Summit! Report on the ascent on Ojos del Salado by the group of the 7 Summits Club "Malaquitas"

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile: Greetings from Chile from the group "Malaquitas"! On January 29, the group (2 participants and 2 guides) reached the summit of the world's highest volcano Ojos del Salado ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile:

Greetings from Chile from the group "Malaquitas"!  On January 29, the group (2 participants and 2 guides) reached the summit of the world's highest volcano Ojos del Salado at 15:40 local time! At 4 a.m. we left the shelter Tejos. We were the only ones on the mountain. According to the forecast, a wind of 45 km/ h was promised, but it was almost calm, and when the sun came out, it became quite warm! We admired the starry sky, met the dawn and slowly climbed the crater. Well, then the girls were waiting for a surprise in the form of a rocky summit tower, which they will not soon forget! Using the technique of a short rope, we quickly climbed up, took some photos, enjoyed the views and ran down as soon as it was light! At 19:30 we were already sitting in the car and driving down! Today we go down to the ocean shore, there are scallops...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Malaquitas" has completed its preparations and goes out at night to storm Ojos del Salado

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile: Greetings from Chile from the group "Malaquitas"! Today we held classes on climbing and descending along fixed ropes, worked out the movement with a short rope! Now we ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile:

Greetings from Chile from the group "Malaquitas"! Today we held classes on climbing and descending along fixed ropes, worked out the movement with a short rope! Now we are resting and gaining strength before climbing! At night we go out to storm the summit of Ojos Del Salado...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary of the 7 Summits Club group "Malaquitas": ascent on the mount of San Francisco and acclimatization rotation at the Tejos shelter

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile: Greetings from Chile from the group "Malaquitas"! We're back in touch!!! Elon Musk failed with the Internet and we were left out of touch for a few days! What has ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile:

Greetings from Chile from the group "Malaquitas"!  We're back in touch!!! Elon Musk failed with the Internet and we were left out of touch for a few days!  What has happened in these days?

23.01. The group climbed on the summit of San Francisco! The weather was pleasant, the sun was shining, but on the descent the wind showed who was in charge here.

24.01. Rested in full! Morning boat trip on the lake "Three in a boat, not counting watermelon", barbecue at the springs and evening karaoke with Italians ...

25.01. We went up to the Tejos shelter for the overnight, we did not meet a cougar, but admired the starry sky! The car, to be honest, didn't really want to go up, but we forced it ...

26.01. Today, not without adventures, we went down to Laguna Verde.

Now we are resting, gaining strength and waiting for the weather to climb Ojos del Salado!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video from Atacama. The group of the 7 Summits Club "Malaquitas" continues acclimatization at the foot of Ojos del Salado

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Nikita Slotin reports from Chile: Greetings to all from the hot springs from the group "Malaquitas"! Today we visited a beautiful gorge, an oasis in the middle of the desert. It was worth it! We drove along a ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Nikita Slotin reports from Chile:

Greetings to all from the hot springs from the group "Malaquitas"!  Today we visited a beautiful gorge, an oasis in the middle of the desert. It was worth it! We drove along a mountain river, swam in a waterfall, had a delicious lunch and had a great day. Now we are resting and preparing for the ascent. The weather promises to be good! Tomorrow, according to the plan, we will climb the San Francisco volcano, look into Argentina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Malaquitas" moved to the camp on Laguna Verde at the foot of Ojos del Salado

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Nikita Slotin reports from Chile: Greetings from the Atacama Desert from the group "Malaquitas"! Today there was no less eventful day than yesterday! Before lunch we moved to Laguna Verde, on the way we greeted ... read more

Guide Nikita Slotin reports from Chile:

Greetings from the Atacama Desert from the group "Malaquitas"!  Today there was no less eventful day than yesterday! Before lunch we moved to Laguna Verde, on the way we greeted Ojos from afar. And after lunch we got to know him better!  We took jeeps up to the Atacama Shelter and walked to the height of 5420. The participants learned how to drive a car at these heights and were completely delighted! The weather is good, tomorrow we continue the acclimatization process and prepare for the ascent to San Francisco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Malaquitas" crosses the Atacama Desert and acclimatizes before climbing Ojos del Salado

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Nikita Slotin reports from Chile: Warm greetings to all from Chile from the group "Malaquitas"! Today turned out to be an eventful day for adventures!!! Before lunch, we acclimatized at the summit of Seven ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Nikita Slotin reports from Chile:

Warm greetings to all from Chile from the group "Malaquitas"!  Today turned out to be an eventful day for adventures!!! Before lunch, we acclimatized at the summit of Seven Brothers Peak, climbing to a height of 4820 meters... We went down to the camp, had a delicious lunch and moved to explore the desert and its inhabitants!  We visited the abandoned buildings of miners and still got to the amazing lagoon, whose beauty cannot be described in words! We haven't seen so many birds yet... Now we are resting and experimenting with photos of the starry sky! Tomorrow, according to the plan, we will move to Laguna Verde.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club has started a climbing program on Ojos del Salado

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Nikita Slotin reports from Chile: All Hola with Laguna Rosa from the group "Malaquitas"! This morning we managed to visit the mineral museum in opiapo, we were amazed by the collection, especially ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Nikita Slotin reports from Chile:

All Hola with Laguna Rosa from the group "Malaquitas"!  This morning we managed to visit the mineral museum in opiapo, we were amazed by the collection, especially meteorites... And then the road to the mountains began. 2 hours and we are on the pass at an altitude of 4000 meters, a couple of photos in the wind and a descent to 3750, where a whole flock of flamingos and guanacos were waiting for us! There are almost no people, and there are a lot of animals. It remains to wait for the arrival of karancho, an impudent but beautiful bird! Now we are resting, having dinner, and making plans for tomorrow! The weather pleases with warmth and sunshine. Tomorrow we go for a walk to the top of the Seven Brothers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club on Lenin Peak climbed to a height of 6850 meters, the highest on this day

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Our group made a second attempt to climb the peak of 7134 m. The forecast has not been very good for several days! A chance to climb to the top is possible for a ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Our group made a second attempt to climb the peak of 7134 m. The forecast has not been very good for several days! A chance to climb to the top is possible for a sports-trained group. On August 15 at 3:30, when the wind is least according to the forecast, we leave Camp-3. Many groups went out to climb on this day. But around 7-8 in the morning, the groups turn around, we try to go further. The wind, about 35 km / h, does not knock you down, but you have to fight, snowfall, creating visibility of no more than 25 meters. Experience and patience - let's move on. We pass the knife by 11-12 o'clock in the afternoon, everything is covered with fresh snow, we have to trail...

By 13:30 we reach the beginning of the ascent to the plateau, the height is 6850. Visibility is even worse, we are guided by rocky chain. We make an informed decision to turn around and go down, for a number of significant reasons. Tired, exhausted, we got to Camp-3, moved into tents and sleep.... Today we went down to Camp-1, the participants got acquainted with the avalanche danger closer than we would like, a small board came down over the "Frying Pan"... It's snowing in the Camp 1 now. The mountain shows itself! Treat the mountains with respect and awe...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A group of the 7 Summits Club on Lenin Peak made an attempt to storm the summit. Because of the strong wind, they returned to the camp

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Our group made an attempt to climb Lenin Peak. The wind forecast for 6500 promised 30 km/h, but in real life at 6200 the wind was so strong that we were thrown down the ... read more

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Our group made an attempt to climb Lenin Peak. The wind forecast for 6500 promised 30 km/h, but in real life at 6200 the wind was so strong that we were thrown down the slope.  We decided to go down to the third camp. Tomorrow the forecast is a little better, we will try again.  But the gap in the weather for the next few days is not visible at all! The weather changes every day and what we see on the websites, unfortunately, does not correspond to reality! And now we're playing a guessing game. The mountain shows character and does not allow climbers.

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club on Lenin Peak climbed to Camp 3 at a height of 6100 meters

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to Camp 3 at a height of 6100. The assault on Lenin Peak is planned depending on the weather. read more

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to Camp 3 at a height of 6100. The assault on Lenin Peak is planned depending on the weather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club on Lenin Peak climbed to Camp 3 at a height of 6100 meters

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: The team of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the Camp-3 at a height of 6100. This is the final rotation before the summit assault. The weather is sunny but windy. We ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

The team of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the Camp-3 at a height of 6100. This is the final rotation before the summit assault.  The weather is sunny but windy. We are resting now in tents. Tomorrow we will return to Camp-1 for rest and preparation for the ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club on Lenin Peak held ice classes, tomorrow they will go to Camp-2

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Camp 1 Lenin peak is in touch! Today we held much-needed classes on ice this season! We learned how to use the jumar and the "basket", mentally thanked the French ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Camp 1 Lenin peak is in touch! Today  we held much-needed classes on ice this season! We learned how to use the jumar and the "basket", mentally thanked the French for these devices! We have worked out the movement in crampons on the glacier and now we are deservedly resting, recuperating! At night we go out to Camp 2, there will be no connection there. The weather is windy, the mountain shows character! We can only hope for the best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club made an acclimatization ascent on the peak of Yukhin

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from the first camp of Lenin Peak! Today, the group made an acclimatization rotation to the peak of Yukhin 5100. We caught the Internet at the top, ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Greetings to all from the first camp of Lenin Peak! Today, the group made an acclimatization rotation to the peak of Yukhin 5100. We caught the Internet at the top, and then learned how to climb down the snow-covered scree! The day passed productively. Everything is the same in the camp, the Internet barely smells, but at least the food is delicious! Tomorrow we have an important day, ice training!

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club at Lenin Peak climbed to the comfortable first camp at 4400

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from the first camp of Lenin Peak, from our group. We reached the height of 4400. We were lucky with the sun, the weather is starting to please! ... read more

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Greetings to all from the first camp of Lenin Peak, from our group. We reached the height of 4400. We were lucky with the sun, the weather is starting to please! Tomorrow we are planning an acclimatization rotation, but for now we are resting and gambling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club arrived at the base camp of Lenin Peak in bad weather

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from the Lenin Peak base camp, from our group! We got there! And apparently we are not alone... The camp is full of people, because it's snowing at the ... read more

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Greetings to all from the Lenin Peak base camp, from our group! We got there! And apparently we are not alone... The camp is full of people, because it's snowing at the high slopes now and everyone is resting here. But if it's snowing there, what do we have? That's right, it's raining!!! Tomorrow we will try to catch the weather before lunch and go to the crest of Petrovsky Peak for acclimatization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The team of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent on Lenin Peak

Nikita Slotin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: All hola from the group "All on the 215th" from the base camp of Lenin Peak. On July 23, the full team in 12-13 hours made an ascent to a height of 7134 meters, reaching ... read more

Nikita Slotin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:
All hola from the group "All on the 215th" from the base camp of Lenin Peak. On July 23, the full team in 12-13 hours made an ascent to a height of 7134 meters, reaching the top, and in the evening went down to camp 3! On July 24, we went down to camp 1 and today we are in the base, going to Osh. The route is incredibly beautiful, all the members coped! It was hard, but we did it! The weather was perfect, the mountain let to climb and let go in peace. Love the mountains, appreciate the mountains, go to the mountains and treat them with respect, then you will succeed! Peace, goodness and mountains to all!!! Now we have a well-deserved rest! Guide Nikita Slotin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantastic pictures of the starry sky from the guide of the 7 Summits Club Nikita Slotin

Nikita Slotin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from Camp 1 of Lenin Peak! Another day of rest in the camp! At night we admire the stars and prepare to go out to storm the summit. Our plan is as ... read more

Nikita Slotin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from Camp 1 of Lenin Peak! Another day of rest in the camp! At night we admire the stars and prepare to go out to storm the summit.
Our plan is as follows: July 21: Camp 2, July 22: Camp 3, July 23: summit day.

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club descended to the Camp 1 after an acclimatization rotation

Nikita Slotin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from the slightly tired but satisfied group from the first camp of Lenin Peak! Yesterday we climbed to the peak of Razdelnaya 6140 m and for better ... read more


Nikita Slotin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:
Greetings to all from the slightly tired but satisfied group from the first camp of Lenin Peak! Yesterday we climbed to the peak of Razdelnaya 6140 m and for better acclimatization spent a night in the third camp, while spending the most wonderful sunset in my mountain memory! Emotions were off the scale even for me!!! Today we went down to the first camp, having overcome the very 100 meters of fixed ropes down, feeling like real climbers who had ice piton pulled out! Everyone is healthy, happy, we are starting the main part of the program - a two-day rest. While everything is going according to plan, the weather is pleasing, we are basking in the sun! Tomorrow we are planning an easy weekend walk! It's July 18 and we don't know what's going on in the world, how good it is! All the best, follow the news!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the Second camp of Lenin Peak

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Nikita Slotin from the slopes of Lenin Peak: Hello everyone from the height of 5700! Yesterday our group went up to the Second camp! At first there was a difficult section of the 100-meter fixed ropes, ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Nikita Slotin from the slopes of Lenin Peak:

Hello everyone from the height of 5700!  Yesterday our group went up to the Second camp! At first there was a difficult section of the 100-meter fixed ropes, where the participants had to exert all their strength. Then, on the "Frying Pan", we walked hard in the heat and got to the camp for lunch! We were greeted by a comfortable camp, with a large dome tent as a dining room. Now we are already moving to the peak of Razdelnaya! The strongest participants are ahead, the girls and I are having fun slowly, dancing, going up, admiring the butterflies flying by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club held training sessions on the glacier under Lenin Peak

Nikita Slotin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from the camp-1 Lenin Peak! Today we conducted an important part of the program, namely ice training! We walked with ropes on the glacier, learned how to ... read more

Nikita Slotin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:
Greetings to all from the camp-1 Lenin Peak! Today we conducted an important part of the program, namely ice training! We walked with ropes on the glacier, learned how to overcome cracks, climb on fixed ropes with jumars and descend on a "glass". The weather is sunny. Tomorrow we plan to go to the second camp.