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Report of the guide of the 7 Summits Club Nikita Slotin on the ascent of the "I love PNG" group to Wilhelm Peak, the highest peak in Papua New Guinea

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea: Greetings from the group "I love PNG", from the other side of the Earth! On November 8, we arrived at Betty's lodge, where we tasted delicious trout from her ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea:

Greetings from the group "I love PNG", from the other side of the Earth!  On November 8, we arrived at Betty's lodge, where we tasted delicious trout from her farm. On November 9, we moved to the base camp of Wilhelm Peak. The last part of the way we walked in boots in the pouring rain. We had dinner and went to bed.

November 10th. At 1:00 the start from the camp. The trail began through the forest along the lake, which we saw only on the descent. After an hour of walking, a sharp climb up and up the rocky trail began. The starry sky illuminated our path, everyone made a wish. At dawn, a stunning view of the surroundings opened up and with the first rays of the sun we saw our peak, on which we stood after half an hour. The last part was rocky, where we had to climb up, but it was worth it! At 7:00, the whole team reached Wilhelm Peak. At 12:00 we went down to the base camp, ate trout caught in the lake and went further down.

Betty had caviar from the farm waiting for us and congratulations. Today we are already at the hotel, celebrating the successful ascent of Giluwe and Wilhelm, by the way, according to some sources, Wilhelm Peak is the highest point of Australia (Oceania).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "I love PNG" made a successful ascent to Wilhelm Peak, the highest peak of Papua New Guinea

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea: Hello everyone from Wilhelm Peak from the group "I love PNG"! Today at 7:00 the group climbed to the top and watched the dawn there. Now we have already gone ... read more

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea:

 Hello everyone from Wilhelm Peak from the group "I love PNG"! Today at 7:00 the group climbed to the top and watched the dawn there. Now we have already gone down to the lodge. I'll tell you more tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "I love PNG" visited three Papuan villages at once during the day, which have their own, original traditions

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea: Greetings to all from Papua New Guinea from the group "I love PNG"! Today we had a busy day! We visited three local tribes at once. The history of the masked ... read more

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea:

 Greetings to all from Papua New Guinea from the group "I love PNG"! Today we had a busy day! We visited three local tribes at once. The history of the masked tribe is like this... Many, many years ago, this tribe began to be terrorized by other, larger tribes. And to protect themselves, they came up with the idea of dressing up as spirits, murdered tribesmen and scaring the invaders! Since then, they have kept these traditions and tell visitors about them. The second peace-loving tribe, who settled here about 100 years ago, dresses up in the feathers of the bird of paradise, which is depicted on the flag of the country. The third tribe, painted in the dead, symbolizes the connection with the ancestors, whom they buried openly across the river, without graves. The bones are still there. So they keep in touch with them. Tomorrow we plan to move to the lodge for climbing Wilhelm Peak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit!  The group of the 7 Summits Club "I love PNG" made a successful ascent on the summit of Giluwe, the highest volcano on the Australian continent

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea: Greetings to all from Papua New Guinea from the group "I love PNG"! There is a summit! We're already at the hotel. Tomorrow is an excursion day. More ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea:

 Greetings to all from Papua New Guinea from the group "I love PNG"!  There is a summit! We're already at the hotel. Tomorrow is an excursion day.  More details also tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "I love PNG" attended a wedding in a local village and plunged into the local flavor. But tomorrow is the exit to the approaches to the Giluwe volcano

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea: Greetings to all from a mountain village on the other side of the world, from the group "I love PNG"! Today we have a busy day. We moved to a mountain lodge, ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea:

 Greetings to all from a mountain village on the other side of the world, from the group "I love PNG"! Today we have a busy day. We moved to a mountain lodge, from where our trekking will begin tomorrow. We visited the village and the wedding of our friend Mr. Pym's son. Locals traditionally cooked momo, which is pork baked in stones. We got acquainted with the tribes living in the nearest villages, plunged into the atmosphere of the history and culture of the inhabitants. By the way, pigs are the dowry for the wedding here, a huge number of pigs. The cost of one can reach $ 3,000. We are looking forward to tomorrow's trekking. I hope to be lucky with the weather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club has arrived in the city of Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea. The program of ascent to the Giluwe volcano begins

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea: A group of distant wanderers sends a fervent greeting from the second largest island in the world! Four flights, and we are in Mount Hagen, the place where ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Papua New Guinea:

A group of distant wanderers sends a fervent greeting from the second largest island in the world! Four flights, and we are in Mount Hagen, the place where the ascent of Giluwe begins. All participants have successfully reached this place. Today we bought food for the mountain, checked the equipment, discussed plans for the coming days. And then we slept off after the flight to the sounds of a downpour. Now we're having dinner and getting to know each other better. We tell you about our ascents, plans. Tomorrow we will move to the lodge and get acquainted with the local flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountaineering school in Tuyuk-Su in Kazakhstan. The group of the 7 Summits Club "The Devil's Dozen" continued training sessions on the rocky terrain, now the topic was the organization of belay

The group "The Devil's Dozen" today successfully conducted classes on belay points and stations on the rocky terrain. We learned how to use friends, got acquainted with nuts, and tried to place pitons. There is no destruction - all the ... read more

The group "The Devil's Dozen" today successfully conducted classes on belay points and stations on the rocky terrain. We learned how to use friends, got acquainted with nuts, and tried to place pitons. There is no destruction - all the rocks remained intact. After lunch, we held lectures and debriefings. Tomorrow, according to the plan, climbing and working out what has already been studied. Guides Nikita Slotin and Alexey Lonchinsky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Everything is going according to plan" has safely descended to the base camp and accepts congratulations! Photos from the ascent and descent

Nikita Slotin, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from the Lenin Peak base camp from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! On 22.07.23, the group in full force at 13:30 stood on the ... read more

Nikita Slotin, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Greetings to all from the Lenin Peak base camp from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! On 22.07.23, the group in full force at 13:30 stood on the peak with a height of 7134 meters. For many, this height has become a personal record, at which none of the participants is going to stop! We left Camp 3 at 2:00. An unpleasant wind was blowing, but the sky was starry, it remained to trust our gut and forecast. At 8:00 we climbed the 6800 "knife", the sun came out, and life immediately got better. The wind died down, and we began to roast our carcasses, slowly wandering to the top. The ascent from the Plateau of Parachutists was not easy, especially these takeoffs, behind which, as you think, there should be a peak, and there turns out to be another takeoff. And here it is!!! The summit! And on the descent, a bonus was waiting for us - a climb from the jumper to the third camp, to the long-awaited tents... And today our team is already at the height of 3600 in the bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Everything is going according to plan" continues to actively rest in Camp-1, but has already decided on climbing plans

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from the slopes of the Pamir mountains from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! Today we actively rested. We went for a walk to the ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

 Greetings to all from the slopes of the Pamir mountains from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! Today we actively rested. We went for a walk to the lakes, swam and played a little with pebbles, and also fried potatoes... Tomorrow is another day of rest and, according to the plan, on the night of 19-20, we will go to the second camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club descended to Camp-1 under Lenin Peak. Acclimatization rotations are over – the summit assault is ahead

Nikita Slotin, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: The group "Everything goes according to plan" safely descended to the first camp of Lenin Peak at noon. The third acclimatization rotation is completed. Now rest ... read more

Nikita Slotin, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

The group "Everything goes according to plan" safely descended to the first camp of Lenin Peak at noon. The third acclimatization rotation is completed. Now rest and wait for the weather. A few days... and for the final assault.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the Camp-3 under Lenin Peak. It started snowing

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from the Camp-3 on Lenin Peak, from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! Today we left our cozy dome at 5350 and climbed 6100 in 5.5 ... read more

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Greetings to all from the Camp-3 on Lenin Peak, from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! Today we left our cozy dome at 5350 and climbed 6100 in 5.5 hours. The morning turned out to be sunny and hot, but after arriving at the camp it began to snow. After a little rest and eating pilaf and solyanka, we went to the summit of Razdelnaya 6140. We are waiting for the sunset and cooking borscht for dinner. Tomorrow, according to the plan, we will descend to the first camp. They promise snowfall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Everything goes according to plan" held ice classes and is preparing for an acclimatization rotation

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Hello to everyone from from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! At night we managed to enjoy the starry sky. And today is another sunny day, which ... read more

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Hello to everyone from from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! At night we managed to enjoy the starry sky. And today is another sunny day, which means that soon there will be no weather, just for our acclimatization.  But we are not discouraged and are preparing to go out! Today we held ice classes, remembered how to use descenders and jumars correctly. We walked in crampons on slopes of different steepness and learned to work as a single rope. Tomorrow, according to the plan, we go to the second camp, there will be no connection, unless the crazy Internet suddenly breaks through, but we use it to write to our relatives! Wait for news after the descent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Everything goes according to plan" made an ascent to the peak of Yukhin

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from the first camp of Lenin Peak from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! The weather whispers - go to the mountain! Well, we went ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Greetings to all from the first camp of Lenin Peak from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! The weather whispers - go to the mountain! Well, we went - to acclimatize we climbed to the peak of Yukhin 5100. After lunch, we played cards, read books, slept, rested. We also have a generator "dead" in the camp, but this is not a hindrance for us, and the evening disco will take place! Ice climbing classes are planned for tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Everything goes according to plan" went up to the Camp 4300

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from the first camp of Lenin Peak from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! This is where our ascent really begins. Today was a good ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

 Greetings to all from the first camp of Lenin Peak from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! This is where our ascent really begins. Today was a good five-hour walk from the base camp. A little tired, but everyone is happy. The northern slope of the mountain and the peak of 7134 opened in all its glory. Today is the first night at 4300, we are waiting for interesting dreams. Tomorrow, according to the weather and the condition of the participants, we will continue our acclimatization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Everything goes according to plan" made the first acclimatization rotation to the crest of Petrovsky Peak

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings to all from the Lenin Peak base camp from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! In the best traditions of one of our guides, Dmitry, we started ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Greetings to all from the Lenin Peak base camp from the group "Everything is going according to plan"! In the best traditions of one of our guides, Dmitry, we started the morning with morning exercises and, of course, with coffee. We successfully drove fat marmots and walked along the crest of Petrovsky Peak up to 4000 m. The weather pleases with warmth and sunshine, although it was blowing on the ridge, as always, but not for long! Now we are resting, packing up and preparing for tomorrow's exit to the first camp. They promise the sun! In the evening, there was  a traditional gatherings with a guitar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club arrived at the Achik-Tash base camp under Lenin Peak

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: Greetings from Kyrgyzstan from the friendly team "Everything is going according to plan"! Today we bought everything we needed, left the hot city of Osh and arrived ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

Greetings from Kyrgyzstan from the friendly team "Everything is going according to plan"! Today we bought everything we needed, left the hot city of Osh and arrived at the hospitable Achik-Tash base camp under Lenin Peak! The weather greeted us with a light rain. Having had a delicious dinner in the new dining room, having sorted out the plans for tomorrow, we moved to the bar to sing songs! Tomorrow, according to the acclimatization plan, we will climb 4000m to the crest of Petrovsky Peak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The program of the 7 Summits Club group on Lenin Peak with guide Nikita Slotin has started

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan: The group (as yet untitled) gathered for Lenin Peak today in the resort town of Osh. Today we managed to get acquainted with the bars and restaurants of the city, and ... read more

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Kyrgyzstan:

The group (as yet untitled) gathered for Lenin Peak today in the resort town of Osh. Today we managed to get acquainted with the bars and restaurants of the city, and of course cool off in the pool under the scorching sun! We changed money, bought SIM cards, checked equipment, got to know each other, who went where, who had what mountain plans. Tomorrow we leave for the base camp, and finally enjoy the coolness of the mountains!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "For money - YES" has climbed to the Everest base camp and is returning to Kathmandu by helicopter

Nikita Slotin, The Guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal: Hello to everyone from the helicopter, from the group "For money - YES"! Yesterday we reached the Everest base camp! The views are amazing, the weather allowed us to ... read more

Nikita Slotin, The Guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal:

Hello to everyone from the helicopter, from the group "For money - YES"! Yesterday we reached the Everest base camp! The views are amazing, the weather allowed us to enjoy the Summits of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse! With the sounds of the victory anthem, we solemnly entered the camp, celebrated May 9, remembered our grandfathers, great-grandfathers, all who defended our Homeland! And we also congratulated our participant, Victoria, on her birthday! In the meantime, we are flying to Kathmandu to continue celebrating the end of our journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "For money - YES" moved in Lobuche

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal: Greetings to all from the group "For money - YES"! Today we got to Lobuche. The weather is excellent, the summits of Lobuche, Taboche and Nuptse were seen in all their ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal:

Greetings to all from the group "For money - YES"! Today we got to Lobuche. The weather is excellent, the summits of Lobuche, Taboche and Nuptse were seen in all their glory. We visited the memorial to the lost climbers. We paid tribute to the memory of Valery Rozov, honored everyone with a minute of silence. We got to the loggia, met a beautiful girl, Alina, who recently climbed Annapurna. We talked, shared our plans with each other. Now we are resting, preparing for tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "For money - YES" went up to the fabulous Rivendell, a loggia in Deboche

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal: Greetings to all from Rivendell, from the group "For the money - YES"! No, we did not get to the abode of the elves from Tolkien's epic, it's just that there is such a ... read more

Nikita Slotin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Nepal:

Greetings to all from Rivendell, from the group "For the money - YES"! No, we did not get to the abode of the elves from Tolkien's epic, it's just that there is such a lodge in Deboche. But looking at the forest and mountains around you, it feels like you've just fallen into a fairy tale. Today we walked to the monastery in Tengboche, saw how the monks read their prayers... We have forgiven our sins and moved on. Sergey Motorkin brought dried smelt with him from Togliatti and we are amicably absorbing it, washing it down with local beer! Very tasty, well, very much. Tomorrow, according to the plan, the trek to Periche.