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Summit! The main group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu has reached the highest point 8,156 meters. Yana Zharkova set a Russian record on her birthday

The main group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the highest point of the Manaslu massif this morning. Victor Volodin (head), Yana Zharkova, Nikolai Lukin, Nikolai Shipilov and 5 Sherpa guides who accompanied them ... read more

 The main group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the highest point of the Manaslu massif this morning. Victor Volodin (head), Yana Zharkova, Nikolai Lukin, Nikolai Shipilov and 5 Sherpa guides who accompanied them successfully reached the summit. Yana did it on her birthday, and at the age of 23 she became the record holder of Russia as the youngest climber on the eight-thousandther. We are waiting for a message about the descent to the base camp.

  

List of Sherpas :

 1: Lakpa Sherpa-Makalu 1 🇳🇵 6:30am

2: Tashi Sherpa-Makalu 1 🇳🇵 6:30am

3: Lakpa Tenje Sherpa-Makalu 1🇳🇵6:30am

4: Ong Dorchi Sherpa-1 🇳🇵6:30am

5: Ngang temba sherpa-Makalu 1🇳🇵6:30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Another member of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club to Manaslu in Nepal has reached the highest point. Moreover, Ruslan Laukart started from Camp-3 and went down to the base camp!

Manaslu! Another summit! Today at 5.50 in Nepal, another member of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club Ruslan Laukart made a successful ascent on Manaslu. He came out of Camp 3 (6800m). And by lunchtime he went down to the Base Camp! ... read more

Manaslu! Another summit! Today at 5.50 in Nepal, another member of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club Ruslan Laukart made a successful ascent on Manaslu. He came out of Camp 3 (6800m).  And by lunchtime he went down to the Base Camp! That's the speed!

The rest of the expedition members are now in the Assault Camp 4 (7400) and are preparing for the ascent tonight! We hold our fists for them! By the way, Yana Zharkova will go on the assault on her birthday. On September 24, she turns 23, and she may become the youngest Russian woman ever to climb the eight-thousandth peak.

 

 

Roman Laukart and our Dandy cook at Manaslu Base Camp. Just after the summit.

 

 

 

 

On the rest day of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club on Manaslu, a colorful puja ceremony took place

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: News from the group "Quintessence". Today, September 17th is a wonderful day, a day of rest combined with puja. Puja is a rite of worship of the gods, where ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

News from the group "Quintessence". Today, September 17th is a wonderful day, a day of rest combined with puja. Puja is a rite of worship of the gods, where a lama reads prayers, consecrates equipment, food and drink. Many participants of other expeditions gathered. And, characteristically, it rained before and after the prayer, and the sun shone during the prayer. All the participants of the expeditions took part in this ceremony. Everything went great. A string with a knot and a white scarf were tied around everyone's neck.

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 Photos from a professional photographer Austin Schmitz (USA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club during acclimatization climbed to Camp-3 on the slopes of Manaslu

News from the slopes of Manaslu from Viktor Volodin, by satellite: We made an acclimatization rotation, went to the third camp and spent some time there. Now we have gone down to the second camp, we spend the night here and tomorrow we go ... read more

News from the slopes of Manaslu from Viktor Volodin, by satellite: We made an acclimatization rotation, went to the third camp and spent some time there. Now we have gone down to the second camp, we spend the night here and tomorrow we go down to the Manaslu Base Camp.  We'll send photos from there tomorrow. The weather is good, sunny (even a little burned), everyone feels great and is in a wonderful mood.

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club continued acclimatization on the slopes of the Manaslu peak. The milestone of 7000 meters has been reached

The head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin by satellite phone from the slopes of Manaslu: Immediate plans. From the second camp we go up to 7000m. Or, if possible, higher. We return to Camp 2, spend the ... read more

The head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin by satellite phone from the slopes of Manaslu:  Immediate plans. From the second camp we go up to 7000m.  Or, if possible, higher.  We return to Camp 2, spend the night and go down to the base camp. Everyone feels great and is in a good mood. The weather is good.

 Photos from professional photographer Austin Schmitz (USA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club Manaslu-23 goes to the second acclimatization rotation

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: Today, the Quintessence group goes to the second rotation: the First camp, the Second camp with an overnight stay. We will try to climb above Camp-2 for ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

Today, the Quintessence group goes to the second rotation: the First camp, the Second camp with an overnight stay. We will try to climb above Camp-2 for acclimatization and then go down to the base camp. Big greetings to everyone!

 Breaking news from Manaslu. Viktor Volodin is in touch via satellite. The group reached Camp 1 (5700m) The condition of the route is good. The camp is well equipped, its own large tent-dining room, comfortable accommodation of participants. The weather is good, light snow. Everyone is feeling great and in a good mood. Tomorrow, according to the plan, the climb to Camp 2, communication is also via satellite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club to Manaslu made an acclimatization rotation to Camp 1. To the height of Elbrus

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin sends from Nepal: Hello everyone! Information from Manaslu Base Camp. The weather has finally recovered today. In the morning, the sun's rays began to gently awaken the whole ... read more

 

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin sends from Nepal:

Hello everyone!  Information from Manaslu Base Camp. The weather has finally recovered today. In the morning, the sun's rays began to gently awaken the whole camp, people began to climb out of the tents and enjoyed the sun's rays. Our group had a rotation scheduled for today before the first camp.  We slowly crossed the five thousandth milestone and then reached the height of Elbrus. Then there was a descent to the Base Camp.  Everyone feels good, tomorrow we rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The participants of the expedition on Manaslu in Nepal went up to the base camp

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: News from the Manaslu expedition. The team reached the base camp. The weather is good, but a little rainy. read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

News from the Manaslu expedition. The team reached the base camp. The weather is good, but a little rainy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The participants of the expedition of the 8000 Club and the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu arrived in the village of Samagaon

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: A group of climbers on Manaslu has appropriated a name "Quintessence" and flew to the village with the romantic name Samagaon. The mood is fighting, we are ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

A group of climbers on Manaslu has appropriated a name "Quintessence" and flew to the village with the romantic name Samagaon.  The mood is fighting, we are waiting for another participant who should arrive tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Manaslu team of the 7 Summits Club has received permits and is ready to fly to Samagaon, to the beginning of the route

Colleagues, friends, all the formalities have been completed and permits for Mount Manaslu have been obtained. Departure tomorrow. The group is almost fully prepared for departure to Samagaon, everyone is cheerful. Your Victor Volodin. read more

 

Colleagues, friends, all the formalities have been completed and permits for Mount Manaslu have been obtained. Departure tomorrow. The group is almost fully prepared for departure to Samagaon, everyone is cheerful. Your Victor Volodin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 8000 Club expedition onEverest held training sessions on the Khumbu glacier. VIDEO

The head of the Everest expedition of the 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: Today is April 25th. News from Volodin's group. We spent today in a training style, went out on the glacier and had a good workout on moving the steep ... read more

The head of the Everest expedition of the 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

Today is April 25th.  News from Volodin's group. We spent today in a training style, went out on the glacier and had a good workout on moving the steep ice. We walked along the U-shaped railings and staircases through cracks, after which we carried out analysis and work on errors. The condition of the participants is good, the weather is favorable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 8000 Club expedition on Everest successfully passed the part of the way from Dingboche to Periche

The head of the Everest expedition of the 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: Dear friends, April 20, 2023 is on the calendar. We spent the night today in the glorious village of Dingboche, in the morning we started slowly in ... read more

The head of the Everest expedition of the 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

Dear friends, April 20, 2023 is on the calendar. We spent the night today in the glorious village of Dingboche, in the morning we started slowly in the direction of the village of Periche. The trail first led us up, and then traverse through a picturesque gorge surrounded by beautiful highest peaks. And in the end we saw Pumori, it's a big beautiful pyramid. All participants feel well, saturation ranges from 82 to 98. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 8000 Club expedition on Everest reached Kathmandu

The head of the Everest expedition of the 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: Greetings to all from the capital of Nepal the city of Kathmandu from the 8000 CLUB team! All our small, but already friendly company gathered today ... read more

The head of the Everest expedition of the 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

Greetings to all from the capital of Nepal — the city of Kathmandu from the 8000 CLUB team! All our small, but already friendly company gathered today at the Yak & Yety Hotel. In the first half of the day, we checked the equipment, held a briefing on the upcoming program, got to know each other.

After lunch, we walked through the bustling Thamel, a tourist area of Kathmandu, bought sim cards and missing equipment. We have received our cherished climbing permits! Over dinner we met our local partners.

Tomorrow we will have a rich excursion program in the capital, and the day after tomorrow we will start in the mountains!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We present the team of the 8000 Club expedition on Everest. Leader Viktor Volodin

The 8000 Club has started its work. Among the first steps is a sports expedition on Mount Everest under the leadership of Viktor Volodin. The team is small, but quite capable. We wish the participants and the guide good weather, good ... read more

The 8000 Club has started its work. Among the first steps is a sports expedition on Mount Everest under the leadership of Viktor Volodin. The team is small, but quite capable. We wish the participants and the guide good weather, good luck!

Team members of the 8000 Club expedition on Everest

 

 

Dmitry Kurlykov. Samara.
Experience: Elbrus, Mera Peak, Kazbek, Huayna Potosi, Ararat, Tolima, Lenin, Manaslu

Svetlana Kotlyar - Vladimir region.
Director of directions in the 7 Summits Club. Mountaineer, traveler.
I visited Elbrus, Kazbek, Lenin Peak, Aconcagua, Giluva, Lhotse. I do not close the projects "7 peaks" and "7 volcanoes", but I go to iconic and beautiful peaks for me. Everest is a huge dream that has been living with me for 8 years.

Andrey Muravyev from Buryatia.
Entrepreneur, traveler. Visited about 50 countries. I'm on the Everest team. I am following the program of 7 summits - 7 continents. I completed 5 out of 7, Irian Jaya and Everest remained. There are also plans to reach the South and North Poles and close the Explorers Grand Slam program.

Victor Volodin is a guide.
One of the most famous climbers in Russia. Two-time summiter of Everest, summiter of K2 on the Western Face, on the "Russian eight-thousandth" Lhotse Middle, an experienced trainer and instructor.

Elena Kurlykova is also in the team, she will accompany her husband to the Base Camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the successful ascent of the 7 Summits Club group "Upward Movement" on Ama Dablam

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: Chronology of the ascent of the "Upward Movement" group on Ama-Dablam. On October 27, the group left the base camp for Camp 1. The path is quite simple, but very long. ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

Chronology of the ascent of the "Upward Movement" group on Ama-Dablam.

 On October 27, the group left the base camp for Camp 1. The path is quite simple, but very long.  At first, he walks over simple mounds and hills, and then over rocks and not very steep slabs, we approach the first camp.

 October 28th. We leave the camp not very early. Mostly along fixed ropes on steep cliffs, we get to the second camp. It is located on a small rocky island, where there is very limited space for tents. We had to make room very much. The four of us spend the night, where everyone has stones sticking out under our backs. The night passed with great difficulties, but this did not stop us.  And on the morning of October 29, we go up to the camp 3. Also, we move along steep fixed ropes on rocks, ice, snow in full force to the third camp. It is located on a snow-ice “cushion”, tents stand well and horizontally. Here you can decompose well and stretch out to your full height. But there is one drawback - a strong wind is blowing, but this is not such a problem. We are resting.

 On October 30, in the morning, with a strong wind, but good visibility, we go up. Katya stays in the camp because she is not feeling very well. The path continues along the snow-ice wall and ridge. We are moving slowly, the height is already felt. And at 14.30 we reached the top, from where a wonderful and beautiful view of the Himalayan giants opens: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu is my dream,  with the Parago rib.  We take memorable pictures and after 15 minutes we begin the descent. Everything goes well and safely, we go down to camp 3. On October 31, we begin the descent to the base camp, everything is fine, everyone is happy . The base camp is waiting for us with good food, a shower and everything you need to continue life. Today we are going down to Kathmandu, to wash, to eat and to prepare for departure to the Homeland. Thank you for watching and worrying about us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Upward Movement" climbed the summit of Ama Dablam

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: The group "Upward Movement" on October 30, at 2 p.m. Nepalese time, stood at the top of Ama Dablam. Chronology of the ascent later, as the Internet will be, now we are ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

The group "Upward Movement" on October 30, at 2 p.m. Nepalese time, stood at the top of Ama Dablam. Chronology of the ascent later, as the Internet will be, now we are going down to the base camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Upward Movement" held training sessions in the area of the Ama-Dablam base camp

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: Today, though it's a day of rest, but hands are reaching out to jumar! We decided to remember the forgotten and held rock lessons. Work on vertical, horizontal fixed ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

Today, though it's a day of rest, but hands are reaching out to jumar!  We decided to remember the forgotten and held rock lessons.  Work on vertical, horizontal fixed ropes and abseil. Everyone worked out everything perfectly, without fear and reproach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Upward Movement" is located in a cozy base camp Ama-Dablam

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: After a long wandering through the beautiful Himalayas and enjoying the Summits such as Everest, Lhotse, Ama-Dablam and many other beautiful snow-white peaks, we came to ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

After a long wandering through the beautiful Himalayas and enjoying the Summits such as Everest, Lhotse, Ama-Dablam and many other beautiful snow-white peaks, we came to the place. Yesterday, on October 24, the "Upward Movement" group in full strength, in good physical shape, reached the Ama-Dablam base camp. And what a miracle surrounded us here: a beautiful clearing, cozy comfortable tents, great food, dry red wine, meat, shower, and most importantly - a view directly to one of the most beautiful mountains of the Himalayas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Upward Movement" climbed Kala Patthar and greeted Everest. PHOTOS!

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: Today started at 4 am. While we warmed up, we got ready and at 5 we went to our last acclimatization rotation to Kala Patthar. It was cold enough in the morning, but we ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

Today started at 4 am. While we warmed up, we got ready and at 5 we went to our last acclimatization rotation to Kala Patthar. It was cold enough in the morning, but we overcame the difficulties and climbed to the 5600 mark. And there we met the sunrise in all its glory. The sun's rays illuminated the giants of the Himalayas - Everest, Pumori, Nuptse and many different beautiful untouched mountains. Next we have to descend to Deboche. The weather is good, the participants are in good shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Upward Movement" climbed to the Everest Base Camp

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: It's October 22nd. The Upward Movement Group has done a great job today. We left Lobuche, reached Gorakshep, had lunch there and moved to the Everest base camp. The ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

It's October 22nd.  The Upward Movement Group has done a great job today. We left Lobuche, reached Gorakshep, had lunch there and moved to the Everest base camp.  The weather favours us, but the wind drove us. The participants feel good, the mood is even better. Tomorrow, an early exit for the decisive acclimatization climb - to Kala Patthar 5600 m. Have a good weekend!