Photos and videos of the preparation of the International mountaineering team for expeditions on K2

The international team of climbers under the general leadership of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov continues to prepare for expeditions on K2 in the summer of 2021 and in the winter of 2021-2022. At this time, the ... read more

The international team of climbers under the general leadership of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov continues to prepare for expeditions on K2 in the summer of 2021 and in the winter of 2021-2022. At this time, the teams train separately in their own mountains.

The national team of Kazakhstan from December 6 to 20 held training camps in the Tuyuk-su area.

 

 

 

Mountaineers of Kyrgyzstan continue to make difficult climbs in their native mountains, in Ala-Archa.

 

 

The Russian team under the leadership of its captain Alexander Yakovenko is in the Caucasus. Our climbers, according to the plan, go to the traverse of the Elbrus massif in the direction from West to East. It is planned to spend several nights (5 or 6) in "combat" conditions, including in the area of the summit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening of the new year's season of the 7 Summits Club. Two of Alexander fly to Mexico. Photo from the airport

Today, the 7 Summits Club opens the new year's season. The President of the Club Alexander Abramov and guide Alexander Dorojukov fly to Mexico to organize an expedition on Mount Orizaba for a large group of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov. ... read more

Today, the 7 Summits Club opens the new year's season. The President of the Club Alexander Abramov and guide Alexander Dorojukov fly to Mexico to organize an expedition on Mount Orizaba for a large group of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov. Mexico is open and we invite everyone to our programs, all year round. For the new year period (until January 12), the 7 Summits Club will send to Mexico three groups. Follow our news!

 

 

Videos and photos. Preparation for the spring Himalayan expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Lhotse and Everest

The 7 Summits Club invites you to join our expedition to the Himalayas, which will aim to climb Mount Everest and Lhotse. Most of the participants will be those who, due to the regime of restrictions, could not fulfill their dream in 2020. ... read more

The 7 Summits Club invites you to join our expedition to the Himalayas, which will aim to climb Mount Everest and Lhotse. Most of the participants will be those who, due to the regime of restrictions, could not fulfill their dream in 2020. The team is experienced and well-trained. Members continue training. You can still join the group.

  

 

You will have great partners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great day of Alexander Abramov in Yalta. Or: someone else does not want to go to Crimea?

It was a super day in Yalta. Today the temperature here is +18. I had a great climb with Leonid Kozlov in Simeiz. And before that, in the morning there was a morning exercise, which ended with a swim in the sea!!!! Great day. Welcome to ... read more

It was a super day in Yalta. Today the temperature here is +18. I had a great climb with Leonid Kozlov in Simeiz. And before that, in the morning there was a morning exercise, which ended with a swim in the sea!!!!

Great day. Welcome to the Crimea!!! The Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club is waiting for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation for climbing expeditions on K2. Photos and videos from the training camp of the Kyrgyz team in the Ala-Archi area

An international team of mountaineers under the general leadership of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov began preparing for expeditions on K2 in the summer of 2021 and winter of 2021-2022. During this time, teams train ... read more

An international team of mountaineers under the general leadership of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov began preparing for expeditions on K2 in the summer of 2021 and winter of 2021-2022. During this time, teams train separately in their own mountains. The national team of Kyrgyzstan held training camps in their native mountains, in the Ala-Archi region in the period November-December. In 14 days in November and 11 days in December, the team members completed a total of 7 routes.

  

 The national team of Kazakhstan trains now, on December 6-20,  in the Tuyuk-su area (Tien-Shan).

The Russian national team leaves for the Caucasus on December 18. They set a goal to pass the traverse of Elbrus in winter from West to East. From the pass to the valley Hatutu Riccati 5-6 winter overnight stays in the Alpine zone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the training camp of the Kyrgyz team:

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Super Cuy" finished the program

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador: News from Ecuador. On the last night of the Super Cuy team, the group members were awarded for climbing three peaks. The highest of which was Cotopaxi 5900m. The gala ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador:

News from Ecuador. On the last night of the Super Cuy team, the group members were awarded for climbing three peaks. The highest of which was Cotopaxi 5900m.

The gala evening was held at the hotel in Papayakta, where we lived for the last days and swam in the hot springs. So we said goodbye to Ecuador.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Super Cuy" turned before reaching the summit of Chimborazo because of avalanche danger

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador: News of the group "Super Cuy" from Ecuador. At 10 PM, we started climbing Mount Chimborazo from camp 5300. The snow continued to fall. We walked for a long time, trampled ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador:

 News of the group "Super Cuy" from Ecuador. At 10 PM, we started climbing Mount Chimborazo from camp 5300. The snow continued to fall. We walked for a long time, trampled the path through the complicated terrain of the volcano, climbed on 6000 m. There, local guides who have been here on the mountain 100-200 times, determined that the slope is avalanche-prone. They said it was suicide to go further. Of course, all members were upset. We went down. And finally we decided to eat the local Guinea pig "Cuy", which gave the name of the group.

Then we settled in another wonderful hacienda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Super Cuy" started to climb Chimborazo and got into a thunderstorm

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador: News of the Super Cui Team. We climbed up in a thunderstorm to camp 5350 on the slope of Mount Chimborazo. Here we were waiting for tents in the snow. We were caught in a ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador:

 News of the Super Cui Team. We climbed up in a thunderstorm to camp 5350 on the slope of Mount Chimborazo. Here we were waiting for tents in the snow. We were caught in a thunderstorm on the way. Lightning struck the ridge, we threw all our things and lay in the snow for 30 minutes. Then it got better and we continued climbing.

Now we have dinner and at 11 o'clock p.m. we  plan to start a climb the highest peak in the World, if you count from the center of the Earth. It's snowing now. The forecast is bad. Wish us luck!

 

 

Snow is falling. The mountain is avalanche-prone. Tomorrow we will decide whether to go further, depending on the weather. The team's mood is cheerful. We feel  fighting…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Super Cuy" climbed Mount Cotopaxi. Photo and video

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador: News of the Super Cuy team from Ecuador. Today, in difficult conditions, the entire team, 100%,reached the top of Mount Cotopaxi (5856m) - the highest active volcano in the ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador:

News of the Super Cuy team from Ecuador. Today, in difficult conditions, the entire team, 100%,reached the top of Mount Cotopaxi (5856m) - the highest active volcano in the World.

The glacier is partially destroyed, as 4 years ago there was an eruption. Movement on the glacier is very confusing. 100 m from the top, we began to choke on the sharp smell of hydrogen sulfide.

When dawn broke, we saw huge cracks. It is quite possible to get lost in them, especially after a heavy fog has settled. Now the team is resting in the town of Banos. There are gorgeous hot springs here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Super Cuy" successfully climbed the summit of Ilinitsa Norte in difficult conditions

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador: Today our team "Super Cuy" climbed on Iliniza Norte 5200m. The climb was not simple. The rocks were covered with snow. All the team members reached the top and on the descent ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador:

Today our team "Super Cuy" climbed on Iliniza Norte 5200m. The climb was not simple. The rocks were covered with snow. All the team members reached the top and on the descent we were covered by bad weather. Tomorrow we plan to leave for the refuge under Cotopaxi.

We have a unique program. For 12 days we will climb on 4 volcanos.  Including the highest active volcano in the World  Cotopaxi. And the highest volcano in Ecuador is Chimborazo. It is probably the highest mountain in the World that can be climbed in November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Super Cuy" climbed Mount Rucu Pichincha

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador: The team of the 7 Summits Club "Super Cuy" made its first ascent in Ecuador today. We climbed Mount Rucu Pichincha 4700 m, in bad weather. It was a great test for us. And ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador:

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Super Cuy" made its first ascent in Ecuador today. We climbed Mount Rucu Pichincha 4700 m, in bad weather. It was a great test for us. And today Sasha Brichkin had a great birthday, with a cake and a watermelon on the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A group of the 7 Summits Club arrived in Ecuador

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador: A team of 12 people arrived in Ecuador. The goal: first of all, have a good rest, then climb Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. The meeting of old friends took place at the airport read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador:

A team of 12 people arrived in Ecuador. The goal:  first of all, have a good rest, then climb Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. The meeting of old friends took place at the airport…

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from a trip to the Galapagos Islands by the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 summits Club from Ecuador: I spent two days in the Galapagos Islands. An interesting lost world of legendary Islands in the Pacific ocean. Great time before an expedition on the highest volcanoes of ... read more

 

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 summits Club from Ecuador:

I spent two days in the Galapagos Islands. An interesting lost world of legendary Islands in the Pacific ocean. Great time before an expedition on the highest volcanoes of Ecuador. Just two days and  I have a million of impressions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov arrived in Ecuador and went to the Galapagos

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador: Our beloved friends Galya Rossova and Edgar Parra met me in Quito. And I'm going straight to the Galapagos for a turtle ride. I'll have one day to do it. On November 18, the ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Ecuador:

Our beloved friends Galya Rossova and Edgar Parra met me in Quito. And I'm going straight to the Galapagos for a turtle ride. I'll have one day to do it. On November 18, the program of climbing volcanoes in Ecuador begins. Cotopaxi and Chimborazo are waiting for us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club is marked on the highest peak in Northern Macedonia, thanks to our new friends!

Todorce Giorgiev, Chairman of the AZOT mountain club from the Macedonian city of Veles, sent us photos from the highest peak of his country, Mount Solunska Glava (2504 m). On it, the author and his companion pose in longsleeves, which they ... read more

Todorce Giorgiev, Chairman of the AZOT mountain club from the Macedonian city of Veles, sent us photos from the highest peak of his country, Mount Solunska Glava (2504 m). On it, the author and his companion pose in longsleeves, which they were given by the 7 Summits Club. We sent it them by mail. Our acquaintance took place on the slopes of Ararat and we hope that it will continue in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all our friends on the birthday of the 7 Summits Club! Photos from Crimea, where the celebration took place

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 summits Club from Crimea: The Birthday celebration of the 7 summits Club took place yesterday in Yalta. Despite the morning rain, more than 25 people took part in the mass climbing of via-ferrata on ... read more

 

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 summits Club from Crimea:

The Birthday celebration of the 7 summits Club took place yesterday in Yalta. Despite the morning rain, more than 25 people took part in the mass climbing of via-ferrata on Ilyas Kaya. All the members were happy and filled with emotions. In the evening, we had a holiday party on the seaside beach of Yalta - with toasts, socializing and even swimming in the sea. By the way, the sea is now warm, the water temperature is 20 degrees!  Everyone liked the new format of our celebration. We will act in a similar way in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club announces a large international project of winter climbing the magic peak of K2

The highest peak of Karakoram, the second highest mountain in the World, the majestic K2 is one of the most desirable climbing goal for climbers. The difficulty and high risks of routes, the unpredictability of the weather, the history full ... read more

The highest peak of Karakoram, the second highest mountain in the World, the majestic K2 is one of the most desirable climbing goal for climbers. The difficulty and high risks of routes, the unpredictability of the weather, the history full of tragic pages – all this excites, but also attracts. And to be the first to reach the summit in winter means to enter the history of mountaineering. Isn't this a worthy goal? The 7 Summits Club and RD Studio initiated a large PROJECT WINTER K2  2021/2022 that will unite the efforts of mountaineers from four countries at once.

 The main goal of the project is to solve the "last problem" of high – altitude mountaineering, the first ever winter ascent of K2. It should take place in the next winter season - 2021/2022.

We invite climbers from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine to join our team.

Project leader: President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov.

Head coach: Pavel Shabalin.

Deputy leader - Vladimir Suviga (Kazakhstan).

 

 

 

In the winter of 2020/2021, we plan a joint winter training camp on Elbrus in order to meet and select the main team.

In the summer of 2021, we plan training ascents on K2 along two routes as part of a large expedition of 32 climbers from 4 countries. The climbs will take place, among other things, in order to choose the most suitable route for winter.

In the winter of 2021/2022, an attempt to climb K2 will be made, in which 16 main and 8 reserve members will take part.

 

The project site https://projectwinterk2.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The team of The 7 Summits Club successfully climbed Mount Ararat

Alexander Abramov, Director of The 7 Summits Club and at the same time the group's guide: The team "Eleven friends of Vera" climbed Mount Ararat. All 11 friends reached the highest point. The weather was not pleasant. The trail was covered ... read more

Alexander Abramov, Director of The 7 Summits Club and at the same time the group's guide:

The team "Eleven friends of Vera" climbed Mount Ararat. All 11 friends reached the highest point. The weather was not pleasant. The trail was covered in ice. Plus there was a strong wind. All people did a good job. On the descent, we were covered in fog. But it ended well! Everyone is happy to win and celebrate success!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat has started. All members arrived in Van and went up to the base camp

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club and guide of the group from Turkey: Yesterday the group arrived in Van. The expedition of the 7 Summits Club has 12 members. Today, our team reached the Base camp of Ararat at an altitude ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club and guide of the group from Turkey: Yesterday the group arrived in Van. The expedition of the 7 Summits Club has 12 members. Today, our team reached the Base camp of Ararat at an altitude of 3300m.

One member didn't get his luggage. And we should stay in Van until noon to buy equipment. And only at 9 PM in the dark we got to the tents in the base camp. We were waiting for a delicious dinner. The evening was a success. Tomorrow - acclimatization rotation on 4200!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nepal - autumn is not lost yet! The 7 Summits Club is negotiating for an expedition on Manaslu and trekking programs

In fact, the Nepalese leadership has different opinions about quarantine measures, and it is possible that we will receive encouraging news from Kathmandu in the near future. There are already exceptions to the rules (the Qatari expedition ... read more

In fact, the Nepalese leadership has different opinions about quarantine measures, and it is possible that we will receive encouraging news from Kathmandu in the near future. There are already exceptions to the rules (the Qatari expedition on Manaslu) and we hope that our authority earned over the years will allow us to claim for the same as well. Now the 7 Summits Club is actively negotiating with the Embassy of Nepal in Russia to get permission to organize an expedition on Manaslu. We are also waiting for the borders to open in October and still recruiting groups for trekking programs. Stay with us and stay optimistic!