SUMMIT! Group of 7 Summits Club on Mera Peak

Hello everyone! Vladimir Kotlyar, climbing Mera peak. We just came down from the top. Now we are in the village of Khare. Of the eight participants, whose purpose was to reach the summit of Mera Peak, five coped with the task. The weather ... read more

Hello everyone! Vladimir Kotlyar, climbing Mera peak. We just came down from the top. Now we are in the village of Khare. Of the eight participants, whose purpose was to reach the summit of Mera Peak, five coped with the task. The weather was wonderful, but it was very cold, very cold ... to be honest. But it was clear skies. Were visible Himalayan giants: Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu - it was all there, in full view. Overall, a fabulous picture. I congratulate all the participants on the ascent! All done! Everything was wonderful and beautiful. And now we begin the descent down to Lukla and return home. Well, all the best! So long!

 

 

 

Alex Abramov and Ludmila Korobeshko on the summit of Mount Etna

The leaders of 7 Summits Club Alex Abramov and Ludmila Korobeshko have climbed the highest active volcano in Europe. So they marked the thirteenth anniversary of their wedding. Every year - a new summit, in a new area.   ... read more

The leaders of 7 Summits Club Alex Abramov and Ludmila Korobeshko have climbed the highest active volcano in Europe. So they marked the thirteenth anniversary of their wedding. Every year - a new summit, in a new area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory Murad Ashurly: Azerbaijani climber dies in Himalayas

Azerbaijan's famous mountain climber Murad Ashurly has died in the Himalayas. The news of his death has shocked Azerbaijani sports community. Ashurly, 42, made a successful ascent to the mountain Ama Dablam (6856 m) as part of a commercial ... read more

Azerbaijan's famous mountain climber Murad Ashurly has died in the Himalayas.

The news of his death has shocked Azerbaijani sports community.


Ashurly, 42, made a successful ascent to the mountain Ama Dablam (6856 m) as part of a commercial exhibition of the Seven Summits Club along with eight other climbers. He went missing during the descent.


Later, one of the participants of the exhibition talked about the death of Azerbaijani climber.


Noel Hanna wrote in a social network: "The last 30 hours were the worst in my life. Yesterday morning at 9:30 am we went from Camp 2 on Ama Dablam, to descend to Camp 1. I went first, the rest of the group was behind me. I was coming down for about 30 minutes, and then this nightmare happened. I just finished the descent on the rope (a lot of old ropes and a new one) and went to the next, when the rope on which after me went down after my friend Murad, broke up. Murad fell down to 300-400 meters to the rocks and snow. We started the rescue work immediately, but the weather was very bad. Early this morning I brought his body out of the mountains to Kathmandu on a rescue helicopter. I lost my favorite partner-climber and my friend. My condolences to Olga and the entire family of Murad."


Murad Ashurly was working as a top manager of one of the leading telecommunications companies in the United States. He was a member of Azerbijan's Mountaineering Federation and experienced climbers.
In 2007, he successfully conquered McKinley the highest peak of North America. He was the third Azerbaijani to climb Mount Everest and Kangchenjunga, completing the Seven Summits challenge in 2013.
Murad was the cousin of Israfil Ashurly , the first Azerbaijani who climbed Mount Everest and Kangchenjunga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from the summer Elbrus expedition of RRC CLub

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Start of a new Pyramid Carstensz expedition

  A guide of 7 Summits Club Sergei Larin head a new expedition to the Pyramid Carstensz. Three members, one of which is a boy of thirteen, will try to climb the highest peak of the Australian continent. Now they came to Sugapa ... read more

 

A guide of 7 Summits Club Sergei Larin head a new expedition to the Pyramid Carstensz. Three members, one of which is a boy of thirteen, will try to climb the highest peak of the Australian continent. Now they came to Sugapa village...

 

 

 

We lost our friend and a wonderful person. Condolences to the family and friends

  20th of October a group Noel Hanna (Team Leader), Murad Ashurly, Gennadiy Durov, Iurii Kormazov, Makar German, with Climbing Sherpa's Rinjin Sherpa, Jangbu Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa reached the summit of Ama Dablam. On the same day they ... read more

 

20th of October a group Noel Hanna (Team Leader), Murad Ashurly, Gennadiy Durov, Iurii Kormazov, Makar German, with Climbing Sherpa's Rinjin Sherpa, Jangbu Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa reached the summit of Ama Dablam. On the same day they went down to the camp 2. The next morning (21.10), the accident occurred at the beginning of the descent towards camp 1. Ashurly Murad died falling with a broken fixed ropes.

We bring our condolences to the family and all who knew and loved him!

Report of Noel Hanna:

"The last 30 hrs has been the worst 30 hrs in my life.

We left camp 2 on Ama Dablam at 0930 yesterday morning to return to camp 1. I left the camp 1st followed by the rest of my team. I just had climbed down about 30 minutes when your worst nightmare happened. I had just came off rappelling down a rope (lots of old ropes with 1 new rope) and moved onto the next rope to rappel when my friend Murad who was rappelling down the last rope I was on and the rope broke. Murad fell 300-400 mts vertically down on the rocks/snow. A rescue was put into place but unfortunately the weather was very bad. Early this morning I accompanied the rescue helicopter and retrieved his body from the mountain back to Kathmandu.

I have lost a good climbing buddy and friend.

My prayers go out to Olga and all Murads family."

 

2013. Everest of Murad Ashurly

 

 

 

Evgeny Voronov descent from the summit of Cho Oyu (8201m) on a snowboard !!!

Russian climber Evgeny Voronov, 47 y.o.. The city of Perm.     Evgeny Voronov became the first Russian who committed descent from Cho Oyu on a snowboard, for the first time for Russia from the peaks above 8000 meters. Eugene ... read more

Russian climber Evgeny Voronov, 47 y.o.. The city of Perm.

 

 

Evgeny Voronov became the first Russian who committed descent from Cho Oyu on a snowboard, for the first time for Russia from the peaks above 8000 meters. Eugene reached the summit of Cho Oyu 8201m in the team of the 7 Summits Club under the direction of Alex Abramov. Then he made ​​a descent on a snowboard to the first camp at an altitude of 6400m (up to stones). The descent was "clean" without the use of fixed ropes (more than 500 m.)

That evening, Eugene went on foot to the camp ABC 5700m, where the team went down day later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the ascent on Cho Oyu. The group of 7 Summits Club came down safely

 Alex Abramov: Today, on almost perfect weather, but only at the knee in the snow littered, we climbed Cho Oyu. Everybody. All seven people, and all six Sherpas. There was a small banquet at the top .. Oxygen was enough. We already ... read more

 Alex Abramov: Today, on almost perfect weather, but only at the knee in the snow littered, we climbed Cho Oyu. Everybody. All seven people, and all six Sherpas. There was a small banquet at the top .. Oxygen was enough. We already went down to Camp 1, where to stay for overnight. Now we're going with the first rays of the sun already down to Advanced Base Camp (ABC). And there we go but down. Just go down, down, down to Kathmandu. After 2-3 days, we will find ourselves there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hooray! Hooray! We are on top of Cho Oyu, all seven people

Hooray! Hooray! We are on top of Cho Oyu, all seven people. Ekatherina Pozdeyeva – Anatoly Mensky - Kyrill Muraviev - Oleg Pimenov - Alexander Abramov - Georgy Kuzmin - Evgeny Voronov. Now is the time for Nepal 9-45. We have plenty of ... read more

Hooray! Hooray! We are on top of Cho Oyu, all seven people.

Ekatherina Pozdeyeva – Anatoly Mensky - Kyrill Muraviev - Oleg Pimenov - Alexander Abramov - Georgy Kuzmin - Evgeny Voronov.

Now is the time for Nepal 9-45. We have plenty of time, and with great difficulty climbed to the summit of Cho Oyu. Seven members and six Sherpas.

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

And now ..

 

 

 

 

Alex Abramov from Camp 2 on Cho Oyu

Hello! This is Alex Abramov from Cho Oyu. (coughing) Our team has reached the height of 7100 meters. Tomorrow we will move to a height of 7500 meters, there it is the last camp, "under the yellow belt camp." And from there tomorrow night we ... read more

Hello! This is Alex Abramov from Cho Oyu. (coughing) Our team has reached the height of 7100 meters. Tomorrow we will move to a height of 7500 meters, there it is the last camp, "under the yellow belt camp." And from there tomorrow night we will make an attempt to climb the summit. So on Monday, after lunch, wait for information. And yet here we are fine. This morning it was quite a strong wind, a little for frostbite. Then the wind went away and established a beautiful sunny weather. I wonder what will happen tomorrow. Just in case we decided to start later, at 10 a.m… All members of expedition convey greetings to family and friends! Goodbye!

 

 

SUMMIT !!! The goal of blitz program on Elbrus fulfilled

Hello, Seven Summits! It is Sergei Larin from the slopes of Mount Elbrus, from the most luxurious mountain refuge of the North Caucasus Mountain Club. Today, at 9 hours and 20 minutes a.m. Andrei Mikhaylenko and Sergei Larin stood on the ... read more

Hello, Seven Summits! It is Sergei Larin from the slopes of Mount Elbrus, from the most luxurious mountain refuge of the North Caucasus Mountain Club. Today, at 9 hours and 20 minutes a.m. Andrei Mikhaylenko and Sergei Larin stood on the western peak of Elbrus. The weather was good, but windy. Windmill, windmill was the weather. Now we are down and we are at the bottom. Getting ready for the new turn. All the details about the blitz - later. So long!

 

 

 

 

Training on the Crimean rocks

Hello! My name is Natalia Kartashov. I am a Crimean guide of the 7 Summits Club. Yesterday we welcomed guests from Moscow: Sergei Shilkin, Regina Shilkina and their son Artemy. They come to us for three days. The first day on the rock of ... read more

Hello! My name is Natalia Kartashov. I am a Crimean guide of the 7 Summits Club. Yesterday we welcomed guests from Moscow: Sergei Shilkin, Regina Shilkina and their son Artemy. They come to us for three days. The first day on the rock of Krestovaya we tried to teach them the basic knowledge of the art of climbing. They're pretty athletic, everything they do. Tomorrow we will go on the climb, we will continue to work ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club reached the camp 1 on Cho Oyu

Hello! This is Alex Abramov, expedition to Cho Oyu. Last night we went out to the summit attack. We are now in the camp 1. It is seven in the morning, the sun still have not lit, it is cold. Today we must rise to the second camp at the ... read more

Hello! This is Alex Abramov, expedition to Cho Oyu. Last night we went out to the summit attack. We are now in the camp 1. It is seven in the morning, the sun still have not lit, it is cold. Today we must rise to the second camp at the height of 7100, where we should spend the night and the next day go to the high camp, and from there, almost immediately, to go to the top. The weather is still good. The sun shines, the wind is not strong. The mood at all alert, very alert - I'll say this. Well, all, be happy!

 

 

 

Blitz Elbrus. Sergey Larin - Andrew Mikhaylenko: from Moscow immediately to 4000 meters

This morning, a guide of 7 Summits Club Sergey Larin and Andrei Mikhaylenko flew to Mineralny Vody to make the next adventure - climbing Elbrus with style blitz (4 partial days). At lunch they were in the Elbrus area and immediately went to ... read more

This morning, a guide of 7 Summits Club Sergey Larin and Andrei Mikhaylenko flew to Mineralny Vody to make the next adventure - climbing Elbrus with style blitz (4 partial days).

At lunch they were in the Elbrus area and immediately went to the "Italian" shelter Leaprus (4000m), which was opened especially for them.

And there - gorgeous views and high speed internet access, thanks to which Sergey was able to send a few photos...

This ascent is an acclimation and test of strength before the Aconcagua.

Sergey Larin: Winter begins on Elbrus. On the cable car to the Gara-Bashi it has been chilly. But the weather is clear today. We sit in the Italian refuge, enjoy views of the Main Caucasus Range. Already dined. We are in excellent mood, as it had not "cover" us yet. About future plans so far, we will look at the weather and conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final acclimatization outing for our expedition to Cho Oyu is finished

The team returned after acclimatization climb to the camp 2. It's all right. On the mountain it was very cold, but in general, the conditions of Cho Oyu are favorable for climbing. In recent days, has been made many successful ascents. Hope ... read more

The team returned after acclimatization climb to the camp 2. It's all right. On the mountain it was very cold, but in general, the conditions of Cho Oyu are favorable for climbing. In recent days, has been made many successful ascents. Hope for success and we ...

From Camp 2 to Camp 1 Eugene Voronov went by snowboard. We all were frozen at Camp 2 and tired as dogs. Only Eugene hovered over the steep slopes like a bird.

The real picture is as follows: the route we have mastered, all got up and spent the night at an altitude of 7100m. All are healthy and ready for a rest before attempting to assault. Now we have three nights to spend in the ABC at 5700m, and then go on the final climb.

The team:

Catherine Pozdeeva (Khanty-Mansiysk), George Kuzmin (Moscow, Russia), Anatoly Mensky (Tyumen), Cyril Muraviev (St. Petersburg) and Oleg Pimenov (Latvia, Russia). Leader: Alex Abramov.