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The Everest group of the 7 Summits Club expedition "Everest-Lhotse 2021" returned to the base camp after the first acclimatization rotation

Lhotse. Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: News of the Everest-2021 expedition. Huge greetings to all! Over the past three days, we made an important acclimatization rotation and consolidated our success with an overnight ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:  News of the Everest-2021 expedition. Huge greetings to all! Over the past three days, we made an important acclimatization rotation and consolidated our success with an overnight stay in the Camp-2 at 6500m. There is no way to bypass the Khumbu icefall on the way up and down, there is only one way. And this path changes every day, the glacier creeps about a meter a day, and sometimes the seraks fall... While we were climbing, everyone was a little worried, but everything went smoothly. Overnight stays at 6100 and 6500 are a credit to us, and now a well-deserved rest in the base camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "Everest" group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" postponed the acclimatization rotation due to the movement on the Khumbu glacier

Everest. Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Last night we planned to go up to Camp 6000 and the next day to Camp 6400. That's just the plan with the rotation exit failed, as late in the evening the Khumbu icefall moved a ... read more

 Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:  Last night we planned to go up to Camp 6000 and the next day to Camp 6400. That's just the plan with the rotation exit failed, as late in the evening the Khumbu icefall moved a little. The prepared route was partially destroyed and required repairs from a team of Icefall Doctors.

As a result, we did not go out at night, but already in the light and just with an introductory task. We only looked at the icefall, tried it a little, and then returned to the camp. At night, we go according to yesterday's plan, already knowing a little what awaits us.

 The group "Lhotse 8516" led by Lyudmila Korobeshko also goes up tomorrow. Today they held ice classes, and after lunch they rested and prepared for the upcoming exit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bad weather interrupted the ascent of the Lobuche group "Everest" of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club, Everest 2021 Expedition, from Nepal: Lobuche is a mountain, the Eastern peak of which is 6119 meters high. To climb it on the way to the Everest base camp, it was in our plans. But it turned ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club, Everest 2021 Expedition, from Nepal: Lobuche is a mountain, the Eastern peak of which is 6119 meters high. To climb it on the way to the Everest base camp, it was in our plans. But it turned out that the weather made its own plans without coordinating with ours. Yesterday we went up to the assault camp, where we were covered with snowfall, instead of the predicted strong wind. The snow continued early in the morning, and we had to postpone the ascent. Until better times. We went downstairs. And now it's winter all around. We have the main goal ahead - Everest.  In the meantime, we have a plan to arrive at Everest base camp tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group "Everest" of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" came to Lobuche and continues to admire the surrounding mountains

Lhotse. Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Greetings from the Everest-2021 group! We woke up today with a beautiful view of Ama Dablam and hit the road. It seemed that it would be cold, but the whole day was again cloudless and the sun ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Greetings from the Everest-2021 group! We woke up today with a beautiful view of Ama Dablam and hit the road. It seemed that it would be cold, but the whole day was again cloudless and the sun was shining. Again, the beautiful majestic Himalayan peaks were shown from all sides. To be honest, I'm tired of answering the team's questions: "What mountain is this? And where is this mountain? "By the way, a few words about our team. So far, in general terms. The team consists of 15 people, three guides, 8 climbers and 4 climbers. Representatives of 4 countries: Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Israel and Uzbekistan.

Today we spend the night at an altitude of 4920 m, in Lobuch. Before dinner, we went to check out just above 5000 m, at the same time to look at the base camp of Everest, from afar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group "Everest" of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" continued its trek through the Khumbu Valley

Everest. Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the expedition from Nepal: Greetings from the Everest-2021 group! We are climbing higher and higher, at the same time closer to Everest. Today we passed an endless number of panoramic points with views of many ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the expedition from Nepal: Greetings from the Everest-2021 group! We are climbing higher and higher, at the same time closer to Everest. Today we passed an endless number of panoramic points with views of many mountains, including Mount Everest. But Everest was usually hidden behind cloud cover. Opposite, views of Ama Dablam pleased us almost all walking day. The weather changes like usually in the mountains, suddenly and dramatically. But so far it is predictable:  it is good until lunch, then – precipitation start. Precipitation is still wet, not snowy, so we try to move in the first half of the day. Today, on the way, we looked into the Tengboche Monastery, someone to take a look, someone for the blessing of our expedition. Tomorrow we will continue our route "higher and closer".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The grand opening party of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" took place, now it's time to go to the mountains!

Lhotse. Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Everest Expedition 2021. The whole team is finally here. Permits are received, PCR tests are passed, bags are packed and sent. Yesterday there was the grand opening party of our ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Everest Expedition 2021. The whole team is finally here. Permits are received, PCR tests are passed, bags are packed and sent. Yesterday there was the grand opening party of our expedition. The Russian Ambassador to Nepal and his wife were present, and parting words were spoken to the participants of the expedition. And now we are about to move to the airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of Everest climbers has arrived in Kathmandu, we are waiting for the team of Lhotse!

Lhotse. Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: The main part of the Everest team arrived in Kathmandu. They arrived a day ahead of schedule, and the program starts tomorrow. But Nepal and the guides are happy to see everyone! ... read more

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

The main part of the Everest team arrived in Kathmandu. They arrived a day ahead of schedule, and the program starts tomorrow. But Nepal and the guides are happy to see everyone! Along the way, no one was lost in the flights, and even the backpack that was left on the plane was returned to the owner after a few hours. To make it even more fun to spend time in Kathmandu, two groups of the 7 Summits Club partially arrived today. One team goes trekking to Everest base camp, the second team goes to Mera Peak. There are more tourists in Kathmandu, thanks to us. And tomorrow we are waiting for the arrival of the Lhotse group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New photos from Nepal. The Everest-Lhotse 2021 expedition of the 7 Summits Club is gaining momentum

Lhotse. Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: The Everest-Lhotse 2021 expedition is gaining momentum. Sherpas work at the foot of Mount Everest, preparing the base camp. The guides, meanwhile, are completing the procurement, ... read more

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

The Everest-Lhotse 2021 expedition is gaining momentum. Sherpas work at the foot of Mount Everest, preparing the base camp. The guides, meanwhile, are completing the procurement, inspection, and preparation of the remaining cargo for shipment to the expedition camps. Tomorrow, the first members of the expedition will arrive in Kathmandu, and we are looking forward to meeting them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The team of the 7 Summits Club successfully climbed on the top of Ojos del Salado

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile, by audio message: Hello! This is Chile, Atacama, Laguna Verde, Artem Rostovtsev with yesterday's news. The six of us climbed on the top of the Ojos del Salado volcano. It was cold, ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile, by audio message:

Hello! This is Chile, Atacama, Laguna Verde, Artem Rostovtsev with yesterday's news. The six of us climbed on the top of the Ojos del Salado volcano. It was cold, windy, snowy, and difficult. But we did it! Congratulations to all of us, and please be happy for us! The most important thing that I forgot to report in the previous news: our team is called "High-altitude Gourmets". We try to restrain ourselves in terms of food. But that's not possible. As our chef Lena cooks, it is impossible to resist. Once again, I report: the expedition is completed successfully, we have reached the top. Today we are getting out into civilization.

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club's expedition to Ojos del Salado has completed acclimatization and is preparing for the summit assault

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile, audio message: Hello, Seven Summits Club! This is Artem Rostovtsev, from the expedition on Ojos del Salado, the third this season. We haven't been in touch for a few days, so I'll ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile, audio message: Hello, Seven Summits Club! This is Artem Rostovtsev, from the expedition on Ojos del Salado, the third this season. We haven't been in touch for a few days, so I'll quickly tell you what happened. Everything went smoothly and according to plan. We moved to Laguna Verde.  Then we climbed San Francisco volcano, by the whole group. Yesterday, we went up to the Tejos refuge, and then went for a walk on the 6400. And already we have all the acclimatization rotation exits ended. There are two days left to rest, even a little less, before our most important, decisive climb on the top of Ojos del Salado. Every members feel great, the weather is favorable for us. So we hope that I will return to you again in two days with good news. Artem Rostovtsev, Atacama desert, Chile, Ojos del Salado expedition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club climbed to acclimatize to a height of 5300 on the slopes of the Copiapo volcano

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile: Greetings from Atacama! The group of climbers on Ojos del Salado continues its upward movement towards the intended goal. Today we walked along the slopes of the opiapo volcano, ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile:

Greetings from Atacama! The group of climbers on Ojos del Salado continues its upward movement towards the intended goal. Today we walked along the slopes of the opiapo volcano, and in the meantime reached a new level -  a height of 5300m. Thus, we acclimatize. The wind has subsided slightly, the weather can be called good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Ojos del Salado this season has started

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summits Club guide from Chile: The third expedition on Ojos del Salado of the 7 Summits Club has started. With all these quarantines, frightening weather forecasts and flight postponements, we got off to an active ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summits Club guide from Chile:

The third expedition on Ojos del Salado of the 7 Summits Club has started. With all these quarantines, frightening weather forecasts and flight postponements, we got off to an active start. The team members took a quick look at the ocean and immediately drove to the Santa Rosa lagoon, to our favorite flamingos. We have already spent the night here, at an altitude of 3780 meters, quite calm. Thus, we begin to acclimatize to higher altitudes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The team of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent on the highest volcano in the World Mount Ojos del Salado

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile (from audio message): Hello, Seven Summits Club! This is Artem Rostovtsev, from Atacama. Yesterday we climbed on the top of Ojos del Salado, finally reaching the goal of our ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile (from audio message): Hello, Seven Summits Club! This is Artem Rostovtsev, from Atacama. Yesterday we climbed on the top of Ojos del Salado, finally reaching the goal of our expedition. Almost the entire team has been on the top, with the exception of a couple of person. The weather was more or less favorable. A little snow has covered the last part  of the group. In general, everything went well. We've already spent the night at the Laguna Verde camp. All the members have recovered, everyone is happy. Now we will move to the ocean. Once again: the goal of the expedition was achieved, the team visited the summit of Ojos del Salado almost in full complement.

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club has completed the acclimatization cycle and is preparing to storm the summit of Ojos del Salado

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile, audio message: Hello, Seven Summits Club! This is Artem Rostovtsev, from the heart of Atacama, the Atacama Desert. We are currently in a camp on Laguna Verde. The expedition on Ojos ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile, audio message: Hello, Seven Summits Club! This is Artem Rostovtsev, from the heart of Atacama, the Atacama Desert. We are currently in a camp on Laguna Verde. The expedition on Ojos del Salado continues. Yesterday we went up to 6400. This was the final acclimatization  rotation exit. Then we spent the night near the Tejas shelter at 5900. Not all the climbers were able to sleep, but that was our plan. It is good to acclimatize at this altitude.

We recently went down to Laguna Verde, just a couple of hours ago . Now we have a day of rest ahead of us before climbing directly on the top of Ojos del Salado. So far, the weather is not very good, but on the day of the ascent, they promise what we need for our, hopefully, successful ascent. All members of the expedition feel great. We are waiting for the most important day, the day of climbing the summit.

 

 

 

 

Summit! The 7 Summits Club group successfully climbed Mount Ojos del Salado

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile (message from 14.01.2021): Hello, the Seven Summits Club! In touch with Chile, Atacama, Ojos del Salado volcano, summit. We are now direct on the summit, starting the descent. Today ... read more

 

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile (message from 14.01.2021):

Hello, the Seven Summits Club! In touch with Chile, Atacama, Ojos del Salado volcano, summit. We are now direct on the summit, starting the descent. Today we started at midnight. 8 people reached the top. Tomorrow we will write more details. Yesterday's day of rest went well, today's ascent is also excellent. Greetings from the top of Ojos del Salado!

 

Members of the team of the 7 Summits Club celebrated the birthday of their guide with a successful ascent of the San Francisco volcano

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Chile: News from the expedition on Ojos del Salado in. Today there was an important day of our acclimatization. We climbed the San Francisco volcano, 6016 meters above sea level. 9 people ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Chile: News from the expedition on Ojos del Salado in. Today there was an important day of our acclimatization. We climbed the San Francisco volcano, 6016 meters above sea level. 9 people reached the top. Thus, we have earned a quality rest tomorrow. And also the group pleased the guide on his birthday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club opens the season at Ojos del Salado. The first group is already in the Santa Rosa Lagoon!

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile: Hello to everyone from almost the driest place on Earth - the Atacama Desert! The 7 Summits Club has started the season of climbing the highest volcano - Ojos del Salado. With a ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile:

Hello to everyone from almost the driest place on Earth - the Atacama Desert! The 7 Summits Club has started the season of climbing the highest volcano - Ojos del Salado. With a little difficulty due to regular border closures and flight postponements, we finally got together as the first group. We started from the ocean. And now all together, as a group, we are in the Santa Rosa Lagoon – this is our place of "quarantine" for the next few days. We spend the night here. We acclimatize on the nearest peaks. Today we started from the Mount of Seven Brothers. A strong wind literally laid us on the slope 100 meters from the top, but we had enough. We went down, ate our fill, and worked on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! A group of the 7 Summits Club with a guide Artem Rostovtsev climbed Mount Elbrus

Elbrus. A 7 Summits Guide guide Artem Rostovtsev: The group climbed to the top without fuss, but quickly. Unfortunately, not in full force, but there were objective reasons for this. We are already going down to the long-awaited green Baksan ... read more

A 7 Summits Guide guide Artem Rostovtsev:  The group climbed to the top without fuss, but quickly. Unfortunately, not in full force, but there were objective reasons for this. We are already going down to the long-awaited green Baksan valley, where we will loudly say the previously forbidden in our group word: "CHACHA"! (Georgian authentic strong drink, a clear and strong, 40-65%).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week two groups of the 7 Summits Club will try to climb Mount Elbrus

Elbrus. Today, a group with a guide Artem Rostovtsev went up to the refuge National Park and went to the slopes of Elbrus. On the next cycle of acclimatization rotation they went up to the Leaprus refuge. In this group, the famous Kazakh ... read more

Today, a group with a guide Artem Rostovtsev went up to the refuge “National Park” and went to the slopes of Elbrus. On the next cycle of acclimatization rotation they went up to the Leaprus refuge. In this group, the famous Kazakh mountaineer Maksut Zhumayev also works as a personal guide for one of the members. The second group led by the chief guide of the 7 Summits Clubs on Elbrus Club Andrey Berezin started its program a day later. They spent the first day on the slopes of Mount Cheget.