Guides of 7 Summits Club in the trainee camp in Crimea

Hi everyone!Almost all the guide and managers of 7 Summits Club comes in the Crimea, and not just relaxing, but also to gain new knowledge and skills of the profession of mountain guide. But let’s start from the very beginning! ... read more

Hi everyone!
Almost all the guide and managers of 7 Summits Club comes in the Crimea, and not just relaxing, but also to gain new knowledge and skills of the profession of mountain guide. But let’s start from the very beginning!

On Saturday evening we arrived in the glorious village of Simeiz.

Of course, in the first day we did not have lessons, but staged a night swimming in the Black sea. Honesty to say, not all the guides of 7 Summits ventured on it's, but those who has found the forces in itself for this were satisfied and happy:)

 

In Sunday we started with lectures about medicine in the mountains, from our friend, Dr. Igor Pokhvalin. Igor gave us a short course about a typical disease in the mountains, the psychological aspect in the work of a mountain guide and about the specific of high-altitude ascents.

After this, despite the rain, we went to practice our skills on the rocks. Our team was split up into two groups, with one works instructor - Denis Saveliev, on the other Igor Pekhterev.

The first trainee on the rocks

Judging by the exhausted, but still pleased faces of our guides, all have a lot of enthusiasm for learning, and working hard receiving new knowledge.

Our instructor Igor Pekhterev and the doctor and mountaineer Igor Pokhvalin. Experience exchanging

 Instructor Dan Saveliev shows how Canadian guides makes the ancors

On Monday we continued our training, learning to properly work with the client in short rope, walking with him on the rocks, and much more. On the same day we were joined by our chef - Alexander Abramov.
These are the routes we climb.. for warm-up)))

On Tuesday, we plan improvement of skills of work on a rocky terrain, and certainly a lot of new and interesting things!

Buy everyone, the Team of the 7 Summits Club!

The whole group under the leadership of Alexander Abramov has climbed to the top of the Volcano Damavent!!!

We just received the long-awaited message from Alexander Abramov. THE WHOLE GROUP! climbed successfully  to the top and now goes on to the Caspian sea celebrate the victory. We congratulate all the members of the expedition and looking ... read more

We just received the long-awaited message from Alexander Abramov. THE WHOLE GROUP! climbed successfully  to the top and now goes on to the Caspian sea celebrate the victory. We congratulate all the members of the expedition and looking forward to read the detailed report about the events of summit day.

Aleksander Abramov and Team climb Mt. Tuchal!

Hello, Alexander Abramov speaking from the expedition to Damavand. Today, all the group in a single impulse has made an ascent on the top of the Tuchal mountain, 3990m. The peak and climb were very interesting. Now we have moved to Reineh ... read more

Hello, Alexander Abramov speaking from the expedition to Damavand. Today, all the group in a single impulse has made an ascent on the top of the Tuchal mountain, 3990m. The peak and climb were very interesting. Now we have moved to Reineh village where we will spend the night in a stylized house. Tomorrow we leave at 8 in the morning, and at 9 we will begin the ascent to the mountain hut 4200 m, from where the day after tomorrow we will start climbing to the top of Mt. Damavand. Good-bye.

Our team is in the mountain hut and ready for climb mt. Tuchal.

Hello! Today our team visited a very beautiful palace of Iran. Then we had dinner and drove in the direction of our mountain Tuchal 3990 m. Then began our climb to the hut. It it usually takes about 3-4 hours.But it was very hot,  ... read more

Hello! Today our team visited a very beautiful palace of Iran. Then we had dinner and drove in the direction of our mountain Tuchal 3990 m. Then began our climb to the hut. It it usually takes about 3-4 hours.But it was very hot,  so we walk longer, about 5 hours, stayed often, but, in general, all climb, everyone is happy.

We came to the mountain hut.  It is nice four floors shelter, almost the hotel. Here is the dining room, rooms, there are no beds, but on the floor are placed mattresses, blankets and pillows and all this on the Persian carpets that is all very cool.

Nearby there is a river, a waterfall. It is very beautiful place. All is very hospitable.

Tomorrow, we are planning the first in the history of our team of climbing a mountain Tuchal 3990 m. It is planned that we start about six in the morning and at 12 o'clock we have to be in the summit. Here we have such plans, everyone is happy, everything is fine. Tomorrow, hopefully from the summit, I call once again.