Participants and guides of the 7 Summits Club expedition "Everest Lhotse 2021" are staying at various places in the Khumbu Valley to relax before summit climb

Alex Abramov, leader of the expedition: After celebrating Victory Day May 9 and congratulating Igor Smirnov on his birthday, we have finished our acclimatization process. The whole team went down to rest: in Perich, in Diboch, in Namche ... read more

Alex Abramov, leader of the expedition: After celebrating Victory Day May 9 and congratulating Igor Smirnov on his birthday, we have finished our acclimatization process. The whole team went down to rest: in Periche, in Diboche, in Namche Bazaar. The group's summit climb is scheduled for May 15-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club groups visited the Everest base camp and Kalapatar Peak

Daria Sivova, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello everyone from Dengboche! We haven't been in touch for the last three days, but we're doing great! The day before yesterday, we finally reached Everest Base Camp through the small villages of ... read more

Daria Sivova, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello everyone from Dengboche! We haven't been in touch for the last three days, but we're doing great! The day before yesterday, we finally reached Everest Base Camp through the small villages of Lobuche and Goraksherp. The scale of the Base Camp impressed the participants: the altitude was 5365m, the mood was great, the weather was great!

At the Everest Base Camp, we split into two groups: those who stayed overnight at the Base Camp, and those who went down to Goraksherp to climb Kalapatar in the morning. Those who remained at the Base Camp met with a team of climbers on Mount Everest and Lhotse, they celebrated the Victory Day May 9. The evening ended with a festive dinner.

Yesterday we spent a night in Dengboche, today a trekking group descends to Namche Bazaar, and a group of climbers on Island Peak stays, waiting for the weather to climb it.

Guides: Sergey Avtomonov and Darya Sivova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The joined group of the 7 Summits Club, that is, three groups together, climbed Mount Elbrus

Today, the joined group of the 7 Summits Club climbed Western Peak of Mount Elbrus. The weather was favorable for us this time. From the top, we had an impressive view of the surrounding expanse. The group guides are Andrey Berezin and ... read more

Today, the joined group of the 7 Summits Club climbed Western Peak of Mount Elbrus. The weather was favorable for us this time. From the top, we had an impressive view of the surrounding expanse. The group guides are Andrey Berezin and Nikita Slotin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "Everest" group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" has completed acclimatization and started to rest before attempting to storm the summit

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Greetings from the Everest 2021 team from the slopes of Chomolungma! For the last few days, we've been completely out of touch with the outside world. We found high-altitude ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Greetings from the Everest 2021 team from the slopes of Chomolungma! For the last few days, we've been completely out of touch with the outside world.  We found high-altitude acclimatization along the famous slopes of Mount Everest: the Khumbu Icefall, the Valley of Silence, the Lhotse Wall... We've been everywhere more than once. The team has fulfilled the acclimatization plan - we have a high-altitude overnight stay in the third camp (7100 m). Now we go down to rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent on Kilimanjaro

News from Tanzania. The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m), all members of the team. More details will come later. Now we have to go down to 3800 in the camp Millennium. read more

News from Tanzania. The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m), all members of the team. More details will come later. Now we have to go down to 3800 in the camp Millennium.

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Red Hot Chickas and Pepper" climbed on Mount Huayna Potosi

Olga Rumyantseva, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello everyone from Bolivia! Our group "Red Hot Chickas and Pepper" climbed the most beautiful six-thousandth peak, Mount Huayna Potosi. It wasn't easy, but the view from the top made up for ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello everyone from Bolivia! Our group "Red Hot Chickas and Pepper" climbed the most beautiful six-thousandth peak, Mount Huayna Potosi. It wasn't easy, but the view from the top made up for all the difficulties. We very successfully managed to slip before the beginning of the snow storm to see these very beautiful views.

In the evening, we returned to La Paz to continue our adventures in Bolivia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club on Kilimanjaro operates according to plan B they have already reached the Barafu camp

Anastasia Kuznetsova, the 7 Summits Club guide, from Tanzania: News from Tanzania! Day 4 on Kilimanjaro. The 7 Summits Club group passed the test and now we go further according to plan B. That is, we pass two transitions in a day, and ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, the 7 Summits Club guide, from Tanzania: 

News from Tanzania! Day 4 on Kilimanjaro. The 7 Summits Club  group passed the test and now we go further according to plan B. That is, we pass two transitions in a day, and spend the night in the camp of Barafu at 4600 m. Next, according to the plan, the transition to the camp of Kosovo at 4800 and the assault on the summit. We started today from Barranco Camp, one of the most beautiful in Kilimanjaro. At night at the foot the city of Moshi twinkled and the stars shone, and in the morning opened a view of the entire massive of Kilimanjaro. We were able to walk along the Barranco wall in good weather and as soon as we climbed the wall, it started to drizzle. Then we enjoyed the beauty of the Karangu Valley and in the late afternoon we went up to Barafu, which means "snow camp"in Swahili. Hello and warm hugs from sunny Tanzania!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two 7 Summits Club Trekking Groups approach Mount Everest

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Today our group went up from Deboche to Dingboche. It seems that we have already begun to get used to moving in the clouds. The obvious plus is that it's not hot! But minus: limited visibility ... read more

 

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Today our group went up from Deboche to Dingboche. It seems that we have already begun to get used to moving in the clouds. The obvious plus is that it's not hot! But minus: limited visibility and dampness. But... For the second evening in a row, we have spectacular sunsets!!!

 

 

Daria Sivova, the 7 Summits Club guide: Today we went from Namche Bazar to Deboche from 3400m to 3800m. On the way, we visited the Tengboche Monastery at an altitude of 3867 meters above sea level. We were very lucky: we got into the service. In the evening, the main event of the day happened. We saw Everest and Lhotse for the first time! All these days there were very foggy, and we did not see the Himalayas. But this evening, while the whole group was waiting for dinner, one of our local guides came running to us and called us outside. To say that everyone was incredibly happy is to say nothing!

Tomorrow the whole group will go to Pheriche. Wish us good weather and good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club on Kilimanjaro acclimatized on the Lava Tower

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Tanzania: News from Kilimanjaro. The third day on the route. Today it was one of the key days - the acclimatization ascent on the Lava Tower, 4600 m. In the morning, a rainbow appeared ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Tanzania: News from Kilimanjaro. The third day on the route. Today it was one of the key days - the acclimatization ascent on the Lava Tower, 4600 m. In the morning, a rainbow appeared over the camp. As usual, we considered this a good sign. It was about 15 minutes, then the traditional rain began to fall, which accompanied the entire ascent and acclimatization on the Lava Tower. There, during lunch, we realized that we are higher than the second peak of Tanzania, Mount Meru (4550 m), higher than the highest peak in North Africa, Tubkal (4167 m) and comparable to the height of Mont Blanc. The descent also began in the rain, the road turned into a riverbed with many waterfalls and streams. But before entering the Baranko camp, fragments of the blue sky first appeared, and then the entire valley of insane beauty opened up as a reward for passing the stage. In the evening, at the Barranco camp at 3960 meters, we met the sunset, and at night at the foot of the Moshi lights shone and the stars shone. It was majestic! We've been waiting for this for so long!

Acclimatization takes place in the normal mode. In general, everything is fine.

Tomorrow we will have to overcome the 300-meter Barranco wall. We embrace everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and video from the trekking route of the 7 Summits Club groups

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits club: Namaste! On May 5, the group "Milk of the Yak's Wife" had a very tense and emotional day. From Namche Bazar we had to walk to Tengboche and a little lower to Deboche. We walked in the fog, under ... read more

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits club: Namaste! On May 5, the group "Milk of the Yak's Wife" had a very tense and emotional day. From Namche Bazar we had to walk to Tengboche and a little lower to Deboche. We walked in the fog, under dense clouds, admiring only the still-blooming rhododendrons.  We reached the Tengboche Monastery just in time for the evening service.

Apparently, the desire of all participants to finally see the mountains, and the prayers of the monks did their job. In the rays of the setting sun, in all its glory, the beautiful Ama-Dablam was opened to our eyes!!!

 

 

 

The second large group of the 7 Summits Club spent this day in the Namche Bazaar area.

Dasha Sivova, guide of the 7 Summits Club:

We walked to Everest View Point 3800m. On the way, we met the incredible beauty of local birds. Acclimatization is going well: the participants also feel good. The mood is still fighting! In the evening, we walked around the city. We found a lot of interesting cafes, but one thing won everyone over: Sherpa Barista.

Tomorrow, according to the plan, we will go to Tengboche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The location of groups of the 7 Summits Club "Everest Lhotse 2021" expedition during the second acclimatization rotation

This is Sergey Larin, the guide and doctor of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" from the Everest base camp. All our groups went to the final (hopefully) stage of acclimatization - the ascent to camp 3 (C3) 7300m. ... read more

This is Sergey Larin, the guide and doctor of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" from the Everest base camp. All our groups went to the final (hopefully) stage of acclimatization - the ascent to camp 3 (C3) 7300m. There is no Internet up the base camp, so Alex asked me to pass the news on. It is now noon 5.05. The first Everest group (guide Artem Rostovtsev) is in camp C2 6460m. The second Everest group (guide Alex Abramov) on the troute from C1 6060m to C2. The group Lhotse (guide Kotlyar) came to C1.

Now about the situation in Nepal. The government abruptly closed all domestic flights, including helicopter flights from 3.05. And they promise to close international flights from 6.05, that is, today at 24: 00. For us, it wasn't as sad as it could have been. Since helicopter transportation is still possible on special anti-COVID permits. For the supply of expeditions, it is possible to receive them. So we must not starve to death. Moreover, there is a stock of non-perishable products until mid-June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Participants of the 7 Summits Club program Orhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov successfully ascended Mera Peak

During this turbulent time in Nepal, we received wonderful news from our climbers. Yesterday, Orhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov, under the guidance of Nepalese guide Pemba Sherpa, successfully climbed Mera Peak (6483m). They returned to ... read more

During this turbulent time in Nepal, we received wonderful news from our climbers. Yesterday, Orhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov, under the guidance of Nepalese guide Pemba Sherpa, successfully climbed Mera Peak (6483m). They returned to the lodge this morning and plan to fly by helicopter to Kathmandu tomorrow.  We are very happy for the guys and congratulate them on their victory, especially since the ascent this year is not easy - a lot of snow and crevasses!

We pray for good weather in Nepal tomorrow morning and a window for helicopters!  For many, this is very important.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three groups of the 7 Summits Club went to the refuge on the slopes of Elbrus

On Elbrus, the weather is bad now: fog and precipitation. Today, three groups of the 7 Summits Club reached the refuge National Park and settled in cabins. They even had to dig up one of the cabins. After lunch, all the groups ... read more

On Elbrus, the weather is bad now: fog and precipitation.  Today, three groups of the 7 Summits Club reached the refuge “National Park” and settled in cabins.  They even had to dig up one of the cabins. After lunch, all the groups simultaneously went to snow and ice training sessions at an altitude of 4200 meters. The participants worked out interaction in a group, self-arrest with an ice axe, as well as movement on inclined fixed ropes. Tomorrow all groups plan to climb the Pastukhov Rocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two trekking groups of the 7 Summits Club met in Namche Bazaar

Greetings to all from Namche Bazaar from the participants and guides of the 7 Summits Club! Today, two of our groups spend the night in the Sherpa capital. A group with guides Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova climbed from the bottom ... read more

Greetings to all from Namche Bazaar from the participants and guides of the 7 Summits Club! Today, two of our groups spend the night in the Sherpa capital. A group with guides Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova climbed from the bottom today.

 

 

 

Everyone is in a fighting mood. The journey from Phagding to Namche Bazaar took us about 6-7 hours. It was a very scenic route, especially the Hillary Bridge hung with Nepalese flags. Tomorrow we will spend the whole day in the Sherpa capital. We are waiting for good weather. To see Mount Everest!

Another group with guides Maxim Shakirov and Alexander Spirin will spend the second night in Namche Bazaar today.

 

 

 

 

Today we made a small climb for acclimatization. The weather changed as we climbed the mountains, from a clear sky to a fog and clouds . We went up to Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center… The day turned out to be quite active, all the members of the group feel great, we are preparing for further climbing and trekking.

 

 

 

 

The groups of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" go to high-altitude acclimatization one by one

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Aloha, friends! The group "Lhotse 8516" will go to bed early today, as we go out at night to acclimatization rotation to the upper camps. We contacted Alexander Abramov and Artem ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Aloha, friends! The group "Lhotse 8516" will go to bed early today, as we go out at night to acclimatization rotation to the upper camps. We contacted Alexander Abramov and Artem Rostovtsev, guides of the Everest group on the radio. They're doing fine. They send greetings from camps 6050 and 6500!

 

 

 

 

 

Hot season on Elbrus. The 7 Summits Club have four climbing groups at once

The climbing season has begun on Elbrus. Now four groups are preparing to climb the highest point in Europe, Mount Elbrus. On the first day, the groups made an acclimatization rotation to the slopes of Cheget, to the Ai cafe (2100) or to ... read more

The climbing season has begun on Elbrus. Now four groups are preparing to climb the highest point in Europe, Mount Elbrus. On the first day, the groups made an acclimatization rotation to the slopes of Cheget, to the Ai cafe (2100) or to the Terskol Observatory. The weather was warm in spring today, participants could observe beautiful Elbrus.  Tomorrow, according to plan, all groups will go up to the shelter National Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club arrived in Lukla and went on the route

Hello everyone from Phakding from a group of trekkers, led by Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova! Today we successfully reached Lukla. We landed at the most picturesque and at the same time the most dangerous Airport in Tenzing-Hillary. It ... read more

Hello everyone from Phakding from a group of trekkers, led by Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova!  Today we successfully reached Lukla. We landed at the most picturesque and at the same time the most dangerous Airport in Tenzing-Hillary. It was an unforgettable adventure!

Then we went up to Phakding. We completed the route faster than usual. The whole team is in a great mood and looking forward to tomorrow. Tomorrow, according to the plan, there will be Hillary Bridge, Namche Bazaar and then - two days of rest. We are incredibly lucky with the weather!

 

 

In total, the 7 Summits Club now has seven groups going trekking routes in Nepal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from a unique African farm from the guides of the 7 Summits Club group. Tomorrow is the start of the Kilimanjaro climb

Anastasia Kuznetsova, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: News from Tanzania. In the morning, we visited the most interesting place - the Macau Farm animal rehabilitation center. Wounded or stray animals are brought here, and they find their ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: News from Tanzania.  In the morning, we visited the most interesting place - the Macau Farm animal rehabilitation center. Wounded or stray animals are brought here, and they find their home and care here. We were present at the feeding of baby elephants and zebras.

And in the evening, our group gathered at the hotel. Equipment checked, backpacks stacked. Tomorrow we will start the ascent!  Kilimanjaro is waiting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new group of the 7 Summits Club together with the guide Olya Rumyantseva started their journey in Bolivia

Olya Rumyantseva, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Bolivia: Last night, completely exhausted, but not broken by the long journey, the second group of participants in our adventures arrived in La Paz. During the night, they recovered a ... read more

Olya Rumyantseva, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Bolivia: Last night, completely exhausted, but not broken by the long journey, the second group of participants in our adventures arrived in La Paz. During the night, they recovered a little, adapted to the local time and altitude of 3600. Therefore, early in the morning we went to get acquainted with the most interesting places in La Paz.

We looked at the Moon Valley, collected potions at the witch market, fed pigeons in the main square of the country. Along the way, they came up with a name: Red hot chicas pepper. 

Tomorrow we will go to Lake Titkaka and the legendary Island of the Sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Everest group of the 7 Summits Club expedition "Everest-Lhotse 2021" returned to the base camp after the first acclimatization rotation

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: News of the Everest-2021 expedition. Huge greetings to all! Over the past three days, we made an important acclimatization rotation and consolidated our success with an overnight ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:  News of the Everest-2021 expedition. Huge greetings to all! Over the past three days, we made an important acclimatization rotation and consolidated our success with an overnight stay in the Camp-2 at 6500m. There is no way to bypass the Khumbu icefall on the way up and down, there is only one way. And this path changes every day, the glacier creeps about a meter a day, and sometimes the seraks fall... While we were climbing, everyone was a little worried, but everything went smoothly. Overnight stays at 6100 and 6500 are a credit to us, and now a well-deserved rest in the base camp.