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The group of the 7 Summits Club "Dog's Heart" climbed to the Refuge Meteostation on the slopes of Kazbek

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Georgia: Greetings from the group "Dog heart" from the slopes of Kazbek! We do not waste time in vain, we moved higher - to the Refuge Meteostation (3650m). And that was all ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Georgia:

Greetings from the group "Dog heart" from the slopes of Kazbek! We do not waste time in vain, we moved higher - to the Refuge Meteostation (3650m). And that was all before lunch. And after lunch - a short rest and we went higher.  We had a good acclimatization walk. We coped with the task perfectly. It remains to digest a new height with a night's sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club started the climbing program on Kazbek and climbed to the refuge 3000

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Georgia: A group with an unexpected name "Dogs Heart ", began its expedition to Mount Kazbek. Late yesterday evening, with a little adventure, we gathered in Gudauri at the ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Georgia:

A group with an unexpected name "Dog’s Heart ", began its expedition to Mount Kazbek. Late yesterday evening, with a little adventure, we gathered in Gudauri at the Marco Polo Hotel. And today we have already moved from the town of Kazbegi to the refuge at an altitude of 3000m.  Tomorrow we will step on the ice and climb up to the Meteostation Refuge. And here's the thing, it turns out we get to a important date – the 100th anniversary of the first Soviet expedition on Kazbek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent to the top of Mount Kazbek

The guides Rostovtsev Artem and Spirin Alexander reports from Georgia: Midnight greeted us with a clear, starry sky - so you can go! Breakfast, final equipment check. On the way! A chain of glowing lanterns stretched along the slope. ... read more

The guides Rostovtsev Artem and Spirin Alexander reports from Georgia:

Midnight greeted us with a clear, starry sky - so you can go! Breakfast, final equipment check. On the way! A chain of glowing lanterns stretched along the slope.   The hospitable Meteostation released us into the embrace of the dark silhouettes of the Caucasus Mountains. In the silence of the night we keep our way to the Gergeti glacier. Peacefully creaking with crampons, we take the first, confident steps along this majestic glacier, in the direction of the Maili Plateau. Here is the long-awaited dawn, our frozen limbs are finally thawing, warmed by the gentle rays of the morning sun.  We traverse a steep slope. We work in ropes.  Safely bypass seraks, continue to move to the saddle. The first harbingers of impending bad weather appear: snow flags on the top, clouds rise and thicken - we have a few hours of weather window left. 

Ahead is the most difficult section to go through and start the descent before the storm.  Everyone tried, but only four managed to stand at the very top.  And then there was a difficult, long and exhausting descent to the Meteostation. At some point it seemed that the mountain did not want to let go ... a strong storm wind, horizontally flying snow that hit the eyes (even under glasses) and swept the trail, visibility close to zero complicated the search for the right path, even had to use navigators to pass safely, the last part of the descent was complicated by deep softened snow on the trail. Wet, tired, but happy, we returned to the Meteostation that had become our home. Hot soup, a warm dry sleeping bag and a sound sleep - this is what we have been dreaming about for the last hours. Your favorite guides are Artem Rostovtsev and Alexander Spirin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first in the season group of the 7 Summits Club on Kazbek arrived at the foot of the mountain, having already made an acclimatization ascent before that

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Georgia: The first in 2023 expedition of the 7 Summits Club to Mount Kazbek from Georgia began. We did not immediately rush to the slopes of the mountain. We took a walk ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Georgia:

The first in 2023 expedition of the 7 Summits Club to Mount Kazbek from Georgia began. We did not immediately rush to the slopes of the mountain. We took a walk first in the vicinity of the Gudauri resort. Today we went to the top of Sadzele (3250m). And only in the evening we found ourselves at the foot of Kazbek. The most difficult thing for everyone in the team is the abundance of delicious Georgian food, while it defeats us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Cats" climbed to the Everest base camp

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal: The group of Cats reached the Everest base camp. They scared us with winds, snow, and the weight of the lift, but we got there. We entered the camp with a beautiful, ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal:

The group of Cats reached the Everest base camp. They scared us with winds, snow, and the weight of the lift, but we got there. We entered the camp with a beautiful, shiny, light gait. They were even waiting for us. The climbers themselves were waiting for Everest. We looked at them enviously all evening, they will touch the top of Everest! But, it seems, they also looked at us with envy, we are already down tomorrow. For some reason, the team's guide ran around all the camps on the Khumbu glacier before dinner, there is a whole city there. And the summit of Everest opened up to us!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Cats" moved in Lobuche, but did not wait for visibility

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal: Peace, labor, May! A column of beautiful girls after a hearty breakfast opened the morning May Day demonstration in the town of Periche. Under the falling snow. The ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal:

 Peace, labor, May! A column of beautiful girls after a hearty breakfast opened the morning May Day demonstration in the town of Periche. Under the falling snow. The snow was coming from the very clouds and clouds that have been hiding the beauty of the Himalayas for the fourth day. So under the snow and partly with the wind we went all the way to Lobuche. We are no longer used to it. No one is frozen or wet, the snow is dry. And in the lodges, as always, we are the brightest, cheerful and not tired. Base camp wait for us tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Cats" moved to the village of Periche

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal: The Cat team moved from Deboche to Periche. We left the forest zone, passed the 4000m mark. We like the trail, we go merrily, the views are only hidden behind clouds ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal:

The Cat team moved from Deboche to Periche. We left the forest zone, passed the 4000m mark. We like the trail, we go merrily, the views are only hidden behind clouds again - we have to imagine the mountains around, and not look at them. But it's not scary, and what we saw is very impressive. A little more and we are at the Everest base camp!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Cats" moved to the village of Debuche

Artem Rostovtsev, the super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal: News from the Cats group. This morning we left Namche Bazaar. We have to go to the Everest base camp, they are waiting for us there. A good trail with ... read more

 

Artem Rostovtsev, the super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal:

 News from the Cats group. This morning we left Namche Bazaar. We have to go to the Everest base camp, they are waiting for us there. A good trail with beautiful landscapes, we followed it to Debuche. It's just a little disappointing that all the majestic beauties of the Himalayas were hidden by dense clouds. They did not give Tengboche a chance to admire the monastery either. Unexpected rain and hail drove us to the lodge, where we spend the night. Tomorrow, according to the program, there will be afternoon precipitation from the sky again. But we hope not to get wet - they should not be liquid even after our arrival at the next lodge. Everyone feels good. We figured out how fast (or rather slowly) we need to move so as not to spoil our well-being and mood, as well as how to treat the slight impact of altitude on us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Cats" is already in Namche Bazaar. Suspension bridges have been mastered and are no longer scary

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal: We are in the capital of the Sherpas - Namche Bazaar. In the morning, there was exercises, a delicious breakfast, in general, everything was fine at Yeti Mountain Home, ... read more

 

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal:

We are in the capital of the Sherpas - Namche Bazaar. In the morning, there was exercises, a delicious breakfast, in general, everything was fine at Yeti Mountain Home, thanks to us. In Namche, we also stayed at Yeti Home. We walked here for about 6 hours, just in time before the rain, which went almost according to schedule. The highlight of today's crossing is the Hillary Bridge. We had a person in our team who was excited just by the mention of this bridge. But while we got to him, we managed to fight their fears less on numerous bridges. In general, we are in Namche, we feel good, the next item of the program is an acclimatization walk to the Everest view hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Cats" flew to Lukla and walked to the Phakding

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal: - How to get to the Everest base camp? - You should first go to Kathmandu airport, from there fly to Lukla, and best of all by helicopter. So the "Cats" team ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal:

- How to get to the Everest base camp?

- You should first go to Kathmandu airport, from there fly to Lukla, and best of all by helicopter. So the "Cats" team arrived early this morning. Then everything is standard - with your feet on the path towards the Phakding. No more on the first day. Everyone is absolutely delighted with both the helicopter flight and the walk along the trail, the views around are amazing. We didn't have time to get tired, so before dinner we worked up an appetite in a hill to a nearby monastery. And in general, we have a lot of fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club begins its route to the Everest base camp. This time it's "Cats"

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal: Greetings from Kathmandu! Another group of the 7 Summits Club goes on a beautiful trekking trip to the Everest base camp. With the unexpected name "Cats". We arrived in ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal:

Greetings from Kathmandu!  Another group of the 7 Summits Club goes on a beautiful trekking trip to the Everest base camp. With the unexpected name "Cats". We arrived in Kathmandu and took a city tour. We touched a little on the local culture, history, religion - we didn't understand much, but there is something to think about on the way to the base camp. Tomorrow we will start, in the morning the plan is to fly to Lukla and take a little walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club Quatro Mosqueteros made an ascent on the Ojos del Salado ridge, breaking through the snowfall

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Chile: The Quatro Mosqueteros team successfully climbed the Ojos del Salado volcano. Both goals of the expedition were achieved - the first was Aconcagua. It started snowing at ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Chile:

The Quatro Mosqueteros team successfully climbed the Ojos del Salado volcano. Both goals of the expedition were achieved - the first was Aconcagua.  It started snowing at the top  part of the route, but we were able to get to the main peak. Thank you all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club Quatro Mosqueteros moved from the base camp near Aconcagua to the Chilean city of Copiapo

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Chile: Greetings to all from the group "Four Musketeers"! Already from Chile. Yesterday we descended from the Aconcagua base camp and moved quickly and comfortably to the north ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Chile:

Greetings to all from the group "Four Musketeers"! Already from Chile. Yesterday we descended from the Aconcagua base camp and moved quickly and comfortably to the north of Chile at night. To the Atacama Desert, where we were warmly welcomed by the hot city of Copiapo. Only  for a while, because it's time for us to go to the heart of the desert, where the next goal of the expedition is waiting - the Ojos del Salado volcano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club Quatro Mosqueteros made a successful ascent on the summit of Mount Aconcagua

Aconcagua. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Argentina: Hello to all from the Quatro Mosqueteros group! Yesterday we had the summit. Despite the so-so forecast with strong winds along the top, the weather yesterday was ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Argentina:

Hello to all from the Quatro Mosqueteros group! Yesterday we had the summit. Despite the so-so forecast with strong winds along the top, the weather yesterday was almost exceptionally perfect and, for our part, did not prevent us from going to the mountain in any way. Moreover, in full force. The Musketeers did not think it was enough to walk to the top and they decided not to stay in the assault camp on the descent, but to go straight down to the base camp - Plaza de Mulas. Today we come to our senses, blow off the dust from the equipment.

Tomorrow he goes down and we move to Chile to Atacama, to our next goal - the volcano Ojos del Salado. Active assistance in the ascent was provided by another guide of the 7 Summits Club, Valera Myasoedov, who played the role of de Treville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club Quatro mosqueteros descended to the base camp after an acclimatization rotation at 6000m

Aconcagua. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Argentina: Yesterday-today on Aconcagua. We went up to the Nido de Condores camp. We are almost not tired. We even managed to sleep well. The forecast was for the whole day ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Argentina:

Yesterday-today on Aconcagua. We went up to the Nido de Condores camp. We are almost not tired. We even managed to sleep well. The forecast was for the whole day 90-100km/h along the summit, and we need to complete acclimatization by walking at 6000m. So we packed up and went out thinking that if it gets really bad, we'll be back in half an hour. However, we returned after 4 hours, reducing the plan quite a bit, we did not reach 50 meters in height. Now the group is already resting under the howling wind in the Plaza de Mulas. The forecast for the next few days looks so-so, but we will try to conjure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club Quatro mosqueteros has already made an acclimatization rotation to Camp Canada

Aconcagua. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Argentina: Diary of the expedition on Aconcagua. January 22. We walked to an abandoned hotel, it didn't seem enough. We went higher. Upon returning to the camp, we looked into ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Argentina:

Diary of the expedition on Aconcagua.

January 22. We walked to an abandoned hotel, it didn't seem enough. We went higher. Upon returning to the camp, we looked into the high-mountain art gallery to Miguel Doura.

January 23.  The acclimatization rotation to the Canada camp. On the way we met our friend Maksut Zhumaev. We spent some time at the top point, enjoyed the scenery and had lunch with quesadillas. We went down, along the way we learned to move along the scree slopes. Those who arrived with new shoes collected shoals. We will glue the scuffs on the feet until they take the shape of a shoe. The evening was spent in the company of Rustam Nabiyev (a disabled man without legs), who had climbed on the top of Aconcagua the day before.

 

 

Everyone is inspired and delighted by his feat – to ascend on hands only!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club Quatro mosqueteros could not miss to visit the Plaza France

Aconcagua. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Argentina: The Quatro Mosqueteros group on the slopes of Aconcagua. D'Artagnan was quickly sorted out, but Athos, Partos and Aramis did not decide which of us was right away. ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Argentina:

The Quatro Mosqueteros group on the slopes of Aconcagua. D'Artagnan was quickly sorted out, but Athos, Partos and Aramis did not decide which of us was right away. But the scales do not lie, they have put all the dots over i. Today we acclimatized with a walk towards Plaza Francia, where we were marked at 4000m. Passed the medical check perfectly.  The admission is received. We finished the day with delicious Argentine meat products with a drop of malbec. Tomorrow we will go to the Base Camp, aka Plaza de Mulas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The program of the 7 Summits Club group begins, which aims to climb the two highest summits of South America

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Argentina: Today the expedition of our small team began to the highest peak of South America, Aconcagua, and then to the highest volcano of the same continent, Ojos del Salado. ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Argentina:

Today the expedition of our small team began to the highest peak of South America, Aconcagua, and then to the highest volcano of the same continent, Ojos del Salado. The latter, by the way, is the second highest peak in South America. We are already at the entrance to the National Park. And the expedition began, of course, a little earlier, even late last night we gathered as a team in the city of Mendoza. There wasn't much time for steaks and malbec, but we managed. Unexpectedly, in parallel with us, a group starts on Aconcagua with the guides of the 7 Summits Club Dmitry Semenov and Alexander Dorojukov. We will be together for a while and with similar news.

 

 

By the way, Karl Egloff, the star of high-speed ascents, is running away to the mountain tonight, really running away. The goal is simple - from the gates of the park to the top of Aconcagua and back in 11 hours. He can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A large photo report by Artem Rostovtsev. Antarctica goodbye!

South Pole. Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club: The season in Antarctica has ended. It was not the longest for the 7 Summits Club, but as always productive. All the participants and guides managed to stand on the top of the Vinson massif. ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club:

The season in Antarctica has ended. It was not the longest for the 7 Summits Club, but as always productive. All the participants and guides managed to stand on the top of the Vinson massif. And the final group was lucky to be on the summit in quiet sunny windless weather, so the predicted -32 felt like -10. Now everyone has already gone home, the expedition equipment has been checked, repaired, preserved and is waiting for the next season. We invite everyone! Everyone who is ready.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club returned safely to the Union Glacier base after climbing Mount Vinson

Vinson. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Antarctica: January 5th. We safely descended to the base camp. It remains to wait for the weather and fly to the Union Glacier base. No one was injured during the walk down ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Antarctica:

January 5th. We safely descended to the base camp. It remains to wait for the weather and fly to the Union Glacier base. No one was injured during the walk down from the assault camp. We went down and celebrated our success qualitatively. We hope that tomorrow we will be at the base and will have the opportunity to learn a little more about Antarctica before flying back. Sunny snowy greetings to all!  On January 6, it looks like there will be no charter, we will arrive according to the original plan. That is, on January 9th.

January 6th. The expedition on the Vinson Massif returns step by step to civilization. Today we managed to fly from the base camp to the Union Glacier, they not only feed here, but also entertain. On a late sunny evening we went on an excursion to Elephant Head Mountain. And after that, medals were awarded to all climbers on the Vinson Massif in our team. And there are 100% of them!  If there is weather, maybe we will get to the South Pole.