Summit! The team of the 7 Summits Club "Shvili of Mountains" with the guide Maxim Shakirov climbed Mount Kazbek

Guide Maxim Shakirov from Georgia: Greetings to all from Sakartvelo from the team "Shvili of Mountains"! We had a very long day today: we got wet in the rain, jumped through crevasses, listened to rockfalls, and also saw Elbrus in the ... read more

Guide Maxim Shakirov  from Georgia:  Greetings to all from Sakartvelo from the team "Shvili of Mountains"! We had a very long day today: we got wet in the rain, jumped through crevasses, listened to rockfalls, and also saw Elbrus in the distance from the top of Kazbek!

We're going to bed now…

The photo shows us today at the summit of Kazbek, with the whole team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Shvili of the Mountains" made the main acclimatization rotation to the height of 3900 on the slopes of Kazbek

Greetings to all from the slopes of Kazbek from "Shvili of the Mountains"! Yesterday, our team, at a good pace (in less than 7 hours), having overcome a little more than 1500 meters vertically, reached the refuge Meteostation. To our great ... read more

Greetings to all from the slopes of Kazbek from "Shvili of the Mountains"! Yesterday, our team, at a good pace (in less than 7 hours), having overcome a little more than 1500 meters vertically, reached the refuge Meteostation. To our great regret, we did not have a chance to admire the surrounding beauty - rain and fog.

Today we walked to the church at 3900 meters and there we congratulated a member of our group, Alexandra, on her Birthday! We managed to get down to the weather station when it started raining again...

According to the plan, on July 29, at 2 am, we go out to storm. The group's guide is Max Shakirov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Shvili of Mountains" made the first acclimatization rotation to the slopes of Kazbek

Group guide Max Shakirov: Today we spent the first day of acclimatization with pleasure and joy, climbing from Stepantsminda to the Church of the Holy Trinity. We gained about 500 meters in height. According to the forecast, we were ... read more

Group guide Max Shakirov: Today we spent the first day of acclimatization with pleasure and joy, climbing from Stepantsminda to the Church of the Holy Trinity. We gained about 500 meters in height. According to the forecast, we were promised rain, but it was not... It was comfortable, that is, not hot. In a word, we got a real pleasure! Tomorrow we have a climb to the refuge Meteostation, and on the 29th, according to the plan, we will storm the summit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The program of the new group of the 7 Summits Club on Kazbek has begun with a guide Maxim Shakirov

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Georgia: Greetings to all from the hospitable Georgia from the group "Shvili of Mountains" and the guide Max Shakirov! Explanation: in Georgian, "shvili" is a child. Now we are in Gudauri ... read more

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Georgia:

Greetings to all from the hospitable Georgia from the group "Shvili of Mountains" and the guide Max Shakirov! Explanation: in Georgian, "shvili" is a child. Now we are in Gudauri and tomorrow we will begin to acclimatize before climbing Kazbek. The weather is still cloudy, but everyone is in a good mood - we are celebrating the birthday of our team member Yulia!

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! A brief report of the guide of the 7 Summits Club about climbing Elbrus from the North

Greetings to all from the North of Elbrus from the team "For Narzan"! Our expedition is over. The results are as follows. All 7 participants and the guide drank narzan. Four participants and a guide reached the Eastern peak of Elbrus. The ... read more

Greetings to all from the North of Elbrus from the team "For Narzan"! Our expedition is over.

The results are as follows. All 7 participants and the guide drank narzan. Four participants and a guide reached the Eastern peak of Elbrus. The route on Elbrus from the North is so not simple.

The group's guide was Max Shakirov.

 

 

 

 

 

Maxim Shakirov and the group of the 7 Summits Club "For Narzan" open new season on the Northern side of Elbrus

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from the Northern Elbrus region: Greetings to everyone from the Emmanuel glade from the group "For Narzan" and its guide Max Shakirov! Today, our program of climbing Elbrus from the North began. ... read more

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from the Northern Elbrus region: Greetings to everyone from the Emmanuel glade from the group "For Narzan" and its guide Max Shakirov!

Today, our program of climbing Elbrus from the North began. Having overcome the route Moscow-Min.Vody-Pyatigorsk-Kislovodsk, we finally got to the height of 2500 meters and settled in the refuge "Nalp".

From here, all our further movements to the mark of 5621 meters (Eastern Peak of Elbrus) will take place without the participation of any vehicles. After completing this long day with a short walk to the spring and a delicious dinner, we rest and prepare for tomorrow's “Mushrooms” trip.

 

 

 

Two 7 Summits Club Trekking Groups approach Mount Everest

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Today our group went up from Deboche to Dingboche. It seems that we have already begun to get used to moving in the clouds. The obvious plus is that it's not hot! But minus: limited visibility ... read more

 

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Today our group went up from Deboche to Dingboche. It seems that we have already begun to get used to moving in the clouds. The obvious plus is that it's not hot! But minus: limited visibility and dampness. But... For the second evening in a row, we have spectacular sunsets!!!

 

 

Daria Sivova, the 7 Summits Club guide: Today we went from Namche Bazar to Deboche from 3400m to 3800m. On the way, we visited the Tengboche Monastery at an altitude of 3867 meters above sea level. We were very lucky: we got into the service. In the evening, the main event of the day happened. We saw Everest and Lhotse for the first time! All these days there were very foggy, and we did not see the Himalayas. But this evening, while the whole group was waiting for dinner, one of our local guides came running to us and called us outside. To say that everyone was incredibly happy is to say nothing!

Tomorrow the whole group will go to Pheriche. Wish us good weather and good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and video from the trekking route of the 7 Summits Club groups

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits club: Namaste! On May 5, the group "Milk of the Yak's Wife" had a very tense and emotional day. From Namche Bazar we had to walk to Tengboche and a little lower to Deboche. We walked in the fog, under ... read more

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits club: Namaste! On May 5, the group "Milk of the Yak's Wife" had a very tense and emotional day. From Namche Bazar we had to walk to Tengboche and a little lower to Deboche. We walked in the fog, under dense clouds, admiring only the still-blooming rhododendrons.  We reached the Tengboche Monastery just in time for the evening service.

Apparently, the desire of all participants to finally see the mountains, and the prayers of the monks did their job. In the rays of the setting sun, in all its glory, the beautiful Ama-Dablam was opened to our eyes!!!

 

 

 

The second large group of the 7 Summits Club spent this day in the Namche Bazaar area.

Dasha Sivova, guide of the 7 Summits Club:

We walked to Everest View Point 3800m. On the way, we met the incredible beauty of local birds. Acclimatization is going well: the participants also feel good. The mood is still fighting! In the evening, we walked around the city. We found a lot of interesting cafes, but one thing won everyone over: Sherpa Barista.

Tomorrow, according to the plan, we will go to Tengboche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two trekking groups of the 7 Summits Club met in Namche Bazaar

Greetings to all from Namche Bazaar from the participants and guides of the 7 Summits Club! Today, two of our groups spend the night in the Sherpa capital. A group with guides Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova climbed from the bottom ... read more

Greetings to all from Namche Bazaar from the participants and guides of the 7 Summits Club! Today, two of our groups spend the night in the Sherpa capital. A group with guides Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova climbed from the bottom today.

 

 

 

Everyone is in a fighting mood. The journey from Phagding to Namche Bazaar took us about 6-7 hours. It was a very scenic route, especially the Hillary Bridge hung with Nepalese flags. Tomorrow we will spend the whole day in the Sherpa capital. We are waiting for good weather. To see Mount Everest!

Another group with guides Maxim Shakirov and Alexander Spirin will spend the second night in Namche Bazaar today.

 

 

 

 

Today we made a small climb for acclimatization. The weather changed as we climbed the mountains, from a clear sky to a fog and clouds . We went up to Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center… The day turned out to be quite active, all the members of the group feel great, we are preparing for further climbing and trekking.

 

 

 

 

Four groups of the 7 Summits Club have gathered in Kathmandu and are preparing to go on the trekking trail to Mount Everest

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Hi, this is Maxim Shakirov! Members of numerous groups of our club come to Kathmandu! The city, of course, is unrecognizable... From the airport to the Yak and Yeti hotel, we drove ... read more

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:

Hi, this is Maxim Shakirov! Members of numerous groups of our club come to Kathmandu! The city, of course, is unrecognizable... From the airport to the Yak and Yeti hotel, we drove only 10 minutes, which is not typical, of course, for pre-war, pre-COVID times...

We hope that after the descent from the trek, we will see Kathmandu with the usual traffic jams and bustle! All participants of the programs feel normal after tiring flights. And everyone wishes the readers of this page peace and tranquility in their hearts!

 

 

On May 1, the route to the Everest base camp begins for two groups of the 7 Summits Club. The first of them is led by guides Ivan Dusharin and Lena Trishankova. In the second, the leaders are Maxim Shakirov and Alexander Spirin.

 On May 2, the group will start under the leadership of Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova. Some of members and Sergey are planning to climb Island Peak, and some of them will return home with Dasha after visiting Everest base camp.