Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Kaliningrad-Kamchatka" climbed Mount Elbrus. Congratulations!

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region. Today, the first group the 7 Summits Club of this season climbed the Western peak of Elbrus. Snow on the slopes in places was above the ... read more

 

 Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from the Elbrus region:

News of the Elbrus region.  Today, the first group the 7 Summits Club of this season climbed the Western peak of Elbrus. Snow on the slopes in places was above the knees.  According to the forecast, heavy clouds were expected in the first half of the day, but the forecast did not come true and views of the surrounding area opened from the top.  Guides of the Berezin&Semenov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 cool photos! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Touching Everest" has successfully completed the program. Participants are waiting for a helicopter

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Greetings to all from the group "Touching Everest"! It is all over, almost, except for a small nuance the participants are waiting for a helicopter to fly to Kathmandu. And the ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

Greetings to all from the group "Touching Everest"! It is all over, almost, except for a small nuance – the participants are waiting for a helicopter to fly to Kathmandu. And the helicopter is waiting for good weather, and the weather is not promised today. Yesterday we descended from the second high-altitude camp to the base camp without much difficulty. The burning sun and accumulated fatigue made it a little difficult to enjoy a walk along the majestic. And today all people are already at a low start towards big cities. Except for the guide, who goes up again at night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club Everest-22 climbed to Camp-1. The second acclimatization rotation has begun.

The main team of the 7 Summits Everest-22 Club climbed to Camp-1. The second acclimatization rotation has begun. Olga Rumyantseva: Today we got up at two o'clock in the morning and again climbed into the first camp through the Khumbu ... read more

The main team of the 7 Summits Everest-22 Club climbed to Camp-1. The second acclimatization rotation has begun.

Olga Rumyantseva: Today we got up at two o'clock in the morning and again climbed into the first camp through the Khumbu icefall. Well, what? We did it. But for a while there was such a terrible heat that everyone swam. Therefore, the second icefall cross turned out to be physically not easier, but even more difficult. Tomorrow we will go to the second camp.

 

Some photos from Mingma Gelu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three groups of the 7 Summits Club are on trekking to the Everest base camp by almost the same route at once

Three groups of the 7 Summits Club have already ascended to the village of Deboche. Two of them are guided by the guides of the 7 Summits Club. Olga Startseva and Maria Besogonova work with VIP group. Aleksandr Dorojukov heads the Namaste ... read more

Three groups of the 7 Summits Club have already ascended to the village of Deboche. Two of them are guided by the guides of the 7 Summits Club. Olga Startseva and Maria Besogonova work with VIP group. Aleksandr Dorojukov heads the Namaste Shalom Aleikum group. And the fastest is the group that was assembled by the summiter of Mount Everest last year, Eduard Kubatov from Kyrgyzstan. It included his friends from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Kaliningrad-Kamchatka" climbed in harsh conditions to a height of 4,400 meters on the slopes of Elbrus

Andrey Berezin, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, from the Elbrus region: News of Elbrus! Kaliningrad-Kamchatka Group continues acclimatization on Elbrus. Today, according to the plan, we had an ascent to the Pastukhov Rocks. May ... read more

 Andrey Berezin, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, from the Elbrus region:

News of Elbrus!  “Kaliningrad-Kamchatka” Group continues acclimatization on Elbrus. Today, according to the plan, we had an ascent to the Pastukhov Rocks.  May Elbrus is harsh, and the weather was unfavorable, so we did not reach the goal, but only up to an altitude of 4400 meters. There, to consolidate high-altitude acclimatization, we spent about an hour drinking tea, eating sweets, taking pictures and baiting stories.  Tomorrow we have a day of rest and preparation for the ascent.  Guides Berezin & Semenov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Touching Everest" climbed beyond the 7000 meters mark and fulfilled the main goal of the program

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Greetings to all from the group "Touching Everest"! We touched Everest very well today. It was both cold and hot. The team admitted that it was not easy, but very informative. We ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

Greetings to all from the group "Touching Everest"! We touched Everest very well today. It was both cold and hot. The team admitted that it was not easy, but very informative. We got a great experience for future ascents. Tried additional oxygen. All the participants have already gone down to the camp-2, tomorrow morning we are going down to the base camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club under the "Touching Everest" program has passed the Khumbu icefall and is spending the night in Camp 2

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Over the past two days, the group "Touching Everest" has climbed from the base camp to the second high-altitude camp at an altitude of 6400m. Everyone passed the baptism of the ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

Over the past two days, the group "Touching Everest" has climbed from the base camp to the second high-altitude camp at an altitude of 6400m. Everyone passed the baptism of the Khumbu icefall steadfastly, they were almost not afraid. The move from the first high-altitude camp to the second was planned with the support of additional oxygen, but the group decided to test themselves and pass it without doping. We coped perfectly, although in the first part of the route strong gusts of wind were a little disturbing. Tonight, the participants will have the opportunity to restore their strength with oxygen before tomorrow's decisive exit to 7100 m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anewgroup of the 7 Summits Club began acclimatization for Elbrus climb on the slopes of Mount Cheget

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from the Elbrus region: News of the Elbrus region. The first of new season group of the 7 Summits Club has started active acclimatization on the slopes of Cheget. Today we went up to the Ai ... read more

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from the Elbrus region:

News of the Elbrus region.  The first of new season group of the 7 Summits Club has started active acclimatization on the slopes of Cheget.  Today we went up to the Ai cafe. Snow gradually melts from the slopes of Cheget, but in places the trail passes through snowfields.  In the afternoon we visited the rental, where we got the necessary equipment.  Now we are preparing for tomorrow's exit.  Tomorrow we will move to the shelter National Park, altitude 3900 m. There we will continue acclimatization and preparation for the ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olga Rumyantseva's unique report on the first acclimatization rotation of the 7 Summits Club group on Everest

Olga Rumyantseva works as a mountain guide in 7 Summits Club. However, in this expedition she is just a participant. After the first acclimatization rotation, she sent a large report, available in Russian. And 46 photos have been added to ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva works as a mountain guide in 7 Summits Club. However, in this expedition she is just a participant. After the first acclimatization rotation, she sent a large report, available in Russian. And 46 photos have been added to the report – a complete description of the Khumbu icefall in its current state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Namaste Shalom Aleikum" flew to Lukla and started a walking route

Alexander Dorojukov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Greetings to all from the Namaste Shalom Aleikum group going to the Everest Base Camp! Today we had an anxious day. We were waiting for the weather for the flight to Lukla. we ... read more

Alexander Dorojukov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

Greetings to all from the Namaste Shalom Aleikum group going to the Everest Base Camp! Today we had an anxious day. We were waiting for the weather for the flight to Lukla. we were worried and worried, and in the end we flew out. Then, according to the program, we moved to the village of Phaking. Along the way, we had to meet well-known suspension bridges and, of course, beautiful views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report of Alex Abramov on the first acclimatization rotation beyond the Khumbu icefall

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal: Late yesterday, until 12 o'clock at night, our team was returning from camp 2 6400m to the Base Camp. Therefore, it was not possible to ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal:

Late yesterday, until 12 o'clock at night, our team was returning from camp 2 6400m to the Base Camp. Therefore, it was not possible to congratulate on May 1 and send a report. All well done, everyone got to the place. It was snowing all day and even photos were difficult to take. Today, May 2, we wash, sleep, go for a massage. We eat the best mutton in BC from our Chef. By the way, a Russian guy named Sergey woke me up in the morning. He bought my book "The Height-Altitude Gene". And he brought it to the Base Camp, asked me to sign it. Such are our events.

We are resting until May 5th. Early on May 5, into battle again, with the aim of climbing to Camp 7300m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Groups of the 7 Summits Club begin their journey to the Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club simultaneously begin their trekking to the Everest base camp. Their routes differ only slightly. In one, Alexander Dorojukov works as a guide, in the other two women Maria Bessogonova and Olga Startseva. ... read more

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club simultaneously begin their trekking to the Everest base camp.  Their routes differ only slightly. In one, Alexander Dorojukov works as a guide, in the other two women – Maria Bessogonova and Olga Startseva. All participants successfully flew to Kathmandu and stayed in a hotel.  The guides inspected equipment, all people walked around the Tamel and part of the group managed to visit the Monkey Temple - Swayambunath. In one of the groups we have the youngest participant - the boy Savva, who is 12 years old.

In the evening they had a festive welcome dinner in the unique restaurant of traditional Nepali cuisine at The Dwarika's Hotel. Everyone is flying to Lukla tomorrow. The mood is great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes by Olga Rumyantseva. The team of the 7 Summits Club returned to the base camp from the first acclimatization rotation

Olga Rumyantseva, a member of the expedition: The Everest-22 team descended from Camp 2 at an altitude of 6500 to the base camp. And again we passed through the Khumbu icefall. For the next three days, we will all rest and sleep off. Well, ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, a member of the expedition: The Everest-22 team descended from Camp 2 at an altitude of 6500 to the base camp. And again we passed through the Khumbu icefall. For the next three days, we will all rest and sleep off. Well, I will have time to tell detailed stories just in these three days.

You asked if there is snow in the base camp. Compare with the photos of the days when we just arrived with today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes by Olga Rumyantseva a member of the 7 Summits Club Everest expedition. Transfer to Camp 2, Valley of Silence

We came to Camp Two at an altitude of 6450 meters. Compared to yesterday, it is an easy walk along the plane and a gradual climb. But the height makes itself felt. We have a very limited amount of Internet. Therefore, I will not abuse it. ... read more

We came to Camp Two at an altitude of 6450 meters. Compared to yesterday, it is an easy walk along the plane and a gradual climb. But the height makes itself felt.

We have a very limited amount of Internet. Therefore, I will not abuse it. And for your patience, here is our beautiful morning view of the Everest - Lhotse traverse from the first camp.

 

 

 View of the second camp. Well, as experts suggest, this is the Valley of Silence.

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club (the program "Touching Everest") came to the base camp and has already ice training

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: The team "Touching Everest" reached the base camp. We spent the previous two nights in the town of Lobuche, recovering from a vigorous climb. Which was not superfluous at all. ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

The team "Touching Everest" reached the base camp. We spent the previous two nights in the town of Lobuche, recovering from a vigorous climb. Which was not superfluous at all. Now at the base camp we are preparing for the main event – the "touch" itself. Today we held rope classes on the ice, we felt confident, tomorrow we will repeat and fix it. And then – into the icefall!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-2022" held the first ice training and is preparing to cross the icefall

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal: News of the Everest 2022 expedition. Today our team held ice training sessions. All participants learned a lot of new things. How to walk ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal:

News of the Everest 2022 expedition. Today our team held ice training sessions. All participants learned a lot of new things. How to walk with jumar. What is means of self-arrest and most importantly, how to walk up the stairs over crevasses. And there are a lot of crevsses on the Khumbu icefall this year. Many thanks to our team of Sherpas who prepared the traces and controlled the process!  Tonight we are going out for the overnight to Camp 1 6000m and then we will go up to camp 2 6400m and come back. This will be the first acclimatization rotation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes by Olga Rumyantseva. Description of the 7 Summits Club Expedition Base Camp

Let me, after all, fulfill my promise and start talking about how our camp is organized. Here it is. Or rather, ours it is in the right part of the frame, outlined by yellow tents. That is, light green. The participants of the ... read more

 Let me, after all, fulfill my promise and start talking about how our camp is organized.

Here it is. Or rather, ours – it is in the right part of the frame, outlined by yellow tents.

That is, light green. The participants of the expedition live in them - a slender row of 12 tents, guides and superiors - a row of smaller tents.

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, everyone is interested to know how it is inside.  It's nice inside. These are two-layer insulated tents. Each tent is for one person. A small dressing room with hooks for clothes and hanging shelves.

And the main, insulated room, where there is a folding bed, mattress, blanket, pillow, small table.

The pillow, however, is so high that it is impossible to sleep on it.

Electricity is installed in the tent.

From a solar battery - very weak, but enough to keep the light on and it was possible to charge, for example, a powerbank through the USB connector.

There is also an extension 220. It is powered by a generator that is turned on from 17 to 22.

But it hasn't been working in my room for the second day. They promise to fix it. But not yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurray! The electricity was fixed for me.

But you can also charge electrical appliances in the dining salon, where there are several tables, an inflatable sofa, there are a bunch of extension cords and besides, it is heating.

There are also various board games and one paper book "Anna Karenina".

The dining salon is connected to the bar. In the bar, as usual, they pour. There is also a hair dryer, as it turned out today. Which is very valuable.

In the general photos, these are two hemispheres standing side by side.

 

 

 

 

Moving on. The long purple is the kitchen. Here the chef from La Sherpa restaurant makes wonders.

I'll tell you more about them later.

 On the contrary, there are utility rooms in an orange large tent. And in the largest, white hemisphere there is a dining room.  That is, a restaurant with a panoramic view of the glacier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are two washbasins next to the dining room. There is soap, antiseptic, paper towels.

In the mornings and evenings, warm water is poured there. So it's very comfortable to wash. But liquid soap is mostly frozen.

 

 

 

 

 

Well, since we are talking about washing, here is our washing room for you. It is located in a large orange tent. There is a dressing room where you can undress and a room where there are huge pots of hot water on the gas. There are also barrels of cold water.

The technology is simple: a basin, a ladle, mix water and wash. The main thing is, taking hot water, do not forget to add cold water to the pan so that it warms up for others.

There is also a portable shower where you need to pour water, but for me it's somehow easier with a basin.

The water is not constantly heated. They turn it on after breakfast and turn it off somewhere in two or three hours, when it gets cold and it won't work to wash without risking getting sick.

 

 

 

We have another big orange tent of the same size. It is a massage room. Well,  inside the masseur lives by himself. While the sun is shining outside, as in all other tents, it is warm. As soon as the sun disappears, it becomes noticeably cool and it is better not to go for a massage.

And so the massage is wonderful.

Here, by the way, is our masseur. He has lived all his life in Kathmandu, he has never been to the mountains. This is his first high-altitude experience.

To acclimatize, he went trekking with us from Lukla and said that the higher the mountains, the more they admire him.

 

 

There is also a tent where the doctor lives. His medical office is also there. Fortunately, I haven't been inside yet.

 

 

 

Well, everyone, as usual, is interested in what's going on with the toilet.

You probably noticed several purple houses of a characteristic shape. That's what they are.

And inside it looks like this. Considering where we are, it's just gorgeous.

 That's all, actually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-2022" inhabits the base camp, Puja

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal: Today was the opening day of the camp Puja ceremony. The entire team of participants and Sherpas gathered in the center of our camp. There ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal:

Today was the opening day of the camp – Puja ceremony. The entire team of participants and Sherpas gathered in the center of our camp. There a monk was reading a prayer.

It started snowing. But we persisted in praying.

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Touching Everest" program is moving from Periche to Lobuche today

Artem Rostovtsev, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Greetings to all from Periche from the team "Touching Everest". We are gradually gaining a foothold at new heights, today we spent the night at 4250m. We go according to the ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

Greetings to all from Periche from the team "Touching Everest". We are gradually gaining a foothold at new heights, today we spent the night at 4250m. We go according to the plan, along a beautiful path, in a good mood. Today we are moving to Lobuche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-2022" climbed to the base camp

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal: Today, the team of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-2022" reached the Base Camp, where they were met by a team of Sherpas. First of all, the ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal:

Today, the team of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-2022" reached the Base Camp, where they were met by a team of Sherpas.  First of all, the participants went to the bar, the traditional resting place of the team members. And then the participants were waiting for a great dinner from the chef.  Tomorrow there will be a celebration of the opening of the camp – Puja.