A new group of the 7 Summits Club starts climbing Kilimanjaro with a guide Artem Rostovtsev

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Tanzania: Warm greetings from the slopes of Kilimanjaro! Today, our large and fun group starts climbing Kilimanjaro on the Machame route. It's hot down the valley, which we're not used. ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Tanzania: Warm greetings from the slopes of Kilimanjaro!

Today, our large and fun group starts climbing Kilimanjaro on the Machame route. It's hot down the valley, which we're not used.  We hope that it will be cooler on the route, which is better for us. So we'll go up.

 

 

 

Photos from the ski trip to the South Pole under the program of the 7 Summits Club. Author: Vladimir Karakash-Solodovnikov

In January 2020, Vladimir Karakash-Solodovnikov reached the South Pole on skis. He traveled the ice of Antarctica under the program Last Degree of the 7 Summits Club as part of the ALE team. Thanks for the wonderful photos! read more

In January 2020, Vladimir Karakash-Solodovnikov reached the South Pole on skis. He traveled the ice of Antarctica under the program “Last Degree” of the 7 Summits Club as part of the ALE team. Thanks for the wonderful photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of fantastic Antarctica and greetings from Punta Arenas from the guide of the 7 Summits Club Artyom Rostovtsev

Greetings from the southern branch of the 7 Summits Club! We have finally left the most unpopulated continent. The climbing season of the 7 Summits Club in Antarctica ended successfully. Three successful expeditions to the highest point of ... read more

Greetings from the southern branch of the 7 Summits Club! We have finally left the most unpopulated continent. The climbing season of the 7 Summits Club in Antarctica ended successfully. Three successful expeditions to the highest point of the white continent!  All members used their not-so-easy chance to stand on top of Vinson Massif. And someone managed to stand on the highest volcano of the continent – Mount Sidley. The weather was very diverse. But somehow, in all three expeditions, the ascent plan was not frustrated and we had reached the top in the most favorable conditions. The most difficult moment was the evacuation in stormy weather down from the assault camp after one of the successful visits to the summit (the weather tried to leave us there for several days) and the next 8 days of waiting for departure from the base camp Vinson.  

 

The other day it will be the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctic continent by Russian researchers. We dedicated our summit climb to this date.

 

Well, now drying, fixing, packing of equipment and closing our southern branch until next season.

 

Warm greetings from the shore of the Strait of Magellan!

Artyom Rostovtsev.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Oleg Mezentsev, a member of the second Antarctic group of the 7 Summits Club, climbed to the top of Mount Sidley and completed the Seven Volcanoes program

Message from Oleg Mezentsev from Sidley Volcano: I was on summit! Everything is fine, we went down to High Camp, today we spend the night here. The Basler plane is waiting for the group below, so the climbers must catch the Union ... read more

Message from Oleg Mezentsev from Sidley Volcano:

I was on summit! Everything is fine, we went down to High Camp, today we spend the night here.

 

The Basler plane is waiting for the group below, so the climbers must catch the Union Glacier before the last scheduled plane leaves for the mainland. It should take place on January 20. On it, Artyom Rostovtsev should fly to Punta Arenas with a third our group of climbers on Vinson.

 

 

 

Photo by Andrew Hughes from James Stone's blog

                                                    

 

Oleg with Nims in Moscow

 

The Third Antarctic Team of the 7 Summits Club has returned to Union Glacier and wishes Alex Abramov a happy birthday!

Hi Seven Summits! This is Artyom Rostovtsev. My team and I are located about 17 thousand kilometers from Moscow. The place is called Union Glacier. Yesterday morning, we successfully escaped from the Massif Vinson assault camp ... we walked ... read more

Hi Seven Summits! This is Artyom Rostovtsev. My team and I are located about 17 thousand kilometers from Moscow. The place is called Union Glacier. Yesterday morning, we successfully escaped from the Massif Vinson assault camp ... we walked a very long time and then quickly flew away. It was a very busy day. Everything turned out fine, we returned to the Union Glacier. We can consider our ascent completed and successful!

 

 

Yesterday was a crazy day and  we forgot to congratulate the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov on his birthday.

 Alex! Happy Birthday!

 And also our good cook Pato joins, which was with us on Everest:

 Alex! Happy Birthday!

 

 

Oleg Mezentsev, a member of the second Antarctic group of the 7 Summits Club, goes on an assault on Mount Sidley to complete the program of Seven Volcanoes

Message from Oleg Mezentsev from Sidley Volcano: Hello from Antarctica! I report: we are in Low Camp, in the morning we plan to climb the summit. Wish us good luck! The ALE team arrived in the Sidley Volcano area on Monday, January 13th. ... read more

Message from Oleg Mezentsev from Sidley Volcano:

Hello from Antarctica! I report: we are in Low Camp, in the morning we plan to climb the summit. Wish us good luck!

 

 

The ALE team arrived in the Sidley Volcano area on Monday, January 13th. However, weather conditions did not allow to begin  climbing in the first three days.

 

ALE Team on Sidley (James Stone's blog post)

 

 David Roskelley (USA) *

Vaughan de la Harpe (South Africa) *

Andrew Hughes (USA)

Arthur Marsden (South Africa) *

Oleg Mezentsev (Russia) *

Donald O’Connor (South Africa)

Roxanne Vogel (USA)

Rob Williams (South Africa)

Andy Chapman (UK - ALE guide)

Josh Hoeschen (USA - ALE guide)

 

* - those who, if successful, complete the Seven Volcanoes program.

 

Andrew Hughes, Roxanne Vogel and Oleg Mezentsev climbed Vinson before flying to Sidley.

 

 

Oleg Mezentsev in Punta Arenas

Artyom Rostovtsev from Antarctica: the third group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the top of Vinson Massif and rests in the High Camp

Hi Seven Summits! This is Artyom Rostovtsev. We arrived at High Camp about forty minutes ago. The weather is excellent, there is no wind. But tomorrow we will not go to the top. Because we dont need it anymore, we were there today. And now ... read more

Hi Seven Summits! This is Artyom Rostovtsev. We arrived at High Camp about forty minutes ago. The weather is excellent, there is no wind. But tomorrow we will not go to the top. Because we don’t need it anymore, we were there today. And now we went down to the assault camp. And tomorrow, our direction will be only down. Even we hope to fly to Union Glacier on the same day. Best regards! From the terribly sunny, summer Antarctica, from the whole team!

 

 

 

The Third Antarctic Group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the Low Camp on the slopes of Vinson Massif

Hi Seven Summits! Happy Old New Year to all! Who can hear us. This is Artyom Rostovtsev from Antarctica. We have a new group, the Vinson program, the third in a row. Today we advanced towards Low Camp. Great pace, unusually fast. The ... read more

Hi Seven Summits! Happy Old New Year to all! Who can hear us. This is Artyom Rostovtsev from Antarctica. We have a new group, the Vinson program, the third in a row. Today we advanced towards Low Camp. Great pace, unusually fast. The weather is favorable, we hope that the same weather will be until the day of our ascent. Everything is fine with us, we eat well. The sun is all day, we have summer. We are sunbathing. A bit of physical labor at the march and  during arrangement of the camp ....

 

 

 

South Pole! The group of the 7 Summits Club reached the South Pole on ski, in the framework of the program "Last Degree"

Message from Elena Abramova, Manager of the 7 Summits Club from Punta Arenas: South Pole! The 7 Summits Club group has successfully reached the southernmost point of the planet on skis under the Last Degree program. Vladimir and Pavel ... read more

Message from Elena Abramova, Manager of  the 7 Summits Club from Punta Arenas: South Pole! The 7 Summits Club group has successfully reached the southernmost point of the planet on skis under the Last Degree program. Vladimir and Pavel returned to Punta Arenas this morning. They are all right.

 

 

 

 

The second Antarctic group of the 7 Summits Club safely returned to Punta Arenas. Photos

Message from Elena Abramova, the 7 Summit Club Manager from Punta Arenas: This morning, the second group of our climbers on Mount Vinson successfully landed in Punta Arenas! read more

Message from Elena Abramova, the 7 Summit Club Manager from Punta Arenas: This morning, the second group of our climbers on Mount Vinson successfully landed in Punta Arenas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third group of the 7 Summits Club arrived at the Base Camp of Mount Vinson

Hi, Seven Summits from the Extreme South! This is Artyom Rostovtsev, Massif Vinson Base Camp. We started with the third expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Mount Vinson. Today, members of the second group flew away to Union Glacier. Now ... read more

Hi, Seven Summits from the Extreme South! This is Artyom Rostovtsev, Massif Vinson Base Camp. We started with the third expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Mount Vinson. Today, members of the second group flew away to Union Glacier. Now they are in civilized conditions and will soon fly to Punta Arenas. Well, we are starting our third expedition. The members have already arrived, settled down, slightly adapted in the base camp. Tomorrow we plan to move to Low Camp. The weather is great, sunny. For everyone, sunny and snowy greetings from Antarctica! Artyom Rostovtsev and the team.

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club with a guide Artyom Rostovtsev is waiting for the fifth day for a plane at Vinson's base camp

This is Artyom Rostovtsev, Antarctica, Vinson Massif. Base Camp, fifth day at the base camp. Unfortunately, the weather is such that we are not yet taken to Union Gletcher. Tomorrow we go on a hunger strike until we fly out. That is, until ... read more

This is Artyom Rostovtsev, Antarctica, Vinson Massif. Base Camp, fifth day at the base camp. Unfortunately, the weather is such that we are not yet taken to Union Gletcher. Tomorrow we go on a hunger strike until we fly out. That is, until we are taken out. In general, things are going well. The weather is just foggy, but it does not disturb anyone. We are all waiting for departure. Well and accordingly, tomorrow group should change if the previous one flies out. A new one arrives, with it I will go to climb the mountain. And now - Bye-bye!

 

 

 

The 7 Summit Club group, after successfully climbing to the top of Vinson Massif, went down to the base camp and celebrates the victory!

Hi 7 Summits! Again it is Antarctica, the far south, the Vinson Massif. Today at High Camp, the weather is bad again. Strong wind. Moreover, the forecast is not very favorable in the coming days. It was possible for us to stay in High ... read more

Hi 7 Summits! Again – it is Antarctica, the far south, the Vinson Massif. Today at High Camp, the weather is bad again. Strong wind. Moreover, the forecast is not very favorable in the coming days. It was possible for us to stay in High Camp, but the deterioration of the forecast drove us down. We were slightly affected by the wind on the descent, but now we all happily celebrate our success at the Vinson's base camp. You can congratulate us! Artyom Rostovtsev, head of the expedition to the Vinson Massif. And a successful expedition! All other teams sit in the High Camp and wait for the weather.

 

 

Summit! Group of the 7 Summits Club is resting in Vinson's High Camp after a successful climb to the top of Massive Vinson

Hi 7 Summits! Welcome to Antarctica, Mount Vinson High Camp. Now we have such a wind, bad weather. Everyone is sitting on tents, hiding. I dont even know what people will do? How to go to the summit? For some reason, this morning, looking ... read more

Hi 7 Summits! Welcome to Antarctica, Mount Vinson High Camp. Now we have such a wind, bad weather. Everyone is sitting on tents, hiding. I don’t even know what people will do? How to go to the summit? For some reason, this morning, looking at the forecast that it is getting worse, we decided to climb. And climbed! The only team! Yes! And now everyone envies us! It’s true, it’s not clear how much time we will spend in the High Camp with such bad weather. But the sun is shining and we hope that we will come down soon. Artyom Rostovtsev, Antarctica, High Camp.

 

Congratulations to Sofie Lenaerts on completing the Seven Summits program!

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club in Vinson's High Camp is preparing to storm the summit

Hi 7 Summits! This is Antarctica, Vinson Massif, Artyom Rostovtsev. I am calling from the High Camp. Yesterday, January 1st, we had a legal day of rest. We rested. We repackaged our equipment, decided what to take up. Yesterday, we quickly ... read more

Hi 7 Summits! This is Antarctica, Vinson Massif, Artyom Rostovtsev. I am calling from the High Camp. Yesterday, January 1st, we had a legal day of rest. We rested. We repackaged our equipment, decided what to take up. Yesterday, we quickly moved to the High Camp.

It's morning already, the sun has risen. Weather is windy, sunny ... Wish us good luck! Most likely, we will go today to storm the summit.

 

 

 

 

Audio message from Antarctica: the second group of the 7 Summits Club is already in the Vinson's base camp

Hi 7 Summits! This is Artem Rostovtsev. From Antarctica. Yesterday, we flew from Vinson's base camp to Union Glacier. And today, the first team have left Antarctica. We have a changeover. It was a great team, it was fun. But now, with new ... read more

Hi 7 Summits! This is Artem Rostovtsev. From Antarctica. Yesterday, we flew from Vinson's base camp to Union Glacier. And today, the first team have left Antarctica. We have a changeover. It was a great team, it was fun. But now, with new forces we returned to  the Vinson's base camp, for the next ascent. With a new group. Today we are perfectly located, tomorrow we move to the Low Camp. We are acting on the program. The weather is favorable. The sunny, snowy climate of Antarctica

 

 

 

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Climbing Mount Vinson. Photos by the members of the first Antarctic group of the 7 Summits Club

On December 26, the first season group of the 7 Summits Club successfully climbed Mount Vinson Massif, the highest point of Antarctica. Group guide Artem Rostovtsev stayed on the Ice Continent to work with next groups. And the members ... read more

On December 26, the first  season group of the 7 Summits Club  successfully climbed Mount Vinson Massif, the highest point of Antarctica. Group guide Artem Rostovtsev stayed on the Ice Continent to work with next groups. And the members landed safely in Punta Arenas, where, with the help of Lena Abramova, they transferred these photos to us. Almost everything is clear from its without words. Travel succeeded! Antarctica is a real fairy tale!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The 7 Summits Club team climbed the highest point of Antarctica Mount Vinson

Artem Rostovtsev, Guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hi 7 Summits! Yesterday all the teams in the High camp planned, including us, to climb to the top today. But somehow in the evening there was a strong wind that only a couple of teams ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, Guide of the 7 Summits Club:

 Hi 7 Summits! Yesterday all the teams in the High camp planned, including us, to climb to the top today. But somehow in the evening there was a strong wind that only a couple of teams started in the morning. One quickly turned around, and only one, crazy team, reached the top. I don’t understand why, during radio communications, to this team turned “the Russians”, that is, the Russian team. After all, this team included: a resident of Hong Kong, a Hindu, by the way, the youngest woman summiter of Everest, a citizen of Poland and a representative of Ukraine. Well, maybe I even guess - because their guide was Russian. It was the 7 Summit Club team!  We climbed on, returned, we are tired. Thank you all for your attention! Going to sleep!

 

 

 

Audio message from Antarctica: a group of the 7 Summits Club climbed into High Camp and is preparing to storm the summit of Mount Vinson

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summits Club guide: Hi 7 Summits! Once again there is Antarctica the High camp at Mount Vinson. Today we reached it by the whole team. Now we already have had a dinner. Everyone feels good enough, cheerfully. ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summits Club guide:

Hi 7 Summits! Once again there is Antarctica – the High camp at Mount Vinson. Today we reached it by the whole team. Now we already have had a dinner. Everyone feels good enough, cheerfully. Our plan is following: get enough sleep, have a good breakfast and go to the summit. Climb to the highest point tomorrow.

In fact, we will report on our accomplishment. Best regards again, everyone! From the international group of the 7 Summits Club. We are from Russia, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Poland and India!

 

 

Audio message from Antarctica: a group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the Low Camp and enjoys nature

Artem Rostovtsev a group guide: Hi 7 Summits! Connected Antarctica, Vinson Massif. The team is now located in Low Camp, 2800. We are the only team here because for some reason the rest decided to leave tomorrow. We were happy when we left ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev a group guide:

Hi 7 Summits! Connected Antarctica, Vinson Massif. The team is now located in Low Camp, 2800. We are the only team here because for some reason the rest decided to leave tomorrow. We were happy when we left the clouds and saw the sun. We will spend here a couple more nights. Today we plan to go to fixed ropes, gain 300 meters in total.

Rest is planned for tomorrow. Well, as all the other American teams come, it will be even more fun. So far, we are alone in the camp and no one else! Enjoying Antarctica!

Greetings to all of you from the White Continent!