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Victor Saunders on Elbrus

Group of Victor Saunders (known English guide, climber and writer) today climbedMount Elbrus. Two climbers reached the summit, one could not. The weather conditions were very hard. Today's climb was made at the third attempt, before that a ... read more

Group of Victor Saunders (known English guide, climber and writer) today climbedMount Elbrus. Two climbers reached the summit, one could not. The weather conditions were very hard. Today's climb was made at the third attempt, before that a storm, strong gale and poor visibility made it impossible to reach far then Pastukhov rocks.

Before Elbrus the group climbed the second highest peak of the Caucasus- Dykhtau.

 

Victor Saunders

Alex Abramov: bad weather on Elbrus

Hello! This is Alex Abramov. I am currently working as a guide ofTyumenteam of 10 climbers. Weather is disgusting. We went yesterday to Cheget; it was hail, very strong winds. The guys got it. Yesterday they took the new equipment in our ... read more

Hello! This is Alex Abramov. I am currently working as a guide ofTyumenteam of 10 climbers. Weather is disgusting. We went yesterday to Cheget; it was hail, very strong winds. The guys got it. Yesterday they took the new equipment in our shop. I hope everything will be good now.

Now we are trying to climb the shelter Bochki, on the slopes ofMount Elbrus. The weather is bad. The cable car is not working. But we are going.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peak Communism - summit !

7 Summits, hello! This is Dmitry Ermakov from the slopes of Peak Communism. Yesterday, August 19, all the remaining group in the amount of four people climbed to the top ofCommunism Peak. These were Andrey Podolyan, Sergei Shchekoldin, ... read more

7 Summits, hello! This is Dmitry Ermakov from the slopes of Peak Communism. Yesterday, August 19, all the remaining group in the amount of four people climbed to the top ofCommunism Peak. These were Andrey Podolyan, Sergei Shchekoldin, Dmitry Ermakov and our local guide Misha. Now we go down to the base camp. The weather is beautiful, a mood is great . So, all is well. Hello!

Start of an expedition of the Travelers Club "Parallel to Ararat

On August 18, a new group of 7 Summits Club flew toTurkeyto climb Ararat. They are our friends fromNizhny Novgorod, from the club of travelers "Parallel". 6 people from Nizhny Novgorod and two participants fromMoscowandSt. Petersburg. And ... read more

On August 18, a new group of 7 Summits Club flew toTurkeyto climb Ararat. They are our friends fromNizhny Novgorod, from the club of travelers "Parallel". 6 people from Nizhny Novgorod and two participants fromMoscowandSt. Petersburg. And our guide Luba Pershina.

Now the group is in a camp at 3200 meters. The team is trying to acclimatize before storming the biblical mountain.

Photos from the World Class expedition on Mont Blanc

  Traverse of Mont Blanc was made by the fitness clubs World Class team with guides of the 7 Summits Club. Team (11 people): Alexey Levkin - Coach World Class, organizer fitness tour ofMont Blanc, Igor Konovalov - coach of the World ... read more

 

Traverse of Mont Blanc was made by the fitness clubs World Class team with guides of the 7 Summits Club.

Team (11 people):

Alexey Levkin - Coach World Class, organizer fitness tour ofMont Blanc,

Igor Konovalov - coach of the World Class,

Dmitry Onishchenko,

Anton Kuzkin,

Maxim Kozin,

Sergey Zhukovsky.

Daria Ufimtseva,

Tatiana Monakhova,

Natalia Fraiman,

Oksana Avdeeva

Irina Redina.

Guides:

Denis Savelyev,

Artem Rostovtsev,

Boris Tenigin,

Pavel Milanov,

Tina Taova - Tour of "7 Summits Club".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News from Elbrus: Yesterday, a group made its way through the storm to the top

Yesterday, 15/08/2012, the following members of an international group of 7 Summits Club reached the summit: Geoffrey Ritchie Wood,George Mark Chambers Beattie,Derek John Mahon,Rasmus David Bugge Henriksen,Bent Henriksen. Noel Richmond ... read more

Yesterday, 15/08/2012, the following members of an international group of 7 Summits Club reached the summit:

Geoffrey Ritchie Wood,
George Mark Chambers Beattie,
Derek John Mahon,
Rasmus David Bugge Henriksen,
Bent Henriksen.

Noel Richmond Hanna was their guide, he ascended the summit of the two days - 14.08 and 15.08.

08/14/2012 the ascent and ski descent made by:

Noel Richmond Hanna,
Adam Paul Leeb,
Eberhard AAlfred Lange.

From 16 people in the group, only eight made it to the summit! According to witnesses, who on the same day was on the mountain, at the top you can just lie! Wind is not even allowed to walk on all fours!
This is a very good result, because the weather is nasty, snowing with rain and terrible wind. And the forecast is until bleak!

 

Tomorrow we start our attempt on Communism Peak. PHOTOS from Korzheneva !

7 Summits, hello! This is Dima Ermakov from the base camp Moskvin glade. Today, our holiday is completed. Tomorrow we will go up to the side of Communism Peak. Four people will try go to the top: Dmitry Ermakov, Andrew Podolyan, Sergey ... read more

7 Summits, hello! This is Dima Ermakov from the base camp Moskvin glade. Today, our holiday is completed. Tomorrow we will go up to the side of Communism Peak. Four people will try go to the top: Dmitry Ermakov, Andrew Podolyan, Sergey Schekoldin and our local guide Misha. Gena Maykov, Vladimir Danilov and Mikhail Filippov will wait for the helicopter. They plan to fly out 18th of August, by the first flight. All members feel good, all are rested. So, all is well with us. Hello!

 

Communism Peak

 

Photos from Korzhenevskaa Peak

 

 

 

The Summit Ridge

 

The Summit !

 

Communism Peak

 

 

World Class Team on Mont Blanc

  Just we finished the first phase of World Class Team to ascend to the highest point in Western Europe - Mont Blanc. Today the team have made a simple acclimatization walk to the summit of Mont Joly (2525 m). All love it! Weather was ... read more

 

Just we finished the first phase of World Class Team to ascend to the highest point in Western Europe - Mont Blanc. Today the team have made a simple acclimatization walk to the summit of Mont Joly (2525 m). All love it! Weather was great! Guides (Denis Saveliev and Artem Rostovtsev) noted that the group is strong enough prepared. At least 2 months before the trip, all participants were trained in a special program to maximize the chances of a successful ascent.

The team (11 people):

Alex Levkin - Coach World Class, the organizer of the fitness of the tour of Mont Blanc,

Igor Konovalov - World Class Coach,

Dmytry Onishchenko,

Anton Kuzkin ,

Maxim Kozin,

Sergei Zhukovsky,

Daria Ufimtseva,

Tatiana Monakhova,

Natalia Fraiman,

Oksana Avdeeva,

Irina Redina .

Guides:

Denis Saveliev

Artem Rostovtsev

Boris Tenigin

Pavel Milanov

Tina Taova - co-organizer of the tour of the "7 Summits Club", a photographer :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A short account of the ascent of Elbrus from the North

An international team was working on the program “Elbrus from the north”. Three members reached the eastern peak of Mount Elbrus. This: Charles Wesley Clements III (U.S.), Ionut Radu Ropota (Romania) and James Richardson ... read more

An international team was working on the program “Elbrus from the north”. Three members reached the eastern peak of Mount Elbrus. This: Charles Wesley Clements III (U.S.), Ionut Radu Ropota (Romania) and James Richardson (Canada). Another climber Charles Wesley Clements II reached an altitude of 5350m. Two person did not summit attempt. This is Adam Roberts (Canada) and Grant Lester (UK). All climbers are down to Kislovodsk, are happy and plan for next year to conquer the Mount Elbrus from the south side. In the evening at a gala dinner guides presented certificates to all participants of the expedition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denis Saveliev with group climbed Matterhorn

 We made it ! And made fast enough - for 5 hours to the summit and back at 7 hours. It's faster than many local guides, but we were three. The weather was great, but eve was snow and the state of the route was "not very good" on the ... read more

 We made it ! And made fast enough - for 5 hours to the summit and back at 7 hours. It's faster than many local guides, but we were three. The weather was great, but eve was snow and the state of the route was "not very good" on the rocks - a lot of snow We are very pleased with the ascent. I heartily congratulate my fellow Roman Grezky and Alexei Kabanov. It was not easy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

International group of Luda Korobeshko climbed Mount Elbrus

Hi! It is Ludmila Korobeshko from Pastukhov Rocks. So, now our multi-ethnic group descended? We reached almost in full the top, the western summit of Elbrus. One climber, Brazilian, failed to reach the top. For her it was the first ... read more

Hi! It is Ludmila Korobeshko from Pastukhov Rocks. So, now our multi-ethnic group descended? We reached almost in full the top, the western summit of Elbrus. One climber, Brazilian, failed to reach the top. For her it was the first experience in the mountains. In general, we have risen fast enough, go down also quickly. It should be noted that the "ringleader" was Irena, and the men ran after her. And it should be noted, of course, Catherine, for which it was also the first experience in the mountains. Interestingly, she won the trip on the joint action of the Red Fox and 7 Summits Club. It was hard for her, but she managed, and now she runs down, so that we could not hijack her. In general, we're having a good time and enjoy life. But we finally celebrate, of course, when the go down to his shelter. Hello!

 

Photos from the expedition to Peak Lenin

The group led by Victor Bobok successfully reached the summit of Lenin Peak. Here are some photos from this expedition. Summiters: Andrew Filkov, Alexander Morozov, Lilia Boguchara and Victor Bobok.             ... read more

The group led by Victor Bobok successfully reached the summit of Lenin Peak. Here are some photos from this expedition. Summiters: Andrew Filkov, Alexander Morozov, Lilia Boguchara and Victor Bobok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marina Nemirova from Tokyo

Greetings from Tokyo! Yesterday, the entire group gathered in Tokyo. And today we went to the foot of Mount Fuji. Yesterday, we went sightseeing in Tokyo. It is very hot, the temperature 32, humidity 95%. Tonight we're going to go to the ... read more

Greetings from Tokyo! Yesterday, the entire group gathered in Tokyo. And today we went to the foot of Mount Fuji. Yesterday, we went sightseeing in Tokyo. It is very hot, the temperature 32, humidity 95%. Tonight we're going to go to the top of Mount Fuji. Hello from Japan from Marina ! Good-bye!

Lenin Peak - SUMMIT !

Our guide Victor Bobok reports from the slopes of Lenin Peak. Today at 2:00 p.m. the full group reached the summit of Lenin Peak. Now they go down. Everything is OK!       read more

Our guide Victor Bobok reports from the slopes of Lenin Peak. Today at 2:00 p.m. the full group reached the summit of Lenin Peak. Now they go down. Everything is OK!

 

 

 

The group of Dima Ermakov descended for rest to the Korzhenevskaya base camp

Dima Ermakov from Moskvin's glade:  Today we went down from a height of 5800 to rest. Under the plan, we will have three days off, that is, today, tomorrow and after tomorrow. I think our choice is very good. Now it snows, even in base ... read more

Dima Ermakov from Moskvin's glade:  Today we went down from a height of 5800 to rest. Under the plan, we will have three days off, that is, today, tomorrow and after tomorrow. I think our choice is very good. Now it snows, even in base camp. The bad weather. We are pleased that we fulfilled the plan of acclimatization. And we can rest and in bad weather.

 Today we celebrate the birthday of Vladimir Danilov, who turned 50 yesterday. So we are fine, everybody feels fine. We went to sauna, now we are clean as a pig. Hello!

 

Ludmila Korobeshko: Our group has made The cross of Elbrus!

So, our team made not only traverse but a real “cross” of Elbrus! To be honest, before the ascent, we had doubts. That was the fact that it was necessary to carry heavy backpacks. And quite a large length of the route. But most ... read more

So, our team made not only traverse but a real “cross” of Elbrus! To be honest, before the ascent, we had doubts. That was the fact that it was necessary to carry heavy backpacks. And quite a large length of the route. But most importantly was the weather. Forecast for next 4 days was bad. Constant snowfalls. The whole evening before climbing, rain pouring on barrels. However, at 3 a.m. the rain stopped. And even the stars appeared in the sky. As early as 7 a.m., our “top five” reached the saddle. And at 8:30 we were at the top of the Western Summit. Hooray! It's cold. But the traditional picture of the flag and with a golf club made! Tired, we are running down. Along the way we welcome our friends from the group of "classic." At the head turned an idea - there is still Eastern Summit. And we must go at it with heavy backpacks?? May be not climb it. In the end, it is our whim. The program does not include it..

But no one said this aloud. We drank tea, shouldered the rucksacks and went up to the Eastern Peak. Now we are six. We were joined by guide from Nothern Elbrus region Andrew Berezin. Wind increased. And it blows almost all the time in the face. We put on masks, those who have. And at last, the edge of the crater. A little more and - the Eastern summit. Almost all cameras were frozen. We start a descent on North. Weather deteriorates very quickly. Snow, a blizzard. Distant thunder. We try to go as quickly as possible. The forces were at the end. Good, that the storm is aside. At 3.30 p.m. we were in the camp at 3600. Compote. We meet old friends. It's great. And it's great that we have carried out our plan.

In the cross-traverse were:

Kyrill Muraviev

Vitaly Simonovic

Sergey Dmitriev

Mark Hornell

Andrei Berezin

Ludmila Korobeshko

 

 

Photos from Turkey

  The group of Igor Kaliayev had made a trip from Ararat mountains to Istambul                                             ... read more

 

The group of Igor Kaliayev had made a trip from Ararat mountains to Istambul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Lonchinsky about Mont Blanc climb attempt

Alex Lonchinsky sends a message from the foothills ofMont Blanc. "Today, I said good by to my group, which is leaving on July 21. We worked according to our plan. We conducted our acclimatization training on walking in the snow on the ... read more

Alex Lonchinsky sends a message from the foothills ofMont Blanc. "Today, I said good by to my group, which is leaving on July 21. We worked according to our plan. We conducted our acclimatization training on walking in the snow on the slopes of Aiguille du Midi. Then we went up to the Tête Rousse. The next day, we had a early exit to safely cross "the couloir of death."

And here we are at the Gouter Hut, a rest before an early start at 2:00 am. They promised good weather, but a strong wind was blowing. But we still went out. In a good pace, we reached the refuge of Vallot were there to relax. At this time the wind increased. Unfortunately, we were unable to overcome in such a windy conditions the summit ridge. I had to turn back.

All groups turn back, we decide to go down, too. On the same day we went down to Chamonix. 20th of July we went for a walk on the Mer de Glace. Very beautiful place with views of the Petit Dru famous face. Mont Blanc was all in the clouds...

All people are in good health, good mood. There remains a small residue due to the fact that they could not reach the top. Good-bye!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first part of acclimatization program on Peak Lenin

After breakfast we went out on the slopes of the peak Petrovsky, past the cemetery of climbers and paragliders, and paying tribute to thos brave and selfless people. Ahead was a steep grassy slopes and talus. We were able to gain a height ... read more

After breakfast we went out on the slopes of the peak Petrovsky, past the cemetery of climbers and paragliders, and paying tribute to thos brave and selfless people. Ahead was a steep grassy slopes and talus. We were able to gain a height of 400 meters in 2 hours, in a good pace without shortness of breath and other signs of lack of acclimatization. We went up into several smaller peaks in a scree ridge. Above 4000m the weather turned bad. The descent took place without incident under the falling snow, but at an acceptable visibility. Everything goes according to plans and with absolutely right acclimatization.

With regards to our family and friends!

Igor Pohvalin, Andrew Filkov, Alexander Morozov, Lilia Boguchara and Victor Bobok.(guide of the 7 Summits Club)