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!

 

 

Audio message from Antarctica: the 7 Summits Club group miraculously reached the Vinson's base camp in a day

Hi, 7 Summits! This is Artyom Rostovtsev. Yesterday we miraculously flew out of Punto Arenas. Nobody believed, but unexpectedly, they gave the green light to take off. And immediately to Union Gletcher. We arrived there after midnight. It ... read more

Hi, 7 Summits! This is Artyom Rostovtsev. Yesterday we miraculously flew out of Punto Arenas. Nobody believed, but unexpectedly, they gave the green light to take off. And immediately to Union Gletcher. We arrived there after midnight. It was possible to sleep, and in the morning to eat calmly. And then miraculously move to Vinson's base camp. Also, the weather was not favorable, but suddenly a weather window appeared and we were thrown to the Vinson's base camp. We are here now. Today, we calmly sorted out our things, prepared for tomorrow. We hope to go to the Low Camp. Although there are  some unfavorable news. The guys who have been working as rangers here for many years say that they saw avalanches for the first time at the slope from Low Camp to High Camp. But our plan is to move there and see with our own eyes what is there and how it is. Not looking at the rest of the teams.

Wish us good luck!

Hello everyone from Antarctica!

 

 

 

Listen to an audio message (in Russian):

Group of 7 Summits Club flew today to Antarctica. Mount Vinson Climbing Season Open!

The first group of the 7 Summits Club in this Antarctic season under the leadership of our guide Artem Rostovtsev flew from the Chilean city of Punto Arenas to the Union Gletcher base. Thus, the season on the Ice continent kicked off. We ... read more

The first group of the 7 Summits Club in this Antarctic season under the leadership of our guide Artem Rostovtsev flew from the Chilean city of Punto Arenas to the Union Gletcher base. Thus, the season on the Ice continent kicked off.

We wish our international team a successful ascent to the highest point of Antarctica -  Mount Vinson!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summit Club Vinson Group is still in Punta Arenas

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summit Club guide: Hi, 7 Summits! This is the Far South in touch. Antarctica is not allowing yet ... We are waiting for the weather for a flight to Antarctica. In order not to rust at all, we walked a little ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summit Club guide:

Hi, 7 Summits! This is the Far South in touch. Antarctica is not allowing yet ...

We are waiting for the weather for a flight to Antarctica. In order not to rust at all, we walked a little through the Patagonian forests. Its brightened up the wait, but, unfortunately, not for long. The weather makes it difficult to fly, maybe then by the sea? We walked around the surroundings, along the shore of the Strait of Magellan, suddenly what was suitable, they did not find, but we were impressed by what we saw…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group of the 7 Summits Club is ready for departure, Antarctica is not ready to take

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summit Club guide: Hi 7 Summits! Today we had to take off on the White continent. But the weather thought otherwise - we have to wait. Hope not for long. All that will be useful in Antarctica for three groups on ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summit Club guide:

Hi 7 Summits! Today we had to take off on the  White continent. But the weather thought otherwise - we have to wait. Hope not for long. All that will be  useful in Antarctica for three groups on climbing the Vinson Massif is already loaded on the IL-76. But, unfortunately, we still have a timeout before departure - Antarctica does not allow.

We will have fun before departure on the Mainland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The First Antarctic Team of the 7 Summits Club is ready to fly to Union Glacier

Artem Rostovtsev from Punta Arenas. Finally, our international team, with whom we will go to Antarctica to the Vinson massif, gathered in the very southern city of Punta Arenas. Team equipment is assembled, packaged, as well as delicious, ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev from Punta Arenas. Finally, our international team, with whom we will go to Antarctica to the Vinson massif, gathered in the very southern city of Punta Arenas. Team equipment is assembled, packaged, as well as delicious, very high-calorie food. Tomorrow we will ship everything on the plane. And, if the weather allows, the next day we fly to the White Continent.

 

Artem Rostovtsev in Punta Arenas is preparing an expedition to Antarctica for the 7 Summit Club groups

Hello from Chile! It is Artem Rostovtsev, your most southern guide. The other day I am going with a team to Antarctica with the goal of climbing Mount Vinson. In the meantime, preparations for the expedition are in full swing in the city of ... read more

Hello from Chile! It is Artem Rostovtsev, your most southern guide. The other day I am going with a team to Antarctica with the goal of climbing Mount Vinson. In the meantime, preparations for the expedition are in full swing in the city of Punta Arenas. A month in Antarctica, you need not to freeze, eat good and comfortable, with hot food, move safely, relax in camps. We are preparing for all of this on the mainland.