorrow the first group will come up ... read more

Valery Myasoedov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Argentina:

Greetings from the Plaza de Mulas Base Camp, which is located near Aconcagua! The 2023-24 season is gaining momentum, and tomorrow the first group will come up here, where they will spend most of the program, like all our other groups. That is why we attach great importance to the comfort and convenience of our participants' stay at the Base Camp. Good nutrition and good sleep are the key to a successful ascent. This season we have exclusive accommodation conditions, a separate dining house where we eat and relax in our free time. Take a look at the video for yourself, what it looks like. Really, it's wonderful! There will be other videos telling about the infrastructure of the Base Camp and high-altitude camps. Follow the news!

 

 

 

 

 

The Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Persian Cat" made a successful ascent on the Summit of the volcano Damavand

Damavand. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! The Persian Cat group climbed to the top of Damavand yesterday afternoon! After a delicious meal from the delicious Narges, after so many kind ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

 Greetings from Iran! The Persian Cat group climbed to the top of Damavand yesterday afternoon! After a delicious meal from the delicious Narges, after so many kind wishes and parting words, we could not let anyone down. The weather was favorable: light wind, cloudy, not cold at all. The pace was not fast, but comfortable for all the team members. Thus, we all reached the highest point together, at the same time. Damavand puffed for show, but, in fact, this season he was very sympathetic to us. Almost 100% of the participants from the six groups of the 7 Summits Club reached the summit of the highest volcano in Asia. An excellent indicator!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Persian Cat" has climbed up to the assault camp of Damavand and is preparing for the summit bid

Damavand. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! The program of the Persian Cat group has reached the finish line. Tomorrow, early in the morning, we go out to storm the summit of Damavand, the ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Greetings from Iran! The program of the Persian Cat group has reached the finish line.  Tomorrow, early in the morning, we go out to storm the summit of Damavand, the forecast is favorable, we believe in an undoubted success. The day before we went up from the Mosque to the camp at 4200 m, it is the Third Camp, and is the assault one. At the Mosque, as always, we talked with Uncle Hassan. He wished us a successful ascent, and his good wishes always come true. We climbed at a good pace, cloudy weather and a slight wind made our ascent comfortable. For dinner, the "torture" of baked chicken and other yummy things continued, but this is how we do it, sorry… Today there was a short acclimatization outing, and after a chic lunch with a salad bar and baked trout, rest and preparation for tomorrow's ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Persian Cat" flew to Tehran yesterday and visited the most interesting places of the city

Damavand. The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Tehran! The new group of the 7 Summits Club has begun to realize its goal, climbing Damavand. The band quickly acquired the name "Persian Cat", which we ... read more

The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

 Greetings from Tehran! The new group of the 7 Summits Club has begun to realize its goal, climbing Damavand. The band quickly acquired the name "Persian Cat", which we associate ... no, not with what you thought... look at the map of Iran, does it look like a cat with ears? ... Our dear Mariam told us this on a sightseeing tour. After lunch in a traditional Iranian restaurant, we visited the Golestan Palace. For the guides, this is an ordinary visit, we have seen it all many times, but for our dear participants, it is an immersion in the culture and traditions of Persia during the dynasties of several generations of Shahs. The palace is one of the symbols of the Iranian capital, and only after visiting it, you can say that, undoubtedly, it deserves such an attitude. In the evening, a welcome dinner was held in the Milod Tower, in the restaurant of another symbol of Iran. There was a closer acquaintance with each other in an informal setting. And today the acclimatization part of the program begins, we go up to the alpine hotel Tochal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Children of Arbat" made a successful ascent on the summit of the volcano Damavand

Damavand. The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! Yesterday, on August 29, the Children of Arbat group made a successful ascent to the top of Damavand! Dry, clear, but windy weather accompanied us ... read more

The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

 Greetings from Iran! Yesterday, on August 29, the Children of Arbat group made a successful ascent to the top of Damavand! Dry, clear, but windy weather accompanied us throughout the ascent. And on the approach to the summit and the very summit, the wind intensified even more. The decision to leave early at morning was the right one. In clear weather, there was a magnificent panorama of the valley at the foot of Damavand, breathtaking! Special mention should be made of our participant Natalia, who at the age of 17 walks well up and feels confident on the descent. Now we are already in Tehran, enjoying a rest, a gala dinner and an award ceremony in the evening, and before it a visit to the hammam with a restorative massage. Deserved it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Children of Arbat" goes out at night to storm the Damavand

Damavand. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! The Children of Arbat group has reached the final stage of the Damavand climbing program. We are going to storm early tomorrow morning. The weather ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Greetings from Iran! The Children of Arbat group has reached the final stage of the Damavand climbing program. We are going to storm early tomorrow morning.  The weather is windy, especially the wind increases by the middle of the day, so we are planning a slightly earlier start than usual. The day before, before climbing from the Mosque to the camp at 4,200 m, we interviewed a local aksakal, the respected Uncle Hassan. He always helps us with the transfer from Larijan to the Mosque in his old jeep, and at 65 he radiates inexhaustible optimism. Then, at a good pace, we went up to the camp and settled in the best "apartments".  Then the culinary masterpieces from our chef Marjon began, which we never stop marveling at: baked chicken, stuffed fish, salad bar... The participants unanimously celebrate the excellent service on the mountain from our partners. After such care and such an organization, tomorrow we have no right to let anyone down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Children of Arbat" received permits and moved to the beginning of the route to Damavand

Damavand. The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! The Children of Arbat group continued the acclimatization program on the third day, because altitude drop and rest are also part of ... read more

The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

 Greetings from Iran! The Children of Arbat group continued the acclimatization program on the third day, because altitude drop and rest are also part of acclimatization, aren't it? In the morning we left the cozy Tochal Hotel and took a cable car down from 3500 m to 1700 m to hot Tehran. Then we headed towards Damavand and on the way stopped for lunch at the Adam and Eve restaurant, which has become everyone's favorite. About what delicious kebabs and kebabs there are, it's already time to write a laudatory ode to one of the local poets. Details in the video. Then there was obtaining permits at the House of the Iranian Mountaineering Federation in Polur, a traditional photo against the background of the Damavand map and a brief introduction to the climbing routes, of which there are as many as 16. The most popular is the route from the south, which we always go. Our day trip to Larijan ended, there was time to plunge into the hot springs, and lie in the hotel for a couple of hours, and in the evening for dinner again kebabs of 5 types. The rested and strengthened, "Children of Arbat" are eager to fight, and tomorrow they will have the opportunity to prove themselves - we climb to the camp at 4200 m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Children of Arbat" made an acclimatization ascent on the summit of Tochal

Damavand. Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! On the second day, the "Children of Arbat" began the acclimatization part of the program. Without fuss and haste, "yavosh-yavosh", as they say here, we ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Greetings from Iran! On the second day, the "Children of Arbat" began the acclimatization part of the program. Without fuss and haste, "yavosh-yavosh", as they say here, we went up by cable car to the alpine hotel "Tochal" at an altitude of 3500 m. They passed a mandatory medical examination and settled in. We had lunch with delicious chicken kebab, let's say, as an introduction to the basics of Iranian cuisine, where a wide variety of kebabs prevail. After lunch, we rested, went for a walk to the summit of Tochal. Again, slowly, at a calm pace, we went to the top, spent half an hour there, and slightly tired, but satisfied, returned to the hotel. I think that a hot shower and a soft bed at 3500 m will make our acclimatization even more comfortable. Tomorrow we will move to Larijan, a village with hot springs and authentic kebab.

 

 

 

 

 

The report of the guide Valery Myasoedov on the ascent to the Peak of Communism

Korzhenevskaya peak. "Greetings from the Base Camp in Moskvin's Glade, which is located in distant Tajikistan! We are already warm and safe, and on August 3 we stood at Summit of the Peak of Communism (7495 m) the highest point of the Soviet Union! The ... read more

 "Greetings from the Base Camp in Moskvin's Glade, which is located in distant Tajikistan! We are already warm and safe, and on August 3 we stood at Summit of the Peak of Communism (7495 m) — the highest point of the Soviet Union!

The ascent was not easy: the Base Camp - Summit - Base Camp route takes 8-9 days, but successful acclimatization, competent planning, and most importantly, the weather factor were on our side. It was the right decision to unite with other groups on the day of the assault, snow this year is waist-deep almost all over the route, a small group cannot overcome such an obstacle.

19 people stormed out of Camp 4 under Dushanbe Peak at an altitude of 7000 m. Up to 7400 m we walked all together, and then our group, having passed the most difficult section first, reached the Crest and at 12.40 (local time) were the first to reach Summit!

The panorama from the Roof of the World, as the Pamirs are called, was amazing! Imagine, our 8000 Club flag didn't even need to be stretched, it was almost calm... This doesn't happen very often.

There was no limit to the delight and emotions of our Anastasia Panfilova!  She managed to make both peaks this season: the Peak of Korzhenevskaya and the Peak of Communism. The photos turned out great, for the first time I decided to number them so that our friends of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club could appreciate the beauty of each moment"

Guide Valery Myasoedov

 At the Peak of Communism on August 3

 

 

 Selfies on top

 

 

 The Passage of the Summit Ridge. Requires maximum concentration

 

 

 Descent from the Summit Ridge. The most dangerous place

 

 

 The beginning of the descent from the peak, 7495 m

 

 

 Exit to the Ridge, 7400 m

 

 

 Assault camp under the Peak of Dushanbe, 7000 m

 

 

 At the Base Camp, a few minutes after returning. Happy climbers

 

 

 Peak of Communism from the crest of Korzhenevskaya Peak

Summit! The 8000 Club group made a wonderful ascent on the peak of Evgenia Korzhenevskaya

Korzhenevskaya peak. The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tajikistan: Greetings from Tajikistan! Sorry for the long forced silence, there was a problem with the Internet in a remote mountainous area on Moskvin's Glade. ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tajikistan:

Greetings from Tajikistan! Sorry for the long forced silence, there was a problem with the Internet in a remote mountainous area on Moskvin's Glade. It's time to call our group "In search of Wi-Fi". During this time, we completed the acclimatization program and on July 22 we climbed the Peak of Korzhenevskaya, 7105 m. Acclimatization went according to plan, the day of the assault was chosen correctly, almost the entire group successfully reached the top. Unfortunately, one participant felt unwell in the third camp at 6300 m and nobly refused the assault, saying that he would not prevent the main group from reaching the top. The first half of the day delighted us with fantastic landscapes at the Peak of Communism and the entire ridge route of Korzhenevskaya Peak. And in the afternoon, on the contrary, it was covered with clouds, which made it easier for us to descend. The team showed indomitable character and willpower. Together with six other climbers, we were practically the first commercial group of this season on the summit that day. Before us, only a team of guides and Aksai Travel porters came to the top. As communication improves, there will also be a video as a separate block. In the meantime, we are happy and enjoying our rest at the Base Camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 8000 Club group arrived in Tajikistan on the program of climbing the Summitss of Korzhenevskaya and Communism

Korzhenevskaya peak. Super-Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tajikistan: Greetings from Tajikistan! The first group in the history of the 8000 Club gathered in Dushanbe to pave the way to one of the most popular summits of the Soviet ... read more

Super-Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tajikistan:

Greetings from Tajikistan! The first group in the history of the 8000 Club gathered in Dushanbe to pave the way to one of the most popular summits of the Soviet Union, Korzhenevskaya Peak, 7105 m and Peak Communism, 7495 m, now called Ismoil Somoni Peak. The city greeted us with an unbearable heat of +39, even the Tehran heat seemed cooler. In this program, the helicopter drop-off to Moskvin's Glade, to the Base Camp for both Summits, occurs several times a season, with enviable irregularity.  Therefore, we can say that we were lucky, right now, at night, we are heading to the village of Jirgital, located 200 km from Dushanbe, and early in the morning we fly to the Base Camp.

A welcome dinner was held at the Iranian cuisine restaurant (again an association with Tehran!), next to the hotel. Delicious, satisfying and in huge quantities, we took the uneaten with us to lunch boxes, it will come in handy on the road! We also managed to congratulate our dear Olga, the manager of Aksai Travel, on her birthday. The next report, I hope, will be written already from the Base Camp on Moskvin's Glade, 4200 m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent o Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tanzania: With the first rays of the sun at the top - it becomes a tradition of our groups on Kilimanjaro. Today, the group "How to get to the library" almost in full went to ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tanzania:

With the first rays of the sun at the top - it becomes a tradition of our groups on Kilimanjaro. Today, the group "How to get to the library" almost in full went to the summit. Unfortunately, one participant got off due to indisposition at 5500 m. The weather did us a favor for the first three rainy days - it was dry and cold, the trail was in perfect condition. We ascended at a good pace and also descended to the Kosovo camp also at a good pace. Now we are already at the Millennium Camp.  Tomorrow there will be a descent to the Umbva gate and the ceremonial part of the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "How to get to the library" went up to the Karanga camp

Kilimanjaro. Valery Myasoedov, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania: The fourth day. Crossing to the Karanga camp and passing the Barranco Wall. The wall looks like a serious obstacle from the outside, but our Tanzanian guides know ... read more

Valery Myasoedov, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania: The fourth day.  Crossing to the Karanga camp and passing the Barranco Wall. The wall looks like a serious obstacle from the outside, but our Tanzanian guides know every pebble on the trail, so climbing the wall did not cause problems. But he created many opportunities for beautiful photos. By the way, in the morning, the main guide Victor introduced us to the entire escort team - guides, kitchen workers, porters, 43 people! There were traditional songs and dances and a lot of emotions. The day turned out just great, the first day without rain, even the poncho was not taken out. We came to Karanga for lunch, there was time to relax before dinner and play Perudo. I do not know a single person who would not be captured by the game, our group is no exception. The mountain is already very close, in the morning, when the clouds are below us, it can be seen in the palm of your hand. Today, the climb to the Kosovo assault camp at 4800 m.

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "How to get to the library" made a march through the Lava Tower to Barranco camp

Kilimanjaro. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tanzania: May 3. The third day of the program is the longest move. Very important in terms of acclimatization with a stop at the Lava Tower, 4600 m, where they prepared a ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tanzania:

May 3. The third day of the program is the longest move.  Very important in terms of acclimatization with a stop at the Lava Tower, 4600 m, where they prepared a great lunch for us. The weather again presented a test, it was quite comfortable to get to the Lava Tower, it rained heavily on the descent to Barranco camp, which did not stop until the camp itself. The optimism and attitude of the group is admirable. Today, the passage to the Karanga camp, with the passage of the Barranco wall, is short in time, so there will be more time for rest and recovery in the Karanga camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "How to get to the library" went up to the Shira camp. The weather has improved

Kilimanjaro. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tanzania: Jumbo from Tanzania! The second day of the program of the group "How to get to the library" is the climb to the Shira camp at 3900 m, a steeper climb and several rocky ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tanzania:

Jumbo from Tanzania! The second day of the program of the group "How to get to the library" is the climb to the Shira camp at 3900 m, a steeper climb and several rocky sections. The weather has taken pity on us, precipitation is weakening, and, hopefully, it will be drier in the higher camps according to the forecast. Everyone feels good, the appetite is excellent, local chefs are trying very hard for us, the range of dishes is large. Today is an important day for us, the trek to the Baranko camp via the Lava Tower at 4600 m, the highest point of the acclimatization program, after its passage we will still have two days to consolidate acclimatization before storming the summit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club started the program of climbing Kilimanjaro with the guide Valery Myasoedov

Kilimanjaro. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tanzania: Monday, May 1, the first day of the program of the new group of the 7 Summits Club on Kilimanjaro. We are trying to discern positive signs in everything that happens. ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Tanzania:

Monday, May 1, the first day of the program of the new group of the 7 Summits Club on Kilimanjaro. We are trying to discern positive signs in everything that happens. On the first day we reached the Machame camp at an altitude of 3000 m in the conditions of incessant rain, so that it was time to think about renaming the group. The day before, out of many options, we stopped at "How to get to the library".  But at the crossing, the thought flashed through my head, maybe rename it to "How to get somewhere where it's not so damp...". But we are positive seekers... And we found it! The group showed enviable willpower and character, difficult weather conditions only united and tempered us, and this is the most important thing. Tomorrow we have a transfer to the Shira camp, and we are ready for any challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

The Style of the 7 Summits Club. About morning coffee at Aconcagua Base Camp

Aconcagua. Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov from Argentina: What is better: a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine? At the Base Camp of the 7 Summits Club on Aconcagua, at an altitude of 4,300 m, our participants do not ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov from Argentina:

What is better:  a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine?  At the Base Camp of the 7 Summits Club on Aconcagua, at an altitude of 4,300 m, our participants do not have such a dilemma, because there is an opportunity to enjoy both. Malbec and Chardonnay are traditionally served for dinner, but we took care of the morning coffee ourselves. The organization of the process took some time. We have purchased a capsule Nespresso coffee machine, with a choice of 10 varieties of natural coffee for every taste.  Not every Mendoza coffee shop has such an assortment!   At the same time, we have a separate solar panel that feeds only our coffee machine. Do you think it was worth doing such a laborious process for a cup of coffee in the morning?  We didn't even have such a question. We always think about how to make the stay of our participants in the expedition as comfortable as possible. And again, no company on the Plaza de Mulas has such a service. So our friends, neighbors and the staff of the Aconcagua Vision kitchen come to us to enjoy a fragrant drink. And maybe you will have time this season? Well, if it doesn't work out in this, then welcome to the next one!... Bienvenidos a Argentina! From Aconcagua Base Camp Valery Myasoedov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The guides of the 7 Summits Club gathered in the Argentine city of Mendoza. Preparation begins for a climbing season on Aconcagua

Aconcagua. And here we are again gathering here, on the other side of the world in the Southern Hemisphere, when we have a cold winter in Russia, there is always sunshine, lots of light and warmth, delicious tart wine and the best steaks, endless ... read more

And here we are again gathering here, on the other side of the world in the Southern Hemisphere, when we have a cold winter in Russia, there is always sunshine, lots of light and warmth, delicious tart wine and the best steaks, endless pampas and numerous mountain peaks, amazingly beautiful snow-capped summits and fantastic glaciers, unique Patagonia and Iguazu waterfalls... It's all about Argentina, of course! The team of guides of the 7 Summits Club gathered in Mendoza yesterday on the eve of the upcoming season in Aconcagua, and it promises to be long and eventful.  By the end of February, dozens of lucky people will try to realize their dreams with us. Aconcagua, 6962 m, always attracts climbers with its exclusivity - the highest point of America, the second highest peak of the Seven Summits program, a unique corner of the world in the Andes mountain system. And we have a lot to do to ensure that our groups receive everything necessary for the successful completion of the program. In the next few days we will reactivate our casts, check all the equipment, buy the necessary equipment and food for high-quality operation of the Base and high-altitude camps.  There is a lot of work to be done, and we will do everything possible, put our whole soul into providing our groups with the highest level of service. If you still have doubts about participating in the ascent program on Aconcagua, discard them! We are waiting for you!

From Mendoza, the guides of the 7 Summits Club are Viktor Volodin, Andrey Berezin, Dmitry Semenov and Valery Myasoyedov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful completion of the program for the final group of the 7 Summits Club on Damavand

Damavand. Valery Myasoedov, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Iran: Greetings from Tehran! The final group of the 2022 season was held at a high level. Having made the ascent in 6 hours and 20 minutes to the top of Damavand, we put not ... read more

Valery Myasoedov, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Iran:

Greetings from Tehran! The final group of the 2022 season was held at a high level.  Having made the ascent in 6 hours and 20 minutes to the top of Damavand, we put not a dot, but an exclamation mark for the whole season as a whole! Oksana and Andrey, having shown excellent physical fitness during acclimatization rotation, and on the summit day, showed themselves worthily. The weather was not as comfortable as in summer.  September is the autumn season with strong cold winds, the more deserved and desired was the peak. Well done!

Yes, the 2022 season on Damavand turned out well for the 7 Summits Club. For the first time, during the whole season, from June to September, we formed several groups every month, and it is important to note that we ensured 100% ascent of all participants to the top. We hope that the next season will be just as eventful and successful! Damavand is waiting for you!