Photos from the Crimea. The 7 Summits Club guides Natalia Marinkevich and Alexander Abramov on Ai-Nikola rocks

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Crimea: Our mountaineering school in Crimea continues its work. Today, the guides of the 7 Summits Club Natalia Marinkevich and Alexander Abramov trained on the Ai-Nikola rocks. We ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Crimea: Our mountaineering school in Crimea continues its work. Today, the guides of the 7 Summits Club Natalia Marinkevich and Alexander Abramov trained on the Ai-Nikola rocks. We were preparing new routes for the participants of the next shift, who come next week. Tomorrow, according to the plan, there will be training in Simeiz and making a new route on the Koshka rock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second group of preparation courses for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and in Antarctica completes classes on the slopes of the gloomy Elbrus

Alexey Lonchinsky, coach, guide of the 7 Summits Club from the Elbrus region: The 7 Summits Club is completing the second group of training courses for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and in Antarctica. All the days on Elbrus, the weather ... read more

Alexey Lonchinsky, coach, guide of the 7 Summits Club from the Elbrus region: The 7 Summits Club is completing the second group of training courses for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and  in Antarctica. All the days on Elbrus, the weather conditions were difficult. A lot of snow fell, avalanche danger appeared. However, the entire program was executed.

The course participants practiced on technical snow climbing skills and belay on snow slopes, basic skills of climbing on ice in crampons, organization of belay on ice screw, climbing with fixed lines. The participants learned how to set up a tent camp in the snow, build protective wind walls from firn blocks, tear off and equip snow caves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second group of training preparation courses for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and in Antarctica began work in the Elbrus region

Alexey Lonchinsky, guide of the 7 Summits Club from the Elbrus region: Yesterday, the second group of training preparation courses for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and Antarctica arrived. Yesterday I checked the equipment, today we had a ... read more

Alexey Lonchinsky, guide of the 7 Summits Club from the Elbrus region: Yesterday, the second group of training  preparation courses for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and Antarctica arrived. Yesterday I checked the equipment, today we had a lecture on the use of public equipment (sledges, kitchen, tents). Then we went for a walk on snowshoes, set up a tent camp, and studied the operation of a gasoline burner. Then we repeated the movement on fixed lines and other techniques of working with the rope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening of the spring season of the Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club on the rocks of the Crimea

Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko, together with the guides of the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club in the Crimea, climb the Swan Wing rock in Simeiz by new routes. Its were prepared by local guides under the guidance of ... read more

Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko, together with the guides of the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club in the Crimea, climb the Swan Wing rock in Simeiz by new routes. Its were prepared by local guides under the guidance of Alexander Marinkevich. Today, a new route was climbed, it was called "Geese-Swans", 5b along the edge of the Swan Wing rock against the background of the sea. The spring climbing season in the Crimea is open!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and videos from the final day of the first group of courses on preparation for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and Vinson

The first group of courses of the 7 Summits Club in preparation for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and in Antarctica has completed its work. On the final day, the team made an attempt to climb to the top of Elbrus. Due to the poor weather ... read more

The first group of courses of the 7 Summits Club in preparation for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and in Antarctica has completed its work. On the final day, the team made an attempt to climb to the top of Elbrus. Due to the poor weather forecast, it was decided that it would be possible to limit the ascent to an altitude of about 5000 meters. The strong wind made reaching the summit too risky, and the conditions were quite harsh. See what the participants say about the course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club provides a preparation course for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and Vinson in the Elbrus region

The 7 Summits Club completes the first part of the preparation course for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and Antarctica. Under the guidance of the Club's President Alexander Abramov and our other experienced guides, the course participants ... read more

 The 7 Summits Club completes the first part of the preparation course for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and Antarctica. Under the guidance of the Club's President Alexander Abramov and our other experienced guides, the course participants completed a series of practical exercises in the conditions of almost winter Elbrus. In particular, classes were held on technical snow climbing skills and belay on snow slopes, basic skills of climbing on ice in crampons, organization of belay on ice screw, climbing with fixed lines. The participants learned how to set up a tent camp in the snow, build protective wind walls from firn blocks, tear off and equip snow caves. All participants of the training camp were delighted with the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first spring group of the Crimean Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club has completed its tour in the Crimea

The cycle of training sessions and climbing for our guests from Moscow is over! Denis and Alla heroically coped with all the difficulties - height, difficulty, snowfall, wet rocks and frost. They climbed three of the most beautiful routes ... read more

The cycle of training sessions and climbing for our guests from Moscow is over! Denis and Alla heroically coped with all the difficulties - height, difficulty, snowfall, wet rocks and frost. They climbed three of the most beautiful routes on the rocks of the Crimea!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club training courses passed the first tests on the slopes of Elbrus, independently built a camp and withstood a blizzard

Alex Abramov from the slopes of Elbrus: The team of the 7 Summits Club training courses for Everest, Denali and Antarctica began practice on the slopes of Elbrus. Today we had a 4-hour trek to the camp on the glaciers of Elbrus. We went up ... read more

Alex Abramov from the slopes of Elbrus: The team of the 7 Summits Club training courses for Everest, Denali and Antarctica began practice on the slopes of Elbrus. Today we had a 4-hour trek to the camp on the glaciers of Elbrus. We went up with tents and sledges. The participants built their own camp, pitch tents, and two toilets made of snow blocks. They made their own dinner. In the evening, a blizzard began. The camp held out. Tomorrow we will have snow and ice classes and continue to strengthen our camp with protective walls of firn bricks. All participants are happy, very interesting program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first day of the mountaineering training courses for Everest, Denali and Antarctica climbs of the 7 Summits Club in the Elbrus region was very intense

Alex Abramov from Elbrus region: Today, the participants of the school of preparation for climbing Mount Everest, Denali, and Antarctica enthusiastically practiced all the necessary survival techniques on these mountains. These are: ... read more

Alex Abramov from Elbrus region:  Today, the participants of the school of preparation for climbing Mount Everest, Denali, and Antarctica enthusiastically practiced all the necessary survival techniques on these mountains. These are: climbing on fixed ropes, pulling from crevasses, walking in snowshoes, setting up and protecting tents, cooking food. In the morning, all the girls, except for flowers and sweets, were given a snow shovel by the guides. In the evening, we celebrated the holiday on March 8 with champagne. Tomorrow, according to the plan, there will be an exit with tents on the glaciers of Elbrus for 2 days. We will learn how to set up a bivouac, build snow walls, heat snow and cook food, and even go to the toilet in bags. The day after tomorrow we will continue, we will have ice classes on real crevasses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants of courses of the 7 Summits Club that started in the Elbrus region will receive special training for climbing Mount Everest, Denali and Vinson

Training courses for Everest, Denali and Antarctica climbs have started in the Elbrus region. Today, the guides and some of the participants conducted a survey of the place of classes on Elbrus. We went on snowshoes on the glacier, dug ... read more

Training courses for Everest, Denali and Antarctica climbs have started in the Elbrus region. Today, the guides and some of the participants conducted a survey of the place of classes on Elbrus. We went on snowshoes on the glacier, dug caves. We prepared equipment:  sledges, ropes, oxygen, snowshoes, tents, food burners, and much more. The main group arrives tomorrow. The participants will have a fantastic adventure, a lot of unique knowledge and ascent on Elbrus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Colombia Pictures" says goodbye to Colombia!

Lyudmila Korobeshko the leader of the group: Hello everyone from Colombia! Last night we took a walk in the Tayrona National Park. We fed monkeys and iguanas, swam in the bays, dived and enjoyed the views. We arrived in Bogota late last ... read more

 

Lyudmila Korobeshko the leader of the group: 

Hello everyone from Colombia! Last night we took a walk in the Tayrona National Park. We fed monkeys and iguanas, swam in the bays, dived and enjoyed the views. We arrived in Bogota late last night. We're flying home today. We really liked the country. Goodbye, Colombia! See you again!

After a successful ascent on the Tolima volcano, the team "Colombia Pictures" visited a unique object – the "Lost city" in the jungle of the Sierra de Santa Marta in northern Colombia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" successfully climbed the Orizaba volcano

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" sends greetings from the top of Mount Orizaba! The weather was amazing. All members are in a great mood! At the moment, we are starting the descent. Guide Alexander Dorojukov. read more

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" sends greetings from the top of Mount Orizaba! The weather was amazing. All members are in a great mood! At the moment, we are starting the descent. Guide Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The team of the 7 Summits Club Colombia Pictures successfully climbed the summit of Tolima volcano

Lyudmila Korobeshko the leader of the group: Hello everyone from Colombia! Yesterday, our Colombia Pictures team successfully climbed the summit of Tolima volcano with a height of 5220m. It was unforgettable! A very beautiful peak! The ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko the leader of the group:  Hello everyone from Colombia! Yesterday, our “Colombia Pictures” team successfully climbed  the summit of Tolima volcano with a height of 5220m. It was unforgettable!

A very beautiful peak! The ascent turned out to be diverse. You start with the jungle, then go through the paramo (high-altitude swamps), then moraines and end up in the glacier zone.

We were very lucky with the weather. On the night of the assault, it was warm and windless. We passed the dangerous rock section quickly with belay. And when we went out on the glacier, the dawn began and the views were stunning.  We were very impressed with the smoking active volcano Ruiz. At the top, we took a lot of photos and even almost made a landslide, jumping too much for the summit photo.

Today we went down to the beautiful green valley of Cocora with the tallest palm trees in the world. We are resting and preparing for a flight to the Caribbean coast, where we are waiting for a trek to the Lost City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" climbed to the assault camp of the Orizaba volcano

Hello everyone from Mexico! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" went up to the assault camp. The weather forecast is good, we hope that it will not change. Conditions of all members are excellent, we will climb the summit of ... read more

 

Hello everyone from Mexico! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" went up to the assault camp. The weather forecast is good, we hope that it will not change. Conditions of all members are excellent, we will climb the summit of Orizaba at night. Wish us good luck! Guide Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" climbed to the base camp of Orizaba

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov from Mexico: Hello from Mexico! The group "Double Two" today went up to the base camp of Orizaba, then we walked to an altitude of 4500m. The mountain is more covered in snow compared to ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov from Mexico:

Hello from Mexico! The group "Double Two" today went up to the base camp of Orizaba, then we walked to an altitude of 4500m. The mountain is more covered in snow compared to January, there are waterfalls and even ice on the approach to the assault camp.

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Colombia Pictures" went to the mountains to climb the Tolima volcano

Lyudmila Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and group guide, from Colombia: Hello everyone from Colombia! We go to the Los Nevados Mountains. We will climb the Tolima volcano. Along the way, we plan to see the highest active ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and group guide, from Colombia:

Hello everyone from Colombia! We go to the Los Nevados Mountains. We will climb the Tolima volcano. Along the way, we plan to see the highest active volcano in Colombia - Ruiz. Colombia is a country that resembles paradise!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double two" began its journey through Mexico

Hello everyone from Mexico! Today, the group "Double Two" arrived in the capital of Mexico City. We walked around the city, saw the local sights of the city, listened to local musicians. In general, we are preparing for the ascent. Guide ... read more

Hello everyone from Mexico! Today, the group "Double Two" arrived in the capital of Mexico City. We walked around the city, saw the local sights of the city, listened to local musicians. In general, we are preparing for the ascent. Guide Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 days left until the start of the 7 Summits Club expedition on Mount Everest, and there is still an opportunity to join the team!

The 7 Summits Club is finalizing the formation of a team for 2021 Everest Climb. Our President Alexander Abramov will lead an expedition to the world's highest mountain for the 19th time. Most likely, this is a world record! The main part ... read more

The 7 Summits Club is finalizing the formation of a team for 2021 Everest Climb. Our President Alexander Abramov  will lead an expedition to the world's highest mountain for the 19th time. Most likely, this is a world record! The main part of the group of climbers has long been known, since last year. We can say that the team will be quite large and diverse. Now there is still an opportunity to join it, as they say, "jump into the last car". Do not delay, as the deadline for issuing permits is running out! It should be noted that this year's expedition will have several distinctive features that make it more attractive for participants.

See more below…

 

 

More information and program here....

 

Features of the 2021 Everest expedition

 

**  We will climb from the South, from Nepal. Tibet will not be opened this spring. For those who went from the North, you can repeat, on a different, very different route. This is only the second expedition of the 7 Summits Club along the Southern Route, along the path of the first climbers, the legendary Hillary and Tenzing. And we can't say right now when we'll be back on this side of Mount Everest in the future.

 

**  Due to the pandemic, it is expected that there will be much fewer people than usual on the Everest trail and on the ascent itself. This is a rare chance on this route to get more natural emotions, not spoiled by the crowds of tourists and queues at difficult places during the ascent.

 

**  After a one-year break, the entire tourist infrastructure of Nepal will resume its work. All local residents, service workers, hoteliers, high-altitude porters and guides, all will be happy to see us in a special way. They will be more aware of the value of the guests and try even harder.

 

**  In the base camp and on a significant part of the route, the Everest expedition will work together with the 7 Summits Club expedition on Lhotse. There will be a lot of bright personalities in it, both among the guides and among the members. It will be a large and, we are sure, friendly team together.

 

Pictures from 2009 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyudmila Korobeshko met the group of the 7 Summits Club Colombia Pictures in the capital of Colombia

Lyudmila Korobeshko: Hello everyone from Colombia! This is Lyudmila Korobeshko. Our large and friendly group called Colombia Pictures gathered today in the capital of Colombia - Bogota. And immediately we had to pass the first quest ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko:  Hello everyone from Colombia! This is Lyudmila Korobeshko. Our large and friendly group called “Colombia Pictures” gathered today in the capital of Colombia - Bogota. And immediately we had to pass the first quest – how to get to the hotel, which is located in the historical center. It turns out that Colombians are big fans of sports and outdoor activities. On Sundays, the city center is closed, and hundreds of cyclists and marathon runners rush through the streets. So we had to walk the last 500 m to the hotel. We even liked it. So, until the evening, we continued to walk around the city, even climbed Mount Montserrat. We visited almost all the graffiti, tried the chicha and ajiaco. We also took a cable car ride over the nighttime favelas of the southern outskirts of Bogota.

Thanks to our wonderful guide to Bogota - Tatiana Nechaeva!

Tomorrow we fly to the coffee plantations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit plus! The team of the 7 Summits Club "Siafu" earned a descent into the Kilimanjaro crater as a bonus. LOTS OF PHOTOS!

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Larin sent photos from today's successful ascent of the Siafu group on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. And he also pleasantly surprised us with the news that our team, after reaching the highest ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Larin sent photos from today's successful ascent of the Siafu group on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. And he also pleasantly surprised us with the news that our team, after reaching the highest point, went down into the crater of the mountain. We received rare and very valuable shots…