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Alexander Abramov celebrated his 60th birthday at the Canadian border. He was not allowed to continue without explanation

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA: Wow, that was a birthday! 60 years, anniversary. You won't believe who you tell. It doesn't happen that way. The day started very optimistically. The sun was ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA:

Wow, that was a birthday! 60 years, anniversary. You won't believe who you tell. It doesn't happen that way. The day started very optimistically. The sun was shining and minus 25.

The plan was to visit first the American base in Minot. Then drive to Canada and celebrate my birthday there. We even ordered a cake and a restaurant.

Our caravan was stopped at the border with Canada. At 8 hours from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., we were checked, interrogated, all cars were carefully checked and the contents of all computers and phones were checked. Since we were already late for the restaurant, we celebrated my DR right at the border control with a performance of the Happy Birthday.

 The interrogation was going on for 8 hours. We each answered 100 questions. The funniest one was: what are my connections with the Russian Geographical Society?

And as a final point and an anniversary gift, I was given a document stating that my visa was suspended on January 12, which I should have been informed about. But they did not inform and did not name the reasons. But I can't enter Canada.

 I mean, I can't go to the North Pole. The showdown lasted several hours. Saying goodbye to the team, we hugged. As a result, Kostya Vasenko took me to the town of Minot, 150 km from the border. There is an airport there. And now it's 3 a.m. It's all so sudden.

Now I'm lying on the bed and slowly blinking away the gifts of fate for 60 years. What's it? Leap year or a gift of fate? We'll wait and see.

I'm looking at tickets to Iguassu Falls right now. Departure is in 4 hours. And what, you need to cheer up somehow.... Go ahead! The adventure continues!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Machines" made a successful ascent on the summit of Ojos del Salado in ideal weather conditions

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile: Greetings from Chile from the group "Machines"! On January 15, at 1 a.m., the group moved out of the camp on Laguna Verde by car. At 3 a.m., the movement started from the ... read more

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile:

Greetings from Chile from the group "Machines"! On January 15, at 1 a.m., the group moved out of the camp on Laguna Verde by car. At 3 a.m., the movement started from the shelter of the Tejos. The starry sky, and then the first rays of the sun, illuminated our path. The weather favored us, the sun was shining, a light breeze was blowing. There were a lot of climbers that day. I have not seen such traffic jams to the summit tower yet. In two ropes teams, at 13 and 15 o'clock, our full team stood at the top of Ojos del Salado. 360-degree views opened up to the eye, it's beautiful! The mountain was very difficult for the participants! Safely and also in full force, the group went down to the cars and safely reached the camp. We're going down to the ocean today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club congratulates its leader, the President of the company Alexander Abramov on the anniversary!

Which is more suitable: 3 by 20 or 2 by 30? The man seems to be in the prime of his physical and intellectual powers. That means two by thirty. On the other hand, there is youthful enthusiasm, lightness and indefatigability on the face. How ... read more

Which is more suitable: 3 by 20 or 2 by 30? The man seems to be in the prime of his physical and intellectual powers. That means two by thirty. On the other hand, there is youthful enthusiasm, lightness and indefatigability on the face. How can all this be combined with the number 60? Yes, it's just a start to new records, to the title of "most-most" in another "weight" category. We wish our captain new victories, ideas, desires and opportunities! Good luck, heavenly mercy, weather on request, happiness in all respects!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov, as part of the Transglobal expedition, drove through the famous city of Fargo, approached the Canadian border and his anniversary

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA: Today was an exciting day. We left Minneapolis. Then we drove towards the Canadian border. We stopped to have a snack and refuel in the city of Fargo, which is ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA:

Today was an exciting day. We left Minneapolis. Then we drove towards the Canadian border. We stopped to have a snack and refuel in the city of Fargo, which is famous for the movie and TV series "Fargo". This movie is black humor. People are constantly being killed there. And all this happens in winter in a blizzard. That's right. A blizzard immediately began and it became creepy. After all, films are not made just like that. But overall, it was a beautiful day.

I went to Gym in the evening. 10 km uphill on a treadmill and an hour of strength exercises restored confidence and strength. We drive for 7-8 hours every day and movement is necessary in order not to freeze in the driver's position forever.

Tomorrow is the Canadian border and my anniversary. We will celebrate the anniversary in the USA in the morning and celebrate it in Canada in the evening. 60 years after all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of the group of the 7 Summits Club "Gatitos Luis" climbed one of the peaks of the area during the rest days, and the other just took a walk. Tomorrow the start of assault on Aconcagua

Aconcagua. The guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from Argentina: Buenos Dias from the slopes of Aconcagua! News from the Gatito Luis group. Strong winds at the top of Aconcagua have made adjustments to our assault plans. ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from Argentina:

 Buenos Dias from the slopes of Aconcagua! News from the Gatito Luis group. Strong winds at the top of Aconcagua have made adjustments to our assault plans. Therefore, in order not to turn sour at all, one of the days of rest we decided to take a walk around the neighborhood. Part of the group with Edgar climbed the summit of Cerro Bonete, the other part of the group visited glacial icebergs, also known as calgaspores, near the camp. Today we are preparing for the ascent and tomorrow we are going to storm the summit. The guides of the group are Andrey Berezin, Sergey Avtomonov, Valery Myasoedov and Edgar Parra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov and his friends from the Transglobal expedition arrived in Minneapolis. The frost is getting stronger, and the team is moving further north

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA: Today we left Chicago and it was a hard day. We drove more than 600 km to Minneapolis on icy roads. The temperature is already -23 degrees. In the morning, the ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA:

Today we left Chicago and it was a hard day. We drove more than 600 km to Minneapolis on icy roads. The temperature is already -23 degrees. In the morning, the non-freezing liquid in the window washers froze. We had to stop and warm it up with boiling water at the gas station. We bought a new liquid at -37C.

The whole road is littered with long tracks that have flown into a ditch. These are the consequences of bad weather and a snow-covered highway. We drove carefully. No more than 120 km per hour and discussed how best to drive 4x4 or how?

Minneapolis surprised me. It's a nice huge, but kind of homely city.

In the evening, we also managed to drive to a REI store. We bought equipment for the spring Everest and summer K2. In the evening there is a Japanese restaurant.

I need to sleep, because in the morning at 6:30 I have to go to the gym. Constantly driving, the body grows stout and weak. We need a load.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Machines" held the final training session before storming the summit of Ojos del Salado

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile: Greetings from the group "Machines" from Chile! The process of acclimatization and rest is completed. Today we conducted classes on the use of jumars and abseiling devices ... read more

 Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile:

Greetings from the group "Machines" from Chile! The process of acclimatization and rest is completed. Today we conducted classes on the use of jumars and abseiling devices and now we are fully ready to go climbing. All participants feel good, are in a fighting mood and are ready to climb to the top. Tonight we are going to storm the summit of Ojos del Salado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A gallery of high-quality photos from climbing Antarctica's highest volcano, Mount Sidley. January 2024

Sidley. On January 4, the team of the 7 Summits Club climbed the highest volcano in Antarctica, Mount Sidley (4265m). The assault exit from the camp (2900) to the camp (2900) took about 13 hours. Four people completed the Seven Volcanoes project ... read more

On January 4, the team of the 7 Summits Club climbed the highest volcano in Antarctica, Mount Sidley (4265m). The assault exit from the camp (2900) to the camp (2900) took about 13 hours. Four people completed the Seven Volcanoes project with this ascent. Now the list of Russians who climbed all seven volcanoes has grown from 8 to 12 people. There are 43 people in the World, Russia is much ahead of everyone!

The Seven Volcanoes program has been completed: Nikolai Tomchak, Oleg Pipkov, Evgeny Fedorov and the expedition leader Lyudmila Korobeshko. The rest of the ascent participants are 1-2 Summits away from the completion of the Seven Volcanoes program. This is the first Kazakhstani to reach the top of Sidley, Yuri Lukyanov. As well as Sergey Vasiliev, Igor Rebelsky, Andrey Kravchenko and Vladimir Solovyov – all Russians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov, as part of the Transglobal expedition, overcame another section of the route, the group arrived in Chicago. Extreme cold reigns in America

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA: The wind was blowing so hard outside all night that I thought it was the air conditioner roaring. Today was an interesting day. Kostya Vasenko and I got up at 6:30 ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA:

The wind was blowing so hard outside all night that I thought it was the air conditioner roaring. Today was an interesting day. Kostya Vasenko and I got up at 6:30 a.m. Let's go to Gym. We worked out for an hour before breakfast. At 9 a.m. we went out to the cars. They're all in ice. The doors barely opened.

Go. The track is in ice. They gradually accelerated. Today there was a section of about 500 km between Detroit and Chicago. There were at least 10 cars lying on the roadsides, which had already flown off the highway. Tinsmith's Day. Before reaching Chicago, about 100 kilometers away, such a case occurred.  Either drunk or stoned, an African-American with dreadlocks and a Lancer was driving in the left lane. It looks like it's caught on a snow bank. He started spinning on the road. And smoothly demolish it in the right row. In which our column was traveling. He flew straight into the car where Lesha Safonov and Vasya Shakhnovsky were sitting. Lesha managed to slow down, and the torpedo flew between the first and second cars into a ditch. To be honest, it was sooo dangerous. On an icy road, he could just push the car into a ditch. They didn't have time to film it, of course. But it's imprinted on my brain. Everyone is alive. 

Since we arrived in Chicago early, we decided to take a ride through the center. We saw the third bridge, under which the brothers from the movie Brother 2 met. Actually, it was a fun trip.

We're going to Minneapolis tomorrow. It's already minus 20. And in Yellow Knife, the intermediate finish of our race, it is already minus 35.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Gatito Luis" made the final acclimatization rotation, climbing to the Nido de Condores Camp on the slopes of Aconcagua

Aconcagua. Andrey Berezin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Argentina: Buenos Dias from the slopes of Aconcagua! Our group "Gatito Luis" conducted an acclimatization rotations with an overnight stay at Nido de Condores. The night went ... read more

Andrey Berezin, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Argentina:

Buenos Dias from the slopes of Aconcagua!  Our group "Gatito Luis" conducted an acclimatization rotations with an overnight stay at Nido de Condores. The night went well. After that, we went down to the Plaza de Condores base camp. We will wait for the weather window here. The guides of the group are Andrey Berezin, Sergey Avtomonov and Valery Myasoedov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! We climbed a cool route to the summit of Aguja Guillaumet in Argentine Patagonia. But Fitzroy will have to wait for us.

Boris Egorov, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Argentina: Greetings from Patagonia! It's sad to report some news, but I have to. Our weather "window" collapsed and only a "window pane" remained. It happened on the eve of the ... read more

Boris Egorov, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Argentina:

Greetings from Patagonia! It's sad to report some news, but I have to. Our weather "window" collapsed and only a "window pane" remained. It happened on the eve of the exit, when the last preparations had already been made and we were ready to go to the approach to the mount of Fitzroy. We had to make plans on the go. And instead of Fitzroy, they decided to climb a small one-day wall. Still, here, on the edge of the world, you can't lose even such small opportunities. And we did the right thing! We climbed classic route on Aguja Guillaumet. Kilometers along trails and unpleasant drifts, snow and ice under the mountain and in front of the very top, but then 15 ropes of very pleasant climbing on granite of medium difficulty. We acted safely and fairly quickly. It's nice to be a well-coordinated team and enjoy climbing. Plus one steep wall passed, a little more experience and now, as Alexey said: "Fitzroy is surrounded and he has no chance left." We will try to make the ascent next time.

Guides Boris Egorov and Vladimir Murzaev

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second group of the 7 Summits Club in the season went on the route of climbing the summit of Mount Vinson, the team has already climbed to the Low Camp

Vinson. Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Antarctica: Hello Seven Summits! These are the far South, Antarctica. Vinson Massive, expedition on Mount Vinson with Artyom Rostovtsev. Yesterday we moved from Union Glacier ... read more

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

 Hello Seven Summits! These are the far South, Antarctica. Vinson Massive, expedition on Mount Vinson with Artyom Rostovtsev. Yesterday we moved from Union Glacier to Base Camp and today we decided to go straight up to Low Camp. We're fine here, we're alone – no more commands, no one bothers us. The plan is to spend a couple more days here, but we will look at the weather. Everything is fine with everyone. The group feels fine, the participants are motivated. We will relax and then continue to storm the summit.

 Photos from Punto Arenas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The solemn conclusion of the expedition on Sidley in Punta Arenas, the heroes of the Antarctic season received awards and a charge of optimism for the future

Sidley. Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide and director of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Punta Arenas (Chile): January 12. Greetings to all from Punta Arenas from the DDT group (Drink Dream Team) - aka "Empanadas", aka "expedition to ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide and director of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Punta Arenas (Chile):

 January 12. Greetings to all from Punta Arenas from the DDT group (Drink Dream Team) - aka "Empanadas", aka "expedition to Sidley".

Late yesterday evening on January 11, after a one-day delay, we flew from Antarctica to the Mainland - more precisely, to Punta Arenas.

A solemn awarding ceremony was held with diplomas and medals. Each participant of our expedition was awarded two diplomas (for Sidley and for the South Pole) and two medals (a small silver one with Sidley's image and a large one for Antarctic programs).  That's why we celebrated the end of the expedition on a double scale. Joyfully.

Most of the group left today for home. The other part went traveling. Nikolai is going to have a long trip to Patagonia. Sergey and Andrey plan to explore some remote corners of Chile - Easter Island and Pedro de Atacama, and then go to the highest volcano in the world - Ojos Del Salado. We will wait for news from them.

So the adventure continues!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Portraits of the participants of the Sidley expedition:

 

Evgeny Fedorov. 7 volcanoes completed the project by climbing Sidley. Now he's staying in Antarctica - he's going with our next group to climb Vinson. Plans to close 7 Summits.

 

Andrey Kravchenko. Sidley became the fifth volcano out of seven. He goes to Ojos del Salado with our group since January 19th. Plans to close the 7 Volcanoes project. And 7 Summits in the future

 

Nikolai Tomchak. Sidley completed the 7 Volcanoes project. The best shots from our expedition belong to him.

 

Igor Rebelsky. Sidley became his 6th volcano. He plans to complete the project of 7 Volcanoes within a year. Ojos remained.

 

 

Sergey Vasiliev. Sidley became his 6th volcano. He is currently flying to Ojos and hopes to close 7 Volcanoes. According to the results of the expedition to Sidley, he promises to release Sidley beer.  He introduced the tradition of releasing beer at the end of each expedition to the next volcano. We are waiting for "Sidley"!

 

Oleg Pipkov. After Sidley he closed the 7 Volcanoes project. We are waiting to see what else he will surprise us with!

 

Yuri Lukyanov became the first representative of Kazakhstan in Sidley. Before that, with the Last Degree Program he reached the South Pole. He plans to close the 7 Volcanoes project this year. His project also includes to finish 7 Summits (6 out of 7) and 14 eight-thousandthers. In the spring he comes with us to Dhaulagiri.

 

Vladimir Solovyov is the soul of our team, as well as the heart and engine. He was at the origins of the 7 volcanoes project for part of the current team (he assembled the team on Kilimanjaro 3 years ago). And three years later, part of that team successfully completed the 7 Volcanoes project, and some are still in the process of completion.

The Transglobal expedition spent a day in Detroit, the capital of the American automotive industry, visited the Ford plant and got caught in a snowfall

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA: Today was a wonderful day of rest in Detroit. Detroit is the city where the main American automobile plants of Ford and General Motors companies are located. The ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA:

 Today was a wonderful day of rest in Detroit. Detroit is the city where the main American automobile plants of Ford and General Motors companies are located. The Transglobal Car expedition rides on Ford Expedition cars. That's why today we visited the Ford factory and Museum. We saw the first conveyor in the history of mankind and compared it with a modern conveyor. Correspondents from Fox News and other television channels also came. To get an interview.

In the morning it was dry and the grass. But in the middle of the day it started snowing, now it's 20-30 cm. Traffic jams formed everywhere at once. It is unclear how to go tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Machines" made an acclimatization rotation to the Tejos refuge and went down to the Laguna Verde camp (Atacama, Chile)

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile: Greetings from the group "Machines" from Chile! Yesterday we spent a wonderful night at the Tejos refuge at an altitude of 5800. We walked up, took a closer look at the ... read more

Nikita Slotin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Chile:

Greetings from the group "Machines" from Chile! Yesterday we spent a wonderful night at the Tejos refuge at an altitude of 5800. We walked up, took a closer look at the mountain Ojos del Salado and the climbing path. This morning we went down to our wonderful camp on Laguna Verde. We rest, eat meat, play, sing songs. Tomorrow is a rest day according to the plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the second day of the Transglobal Car Expedition, 564 kilometers were overcome, the team arrived in Detroit to visit Ford

The second day of the Transglobal Automobile Expedition has been successfully completed. The team has arrived in the most automobile city in the world, Detroit! 564 km were covered in a day. On the way, we made a short hike to the waterfall ... read more

The second day of the Transglobal Automobile Expedition has been successfully completed. The team has arrived in the most automobile city in the world, Detroit! 564 km were covered in a day. On the way, we made a short hike to the waterfall in the beautiful Cuyahoga National Park in Ohio. The group will spend tomorrow in Detroit, near the Ford World headquarters, the Henry Ford Museum and Michigan Central Station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 20-year-old Tsang Long Kit, or simply Bob, is the new record holder in Hong Kong and China. Congratulations!

Vinson. We are waiting for the return of the 7 Summits Club group from Antarctica, which climbed the summit of the highest mountain on the continent. Among the climbers who have visited the top of the Vinson Massif, there is one representative of ... read more

 We are waiting for the return of the 7 Summits Club group from Antarctica, which climbed the summit of the highest mountain on the continent. Among the climbers who have visited the top of the Vinson Massif, there is one representative of Chinese Hong Kong, whom we call Bob. His full name is Tsang Long Kit. With our help, this brave young man became the record holder of his native Hong Kong and the whole of China – he became the youngest climber to climb all the highest peaks of all continents. "Seven Peaks" at the age of 20, great job! Good luck, many successes with your life and new heights!

 

 

 

 

 

Due to strong winds, the group was unable to climb the peak of Aconcagua. May you be lucky next time!

Aconcagua. Alexander Dorojukov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Argentina: Buenos dias from the Sandia alegre band! We have completed our program. Unfortunately, the mountain did not let us in this time. There was a strong wind and the ... read more

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

Buenos dias from the Sandia alegre band! We have completed our program. Unfortunately, the mountain did not let us in this time. There was a strong wind and the forecast for the next few days is very severe. I had to turn around this time.

The guides are Dmitry Semenov and Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Transglobal expedition set off and covered the first 500 kilometers of its round-the-world route

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA: The expedition has started. Today, on 10.01.24 at 10:10 a.m., the Transglobal Car Expedition Round-the-world expedition started from New York. Six cars rushed to the ... read more

 Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, reports from the USA:

The expedition has started. Today, on 10.01.24 at 10:10 a.m., the Transglobal Car Expedition Round-the-world expedition started from New York. Six cars rushed to the north of Canada. Today we drove 500 km. We are currently staying in Pennsylvania in a place called De Bois. Tomorrow we will move to Detroit, where we will visit the FORD factory.

Transglobal Car Expedition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The members of the group of the 7 Summits Club Sidley, together with the Vinson group, celebrated Artem Rostovtsev's birthday at the Union Glacier camp

Sidley. Lyudmila Korobeshko, the guide and director of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Antarctica: January 10th. Greetings from Antarctica, Camp Union Glacier, from the group "Empanadas or Chilean pies" expedition to Sidley! We are still on ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, the guide and director of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Antarctica:

January 10th. Greetings from Antarctica, Camp Union Glacier, from the group "Empanadas or Chilean pies" expedition to Sidley!

We are still on Union Glacier at 79 degrees South latitude in Antarctica. Yesterday, January 9th, we had a busy day - both our groups and the whole camp celebrated the birthday of the guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev. In the afternoon we organized a picnic with a walk to the Drake Icefall. Along the way, we were lucky to see the Il-76 take off with a team of our friends, Russian pilots. Then we wandered through the blue labyrinths of the icefall for about an hour, took pictures and at the end arranged a buffet in honor of Artyom. 

In the evening, dinner was already celebrated globally with toasts, cake and special Antarctic cocktails from Chilean chef Patricio, who has already worked with us twice on Everest. The evening ended with a music lovers club - everyone shared their favorite romantic song.

Today, January 10th, according to the plan, we were supposed to fly to Punta Arenas. But the weather turned bad. Moreover, it even snowed - an extremely rare phenomenon in Antarctica (after all, this is the largest desert on our planet).

We really hope to fly tomorrow…