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The group of the 7 Summits Club "SOUTH" climbed the refuge "Barrels" on the slope of Elbrus

Victor Volodin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: News from the SOUTH group. Today we went up to the refuge of the Barrel (Gara Bashi), settled down and took a short walk along the slope. The weather is good, ... read more

Victor Volodin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:

News from the SOUTH group. Today we went up to the refuge of the Barrel (Gara Bashi), settled down and took a short walk along the slope. The weather is good, but there are nuances: a breeze is blowing and it is not hot at all. We feel good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "SOUTH" visited the beautiful corner of the Caucasus "Green Hotel" in the process of acclimatization

Elbrus. Victor Volodin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: Today, the group of the 7 Summits Club "SOUTH" held an educational and acclimatization rotation to the refuge Green Hotel in the Adyl-Su gorge. The weather ... read more

Victor Volodin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:

Today, the group of the 7 Summits Club "SOUTH" held an educational and acclimatization rotation to the refuge Green Hotel in the Adyl-Su gorge. The weather was great, the condition of the participants and the guide is good, which we wish you all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club arrived in the Elbrus region and even managed to go to the acclimatization rotation

Elbrus. Victor Volodin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region: Good afternoon, everyone! Yesterday, our tiny group drove to Terskol late in the evening and safely checked into the hotel. Today, February 25th is on the ... read more

 Victor Volodin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the Elbrus region:
Good afternoon, everyone! Yesterday, our tiny group drove to Terskol late in the evening and safely checked into the hotel. Today, February 25th is on the calendar and the group with the name "South" had a check on the availability and quality of equipment in the morning. Then we moved to the acclimatization rotation in the area of the waterfall of the Maiden Spit.  The weather is still ringing, visibility is excellent, the snow condition is good. We went, looked, and were inspired. The health of the group members is normal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alpaca 7 Summits Club group has successfully climbed the Chachani volcano, the highest peak in Southern Peru

Victor Volodin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Peru: Greetings from Peru! So, on January 7, the Alpaca group left early to look at the condors. But since it was Sunday, they decided to ignore the flights, so we didn't see ... read more

Victor Volodin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Peru:

Greetings from Peru! So, on January 7, the Alpaca group left early to look at the condors. But since it was Sunday, they decided to ignore the flights, so we didn't see them. Then we stopped to swim in the thermal springs and went to the base camp under the Chachani volcano (6057 m). It is the highest point of southern Peru. On January 8, we started on the night, and seven hours later the whole team was at the top. Then there was the descent and return to Arequipa. In the evening, a solemn awarding ceremony was held with personalized cakes of the 7 Summits Club. This is where our Peruvian adventures end. See you soon in the new mountains!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The Alpaca group of the 7 Summits Club has successfully climbed Maria Peak

Yesterday, Viktor Volodin's Alpaca group made a successful ascent to Maria Peak with a height of 5500m! The weather conditions were difficult, but all the participants successfully climbed to the top and descended! Today, the group flies to ... read more

Yesterday, Viktor Volodin's Alpaca group made a successful ascent to Maria Peak with a height of 5500m! The weather conditions were difficult, but all the participants successfully climbed to the top and descended! Today, the group flies to the white city of Arequipa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alpaca 7 Summits Club group is working in Peru according to the plan, but without the Internet. Today we move to the camp under the peak of Maria

Victor Volodin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Peru: Greetings from the Alpaca group! If there are places in the world where there is no Internet, then we are traveling through them these three days. Today we spent the night ... read more

Victor Volodin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Peru:
Greetings from the Alpaca group! If there are places in the world where there is no Internet, then we are traveling through them these three days. Today we spent the night in a valley near Lake Ausangate, in tents at an altitude of 4650 m. And in the early morning our way lay through the Palomani pass with a height of 5200. The weather pleases us, but after lunch it turn on the water (rain). Next, our way lies to the base camp of Maria Peak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 SummitsClub Alpaca has arrived at the legendary place Machu Picchu. And wishes everyone a Happy New Year!

Victor Volodin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Peru: First of all, Happy New Year to everyone! We wish you health and adventures, without which there is no health! News from the Alpaca group. Everything is going according to ... read more

Victor Volodin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Peru:
First of all, Happy New Year to everyone! We wish you health and adventures, without which there is no health! News from the Alpaca group. Everything is going according to plan. We moved to Machu Picchu, spent the night and started early in the morning to places still unexplored by people. I recommend definitely visiting them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The adventures in Peru for the 7 Summits Club group began with flights and exploring the ancient city of Cusco

Victor Volodin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Peru: Hello everyone! After long flights Moscow Doha - Sao Paulo - Lima - Cusco, we got to a good hotel and slowly acclimatize to the city of Cusco at an altitude of 3,300 ... read more

Victor Volodin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Peru:
Hello everyone! After long flights Moscow — Doha - Sao Paulo - Lima - Cusco, we got to a good hotel and slowly acclimatize to the city of Cusco at an altitude of 3,300 meters. The band members walked around the beautiful town and saw the local sights. The weather is hot, but it started to rain a little in the evening. Today we leave for Via Ferrata. Wait for the photo and video report, guide Viktor Volodin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The main group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu has reached the highest point 8,156 meters. Yana Zharkova set a Russian record on her birthday

Makalu. The main group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the highest point of the Manaslu massif this morning. Victor Volodin (head), Yana Zharkova, Nikolai Lukin, Nikolai Shipilov and 5 Sherpa guides who accompanied them ... read more

 The main group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the highest point of the Manaslu massif this morning. Victor Volodin (head), Yana Zharkova, Nikolai Lukin, Nikolai Shipilov and 5 Sherpa guides who accompanied them successfully reached the summit. Yana did it on her birthday, and at the age of 23 she became the record holder of Russia as the youngest climber on the eight-thousandther. We are waiting for a message about the descent to the base camp.

  

List of Sherpas :

 1: Lakpa Sherpa-Makalu 1 🇳🇵 6:30am

2: Tashi Sherpa-Makalu 1 🇳🇵 6:30am

3: Lakpa Tenje Sherpa-Makalu 1🇳🇵6:30am

4: Ong Dorchi Sherpa-1 🇳🇵6:30am

5: Ngang temba sherpa-Makalu 1🇳🇵6:30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Another member of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club to Manaslu in Nepal has reached the highest point. Moreover, Ruslan Laukart started from Camp-3 and went down to the base camp!

Manaslu. Manaslu! Another summit! Today at 5.50 in Nepal, another member of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club Ruslan Laukart made a successful ascent on Manaslu. He came out of Camp 3 (6800m). And by lunchtime he went down to the Base Camp! ... read more

Manaslu! Another summit! Today at 5.50 in Nepal, another member of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club Ruslan Laukart made a successful ascent on Manaslu. He came out of Camp 3 (6800m).  And by lunchtime he went down to the Base Camp! That's the speed!

The rest of the expedition members are now in the Assault Camp 4 (7400) and are preparing for the ascent tonight! We hold our fists for them! By the way, Yana Zharkova will go on the assault on her birthday. On September 24, she turns 23, and she may become the youngest Russian woman ever to climb the eight-thousandth peak.

 

 

Roman Laukart and our Dandy cook at Manaslu Base Camp. Just after the summit.

 

 

 

 

On the rest day of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club on Manaslu, a colorful puja ceremony took place

Manaslu. The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: News from the group "Quintessence". Today, September 17th is a wonderful day, a day of rest combined with puja. Puja is a rite of worship of the gods, where ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

News from the group "Quintessence". Today, September 17th is a wonderful day, a day of rest combined with puja. Puja is a rite of worship of the gods, where a lama reads prayers, consecrates equipment, food and drink. Many participants of other expeditions gathered. And, characteristically, it rained before and after the prayer, and the sun shone during the prayer. All the participants of the expeditions took part in this ceremony. Everything went great. A string with a knot and a white scarf were tied around everyone's neck.

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 Photos from a professional photographer Austin Schmitz (USA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club during acclimatization climbed to Camp-3 on the slopes of Manaslu

Manaslu. News from the slopes of Manaslu from Viktor Volodin, by satellite: We made an acclimatization rotation, went to the third camp and spent some time there. Now we have gone down to the second camp, we spend the night here and tomorrow we go ... read more

News from the slopes of Manaslu from Viktor Volodin, by satellite: We made an acclimatization rotation, went to the third camp and spent some time there. Now we have gone down to the second camp, we spend the night here and tomorrow we go down to the Manaslu Base Camp.  We'll send photos from there tomorrow. The weather is good, sunny (even a little burned), everyone feels great and is in a wonderful mood.

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club continued acclimatization on the slopes of the Manaslu peak. The milestone of 7000 meters has been reached

Manaslu. The head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin by satellite phone from the slopes of Manaslu: Immediate plans. From the second camp we go up to 7000m. Or, if possible, higher. We return to Camp 2, spend the ... read more

The head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin by satellite phone from the slopes of Manaslu:  Immediate plans. From the second camp we go up to 7000m.  Or, if possible, higher.  We return to Camp 2, spend the night and go down to the base camp. Everyone feels great and is in a good mood. The weather is good.

 Photos from professional photographer Austin Schmitz (USA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club Manaslu-23 goes to the second acclimatization rotation

Manaslu. The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: Today, the Quintessence group goes to the second rotation: the First camp, the Second camp with an overnight stay. We will try to climb above Camp-2 for ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

Today, the Quintessence group goes to the second rotation: the First camp, the Second camp with an overnight stay. We will try to climb above Camp-2 for acclimatization and then go down to the base camp. Big greetings to everyone!

 Breaking news from Manaslu. Viktor Volodin is in touch via satellite. The group reached Camp 1 (5700m) The condition of the route is good. The camp is well equipped, its own large tent-dining room, comfortable accommodation of participants. The weather is good, light snow. Everyone is feeling great and in a good mood. Tomorrow, according to the plan, the climb to Camp 2, communication is also via satellite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club and the 8000 Club to Manaslu made an acclimatization rotation to Camp 1. To the height of Elbrus

Manaslu. The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin sends from Nepal: Hello everyone! Information from Manaslu Base Camp. The weather has finally recovered today. In the morning, the sun's rays began to gently awaken the whole ... read more

 

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin sends from Nepal:

Hello everyone!  Information from Manaslu Base Camp. The weather has finally recovered today. In the morning, the sun's rays began to gently awaken the whole camp, people began to climb out of the tents and enjoyed the sun's rays. Our group had a rotation scheduled for today before the first camp.  We slowly crossed the five thousandth milestone and then reached the height of Elbrus. Then there was a descent to the Base Camp.  Everyone feels good, tomorrow we rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The participants of the expedition on Manaslu in Nepal went up to the base camp

Manaslu. The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: News from the Manaslu expedition. The team reached the base camp. The weather is good, but a little rainy. read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

News from the Manaslu expedition. The team reached the base camp. The weather is good, but a little rainy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The participants of the expedition of the 8000 Club and the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu arrived in the village of Samagaon

Manaslu. The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: A group of climbers on Manaslu has appropriated a name "Quintessence" and flew to the village with the romantic name Samagaon. The mood is fighting, we are ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club and 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

A group of climbers on Manaslu has appropriated a name "Quintessence" and flew to the village with the romantic name Samagaon.  The mood is fighting, we are waiting for another participant who should arrive tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Manaslu team of the 7 Summits Club has received permits and is ready to fly to Samagaon, to the beginning of the route

Manaslu. Colleagues, friends, all the formalities have been completed and permits for Mount Manaslu have been obtained. Departure tomorrow. The group is almost fully prepared for departure to Samagaon, everyone is cheerful. Your Victor Volodin. read more

 

Colleagues, friends, all the formalities have been completed and permits for Mount Manaslu have been obtained. Departure tomorrow. The group is almost fully prepared for departure to Samagaon, everyone is cheerful. Your Victor Volodin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 8000 Club expedition onEverest held training sessions on the Khumbu glacier. VIDEO

Everest. The head of the Everest expedition of the 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: Today is April 25th. News from Volodin's group. We spent today in a training style, went out on the glacier and had a good workout on moving the steep ... read more

The head of the Everest expedition of the 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

Today is April 25th.  News from Volodin's group. We spent today in a training style, went out on the glacier and had a good workout on moving the steep ice. We walked along the U-shaped railings and staircases through cracks, after which we carried out analysis and work on errors. The condition of the participants is good, the weather is favorable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 8000 Club expedition on Everest successfully passed the part of the way from Dingboche to Periche

Everest. The head of the Everest expedition of the 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal: Dear friends, April 20, 2023 is on the calendar. We spent the night today in the glorious village of Dingboche, in the morning we started slowly in ... read more

The head of the Everest expedition of the 8000 Club Viktor Volodin reports from Nepal:

Dear friends, April 20, 2023 is on the calendar. We spent the night today in the glorious village of Dingboche, in the morning we started slowly in the direction of the village of Periche. The trail first led us up, and then traverse through a picturesque gorge surrounded by beautiful highest peaks. And in the end we saw Pumori, it's a big beautiful pyramid. All participants feel well, saturation ranges from 82 to 98.