Summit! Members of the 7 Summits Club group led by Alexander Abramov successfully climbed the Orizaba volcano

The group of the 7 Summits Club led by Alexander Abramov climbed the highest peak in Mexico, the highest volcano in North America, Mount Orizaba (5700 meters). The climbers reached the summit at 9-30 local time, which is 18-30 Moscow time. ... read more

The group of the 7 Summits Club led by Alexander Abramov climbed the highest peak in Mexico, the highest volcano in North America, Mount Orizaba (5700 meters). The climbers reached the summit at 9-30 local time, which is 18-30 Moscow time. The team: Julia Yatsuta, Julia Urozhaeva, Ivan Bejanov, Nastya Lazebnik and Vitaly Sorochenkov. The climbers successfully overcame the strong wind and frost. Our Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most persistent members of the team of the 7 Summits Club will try to climb Orizaba on the second attempt

Alex Abramov from Mexico: It's 15: 00 local time. Our team of 6 people again goes to storm Orizaba. The wind is weakening. Our group: Alex Abramov, Julia Yatsuta, Julia Urozhaeva, Ivan Bejanov, Nastya Lazebnikh, Vitaly Sorochenkov. The wind ... read more

Alex Abramov from Mexico: It's 15: 00 local time. Our team of 6 people again goes to storm Orizaba. The wind is weakening. Our group: Alex Abramov, Julia Yatsuta, Julia Urozhaeva, Ivan Bejanov, Nastya Lazebnikh, Vitaly Sorochenkov. The wind should ease by nightfall. This is our plan. We took  for each member a local guide. A total of 4 local guides and me - Abramov. Plus 6 porters. And we are going to spend a night in camp 4700, then, according to the plan, at 3:30 in the morning, we will start to climb. We must go to Orizaba and descend quickly. The team should already arrive at the airport and fly home at 1 a.m. next day. We have a very ambitious plan!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first attempt to climb Mount Orizaba by the team of the 7 Summits Club was stopped by a strong wind

Alex Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, guide of the group from Mexico: Today, the team of the 7 Summits Club ("friends of Fyodor Konyukhov") reached a height of 5100m in a hurricane wind. The wind had a speed of 75 km per hour. All ... read more

Alex Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, guide of the group from Mexico:

Today, the team of the 7 Summits Club ("friends of Fyodor Konyukhov") reached a height of 5100m in a hurricane wind. The wind had a speed of 75 km per hour. All night the wind tore the tents at 4600. And in the base camp, all the tents just flew through the air, broke half of them. Dust clogged everywhere. Tomorrow, the team plans a second assault attempt. Wish us luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club wishes you a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We wish you good health and new summits! Let join us! In 2020, the 7 Summits Club entered at full speed, in the usual rhythm and in full confidence in our strength. During the New Year period of 19/20, our groups traveled ... read more

Happy New Year! We wish you good health and new summits! Let join us!

 In 2020, the 7 Summits Club entered at full speed, in the usual rhythm and in full confidence in our strength. During the New Year period of 19/20, our groups traveled all over the world, mainly in the Southern Hemisphere. All our programs were successful, members of ascents and hikes returned home happy.

 Then the madness came, and quarantine crept up on us. But we did not lose heart and conducted online training sessions that helped us prepare in the summer!

 We managed to get a full season on Elbrus, in the summer every week groups of the 7 Summits Club climbed the summit. And this summer there lasted until mid-October! We have rediscovered Ararat! Tanzania with Kilimanjaro in general was the only country completely safe from COVID, and we returned to Africa when returned flights! Now South America has opened a little, Ecuador, Mexico and Chile are hosting guests. And our groups already climbed local summits…

 Celebrating the New Year, we wish all mankind to defeat the evil infection! And thanks for the lessons of the outgoing year! We began to more appreciate freedom, we realized that we could not live without traveling and climbing!

 Everest, Denali, Antarctica, Aconcagua and other mountains – how lonely its were without us this year! How its are waiting for us!

 Sincerely yours, the 7 Summits Club.

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club (a team of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov) climbed to the assault camp Orizaba

Alex Abramov from Mexico: The team leaves for the Assault Camp 4700. We gave some of the things to the porters. We will decide on the weather. So far, we are predicting gale-force winds of up to 70 km per hour. This is too much for ... read more

Alex Abramov from Mexico:  The team leaves for the Assault Camp 4700. We gave some of the things to the porters. We will decide on the weather. So far, we are predicting gale-force winds of up to 70 km per hour. This is too much for Orizaba. But the mood of the team is cheerful. Tomorrow morning we plan to climb to the top of Orizaba all  together.

We wish all mountain lovers a Happy New Year on behalf of the 7 Summits Club! And personally from Alexander Abramov and Fyodor Konyukhov!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club (a team of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov) climbed up to the base camp under Orizaba

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Mexico: We came and settled in our Super Base Camp at an altitude of 4200m. We were greeted with great food. In our camp there are beautiful tents with a height of 2 meters, each of ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Mexico:

We came and settled in our Super Base Camp at an altitude of 4200m. We were greeted with great food. In our camp there are beautiful tents with a height of 2 meters, each of them has a living room and 2 bedrooms. There is no wind now. We hope that the bad forecast will not be justified, and we will reach the top on December 31.

After lunch, we walked to the height of 4400m. All the team members are fine. Tomorrow we go to the high-altitude camp 4700m and at night to storm the summit…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made an acclimatization ascent to the top of Mount Sierra Negra

This is Alexander Abramov from Mexico. The team of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov continues the program of climbing Mount Orizaba. Today we climbed the first peak of our program - Sierra Negra (4600m). We got up at 5 am, in a hotel in the ... read more

This is Alexander Abramov from Mexico. The team of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov continues the program of climbing  Mount Orizaba. Today we climbed the first peak of our program - Sierra Negra (4600m). We got up at 5 am, in a hotel in the city of Puebla. And by 8 am we arrived in the town of Zopan, which is located at the foot of Orizaba. Here we had breakfast and went on an acclimatization ascent. The ascent and descent on Sierra Negra took 7 hours along with the road. At the top, we installed an icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. The climb wasn't easy for everyone. In the evening, part of the team has a headache.

Tomorrow we will move to the Base Camp near Orizaba at an altitude of 4200 meters. There Sasha Dorojunov and Luba Pershina already set for us tents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club group moved from Mexico-City to Puebla, closer to Mount Orizaba

Alex Abramov from Mexico: 26.12.2020. News of the group following the program "Orizaba Peak - Mexico". In the morning we had a run in the Park "Grasshopper". The whole city seems to be running. Then the excursion tour took place in the ... read more

Alex Abramov from Mexico: 

26.12.2020. News of the group following the program "Orizaba Peak - Mexico". In the morning we had a run in the Park "Grasshopper". The whole city seems to be running. Then the excursion tour took place in the iconic places of Mexico Сity. We're all hungry, but the restaurants are only open for takeaways. We had to buy tacos and sit right on the sidewalk. For dessert, we found the house of the famous artist Frida Kahlo. Tomorrow we move to the city of Puebla.

 

 

         

 

27.12.2020. Today we moved from Mexico-City, to a great town called Puebla. On the way, we watched churches and ate grasshoppers. The city is boiling. It's easier here than in Mexico-City. Restaurants are open in the evening. Everything has become easier in the organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A group of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov arrived in Mexico

Alexander Abramov from Mexico: The team of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov arrived in Mexico! Guides of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov and Alexander Dorojukov met the members at the airport. Today we walked around the capital, the city of ... read more

Alexander Abramov from Mexico: The team of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov arrived in Mexico! Guides of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov and Alexander Dorojukov met the members at the airport. Today we walked around the capital, the city of Mexico and were able to go to the Old Sity on the Constitution square. There are 100 tents of protesting Indians on it – this is the local "Maidan". After Christmas, almost everything in the city is closed, but on the street they sell tacos - the national Mexican food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The 7 Summits Club wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! In the coming year we wish you good luck, always to be in an excellent physical shape and to stay true to yourself! Continue dreaming about impossible! The 7 Summits Club ... read more

The 7 Summits Club wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

In the coming year we wish you good luck, always to be in an excellent physical shape and to stay true to yourself! Continue dreaming about impossible! The 7 Summits Club will help to make all your dreams come true, the dreams of climbing the most fabulous peaks of the world.

We wish you new summits and new adventures in 2021!

 

Photos and videos of the preparation of the International mountaineering team for expeditions on K2

The international team of climbers under the general leadership of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov continues to prepare for expeditions on K2 in the summer of 2021 and in the winter of 2021-2022. At this time, the ... read more

The international team of climbers under the general leadership of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov continues to prepare for expeditions on K2 in the summer of 2021 and in the winter of 2021-2022. At this time, the teams train separately in their own mountains.

The national team of Kazakhstan from December 6 to 20 held training camps in the Tuyuk-su area.

 

 

 

Mountaineers of Kyrgyzstan continue to make difficult climbs in their native mountains, in Ala-Archa.

 

 

The Russian team under the leadership of its captain Alexander Yakovenko is in the Caucasus. Our climbers, according to the plan, go to the traverse of the Elbrus massif in the direction from West to East. It is planned to spend several nights (5 or 6) in "combat" conditions, including in the area of the summit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening of the new year's season of the 7 Summits Club. Two of Alexander fly to Mexico. Photo from the airport

Today, the 7 Summits Club opens the new year's season. The President of the Club Alexander Abramov and guide Alexander Dorojukov fly to Mexico to organize an expedition on Mount Orizaba for a large group of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov. ... read more

Today, the 7 Summits Club opens the new year's season. The President of the Club Alexander Abramov and guide Alexander Dorojukov fly to Mexico to organize an expedition on Mount Orizaba for a large group of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov. Mexico is open and we invite everyone to our programs, all year round. For the new year period (until January 12), the 7 Summits Club will send to Mexico three groups. Follow our news!

 

 

Summit! The winter season on Elbrus is opened by a wonderful ascent of the Winter Blitz group

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov from the Elbrus region: Hello everyone from Elbrus! Yesterday the group Winter Blitz, climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus! It was sunny and beautiful! And it was very cold. But that didn't ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov from the Elbrus region:

Hello everyone from Elbrus! Yesterday the group Winter Blitz, climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus! It was sunny and beautiful! And it was very cold. But that didn't stop us. We stood on the top and admired the beauty, at a temperature of -43 degrees.

 

 

 

 

 

Videos and photos. Preparation for the spring Himalayan expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Lhotse and Everest

The 7 Summits Club invites you to join our expedition to the Himalayas, which will aim to climb Mount Everest and Lhotse. Most of the participants will be those who, due to the regime of restrictions, could not fulfill their dream in 2020. ... read more

The 7 Summits Club invites you to join our expedition to the Himalayas, which will aim to climb Mount Everest and Lhotse. Most of the participants will be those who, due to the regime of restrictions, could not fulfill their dream in 2020. The team is experienced and well-trained. Members continue training. You can still join the group.

  

 

You will have great partners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cerro Torre let us fly. A beautiful film about a base jump from Cerro Torre. The 7 Summits Club guide Boris Egorov – one of the heroes

In February of the outgoing year, three Russian climbers visited Patagonia. They are Vladimir Murzaev, Konstantin Yaamurd and Boris Egorov, who is a guide of 7 Summits Club. They tried to climb the famous Cerro Torre. The summit was not ... read more

In February of the outgoing year, three Russian climbers visited Patagonia. They are Vladimir Murzaev, Konstantin Yaamurd and Boris Egorov, who is a guide of 7 Summits Club. They tried to climb the famous Cerro Torre. The summit was not reached due to the poor condition of the summit cap.

 

 

But the members of group made an impressive base jump from a point called "Rozov exit". Named after a great friend of the 7 Summits Club, the famous athlete Valery Rozov.

 

Great day of Alexander Abramov in Yalta. Or: someone else does not want to go to Crimea?

It was a super day in Yalta. Today the temperature here is +18. I had a great climb with Leonid Kozlov in Simeiz. And before that, in the morning there was a morning exercise, which ended with a swim in the sea!!!! Great day. Welcome to ... read more

It was a super day in Yalta. Today the temperature here is +18. I had a great climb with Leonid Kozlov in Simeiz. And before that, in the morning there was a morning exercise, which ended with a swim in the sea!!!!

Great day. Welcome to the Crimea!!! The Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club is waiting for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! President of the 7 Summits Club Alex Abramov took part in the opening of a new climbing route in Crimea

Photos and videos from the first climb of the new multi-pitch route on Mshatka-Kaya! With the participation of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alex Abramov! Amazing route, great company! Sasha Marinkevich and Sergey Popovich were in the ... read more

Photos and videos from the first climb of the new multi-pitch route on Mshatka-Kaya! With the participation of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alex Abramov! Amazing route, great company! Sasha Marinkevich and Sergey Popovich were in the lead. Challenging vertical climb, it looks like there will be category 6b of free climbing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation for climbing expeditions on K2. Photos and videos from the training camp of the Kyrgyz team in the Ala-Archi area

An international team of mountaineers under the general leadership of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov began preparing for expeditions on K2 in the summer of 2021 and winter of 2021-2022. During this time, teams train ... read more

An international team of mountaineers under the general leadership of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov began preparing for expeditions on K2 in the summer of 2021 and winter of 2021-2022. During this time, teams train separately in their own mountains. The national team of Kyrgyzstan held training camps in their native mountains, in the Ala-Archi region in the period November-December. In 14 days in November and 11 days in December, the team members completed a total of 7 routes.

  

 The national team of Kazakhstan trains now, on December 6-20,  in the Tuyuk-su area (Tien-Shan).

The Russian national team leaves for the Caucasus on December 18. They set a goal to pass the traverse of Elbrus in winter from West to East. From the pass to the valley Hatutu Riccati 5-6 winter overnight stays in the Alpine zone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the training camp of the Kyrgyz team:

The 7 Summits Club wishes you a happy International Mountain Day!

Friends, love the mountains, go to the mountains! The 7 Summits Club is always ready to help you organize your mountain trips. Giving people happiness is our mission. If possible, leave the mountains behind clean! And in general, do ... read more

 Friends, love the mountains, go to the mountains! The 7 Summits Club is always ready to help you organize your mountain trips. Giving people happiness is our mission.

If possible, leave the mountains behind clean! And in general, do everything possible to make the mountains remain (become) the territory of freedom, the territory where you can meet with pristine nature, a place of joyful meeting with friends, a place where you want to return, where you want to bring your children, where everyone will be happy!

 

 

 

020 Theme: Mountain biodiversity

Mountain biodiversity is the theme of this year’s International Mountain Day, so let's celebrate their rich biodiversity, as well as address the threats they face.

Mountains loom large in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. Their unique topography, compressed climatic zones and isolation have created the conditions for a wide spectrum of life forms.

Biodiversity encompasses the variety of ecosystems, species and genetic resources, and mountains have many endemic varieties. The differentiated topography in terms of altitude, slope and exposure in mountains offers opportunities to grow a variety of high-value crops, horticulture, livestock and forest species.

For example, mountain pastoralists in Pakistan have a highly treasured livestock genetic resource pool with special traits bred into animals, such as disease resilience, which can help adaption to changing climate. Nearly 70% of mountain land is used for grazing and provides manure that enhances soil fertility. Livestock not only produces food items such as milk, butter and meat, but also valuable by-products, such as some of the most precious yarns, like cashmere wool.

However, climate change, unsustainable farming practices, commercial mining, logging, and poaching all exact a heavy toll on mountain biodiversity. In addition, land use and land cover change, and natural disasters, accelerate biodiversity loss and contribute to creating a fragile environment for mountain communities. Ecosystem degradation, loss of livelihoods and migration in mountains can lead to the abandonment of cultural practices and ancient traditions that have sustained biodiversity for generations.

The sustainable management of mountain biodiversity has been increasingly recognized as a global priority. Sustainable Development Goal 15, target four, is dedicated to the conservation of mountains’ biodiversity in consideration of its global relevance. Biodiversity in all ecosystems is in focus, as the United Nations has declared 2021 to 2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and governments prepare to negotiate the post-2020 global biodiversity framework for adoption this year at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Celebrate this International Day 2020 with your community and friends preparing an event or joining the conversation on social media using the hashtag #MountainsMatter. Pass on some of the key messages, or share about the biodiversity in the mountains near you, or a photo of your favorite mountain.

 

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The 7 Summits Club expedition on Mount Everest 2016. Shooting of the film "The High-Altitude Gene”. Part 1

The expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest in 2016 can be called historical. After all, it hosted the main shooting of the future film "The High-Altitude Gene", which will become our presentation for many years to come. The ascent was ... read more

The expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest in 2016 can be called historical. After all, it hosted the main shooting of the future film "The High-Altitude Gene", which will become our presentation  for many years to come. The ascent was difficult, the conditions were severe, and there was everything that was required to create a decent story for film.

 

 

 

In a time when most Western companies have come to  Everest with  mini-expeditions, with 2-4 clients, Russian 7 Summits Club came with  22 clients and 4 guides! It is in terms of sanctions against our country and the uncertainty of the situation in Nepal and China!

 

11th of April. Kathmandu

 

April 12th in Kathmandu a big international mountaineering expedition on Mount Everest of the 7 Summits Club starts. Number of participants - 26 people, including 16 people who plan to climb to the highest point - 8,848 meters. The climb will be carried out by the classical route from the north, from Tibet. All members of the expedition are planning to climb using artificial oxygen produced in Russia. A large group of high-altitude porters and kitchen staff (Sherpas nationality) will run with the expedition team. The service will be provided by Nepalese company 7 Summits Adventures.

 

 

Expedition leader - Alexander Abramov. This will be his 14th expedition as leader on the world's highest peak

 

 

 

List of participants:

 

With Permit Everest (8848 m)

 

  1. Olegs Pimenovs. Latvia.
  2. Igor Demyanenko. Russia.
  3. Janusz Kochanski. Poland.
  4. Vladislav Moroz. Russia.
  5. Roman Reutov. Russia. The representative of the company Yandex.
  6. Liana Chabdarova. Russia.
  7. Irena Kharazova. Russia.
  8. Lynn Hanna. Northern Ireland.
  9. Lay Kwai Chung. China.
  10. Tatiana Yalovchak. Ukraine.

 

Cameramen (permit for Everest - 8,848 m)

 

  1. Denis Provalov. Russia.
  2. Vladimir Kotlyar. Russia.

 

 

 Guides (permit for Everest - 8,848 m)

 

  1. Alexander Abramov. Russia. 6 ascents to the summit.
  2. Sergey Larin. Russia. 4 ascents to the summit.
  3. Lyudmila Korobeshko. Russia. 2 ascents to the summit.
  4. Noel Hanna. Northern Ireland. 7 ascents to the summit.

 

Total the top of Everest climbers 16  (12 + 4)

 

Planned record achievements:

 

Alexander Abramov - Lyudmila Korobeshko: 3rd ascent of couples, the first time in the world.

 

Lynn Hanna - Noel Hannah: 1st in the history of climbing couples on two routes (South – North).

 

Liana Chabdarova: first Balkar woman.

 

 

Tatiana Yalovchak: the first woman from Ukraine.

 

 

Roman Reutov: panoramic shot record on Everest.

 https://yandex.ru/promo/everest/

 

 

Group with permits for the North Col of Everest (7,000 meters)

 

  1. Andrew Viktorson. Russia.
  2. Nadejda Vosresenskaya. Russia.
  3. Marina Gevorgyan. Russia.
  4. Zbigniew Wolny. Poland.
  5. Przemyslaw Simeon. Poland.
  6. Maxim Shakirov. Russia.
  7. Elena Abramova. Russia.

 

 A film crew of the RD studio with permits for the North Col of Everest (7,000 meters)

 

  1. Christine Kozlova. Russia.
  2. Alexander Kubasov. Russia.
  3. Vladimir Kudinov. Russia.

  

During the expedition the group RD  studio will continue to shooting a film started last year for the main Russian television Channel One. Roman Reutov with help of experienced climber Maxim Shakirov continue to shoot the panoramic route of ascent for the Yandex company.

 

 The 1st Russian Women's Everest Expedition team will run independently of the other groups. Leader Lyudmila Korobeshko.

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club was invited to the gala evening, where the Prime Minister of Nepal honored the family of our Sirdar Mingma. They (he and two sisters) have three Guinness Recorda. In addition, Mingma  was eight times on Everest, and he is the first Sherpa on Mount Elbrus.

 

 The head of our expedition Alex Abramov was appointed to the company of champions and honorable citizens, who have made great contribution to the development of Nepal. And he said a good speech. We are proud of!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.04. We started with the fact that before breakfast passed the luggage. Then we made a farewell photos from Kathmandu and went to the airport. Fly for about an hour. The plane was shaking terribly over the Himalayas. In Lhasa airport, we were impressed by the cleanliness and order. We lived in a comfortable hotel, fed a delicious lunch.

Here, the height of 2.5 kilometers higher than in Kathmandu, get used.

 

Next day, while the expedition leaders solve the problem with permissions, others commit sightseeing tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 16th the main part of the expedition 7 Summits Club on Everest moved from Lhasa (Tibet capital) in the largest city on the way to Everest - Schegatse. It is another 200 kilometers. Acclimatization continued, in particular in autotravel mode. Altitude presses, cool, a dull life, but it's useful to adapt ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

pril 18th  a large team of members and guides of the Everest expedition of the 7 Summits Club made an acclimatization ascent to the top near a small town in the district Xegar (New Tingri). During the ascent we made a lot of pictures, some of the photos, see the end of our posts. Or full ones here:

Gallery of Roman Reutov

 Gallery of Denis Provalov

 

BY THE WAY! During the movement of a group can be followed on-line via this link (thanks to Noel Hanna)

 

 

 

 

 

Today, all of our big expedition of the 7 Summits Club (and the 1st Russian women's expedition as a part)  arrived to the Base Camp of Mount Everest at an altitude of 5100.  

 Almost a week we went here. First, Kathmandu, checking gear, document, festive ceremony of the start of the expedition. Then we made the flight to Lhasa at the altitude of 3600 - we were in the capital of Tibet. Visit Potala - the Palace of the Dalai Lama. Moving higher and higher: Shigatse, Xegar (with acclimatization climb to 4700) and today finally arrive at our base camp. The camp is well equipped: individual tents for all members of the expedition, dining room, kitchen, internet club, a huge recreation tent with sports equipment. Well, a sauna, finally. But still, we know from experience, the first night at this altitude is not easy.

However, until now, all members feel  good. In the next couple of days we will be in the base camp to make radial trips to acclimatize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

April 24th.   Yesterday we came back from a two-day acclimatization outing in  the Middle Camp 5800, where they spent the night. Despite the fact that the distance is not very large - 10 km, and the drop is only about 700m, it was not easy to us. We walked up about 8 hours, all time under blowing of strong wind. And the last two hours the snowstorm began. We almost lost the way. In the camp, we came up with numb hands and feet, and some even fall into the river. So 200 gram of vodka Beluga, which Irena prudently brought with her, really saved and warmed us.

 

 The night at 5800 was quite difficult - the wind was very strong, the strongest for the last week, only by miracle tents were not broken, although some stocks were bent.

 Early in the morning at first light, we rushed down. By lunchtime we were in the base camp.

 In the evening, Facundo Arana came to visit us. He is the star of Argentine cinema (singer and musician, as it later turned out), caused excitement of all our girls. We agreed that in September this year when Facundo will be in Moscow on tour, we will invite him to dinner together with all the participants of the expedition to Everest.

 

April 25th Lyudmila Korobeshko:  the Puja ceremony  was hold today in our camp. It means a blessing of all participants for a successful ascent. Lama of Rongbuk Monastery performed the ceremony. Now we definitely ready for the 6400! Today we will climb  in the Middle Camp, tomorrow – to the ABC

 

 

 

 

Lyudmila Korobeshko: Our group made a second acclimatization circle with one overnight stay in the Camp Middle and two overnight stays in camp ABC at 6400.

 The most difficult were two factors: a strong wind, which bent tents almost to the ground, and the presence of mice at the 6400, which caused extremely violent reaction of the Armenian part of the women's group.

 Ice and fixed rope training went according to the plan. I would especially like to note the debut of Christina Kozlova. It was the first time in her life she picked up jumar, descender, self-belay and carabiner. And she could confident use all for the first time at an altitude of 6400. Where the usual things hardly repeat. Christina - chief director RD studio, and theoretically she could just walk around the base camp and give orders.

 After two nights at the 6400 all rushed down with incredible speed: to bath, pool and cinema.

In the next three days the expedition will rest according the plan.

 

 

Today we have a day of complete rest,  we went down  1000m, drink thick O2 at 4200, eat tomatoes with sugar, catch fish, driving along the rivers by car, and  dance on the ruins of castles ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 6th. The  Team of the 7 Summits Club completed the acclimatization on Everest. All members, guides and video crew came  down to rest in the base camp. Members  who had a permit to the North Col, are ready to return home. Congratulations to those who established there their  altitude records!

 Unfortunately, due to the severe weather conditions, not all of them were able to climb the North Col. All participants with permits for Everest spent two nights at an altitude of 7000 meters at the North Col. And they made the climb  to an altitude  of  about 7500 meters. Everything goes according to plan the expedition. Although the snow conditions were more severe than usual. The expedition will rest first at the base camp, and then go down  in  the valley. Then the group will return to the base camp, then climb tj the ABC camp to wait for a weather window to climb to the summit.

 

 

From Press release:

 

Number of members - 26 people, including 16 people who plan to climb to the highest point - 8,848 meters. The climb will be carried out by the classical route from the north, from Tibet. All members of the expedition are planning to climb using artificial oxygen produced in Russia. A large group of high-altitude porters and kitchen staff (Sherpas nationality) will run with the expedition team. The service will be provided by Nepalese company 7 Summits Adventures.

 

Expedition leader - Alexander Abramov. This will be his 14th expedition as leader on the world's highest peak

 

 List of participants:

 

With Permit Everest (8848 m)

Olegs Pimenovs. Latvia.

Igor Demyanenko. Russia.

Janusz Kochanski. Poland.

Vladislav Moroz. Russia.

Roman Reutov. Russia. The representative of the company Yandex.

Liana Chabdarova. Russia.

Irena Kharazova. Russia.

Lynn Hanna. Northern Ireland.

Lay Kwai Chung. China.

Tatiana Yalovchak. Ukraine.

 

Cameramen (permit for Everest - 8,848 m)

Denis Provalov. Russia.

Vladimir Kotlyar. Russia.

 

  Guides (permit for Everest - 8,848 m)

Alexander Abramov. Russia. 6 summits.

Sergey Larin. Russia. 4 summits.

Lyudmila Korobeshko. Russia. 2 summits.

Noel Hanna. Northern Ireland. 7 summits.

  

Total the top of Everest climbers 16  (12 + 4)

 Planned record achievements:

Alexander Abramov - Ludmila Korobeshko: 3rd ascent of couples, the first time in the world.

Lynn Hanna - Noel Hannah: 1st in the history of climbing couples on two routes (South – North).

Liana Chabdarova: first Balkar woman.

Tatiana Yalovchak: the first woman from Ukraine.

Roman Reutov: panoramic shot record on Everest.

 

 https://yandex.ru/promo/everest/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Everest-2016  team rested three days in the village Tashidzong. May 9th, The Victory Day, we went up to the base camp. While our plans are not clear, it all depends on when the Tibetan climbers prepare the route. By tradition, the Victory Day was marked in the base camp, a reception, to which were invited guests from other expeditions...