The expedition of the 7 Summits Club (friends of Fyodor Konyukhov) on Ararat is coming to an end. Results and even more photos

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: The results of Fyodorov Konyukhov's expedition on Ararat. A team of friends and relatives of Fyodor Konyukhov was assembled in the amount of 20 people. The goal is ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey:

The results of Fyodorov Konyukhov's expedition on Ararat. A team of friends and relatives of Fyodor Konyukhov was assembled in the amount of 20 people. The goal is to climb the legendary biblical peak of Ararat (5165 m) and have a good time. Results: the ascent was completed by all participants, on August 19, 2021 at 9.00 the team stood on the top of Ararat with a full team. We started the assault in three groups to climb later all together, which was done. The time for sincere conversations, memories of past expeditions and discussion of new plans flies by unnoticed. It is very likely that the next goal of the team will be the highest volcano in Asia - Demavend in Iran.

 

 

Now we are returning to Van to sum up the results, reward the participants for their perfect ascent and celebrate this event.

See you on mountains! Guides Alexander Abramov, Sergey Avtomonov, Anastasia Kuznetsova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Two groups of the 7 Summits Club successfully climbed Mount Elbrus

Since the evening there was precipitation, it was snowing above 5000 meters. Part of the way our groups had to "trail". After dawn, the weather improved, and they walked, admiring the views of the surrounding peaks. Everything was great, ... read more

 Since the evening there was precipitation, it was snowing above 5000 meters. Part of the way our groups had to "trail".  After dawn, the weather improved, and they walked, admiring the views of the surrounding peaks. Everything was great, all the participants and guides reached the top. The groups were led by the guides of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin and Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! In the most severe weather conditions, part of the group of the 7 Summits Club "Hedgehog and Company" reached the top of Elbrus

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Onufrienko, from the Elbrus region: Today, on August 19, according to the weather, we decided to leave at 4 am, as there was a thunderstorm. At 5-00 we came out from the height of 5100, through the snow ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Onufrienko, from the Elbrus region:

Today, on August 19, according to the weather, we decided to leave at 4 am, as there was a thunderstorm. At 5-00 we came out from the height of 5100, through the snow and fog, in the direction of the summit. Yulia and Artem soon did not want to go further, not seeing the point because of poor visibility. They turned back from the end of “the oblique shelf”, but we must pay tribute, 5300 is also not bad. I will say thank you to our guides Berezin and Semyonov for the often placed hangers!

The head of the family, Alexander, and the eldest son, Vladimir, decided to fight with nature and received a single sunny picture on the saddle as a reward. And, finally, in 10-15 the main peak was reached, however, in a fog, but what can you do! But in fact, due to the warm wind from Abkhazia, a cap was formed over the top. But still, everyone is happy, there will be something to tell at work.

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club overcame another forbidden boundary and climbed to the refuge at an altitude of 4200 on the slope of Demavend

Group guide Lyudmila Korobeshko: Greetings to all from Iran, from the slopes of Demavend, from the team "Kakasy in Iran"! In the morning, we had to get up very early to get to the Demavend assault camp by secret paths, since Demavend is ... read more

Group guide Lyudmila Korobeshko: Greetings to all from Iran, from the slopes of Demavend, from the team "Kakasy in Iran"! In the morning, we had to get up very early to get to the Demavend assault camp by secret paths, since Demavend is officially closed and the police do not allow us to climb the mountain. We started the ascent on foot from 2700, although usually everyone starts from 3100.

By lunchtime, we arrived at the camp for 4200. We are staying in the old refuge, as the new refuge is closed due to a lockdown. Tomorrow will be a day of acclimatization and preparation for the assault. All participants feel great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Fyodor Konyukhov and a group of his friends climbed Mount Ararat as part of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club

Alex Abramov from Turkey: Fyodor Konyukhov's team climbed Mount Ararat, all members reached the top: 20 participants and 6 guides. Many participants are in the mountains for the first time. Weather for today: strong wind and clear. The ... read more

Alex Abramov from Turkey: Fyodor Konyukhov's team climbed Mount Ararat, all members reached the top: 20 participants and 6 guides. Many participants are in the mountains for the first time. Weather for today: strong wind and clear. The guides are Alexander Abramov, Sergey Avtomonov and Anastasia Kuznetsova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club has completed the acclimatization cycle, there is a rest and a summit assault ahead

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin from the Elbrus region: The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed the Pastukhov Rocks today. It was sunny and clear all the way. But on the Pastukhov Rocks, a snowdrift began and a slight frost ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin from the Elbrus region:  The group of the 7 Summits Club  climbed the Pastukhov Rocks today.  It was sunny and clear all the way.  But on the Pastukhov Rocks, a snowdrift began and a slight frost was felt. Tomorrow we are resting and preparing for the ascent.

 

 

P.S. On the ascent we saw the flight of Nims on a paraglider (see the video)

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club made its way through the lockdown and roadblocks. The way to Demavend is open!

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko: Greetings from Iran (almost from the slopes of Demavend) from the group "Kakasy in Iran"! Today we managed to leave Tehran, make our way through several checkpoints and arrive in the ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko:

Greetings from Iran (almost from the slopes of Demavend) from the group "Kakasy in Iran"! Today we managed to leave Tehran, make our way through several checkpoints and arrive in the town of Larijan at the very foot of Demavend.

Now we are soaking in the hot springs, resting and preparing for tomorrow's transition to the assault camp on Demavend.

 

Expeditions of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat. A group of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov has climbed to the assault camp and is preparing to storm the summit

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: News from Ararat, Turkey. The team of Fyodor Konyukhov, led by the guides of the 7 Summits Club, Alexander Abramov and Sergey Avtomonov, climbed to the ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey:

News from Ararat, Turkey. The team of Fyodor Konyukhov, led by the guides of the 7 Summits Club, Alexander Abramov and Sergey Avtomonov, climbed to the high-altitude camp at 4200 m. All participants feel well, we are preparing for the assault. According to the forecast, the wind will increase closer to the night. Wish us good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Slow Reaction Squad" made the final acclimatization rotation before the assault on Elbrus

Alexander Dorojukov, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Elbrus: Greetings to all from the Elbrus region from the group of the 7 Summits Club called "Slow Reaction Squad"! Today, according to the acclimatization plan, we walked to the end of ... read more

Alexander Dorojukov, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Elbrus: Greetings to all from the Elbrus region from the group of the 7 Summits Club called "Slow Reaction Squad"! Today, according to the acclimatization plan, we walked to the end of the right rocky ridge.  The group was divided.  The weather has improved, there are beautiful panoramic views. We are working according to the plan. Tomorrow will be a day of rest before summit climb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lenin Peak, the summit! How it was, fantastically beautiful photos from Vladimir Kotlyar

Vladimir Kotlyar, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Kyrgyzstan: Hello everyone! Yesterday, on August 17, our group climbed on the summit of Lenin Peak. 12 participants and 6 guides. We managed to catch the weather window and luck by the ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Kyrgyzstan:  Hello everyone! Yesterday, on August 17, our group climbed on the summit of Lenin Peak. 12 participants and 6 guides. We managed to catch the weather window and luck by the tail on the very last day of our program. Everyone fought with dignity and deserved this difficult victory!

 

 

With this ascent, I finish the summer season of high mountains. Thanks to everyone who was there,  guides, participants, beloved waiting in the camp from the ascent, cooks and camp workers! It was a cool season and cool, emotional climbs! I hug everyone tightly! See you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Friends of Fyodor Konyukhov" made an acclimatization rotation to a height of almost 4000 meters

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 summits Club from Turkey: News from the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat. A group of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov passed high-altitude acclimatization today. We climbed ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 summits Club from Turkey:

News from the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat. A group of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov passed high-altitude acclimatization today. We climbed approximately to the height of Little Ararat (3925 m), but did not go up to the assault camp to save our strength for the summit climb. In the evening, there was a chic Kurdish dinner and sincere conversations. Tomorrow we are going up to the assault camp. Guides Alexander Abramov, Sergey Avtomonov, Anastasia Kuznetsova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Tochal. But will climbing Demavend be allowed?

Greetings from Tehran from the team "Kakasy in Iran"! Today we had a long, busy and difficult day. We made a heroic ascent on the top of Tochal (3960m). In fact, the heroism was to overcome a very long descent with a drop of 2000 m in the ... read more

Greetings from Tehran from the team "Kakasy in Iran"! Today we had a long, busy and difficult day. We made a heroic ascent on the top of Tochal (3960m). In fact, the heroism was to overcome a very long descent with a drop of 2000 m in the heat, by stones and rocks. At 7 am, we went on an assault from a height of 2700m. At 12 o'clock in the afternoon we were at the top. And only at sunset we went down to the bus. We are glad that we all went up and down all together!

Tomorrow we will try to break through to the foot of Demavend. In Iran, the authorities have just announced a lockdown. And all the roads to Demavend were blocked. We hope that our relations with the Iranian Mountaineering Federation will help us overcome all the barriers.

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the guide of the group "Kakasov in Iran", was in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the base camp at the foot of Ararat, having previously bathed in Lake Van

Alexander Abramov from Turkey: Greetings from Ararat! Today there was a busy day. We left the hotel early in the morning to meet Ararat. On the way, we took our time and swam in Lake Van. In Dogubayazit, we changed the transport and went ... read more

Alexander Abramov from Turkey: Greetings from Ararat! Today there  was a busy day. We left the hotel early in the morning to meet Ararat. On the way, we took our time and swam in Lake Van. In Dogubayazit, we changed the transport and went to the starting point. The trail is heavily eroded by the rains and now the route starts a little lower than before, right from the village. We gained a vertical kilometer during the day and came to the Base Camp at an altitude of 3200 m. In the evening, a cultural program was presented in the form of Kurdish folk songs and dances  And, of course, preparations were underway for tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day of acclimatization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four groups of the 7 Summits Club are currently located in the Elbrus area, the weather is still bad

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club with guides Andrey Berezin and Alexander Avtomonov have started their acclimatization rotation programs before Elbrus today. In the break between the rains, they climbed the slopes of Mount Cheget. Two other ... read more

Two groups of the 7 Summits Club with guides Andrey Berezin and Alexander Avtomonov have started their acclimatization rotation programs before Elbrus today. In the break between the rains, they climbed the slopes of Mount Cheget. Two other groups with guides Sergey Onufrienko and Alexander Dorojukov have already climbed the slopes of Elbrus and conducted training there in conditions of fog and complete lack of visibility. The cyclone dominates the entire Caucasus region. It should be over soon.

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed from Tehran to the refuge of Shirpalla at the foot of Mount Tochal

Hello to all from Iran! Today our group started climbing to the peak of Tochal (3960m). We went to the Elburs mountain range, 900 km long, where both Tochal and Demavend are located. In 3.5 hours we reached the Shirpalla Refuge at an ... read more

Hello to all from Iran! Today our group started climbing to the peak of Tochal (3960m). We went to the Elburs mountain range, 900 km long, where both Tochal and Demavend are located. In 3.5 hours we reached the Shirpalla Refuge at an altitude of 2800 meters. The route passed along a picturesque path, the upper part of which is the Via Ferrata.

We were comfortably accommodated in the shelter and walked a little up. Tomorrow we will have a hard day - about 5-6 hours to the top of Tochal, then 5-6 hours down to Tehran.

In the evening, we watched a film about Russia at the refuge and went to bed early.

Guide group "Kakasy in Tehran" Lyudmila Korobeshko.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Photos from the ascent on the Cotopaxi by the group of the 7 Summits Club

Greetings from Ecuador from the group of the 7 Summits Club! We made it - tThere is the summit of the Cotopaxi volcano! Although it was very difficult! But it was worth it! And it's not for nothing that Cotopaxi is called the most ... read more

Greetings from Ecuador from the group of the 7 Summits Club!  We made it - tThere is the summit  of the Cotopaxi volcano! Although it was very difficult! But it was worth it! And it's not for nothing that Cotopaxi is called the most beautiful volcano in Ecuador! See for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club, also known as the team of Fyodor Konyukhov's friends, arrived in the city of Van, the starting point of the Ararat climbing program

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: Greetings from hot Turkey! Our numerous team of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov is finally assembled. Everyone has safely gathered in Van, and even no one has lost their ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: Greetings from hot Turkey! Our numerous team of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov is finally assembled. Everyone has safely gathered in Van, and even no one has lost their luggage on the way, what we also wish you. The equipment is checked, the crampons are sharpened, the backpacks are collected. A welcome dinner, also known as an info briefing, was held in an atmospheric authentic restaurant. The whole team is impatient and looking forward to the upcoming adventures! Tomorrow we are going to the mountain! How will it open to us this time?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The big expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat begins, the guides are preparing to meet Fyodor Konyukhov and his friends

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: And again news from Ararat! The season continues! A team of guides Alex Abramov, Sergey Avtomonov and Anastasia Kuznetsova arrived in Turkey to complete preparations ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club from Turkey: And again news from Ararat! The season continues! A team of guides Alex Abramov, Sergey Avtomonov and Anastasia Kuznetsova arrived in Turkey to complete preparations for the arrival of the next group. Tomorrow, a large team of Fyodor Konyukhov will arrive, which will have to climb the highest peak of Turkey, the legendary Ararat volcano (5165 m). The weather in Ararat is uncharacteristic this season, strong storms and rains are not uncommon for this summer. The team will be tested for strength. The flight from Istanbul to Van was slightly delayed and landed already during the enchanting sunset over Lake Van. The lake itself is akin to the wonder of the world, the largest soda lake in the world with a unique water composition.

We are waiting for the group tomorrow!

 

 

And yes, the Bosphorus and Istanbul from a bird's-eye view (and even higher) are also very good! A city of contrasts, east/west, a mixture of cultures and civilizations. This is a separate topic.

 For the first time we went to land in Van, flying through the city itself. We even saw the hotel where we are now located. They usually come in from the other side. It's also an interesting experience.

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club Red jackets successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro

The group "Red jackets" today, on August 14, from 7: 30 to 8: 00, in full (100%), reached the highest point of Africa. We will consider the ascent completed, and accept congratulations only at the exit from the National Park. We started at ... read more

The group "Red jackets" today, on August 14, from 7: 30 to 8: 00, in full (100%), reached  the highest point of Africa. We will consider the ascent completed, and accept congratulations only at the exit from the National Park. We started at one o'clock in the morning from Kosovo camp 4850m, where we spent the night. Before that, we spent the night in the Barafu camp at 4600m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club successfully descended from Kazbek. Photos from the top

Alexey Lonchinsky, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Georgia: Good afternoon, today is Friday 13. Our group, had a good rest after the climb at the Meteostation Refuge (3700). Thanks for the excellent food: 3 times a day and the ... read more

Alexey Lonchinsky, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Georgia:  

Good afternoon, today is Friday 13. Our group, had a good rest after the climb at the Meteostation Refuge (3700). Thanks for the excellent food: 3 times a day and the opportunity to make a coffee break at any time. This helped to quickly restore strength. At 9 o'clock in the morning, we loaded the horses with some of our personal belongings and went down light. The journey to the church took 2 hours (usually 4). From there we went to our excellent hotel in Stepansminda by car. We're going home tomorrow morning. Thank you  Kazbek, Georgia and the host operator for the opportunity to make a great ascent!