The beginning of the season at the North Pole

Manager 7 Summits Club Anastasiya Kuznetsova is currently in the city of Longyear, on Spitsbergen. In the next month she will perform the duties of the coordinator of the work of the ice camp Barneo, preparation for the construction of ... read more

Manager 7 Summits Club Anastasiya Kuznetsova is currently in the city of Longyear, on Spitsbergen. In the next month she will perform the duties of the coordinator of the work of the ice camp Barneo, preparation for the construction of which is in full swing.

 

Preparation for landing on an ice for the construction of a camp Barneo

 

 

Now, what is clear from the window

 

 

Polar evenings

 

 

 

 

 

Official site of the project Barneo from the Russian Geographical Society
http://barneo.ru/

 

 

It is an airstrip of about 1200 by 60 meters size, which is built at the end of March on the drifting floe in the area around 89 degrees North. This is a fully functional runway, capable of landing the Antonov An-74 cargo-passenger aircraft.

Ice Camp

Ice Camp is the main infrastructure component of dominantly tourist expeditions to the North Pole, a unique complex for hosting visitors and base personnel. An Ice Camp consists of specially designed tents with rigid frames. All the tents are heated, and the temperature inside is kept between 15 and 18 °С.

The largest ones are mess tents: one for staff and one for visitors. These tents are connected by a kitchen block. Mess tent for visitors is the main place for meetings and briefings, here travelers meet and get to know each other. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served here at specified times, and snacks, tea or coffee are available 24 hours a day. Living tents for visitors accommodate up to 12 persons. Camp staff lives in separate modules. An important part of the Camp is bio-toilets. There are also technical modules for storing and maintenance of equipment.

If necessary, the Camp doctor can provide medical first aid.

The Scientific Camp and the camp of helicopter crews are satellites of the main Camp.

Since it is impossible to keep the runway on drifting ice floe for more than one season, the Camp has to be constructed from scratch every year. This is the main difference between this project and that of the similar projects in the Antarctic. At the end of every season all the equipment is removed from the ice.

 

Kilimanjaro pictures from Natalia and Igor Smirmovs

  Members of thr 7 Summits Club Natalia and Igor Smirnov climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in november of 2013 by Machame route.                                 ... read more

 

Members of thr 7 Summits Club Natalia and Igor Smirnov climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in november of 2013 by Machame route.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A small photo report of Gurtam group

An expedition of the Belarusian company GURTAM took place at 22-28th of February. They climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and have a business-confernce in hotel. Alexandra Sak was a guide of the group.             ... read more

An expedition of the Belarusian company GURTAM took place at 22-28th of February. They climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and have a business-confernce in hotel. Alexandra Sak was a guide of the group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Information from Alexander Sack , a representative of the 7 Summits Club in Tanzania

Just called Artem Rostovtsev . The group of Artem is OK, they went down to 4000 m. In the morning, they were on the SUMMIT!. There was very strong wind . But … all right. Today, they descend to Mweka. Tomorrow I meet them at the ... read more

Just called Artem Rostovtsev . The group of Artem is OK, they went down to 4000 m. In the morning, they were on the SUMMIT!. There was very strong wind . But … all right. Today, they descend to Mweka. Tomorrow I meet them at the Mweka gate.

And about the group without our guide, who arrived in Tanzania on 24th of February. Two members - Yangirov Nail and Galia already flown home. Beymuratovy Camille and Victoria went on safari Prokuschenko Sergey is now near poolside at the hotel.

All are happy