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The team of climbers on Makalu 8000 Club flew from the Khumbu Valley to the Makalu base camp

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: Hello everyone! The 8000 Club team flew into the Makalu base camp. The helicopter flight impressed the participants very much, there were passes, gorges, ridges ... read more

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

  Hello everyone! The 8000 Club team flew into the Makalu base camp. The helicopter flight impressed the participants very much, there were passes, gorges, ridges under us. The pilot was the legendary Italian climber Simone Moro. The camp itself also pleased the participants of the expedition. Very comfortable and convenient. At the camp we were greeted with bread and salt by our old friend the cook from Everest - Dandy. He treated us to the traditional Everest soup "Chicken Water" (potato chicken rice). Tomorrow  there will be the puja ceremony in the camp and if the weather allows, the team will go to camp 1. Everyone feels great, the mood is good.

 

The team of climbers on the Makalu of the 8000 Club left the Everest base camp and descended to the village of Pheriche

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: Greetings to all from Nepal, again from Pheriche, from Makalu Minions team! Today we spent the second night at the Everest Base Camp and left the hospitable ... read more

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

 Greetings to all from Nepal, again from Pheriche, from “Makalu Minions team”! Today we spent the second night at the Everest Base Camp and left the hospitable camp of climbers on the Everest of the 7 Summits Club. We went down to Pheriche. By 15.00 we were in our cozy Edelweiss lodge. And then it just started snowing. We hope the weather will improve by morning, because tomorrow morning we have to fly directly to the ABC camp on Makalu. We will burhan today for good weather! Wish us the weather and good luck!

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the head of the expedition on Makalu, and Israfil Ashurli, the head of the minions, were in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A perfect day of the Makalu team of the 8000 Club at the Everest base camp

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: Greetings to all from Nepal from the Everest BC (altitude 5300) from the Makalu Minions team! We spent the first night at an altitude of 5,300 in the Everest BC. ... read more

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

Greetings to all from Nepal from the Everest BC (altitude 5300) from the Makalu Minions team! We spent the first night at an altitude of 5,300 in the Everest BC. Slightly swollen. To disperse the blood, we went for a walk around the camp. We went to lunch at the camp of our partners - 14 Peaks. Here we met a lot of friends - including Volodya Kotlyar.  We met the legendary Kami Rita Sherpa - 26 times on Everest. After a delicious lunch, we went to visit our group with Vitya Volodin and Sveta Kotlyar. In their camp, we were given delicious coffee. According to the plan, Victor and his team will go up for a few days for acclimatization tomorrow.

And we're going down to Periche tomorrow. And the day after tomorrow we have to fly into the camp near Makalu.

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the head of the expedition on Makalu, and Israfil Ashurli, the head of the minions, were in touch.

 

P.S. Alex also conducted a theoretical oxygen lesson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of climbers on Makalu of the 8000 Club climbed to the Everest base camp, where they will spend two days

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: Greetings from Nepal from Everest Base Camp (altitude 5300) from the Makalu Minions team! This morning we left Lobuche (4900) and by lunchtime we arrived at the ... read more

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

 Greetings from Nepal from Everest Base Camp (altitude 5300) from the Makalu Minions team! This morning we left Lobuche (4900) and by lunchtime we arrived at the Everest Base Camp of the 7 Summits Club Expedition. Here we were greeted with a solemn formation and champagne, comfortably placed in large tents with beds, fed a delicious lunch.

For the next two days we will live here and acclimatize. All participants of the expedition on Makalu feel great. Almost as good as the Everest people who have been living here for three days.

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the head of the expedition on Makalu, and Israfil Ashurli, the head of the minions, were in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

The team of Makalu climbers of the 8000 Club reached Lobuche. Tomorrow Everest Base Camp

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: Greetings from Nepal from the height of 4900 (Lobuche) from the team "Minions of Makalu"! This morning we woke up in Feriche, swept by snow. For cheerfulness, ... read more

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

Greetings from Nepal from the height of 4900 (Lobuche) from the team "Minions of Makalu"! This morning we woke up in Feriche, swept by snow. For cheerfulness, we took out the flag, took a morning team photo with it and moved up.

A little rest was arranged in Dukla. Further along the way, we stopped at the memorials of the fallen comrades, tied prayer ribbons and honored their memory with a minute of silence.

By lunchtime we came to Lobuche at 4900, again in a snowfall. Somehow the weather doesn't want to get better yet. But we are not discouraged - we pray. In Lobuche we met Valera Babanov again. Tomorrow they are going to spend the night on the top of Lobuche. Tomorrow, according to the plan, we are coming to the Everest BC to visit our Alex Abramov Everest expedition.

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the head of the expedition to Makala, and Israfil Ashurli, the head of the minions, were in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of climbers of the Makalu expedition of the 8000 Club moved in Pheriche

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: Greetings from Nepal from a height of 4200 from the Makalu Minions team! Today we made the trek from Deboche (3600) to Pheriche (4200). On the way, we made a ... read more

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

Greetings from Nepal from a height of 4200 from the Makalu Minions team! Today we made the trek from Deboche (3600) to Pheriche (4200). On the way, we made a small detour to visit the oldest monastery in the Solo Valley-Khumbu - Pangboche. Here we were shown the scalp and the hand of the Yeti (they are kept inside the monastery in a locker under lock and key). In the village of Shomare we ate delicious pizzas. After that, the weather turned bad. In Pheriche, we were already almost fully laid out - in gortex and warm clothes.

In Pheriche, we stayed in a cozy Edelweiss lodge, where there is a cappuccino and even a foot massage! We'll try it tonight!

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the head of the expedition on Makalu, and Israfil Ashurli, the head of the minions, were in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team "Minions of Makalu" of the 8000 Club visited the Tiangboche Monastery and stayed for a night at the Rivendell Lodge in Debuche

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: All namaste from Nepal from the expedition on Makalu "Minions of Makalu". Today we woke up in Namche and saw that the entire Sherpa capital was covered with ... read more

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

All namaste from Nepal from the expedition on Makalu "Minions of Makalu". Today we woke up in Namche and saw that the entire Sherpa capital was covered with snow. But by the time we left, the snow had almost melted - we were walking to the sound of drops. The whole trip to Tiangboche pleased us with beautiful views of Ama-Dablam, Cholatse (where Valera Babanov is going now), Everest and Lhotse. We walked through thickets of yews and rhododendrons.

We could not pass by the famous Tiangboche Monastery - already, according to the good old tradition, the whole group made a cora around the monastery and went inside. We were very lucky - a very cool local lama was reading a prayer there. At our request, he agreed to bless our expedition on Makalu and tied a thread around each participant's neck and katu.

Now we are staying at the wonderful Rivendell Lodge (perhaps the best on the route). The owners of the lodge and their dog Shenki remember us well and welcome us very cordially. We washed with hot water, had lunch and rest.  We're going to Pheriche tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of climbers on Makalu 8000 Club spent the day in Namche Bazaar. And the participants came up with an original name of group

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: All Namaste from Namche from the participants of the expedition on Makalu! We started this morning cheerfully - with morning exercises. After breakfast, we ... read more

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

All Namaste from Namche from the participants of the expedition on Makalu! We started this morning cheerfully - with morning exercises.  After breakfast, we went out to acclimatize to the famous Everest View Hotel. In an hour and a half we gained 400m and sat down to drink tea with a view of Everest and Ama-Dablam (soon covered by clouds). After about 10 minutes, the snow began to fall. We danced in the hope of dispersing the clouds (it helped for 20 minutes) and through this window we rushed down to Namche.

Only three of the most advanced (Irina, Marina and I) decided to stay and try something new - yoga at the lodge at 3800. It was awesome! First the tuning, then stretching and asanas, at the end - shavasana with singing bowls and tea with rhododendrons.  While we were at yoga, bad weather raged, as soon as we came out, the sun came out. We quickly rushed down to Namche. We ran straight to the Sherpa Barista, where we had a great lunch with the whole group and even with Valera Babanov.

Here the weather has completely deteriorated. It's been raining and snowing for the fifth hour. We hope the weather will improve tomorrow. We have to go to the famous Tiangboche Monastery.

By the way, today we finally approved the name of our team – "Makalu Minions". Everything will be clear from the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of climbers on the Makalu of the 8000 Club moved to Namche Bazaar

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: 20 April. News of the expedition on Makalu. Namaste from Namche Bazaar - the capital of the Sherpas! We ran here together in 5 hours from Phakding today. And ... read more

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

20 April. News of the expedition on Makalu.  Namaste from Namche Bazaar - the capital of the Sherpas! We ran here together in 5 hours from Phakding today. And very timely - immediately after our arrival in Namche, it began to rain with hail. But we were no longer afraid - we settled in rooms with hot water and heated sheets.

At lunch in the most famous cafe in Namche - Sherpa "Barista" - we met with Valera Babanov. He and a friend were lifted to Namche  by Simone Moro by helicopter. The next 3-4 days our routes coincide with Valera.

Tomorrow we are planning a day of rest and a disco in a Japanese hotel with a view of Mount Everest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of climbers Club 8000 on Makalu made a flight to Lukla and went up to the hotel in Phakding

The head of the expedition to Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: April 19. Greetings to all from the expedition on Makalu! Today our team arrived in Lukla and started moving towards Everest. This year there are new rules - ... read more

The head of the expedition to Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

April 19. Greetings to all from the expedition on Makalu!  Today our team arrived in Lukla and started moving towards Everest.  This year there are new rules - now at the checkpoint immediately after Lukla, documents are checked for a long time and a special trekker card is issued.

Halfway to the Phacking we had lunch and at sunset we came to the Shangri la Resort Sherpa - a cozy hotel among the pine forest and overlooking the neighboring Summits.

Tomorrow we move to the capital of the Sherpas – Namche Bazaar.

 

 

 

 

 

A team of Makalu gathered in Kathmandu. Tomorrow departure to Lukla

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: Greetings to all from Kathmandu from the expedition on Makalu! Today, on April 18, the last two participants arrived - Marina and Valery Babanov. We sent part of ... read more

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

Greetings to all from Kathmandu from the expedition on Makalu! Today, on April 18, the last two participants arrived - Marina and Valery Babanov. We sent part of the cargo immediately under Makalu (in very beautiful bags). Then part of the group went to buy equipment, and the other part - to get acquainted with the culture of Nepal.

We visited several Hindu and Buddhist temples, saw the world's largest statue of Padmasabhava, meditated in the caves where Padmasabhava himself achieved enlightenment, made three koras around the largest stupa in Nepal.

In the evening we gathered for a gala dinner, which our Ecuadorian friend, Edgar Parra, unexpectedly shared with us. Tomorrow morning, according to the plan, we will start the trek to Everest Base camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Makalu climbing team is almost all already in Kathmandu. Photos at the airport

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: Hello everyone from Kathmandu! Today almost all the participants of our expedition on Makalu gathered in Kathmandu! Almost all of them are Everest summiters, ... read more

The head of the expedition on Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

Hello everyone from Kathmandu!  Today almost all the participants of our expedition on Makalu gathered in Kathmandu! Almost all of them are Everest summiters, many of them have several eight-thousandth peaks behind them, there are two "Snow Leopards"!

Tomorrow we send some things straight to the base camp Makalu, we buy more equipment and the day after tomorrow we are on the road! Forward and Up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of climbers on Makalu begins to gather in Kathmandu. Permits had received

The head of the expedition to Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal: Greetings from Nepal from the expedition on Makalu! The first members of our team finally began to arrive in the capital of Nepal. In the morning, Veronica and ... read more

The head of the expedition to Makalu Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Nepal:

 Greetings from Nepal from the expedition on Makalu! The first members of our team finally began to arrive in the capital of Nepal. In the morning, Veronica and Lilia (climbers of last season's Everest) arrived. By the way, these brave girls are planning to make two ascents of 8000 at once - to Makalu and Lhotse.  In the late afternoon Israfil Ashurly arrived in Kathmandu, an experienced high-altitude climber (took part in a dozen expeditions to the eight-thousandth Summits) who is an assistant leader in our expedition.

In the evening we paid a friendly visit to the Everest expedition led by Alex Abramov. All the girls first of all ran to be photographed with the legend of Soviet mountaineering - Sergey Bogomolov. He is participating in an expedition to Mount Everest as a preparation for his main goal - K2 this summer. Early tomorrow morning, the Everest team will fly to Lukla, and we will meet the main part of our team on Makalu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 8000.Club expedition on Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the World. Introducing the participants

At the party on April 6, the team of the 8000 Club expedition to Makalu will be presented to the guests. Come and wish them a good journey! In this millennium, Russia has not yet been represented on this mountain by such a large and strong ... read more

At the party on April 6, the team of the 8000 Club expedition to Makalu will be presented to the guests. Come and wish them a good journey! In this millennium, Russia has not yet been represented on this mountain by such a large and strong expedition. All the participants of the expedition have extensive experience of climbing, including eight-thousand meters. And Valery Babanov and Israfil Ashurli are recognized authorities in the world of sports mountaineering. Good luck, weather, health! Everyone come back with a victory!

We present the participants of the 8000 Club expedition on Makalu.

 

1. Irina Zisman. Moscow.
Experience: The Seven Summits project. Everest, Manaslu, Cho-Oyu. Ama-Dablam.

2. Lilia Kovalenko. Samara.
Experience: 6 Summits from the Seven Summits project, Everest, Manaslu. Plans 2x8000 - Makalu + Lhotse.

3. Veronika Zaripova. Ufa.
Experience: Everest, Ama-Dablam, Lenin Icon. Plans 2x8000 - Makalu + Lhotse.

4. Vladimir Belkovich. Moscow.
Experience: The Seven Summits Project, Everest, K2, Manaslu, Lenin Peak, Ama-Dablam. Plans 2x8000 - Makalu+ Lhotse

5. Igor Smirnov. Moscow.
Experience: 6 Summits from the Seven Summits project, Everest, Manaslu, Cho-Oyu, Shisha-Pangma, Ama-Dablam.

6. Vasily Kernitsky. Moscow.
Experience: Everest, Manaslu, Cho-Oyu, Korzhenevskaya Peak, Communism peak, Lenin Peak.

7. Yuri Lukyanov. Shymkent, Kazakhstan.
Experience: 6 Summits from the project "Seven Summits", "Snow Leopard", Manaslu.

8. Valery Babanov Valery. Chamonix.
The star of world mountaineering. New routes to the eight–thousand-meter Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri, twice winner of the international prize "Golden Ice Axe", the best ascents in the Himalayas - new routes to the Peak  Meru, Nuptse and Jannu.

9. Israfil Ashurli (assistant to the head of the expedition to Makalu) Baku. Azerbaijan.
Experience: The Seven Summits project, Everest, Manaslu, Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Snow Leopard.

Head: Lyudmila Korobeshko. Director of the 7 Summits Club. She has completed the Seven Summits project three times, visited the poles twice, three times Everest summiter, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu.

 

 

 

The groups of the 7 Summits Club LYAMpaki successfully completed the program and deserved champagne

Lyudmila Korobeshko, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania: The final news from the group of LYAMpaki from Tanzania. On the first day of spring we went down from Kilimanjaro to our hotel under the mountain - Aishi ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania:

The final news from the group of LYAMpaki from Tanzania. On the first day of spring we went down from Kilimanjaro to our hotel under the mountain - Aishi Machame. Super-cats Yana and Maria received well-deserved diplomas (2 pieces - one from National Kilimanjaro Park and the second from the 7 Summits Club) and 2 medals each (a small one according to the 7 Summits project for every day and a souvenir large one to wear purely on holidays).

We stopped at a wonderful souvenir shop near the Mweka gate. And in the evening we celebrated a successful ascent in the Jackfruit restaurant. It is kept by Russian guys, there are gorgeous pizzas, burgers, seafood, steaks, wines from South Africa - I highly recommend visiting. And after returning to the hotel, they continued to celebrate the ascent with Olya Rumyantseva and a bottle of champagne. Olya is already an aborigine here - she brought two groups to Kili, is waiting for the third and managed to participate in the famous Kilimanjaro marathon during the break.

We warmly said goodbye to our support group of local guides and porters, with whom we managed to make great friends during the expedition.

Super-cats and super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko were in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club Lampaka made a successful ascent on the summit of Kilimanjaro

Lyudmila Korobeshko, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania: February 28 is the last day of winter (summer on Kilimanjaro). Jumbo from Africa, from the top of Kilimanjaro! Today, our group of Super-cats left the Kosovo ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania:

February 28 is the last day of winter (summer on Kilimanjaro). Jumbo from Africa, from the top of Kilimanjaro! Today, our group of Super-cats left the Kosovo camp at 4800 under a magical starry sky with Orion, the Big Dipper and the Southern Cross. Before dawn we arrived at the edge of the crater - Stella Point. And at dawn around 6.30 we stood on the highest point of Africa (on our heads and on the twine). We practically tumbled down, packed up, and arrived at the Millennium by lunchtime. We are resting. Tired but happy Super Cats and the super guide of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko were in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "LAMpaka" has moved to the Kosovo camp and is preparing for the night assault on Kilimanjaro

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania: Jumbo from Tanzania, from the slopes of Kilimanjaro from the LAMpaka group! Today we moved from the Karanga camp at 4100 to the Kosovo assault camp at 4800. ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania:

Jumbo from Tanzania, from the slopes of Kilimanjaro from the LAMpaka group! Today we moved from the Karanga camp at 4100 to the Kosovo assault camp at 4800. According to the stories of local comrades, Kosovo means "dangerous place" in Swahili. In fact, we really liked the place for the camp. We're the only team standing here. The rest of the groups stopped at the Barafu camp at 4600.  After lunch we walked up to 5000 for better acclimatization. We are resting now. Around midnight, we plan to launch an assault. So hold your fists for us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Lampaka" moved to the Karanga camp and was hit by the raging elements there

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania: Jambo from snowy and rain-drenched Tanzania! The morning did not portend anything. We dried up after yesterday's snowfall and slowly went out to storm the ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania:

Jambo from snowy and rain-drenched Tanzania! The morning did not portend anything. We dried up after yesterday's snowfall and slowly went out to storm the Barranco wall. The assault was successful. After lunch we came to the Karanga camp. As soon as we got into the tents, it began to rain, which turned into a downpour, then into hail, then into some kind of violent frenzy. Powerful streams flooded our tents from above and from the slopes, threatening to wash away the entire camp. Miraculously, the tents did not float away. But all things and we got wet ourselves.

When we finally leaned out of the tents after two hours of a snow shower, we hardly recognized the terrain - in mud flows interspersed with snow ... We are thinking how to dry. And how to go up tomorrow without crampons ... the whole mountain is covered in snow.... But we're super-cats. We'll manage!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Lyampaka" climbed to the Barranco camp

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania: February 25. Jambo from Tanzania from the Lyampaka group! Today we moved from Camp Shira Cave 3800 to Camp Barranco 3900 via the dizzying Lava Tower at ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania:

February 25. Jambo from Tanzania from the Lyampaka group! Today we moved from Camp Shira Cave 3800 to Camp Barranco 3900 via the dizzying Lava Tower at 4600. From such a height, the heads were slightly dizzy. Having had a delicious dinner under the Lava Tower, we began to descend, and then we were caught by the strongest bad weather - a thunderstorm with a powerful snowfall. It was the first time I saw blue flowers under the snow. Barranco's camp was also covered in snow. Even our local guides said that they see this for the first time in this camp.

However, around 5 pm the sun came out, and we even managed to dry off a little and warm up for half an hour. The most powerful waterfalls poured down from the Barranco wall. Tomorrow we have to overcome this wall. We want to warm up and sleep well today. And tomorrow we will climb the wall.

Warm greetings to all from the snow-covered slopes of Kilimanjaro!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Lampaka" climbed to the Shira camp

Lyudmila Korobeshko, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania: Jambo from Tanzania! Today is our second day on the mountain. After spending the night under the huge southern stars, in the morning we left the Machame camp, ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania:

 Jambo from Tanzania! Today is our second day on the mountain. After spending the night under the huge southern stars, in the morning we left the Machame camp, and a steep and slippery climb immediately began. We heroically overcame it and even had a cup of tea at the very top. After another hour of traveling through the magical forest with moss, we arrived at the Shira Cave camp at 3800. Before dinner, we walked higher for better acclimatization, got to know our local team by name and drink coffee with rum while waiting for dinner.

Tomorrow we will have a difficult trek to the Barranco Wall through the Lava Tower.

Super cats Lampaki and super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko were in touch.