Successful completion of the program for the final group of the 7 Summits Club on Damavand

Valery Myasoedov, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Iran: Greetings from Tehran! The final group of the 2022 season was held at a high level. Having made the ascent in 6 hours and 20 minutes to the top of Damavand, we put not ... read more

Valery Myasoedov, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Iran:

Greetings from Tehran! The final group of the 2022 season was held at a high level.  Having made the ascent in 6 hours and 20 minutes to the top of Damavand, we put not a dot, but an exclamation mark for the whole season as a whole! Oksana and Andrey, having shown excellent physical fitness during acclimatization rotation, and on the summit day, showed themselves worthily. The weather was not as comfortable as in summer.  September is the autumn season with strong cold winds, the more deserved and desired was the peak. Well done!

Yes, the 2022 season on Damavand turned out well for the 7 Summits Club. For the first time, during the whole season, from June to September, we formed several groups every month, and it is important to note that we ensured 100% ascent of all participants to the top. We hope that the next season will be just as eventful and successful! Damavand is waiting for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club has completed its program in Iran. Photos from climbing Damavand

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: The final day of the program of the group "Recording in the library" turned out to be eventful. Early breakfast and descent to the Mosque, transfer to the hotel in Tehran, ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

The final day of the program of the group "Recording in the library" turned out to be eventful. Early breakfast and descent to the Mosque, transfer to the hotel in Tehran, a long-awaited shower and a soft bed. After a short rest, a visit to the Tajrish Bazaar, but we arrived almost on time for the festive dinner and the awarding ceremony. The new restaurant "Narajestan", the choice of our Iranian partners corresponded to the solemnity of the moment. This is a modern and stylish restaurant, with excellent cuisine.  A traditional award ceremony was held here, the participants received diplomas and medals from the 7 Summits Club and also from Iranian partners. There were words of gratitude to the Iranian guides, who once again confirmed their high level. 

The day before, on September 6, the group climbed to the top of Damavand: 8 participants and 3 guides, 2 Iranian and  the 7 Summits Club guide. A good pace, excellent, almost windless weather, allowed us to spend more than an hour at the top. And incredible events were developing at the top! Mikhail Panov, our record holder in bungee jumping, set another achievement, stood for more than 10 minutes with bare feet on nails at the top, hardly anyone had done it before him. The achievement was recorded on video. Then our Iranian guide Mahior came up with two participants, and congratulations to our beloved guide on his birthday began.  We knew about it in advance and prepared well, wrote congratulations on the poster in three languages.  We sang Happy birthday to him in three languages with a guitar, for this Timur specially brought the guitar to the top, gave him an army ushanka, arranged a real holiday for our friend. Timur then performed the best songs of his repertoire, there was no end from those who wanted to listen and take pictures with him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit!  The group of the 7 Summits Club "Record in the library" made a successful ascent on the summit of the volcano Damavand

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Express news from Iran! Today, the group "Recording in the Library" in its entirety, 8 participants and 3 guides, made a successful ascent on the top of Damavand. Now ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Express news from Iran! Today, the group "Recording in the Library" in its entirety, 8 participants and 3 guides, made a successful ascent on the top of Damavand. Now everyone has gone down to Borgoh-e Sevvom, and tomorrow - to Tehran for the last day of the program.

Details tomorrow. Expect surprises, good ones, of course! 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club moved up to the assault camp on the slopes of Demavend

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: The fourth day of the program of the group "Recording in the library" on Demavend. So to speak, we cross the equator... Leisurely packing and moving to the Mosque, a ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

The fourth day of the program of the group "Recording in the library" on Demavend.  So to speak, we cross the equator... Leisurely packing and moving to the Mosque, a place also called Gusfand-Saro. On this day, it resembled a turbulent flow, numerous groups were going up and down, the approaching end of the season and good weather attract and motivate additionally. A traditional photo at the mosque and the ascent to Borgoh-e Sevvom, the only shelter on the mountain, also known as the assault camp, translated from Persian as the Third Camp, at an altitude of 4200 m. Why the Third One at once, and where the First and Second are, is a mystery... Delicious soup for a late lunch, and for dinner... stuffed chicken… How Narges-khanum, our chef manages to cook such dishes on the mountain, is the second mystery... Everyone was perplexed and delighted. Over dinner, we discussed the program of the next two days.  Tomorrow there will be a simple acclimatization rotation 300-400 m above the assault camp on the way to the summit and preparation for the ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club made an acclimatization ascent on the top of Colon Bashtak

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran from our group! The second day of the program and immediately a test of strength. Climbing Colon Bashtak, 4120 m, 700 meters of climb. It was hot, it ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Greetings from Iran from our group! The second day of the program and immediately a test of strength. Climbing Colon Bashtak, 4120 m, 700 meters of climb. It was hot, it was dusty, but the group in full under the guidance of our permanent Iranian guide Mahyor went to the top. A small, but still an achievement.  Our team of Iranian guides is the best on the mountain!

  In the photo from the top with us, it would seem, an outsider. In fact, this is Mehdi, our regular driver, a very friendly and caring person. He also goes to the mountains sometimes, has been to Damavand more than once. And here, too, he decided to join us on the ascent. That's the kind of team we have - guides, drivers, and cooks, all people in love with the mountains.

 We went down more cheerfully. We were waiting for a hotel with single accommodation, with hot water, after such a dust! On the way, we bought half a shop of local fruits - watermelons, peaches, figs, which became a wonderful dessert for a delicious and plentiful dinner at the hotel. We deserve it!...

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club has started its journey. And immediately set a record – bungee jump from the Milod Tower!

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: A good even date is September 1, the first day of autumn, the beginning of the school year, and we have the beginning of the program on Damavand! Tehran met us, as always, ... read more

Гид Клуба 7 Вершин Валерий Мясоедов сообщает из Ирана:

Хорошая четная дата 1 сентября, первый день осени, начало учебного года, а у нас начало программы на Дамаванд! Тегеран встретил нас, как всегда, жаркой погодой +36 днём, но мы были к этому готовы. А как мы промчались через все этапы паспортно-визового контроля, дух захватывает! 40 минут с момента приземления, и мы уже получили багаж. Вот что значит правильная организация процесса!

 

 A quick transfer to the hotel and four whole hours to rest and sleep in the morning, lucky so lucky! A sightseeing tour, part of which took the exchange of money. There are a lot of exchangers, but they have surprisingly little money, a seasonal problem with cash. A traditional visit to the Golestan Palace, the residence of the Iranian shahs - mirrors, carpets, stained glass windows, oriental flavor delights and amazes.

 

 

Lunch at a cafe serving "dizi sangi", a rich stewed vegetable stew with lamb. And the serving is also unusual, be sure to visit and use!

 And the highlight of yesterday's program... drumming... This is a banji jump from Tehran's tallest building, the Milod Tower, 435 m high.

There... see the platform?..  the height of the platform is 280 meters.

 

 

One of the members of our group is the legendary Mikhail Panov, the owner of numerous records, who has 520 jumps in all corners of the planet. He got carried away with bungee at the age of 63, and now at 69 years old and does not think to stop there.

Mikhail developed this idea of jumping from the Milod Tower, and, of course, we supported him. Two more members of our group, two Valeria and the tour guide Fatima joined him.

 

 

 Many thanks to Mikhail for the idea, for the motivation, we hope it will continue and attract fearless participants to visit both Iran and Damavand in the future.

 And it wasn't the end of this super-saturated day. Then there was a welcome dinner at the Milod Tower restaurant, just one floor below. Tired and satisfied, we got to the hotel and literally collapsed in bed, such a day will remain in memory for a long time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent on the summit of the volcano Demavend and descended to Tehran

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Our whole big group of different ages, of different characters, but united by one goal, successfully reached the top of Mount Demavend yesterday! The ascent was not easy. ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Our whole big group of different ages, of different characters, but united by one goal, successfully reached the top of Mount Demavend yesterday! The ascent was not easy. At first, everyone was rocking, walking at a slow pace, then, as they say, they woke up, gained cruising speed.  The second half of the climb was faster, which is quite rare. Just before the summit, a strong wind blew, not at all according to the forecast. He raised sulfur dust so that many people's eyes watered, but we overcame this discomfort as well. Almost simultaneously, with a difference of 15 minutes, the whole team pulled up to the top. Congratulations and a traditional photo shoot. But our young participants Misha and Sergey, who were 14 years old at the time of the ascent, received special compliments! How they worked on the route! How they grasped comments and tips on the go!  Well, it's just incredible, at such an age, and such efficiency, and dedication!

  The day turned out to be very difficult, almost a day on feet.  We agreed that we would strive to go down as low as possible on the day of the ascent, and if possible, then to Tehran. And we were able to do it! At three o'clock in the morning we checked into the cozy rooms of Espinas Palace, the best hotel in Tehran. A well-deserved finale of a difficult day and the whole program as a whole!  Today there will be an award ceremony and a farewell dinner at the Milod Tower, the best panoramic restaurant in Tehran. Guides Alexander Spirin and Valery Myasoedov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The time of climbing and flowering poppies on Damavand. The most colorful day and colorful photos

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Today is the most colorful day of our entire tour! Endless slopes of scarlet poppies! At the end of June, they bloom even brighter and open above the Mosque to a height of ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Today is the most colorful day of our entire tour! Endless slopes of scarlet poppies! At the end of June, they bloom even brighter and open above the Mosque to a height of 3,300 m. We didn't look at the time, everyone was keen on the photo shoot, which is why we came to Borgoh-e Sev almost an hour later. We didn't regret a bit, it happens once in a lifetime, to visit Iran and capture the period of flowering poppies. In the camp, as always, the best "rooms" were occupied for us, a delicious soup for a late lunch and the national dish lyubie-polo and bahlava for dinner completed this colorful day. Tomorrow, a short acclimatization to 4600 m and preparation for the ascent.  Guides Alexander Spirin and Valery Myasoedov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climbing Damavand. Assault day of the 7 Summits Club team

Details about the ascent of Asia's highest volcano Damavand (included in the 7 Volcanoes project) from the guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov. Summit day is the most difficult one. Here, in addition to good acclimatization, ... read more

Details about the ascent of Asia's highest volcano Damavand (included in the 7 Volcanoes project) from the guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov.

 Summit day is the most difficult one. Here, in addition to good acclimatization, motivation and strong-willed qualities play an important role. A late start at 5.30 am justified itself, a strong gusty wind would complicate the ascent in the early hours. We went out without lanterns, we took a leisurely pace, comfortable for all participants. Friday is a day off in Tehran, there were many local climbers on the mountain. When they see foreigners, they greet them, it was nice. We went smoothly and steadily, which is important.  The second half of the climb was completed at approximately the same pace as the first. And in less than 7 hours, almost simultaneously, all the participants reached the top! Strong-willed qualities also proved to be on top!

 We went down the climbing path, crampons and ice axes were not needed. But this does not always happen, it was the decision of the Iranian guides. On the descent, everyone was tired, but the desire to run down as soon as possible and go down to Polur, to a comfortable 2.200 m, was even stronger. As a result, there was further descent to the mosque, moving to Polur, and we are in relatively comfortable conditions. And after taking a shower, everyone noticeably moved away and cheered up, still a set of 1400 m and a descent of 2600 m on their feet is a decent load for the day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club is in the Damavand assault camp. A unique photo shoot!

Valery Myasoedov, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Iran: The fourth day of the program initially did not seem difficult. Not the earliest rise, slept off, for the first time, as they say, took a breath. Breakfast in one of the ... read more

 Valery Myasoedov, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Iran:

The fourth day of the program initially did not seem difficult. Not the earliest rise, slept off, for the first time, as they say, took a breath. Breakfast in one of the restaurants of Larijan, a leisurely transfer to Gusfand-Saro, or also this place is called a Mosque. On the way, a fantastic photo shoot of Svetlana against the background of a Demavend. A short rest, loading things on mules and getting out to Borgoh-e Sevvom. This is the last shelter on the route, from where all already go to the mountain. We gained 1200 meters at a good pace, reached the camp in less than 4.5 hours. The conditions in the camp are Spartan, but we managed to get the best "rooms". Surprisingly, in such conditions, our Iranian friends manage to cook amazingly, the highest class!

Today we have a very simple day in terms of load, we made an acclimatization exit for 400 meters along the assault trail in the direction of the summit, but a very important day for rest and morale for tomorrow. And tomorrow we have an assault on the summit of Demavend. Wish us good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first day in Tehran for the 7 Summits Club group: a sea of emotions and impressions

Valery Myasoedov, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Iran: The first team for the Damavand of the 2022 season has arrived in Tehran! Even a night flight and an early morning arrival cannot reduce the emotional mood for the long-awaited ... read more

Valery Myasoedov, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Iran:

The first team for the Damavand of the 2022 season has arrived in Tehran! Even a night flight and an early morning arrival cannot reduce the emotional mood for the long-awaited meeting with Iran! Well, Aeroflot, as always, is on top!.. Already at 6 a.m., Tehran begins to seethe, 15 million inhabitants, almost like in Moscow... A short rest at the hotel and departure for an excursion: a visit to Golestan, literally translated as the "palace of roses", the residence of several dynasties of rulers of Iran and, of course, acquaintance with Iranian cuisine. Dizi-e Sangi - stewed meat with vegetables in a stone pot.  Everyone appreciated and admired the delicious dish with the original serving. Sharbat is also a traditional drink, with a bunch of herbs and additives, but non-alcoholic, with alcohol in Iran in any way, is prohibited...

 Our organisms demanded rest, returned to the hotel, regained their senses, and in the evening went to a gala dinner at the Milod Tower. It is one of the highest towers in the world, with a rotating restaurant at an altitude of almost 300 m. The tower itself is amazing, and the panorama of evening Tehran, and the wonderful cuisine for every taste. There are a lot of local visitors, they are all so elegant and beautiful, it is clear that this is an event for them, to visit the famous landmark. And what kind of tea with saffron is there!..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club Bezbabos celebrated the ascent on Aconcagua in Mendoza. The season is over!

Valery Myasoedov, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Argentina: Greetings from Mendoza! The atmosphere of the city last night was to match the mood of the participants of the group! The traditional awarding of medals and certificates, the ... read more

Valery Myasoedov, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Argentina:  Greetings from Mendoza! The atmosphere of the city last night was to match the mood of the participants of the group! The traditional awarding of medals and certificates, the exchange of emotions and conversations about plans for the future. "... And it wasn't so difficult.." - it sounded like this! A strong team, we are waiting for you on other programs of the 7 Summits Club!

 And we are closing the 2021-2022 season on Aconcagua and inviting new participants to Argentina. In order to plunge into the atmosphere of sunny Mendoza in a year and accept the challenge, still difficult and tempting, Aconcagua. Guides Sergey Avtomonov, Dmitry Semenov, Valery Myasoedov…