Photos of Olga Rumyantseva. Climbing Everest. Descent from Camp 2 to the base camp

The night at the camp 2 was a bit hectic. The first time I woke up at about ten o'clock in the evening from the fact that B. was hopelessly crying out in the next tent: - Oxygen! Bring me oxygen! Will someone eventually bring me ... read more

The night at the camp 2 was a bit hectic.

The first time I woke up at about ten o'clock in the evening from the fact that B. was hopelessly crying out in the next tent:

- Oxygen! Bring me oxygen! Will someone eventually bring me oxygen?!

And from another nearby tent, Dr. Larin answered melancholically:

- Yes, I'm coming, I'm coming. I'm already putting on my shoes.

Then all night I woke up from a terrible thirst, it's good that there were water supplies at hand as usual. And also from unpleasant sensations in the throat, which began the day before and now turned into some kind of sleep-disturbing cough.

In general, so-so night.

By the morning it turned out that B., who took off his glasses every now and then during the descent, burned his eyes and now sees nothing. A helicopter was about to arrive for him.

The rest of the members of the Khumbu Walking Club gradually woke up and crawled out of the tents.

 

Whole text is in Russian. Detailed description of the ascent on Everest…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of Olga Rumyantseva. Everest expedition. The Summit!

Photos of Olga Rumyantseva. Everest expedition. The Summit! The Everest expedition of the 7 Summits Club has ended. Eight participants, two guides and 11 Sherpas have reached the summit! Read more in our chronicle read more

 Photos of Olga Rumyantseva. Everest expedition. The Summit! The Everest expedition of the 7 Summits Club has ended. Eight participants, two guides and 11 Sherpas have reached the summit! Read more in our chronicle…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of Olga Rumyantseva. Everest expedition. On the eve of the assault move to the Southern Saddle

The expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest. Day 28. May 16. Move to the camp on the South Col. The height is about 8000 meters. Climb from Camp 3 to Camp 4. Olga Rumyantseva, who usually works as a guide for the 7 Summits Club ... read more

The expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest. Day 28. May 16. Move to the camp on the South Col. The height is about 8000 meters.  Climb from Camp 3 to Camp 4. Olga Rumyantseva, who usually works as a guide for the 7 Summits Club company, is on the expedition as a participant this time. She reached the South Col with her personal Sherpa Nima at three o'clock in the afternoon.  And at eight o'clock the start of the decisive attempt has already been scheduled…

 Source: Life as an Adventure… (detailed diary of the expedition in Russian)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes by Olga Rumyantseva. Teleportation from base camp to Kathmandu

Olga Rumyantseva, a team member, Everest summiter: The morning was unfairly early. At half past six I was woken up by passing yaks, and immediately the morning wake-up-tea, which I refused as usual. Getting out of a warm sleeping bag into ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, a team member, Everest summiter:  The morning was unfairly early. At half past six I was woken up by passing yaks, and immediately the morning  wake-up-tea, which I refused as usual. Getting out of a warm sleeping bag into an ice tent was especially disgusting. The consolation was that it had to be done for the last time.

And it also had to be done quickly. Because by seven-thirty in the morning it was necessary to pack all things in bags and prepare for a possible departure.

The first helicopter was expected at eight in the morning. However, looking out of the tent in the morning, we found that the promised bad weather seems to have happened, and the helicopter cannot fly, neither the first nor the second. Everything was shrouded in dense fog.

But a miracle happened, and at nine in the morning, a small yellow helicopter flew to us through a veil of advancing and retreating clouds.

And then, even more miraculously, along the route Base camp - Periche - Lukla - Kathmandu, we teleported to a completely different world.

And already at one o'clock in the afternoon we were sitting in the hotel restaurant.

However, only half of the participants were so lucky. But I hope that the second half will also reach us today.

By the way, part of our team acted even more cunningly. They arrived at the second camp, boarded a helicopter, flew to the base camp. And they were in Kathmandu yesterday, while we were stomping on the Khumbu glacier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The main part of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest descended to Namche Bazaar to rest before attempting to storm the Summit

The main part of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club descended by helicopter to Namche Bazaar. The team will rest presumably for 4 days to fully recuperate before attempting to storm Everest. Olga Rumyantseva: Whoosh. And we are in ... read more

The main part of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club descended by helicopter to Namche Bazaar. The team will rest presumably for 4 days to fully recuperate before attempting to storm Everest.

 Olga Rumyantseva: Whoosh. And we are in Namche Bazaar. The air is thick and warm here. And trees grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club Everest-22 climbed to Camp-1. The second acclimatization rotation has begun.

The main team of the 7 Summits Everest-22 Club climbed to Camp-1. The second acclimatization rotation has begun. Olga Rumyantseva: Today we got up at two o'clock in the morning and again climbed into the first camp through the Khumbu ... read more

The main team of the 7 Summits Everest-22 Club climbed to Camp-1. The second acclimatization rotation has begun.

Olga Rumyantseva: Today we got up at two o'clock in the morning and again climbed into the first camp through the Khumbu icefall. Well, what? We did it. But for a while there was such a terrible heat that everyone swam. Therefore, the second icefall cross turned out to be physically not easier, but even more difficult. Tomorrow we will go to the second camp.

 

Some photos from Mingma Gelu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olga Rumyantseva's unique report on the first acclimatization rotation of the 7 Summits Club group on Everest

Olga Rumyantseva works as a mountain guide in 7 Summits Club. However, in this expedition she is just a participant. After the first acclimatization rotation, she sent a large report, available in Russian. And 46 photos have been added to ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva works as a mountain guide in 7 Summits Club. However, in this expedition she is just a participant. After the first acclimatization rotation, she sent a large report, available in Russian. And 46 photos have been added to the report – a complete description of the Khumbu icefall in its current state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes by Olga Rumyantseva. The team of the 7 Summits Club returned to the base camp from the first acclimatization rotation

Olga Rumyantseva, a member of the expedition: The Everest-22 team descended from Camp 2 at an altitude of 6500 to the base camp. And again we passed through the Khumbu icefall. For the next three days, we will all rest and sleep off. Well, ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, a member of the expedition: The Everest-22 team descended from Camp 2 at an altitude of 6500 to the base camp. And again we passed through the Khumbu icefall. For the next three days, we will all rest and sleep off. Well, I will have time to tell detailed stories just in these three days.

You asked if there is snow in the base camp. Compare with the photos of the days when we just arrived with today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes by Olga Rumyantseva a member of the 7 Summits Club Everest expedition. Transfer to Camp 2, Valley of Silence

We came to Camp Two at an altitude of 6450 meters. Compared to yesterday, it is an easy walk along the plane and a gradual climb. But the height makes itself felt. We have a very limited amount of Internet. Therefore, I will not abuse it. ... read more

We came to Camp Two at an altitude of 6450 meters. Compared to yesterday, it is an easy walk along the plane and a gradual climb. But the height makes itself felt.

We have a very limited amount of Internet. Therefore, I will not abuse it. And for your patience, here is our beautiful morning view of the Everest - Lhotse traverse from the first camp.

 

 

 View of the second camp. Well, as experts suggest, this is the Valley of Silence.

 

Notes by Olga Rumyantseva. Description of the 7 Summits Club Expedition Base Camp

Let me, after all, fulfill my promise and start talking about how our camp is organized. Here it is. Or rather, ours it is in the right part of the frame, outlined by yellow tents. That is, light green. The participants of the ... read more

 Let me, after all, fulfill my promise and start talking about how our camp is organized.

Here it is. Or rather, ours – it is in the right part of the frame, outlined by yellow tents.

That is, light green. The participants of the expedition live in them - a slender row of 12 tents, guides and superiors - a row of smaller tents.

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, everyone is interested to know how it is inside.  It's nice inside. These are two-layer insulated tents. Each tent is for one person. A small dressing room with hooks for clothes and hanging shelves.

And the main, insulated room, where there is a folding bed, mattress, blanket, pillow, small table.

The pillow, however, is so high that it is impossible to sleep on it.

Electricity is installed in the tent.

From a solar battery - very weak, but enough to keep the light on and it was possible to charge, for example, a powerbank through the USB connector.

There is also an extension 220. It is powered by a generator that is turned on from 17 to 22.

But it hasn't been working in my room for the second day. They promise to fix it. But not yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurray! The electricity was fixed for me.

But you can also charge electrical appliances in the dining salon, where there are several tables, an inflatable sofa, there are a bunch of extension cords and besides, it is heating.

There are also various board games and one paper book "Anna Karenina".

The dining salon is connected to the bar. In the bar, as usual, they pour. There is also a hair dryer, as it turned out today. Which is very valuable.

In the general photos, these are two hemispheres standing side by side.

 

 

 

 

Moving on. The long purple is the kitchen. Here the chef from La Sherpa restaurant makes wonders.

I'll tell you more about them later.

 On the contrary, there are utility rooms in an orange large tent. And in the largest, white hemisphere there is a dining room.  That is, a restaurant with a panoramic view of the glacier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are two washbasins next to the dining room. There is soap, antiseptic, paper towels.

In the mornings and evenings, warm water is poured there. So it's very comfortable to wash. But liquid soap is mostly frozen.

 

 

 

 

 

Well, since we are talking about washing, here is our washing room for you. It is located in a large orange tent. There is a dressing room where you can undress and a room where there are huge pots of hot water on the gas. There are also barrels of cold water.

The technology is simple: a basin, a ladle, mix water and wash. The main thing is, taking hot water, do not forget to add cold water to the pan so that it warms up for others.

There is also a portable shower where you need to pour water, but for me it's somehow easier with a basin.

The water is not constantly heated. They turn it on after breakfast and turn it off somewhere in two or three hours, when it gets cold and it won't work to wash without risking getting sick.

 

 

 

We have another big orange tent of the same size. It is a massage room. Well,  inside the masseur lives by himself. While the sun is shining outside, as in all other tents, it is warm. As soon as the sun disappears, it becomes noticeably cool and it is better not to go for a massage.

And so the massage is wonderful.

Here, by the way, is our masseur. He has lived all his life in Kathmandu, he has never been to the mountains. This is his first high-altitude experience.

To acclimatize, he went trekking with us from Lukla and said that the higher the mountains, the more they admire him.

 

 

There is also a tent where the doctor lives. His medical office is also there. Fortunately, I haven't been inside yet.

 

 

 

Well, everyone, as usual, is interested in what's going on with the toilet.

You probably noticed several purple houses of a characteristic shape. That's what they are.

And inside it looks like this. Considering where we are, it's just gorgeous.

 That's all, actually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of the third trekking day of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-22" expedition by Olga Rumyantseva

Olga Rumyantseva, member of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-2022": Today is the most beautiful day of trekking: we moved from Namche Bazaar to Dingboche. First of all, we were shown Everest and my favorite Ama Dablam. ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, member of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-2022":

Today is the most beautiful day of trekking: we moved from Namche Bazaar to Dingboche. First of all, we were shown Everest and my favorite Ama Dablam. Secondly, we walked in rhododendron groves, enjoying their exuberant color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes by Olga Rumyantseva. The team of the 7 Summis Club "Everest-22" flew to Lukla early in the morning and went on a trekking route to the base camp

At five in the morning, very sleepy, we arrived at the airport. And flew to Lukla. Everything turned out somehow quickly. The hotel, the airport, the first flight was ours. We hand over our things and immediately go to the plane. A small ... read more

At five in the morning, very sleepy, we arrived at the airport. And flew to Lukla.

Everything turned out somehow quickly.  The hotel, the airport, the first flight was ours. We hand over our things and immediately go to the plane. A small plane for 15 people. Forty minutes of flight among the mountains, and now we are landing at Lukla airport. 

A short runway in one direction breaks off into an abyss, in the other - rests on the slope.  Very impressive.  Airplanes take off and land one after the other like fixed-route taxis. It is necessary to have time to make as many flights as possible before the weather deteriorates.

 Lukla Airport is considered one of the most dangerous. Takeoff and landing here require considerable skill.

 In Lukla we have breakfast and set out on our way. Today we are waiting for a short walk to Phading. Four hours of a simple walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional briefing of the Everest expedition

Almost all the participants of the expedition gathered at the briefing. Leader Alex Abramov told how the team will live in the coming days. And finally the whole team got together, it was also an evening of acquaintance of the expedition ... read more

Almost all the participants of the expedition gathered at the briefing.  Leader Alex Abramov told how the team will live in the coming days. And finally the whole team got together, it was also an evening of acquaintance of the expedition participants. Basically, most of them are familiar with each other from past ascents in the 7 Summits team. Elbrus, Kazbek, Orizaba, Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado - in general, a standard set. Someone climbed Lenin Peak. There are those who have been to Denali in Alaska.

 

 

 

 

Summit! A guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva made a successful ascent on Ama Dablam. Congratulations!

On November 9, Olga Rumyantseva, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, climbed Ama Dablam. The dream has come true! We are proud and cordially congratulate you on making a difficult ascent! Happy victory! Olga Rumyantseva: How was it? As ... read more

On November 9, Olga Rumyantseva, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, climbed Ama Dablam. The dream has come true!  We are proud and cordially congratulate you on making a difficult ascent!  Happy victory!

Olga Rumyantseva: How was it? As expected. It's difficult, cold, and sometimes scary. While it is difficult to describe everything that has happened in recent days ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club is rapidly completing its journey through Nepal after climbing Mera Peak

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Hello everyone from Nepal! Yesterday we moved from Khare in a rush, first to Lukla by helicopter, and in the evening we arrived in Kathmandu. Just a day ago we were at the top of ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

Hello everyone from Nepal! Yesterday we moved from Khare in a rush, first to Lukla by helicopter, and in the evening we arrived in Kathmandu. Just a day ago we were at the top of Mera Peak, and now Kathmandu, a hotel, a hot shower and real beds.

Today, those who have the strength left, took a walk around Kathmandu. We went to Swayambuthnath - one of the main attractions of the city, which is also called Monkey Hill.

All the participants are flying home tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! A group of the 7 Summits Club with a guide Olya Rumyantseva climbed Mera Peak

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Hello everyone from Nepal We haven't been in touch for the last two days, but there have been a lot of events. First we went up and spent the night in the first camp at an altitude ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

Hello everyone from Nepal We haven't been in touch for the last two days, but there have been a lot of events. First we went up and spent the night in the first camp at an altitude of 5200 meters. The next day we moved to the assault camp at an altitude of 5800 meters. After a short rest at night, our group went out to climb and almost in full force climbed on the top of Mera Peak.

Although we were waiting two days for the weather, but Mera peak didn 't relent. We managed to wait out the strongest winds, but the ascent was a real test. Strong wind and cold, very strong cold became an obstacle on the way to the top. But we have overcome all obstacles.

In the morning we stood on the summit, and in the evening we went down to the village of Khare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After studying the forecast, the group of the 7 Summits Club decided to wait one more day

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello everyone from Nepal! Days pass, and we still send greetings from the village with the lovely name of Khare. This morning we almost decided to move to the first camp, but after once again ... read more

 Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello everyone from Nepal! Days pass, and we still send greetings from the village with the lovely name of Khare. This morning we almost decided to move to the first camp, but after once again studying the weather forecast and its prospects, we decided not to risk it, but to wait another day.

Every member is ready to wait for the weather to become more favorable.

However, the forecast is improving and tomorrow we will go to the first camp.  And we plan to climb on the Mera Peak November 2. Today we walked around the neighborhood, climbed the local hill with a height of 5200 meters, from where beautiful views open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club is preparing to climb Mera Peak and walks around the village of Khare

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello everyone from Nepal! From the foot of Mera Peak, where today our team is resting and preparing for the ascent. Early in the morning, as soon as the sun lit up the slopes of the ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello everyone from Nepal!  From the foot of Mera Peak, where today our team is resting and preparing for the ascent. Early in the morning, as soon as the sun lit up the slopes of the surrounding mountains and warmed the air a little, we went to a lesson where participants learned to climb and descend on a fixed rope on a steep slope. This skill can be very useful to us during the ascent on Mera Peak. After the lesson, we walked around the village. We looked at how they live in other loggias, saw greenhouses where lettuce and cabbage grow.  This is a very strange sight at an altitude of 4900 meters, among snow and cold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club went up to the village of Tagnak, good weather - great photos

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello everyone from Nepal! Today we continued to move towards the Mera Peak. The peak is getting closer, the views are getting better. Today we went up to the village of Tagnak. It's hard to ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club:  Hello everyone from Nepal! Today we continued to move towards the Mera Peak. The peak is getting closer, the views are getting better. Today we went up to the village of Tagnak. It's hard to call it a village. Rather, several loggias located at an altitude of 4,300 meters. Everyone is in a great mood. In the evening we rest and prepare for the next day – we plan to  reach the village of Khare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club started their trip to Mera Peak with an excursion to the Bodnath Stupa

Olga Rumyantseva, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Hello everyone from Nepal! Today, the participants of the ascent of Mera Peak arrived in Kathmandu and began to get acquainted with this amazing country. For most of the ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Hello everyone from Nepal! Today, the participants of the ascent of Mera Peak arrived in Kathmandu and began to get acquainted with this amazing country. For most of the participants, this is the first visit to Nepal, so when we finished everything, in the evening we went to one of the most beautiful places in Kathmandu and iconic places in Nepal - the Bodnath Stupa. It is the largest Buddhist stupa in the world, built in the sixth century. Tomorrow morning on the first flight we will fly to Lukla and start trekking towards Mera Peak…