HAPPY NEW YEAR! Smile and think positive!

  In the year of the Fire Monkey, we recommend going to the mountains! Monkeys love to climb, that is born climbers. All – on the rocks! But there are also monkeys, specializing in high-altitude mountaineering - Yeti ... Be as ... read more

 

In the year of the Fire Monkey, we recommend going to the mountains! Monkeys love to climb, that is born climbers. All – on the rocks!

But there are also monkeys, specializing in high-altitude mountaineering - Yeti ...

Be as strong as they are, and the same modest!

 

 

KEEP CLIMBING!

 

 

 

KEEP TRAVELLING!

 

 

 

KEEP RUNNING!

 

 

 

And KEEP SMILING

 

 

AKUNA MATATA

 

Alexander Abramov is on Union Glacier, with a new group waiting for the flight to Vinson

Hello! This is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica. Yesterday, a new group arrived: Roman, Michail, Cyril and our Polish friend Janusz. Now our friendly company of five plans how to climb Vinson Massif. As you know from previous reports, the ... read more

Hello! This is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica. Yesterday, a new group arrived: Roman, Michail, Cyril and our Polish friend Janusz. Now our friendly company of five plans how to climb Vinson Massif. As you know from previous reports, the weather this year is mostly bad. Now we have at Vinson Massif again delayed flights. Those groups that descended from the Summit of Mount Vinson are sitting in the base camp, waiting for departure at Union Glacier. Ilyushin flew away, which was 29th. All teams who want to climb the Vinson Massif had come with it, stay and wait for the flight to the base camp.

Here we have such situation. In principle, the situation is good, because we still have time enough to climb ... So, all good-bye! And until we meet again in the air!

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SUMMIT! Group of 7 Summits Club climbed to the top of Mount Ilinitsa Norte! PHOTO

Posted by Ludmila Korobeshko from an expedition to Ecuador: December 29th. We stayed for a night at a hacienda in 3600 in the midst of fields. We left at 7 am on the climb to fivethousander Ilinitsa Norte. The climb up was 1,200 meters. ... read more

Posted by Ludmila Korobeshko from an expedition to Ecuador:

December 29th. We stayed for a night at a hacienda in 3600 in the midst of fields. We left at 7 am on the climb to fivethousander Ilinitsa Norte. The climb up was 1,200 meters. The weather was cold and quite windy. The upper part of the route is on the rocks, in some places difficult. Before we reached the summit we were not all. But we have raised the flag of the Club at the top Ilinitsa Norte 5140 meters!

Going down in our hacienda, we drank fresh milk, lit fireplace and a Cuban cigar, and discussed plans for the future.

Tomorrow. December 30 we move to a shelter at an altitude of 4640 meters. We will prepare for the climb on the Mount of Cayambe at New Year's Eve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

News and photos from Kilimanjaro. The Group of Olga Rumyantseva goes to the assault camp

The group of Olga Rumyantseva is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro by the route Lemosho. Today, they are coming to the assault camp - Karanga. According to information from the guides, in the group everything is all right. Everything goes ... read more

The group of Olga Rumyantseva is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro by the route Lemosho. Today, they are coming to the assault camp - Karanga.

According to information from the guides, in the group everything is all right. Everything goes according to plan. From Moshi this morning porters brought the batch of fresh food and a few bottles of champagne, despite the prohibitions of the national park.

Everything for the team! ))

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elena Abramova from Punta Arenas: the Vinson-2 group is preparing to fly to Antarctica. PHOTO

The last two days were very busy. We gained access to the nightlife of Punta Arenas culture, visited the Tierra del Fuego, a colony of king penguins, and some persons have even opened the beach season ... twice! All members feel good!Today ... read more

The last two days were very busy. We gained access to the nightlife of Punta Arenas culture, visited the Tierra del Fuego, a colony of king penguins, and some persons have even opened the beach season ... twice!

All members feel good!
Today we were in Puerto Bulnes. See pictures….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ludmila Korobeshko from an expedition to Ecuador. PHOTOS

Hello! This is Ludmila Korobeshko from Ecuador. Today, December 28, we have made the first ascent – on the Mount of Pasachoa 4200. It was not easy - climb up nearly 1,000 meters. But we made it! All members were on the top ... In the ... read more

Hello! This is Ludmila Korobeshko from Ecuador. Today, December 28, we have made the first ascent – on the Mount of Pasachoa 4200. It was not easy - climb up nearly 1,000 meters. But we made it! All members were on the top ...

In the evening we arrived at the lodge at Mount Ilinitsa. We live here with animals: with llamas, lambs, dogs and chickens, at an altitude of 3600. Fun! Tomorrow morning we go on climbing to the top Ilinitsa Norte 5150 meters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The German group of 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Meru

The team of our German friends successfully made acclimatization climbing to the top of the picturesque Mount Meru (the second highest in Tanzania - 4565 m). However, only 8 out of 10 people reached until the top point. One of the ... read more

The team of our German friends successfully made acclimatization climbing to the top of the picturesque Mount Meru (the second highest in Tanzania - 4565 m). However, only 8 out of 10 people reached until the top point. One of the participants twisted my ankle on the way down and even thought to abandon the ascent of Kilimanjaro. But he changed his mind and continued his plan in its original form.

The team also met Christmas at the hotel where waited for the other members, and had a rest after climbing Meru to gain strength for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello from Ecuador! This is Lyudmila Korobeshko. The expedition to the point most remote from the center of the Earth has begun!

This Saturday 26 December our group gathered in the center of the world - Quito, Ecuador's capital, by the way at 2800. Today, December 27, we had a very busy day: went up to a height of 4000 meters for acclimatization and admiring views of ... read more

This Saturday 26 December our group gathered in the center of the world - Quito, Ecuador's capital, by the way at 2800.

Today, December 27, we had a very busy day: went up to a height of 4000 meters for acclimatization and admiring views of the city. Then we strolled through the historic center of Quito (which, incidentally, is one of the first cities was declared a monument of UNESCO), visited a great many different cathedrals and churches. Especially noteworthy are two: the highest mountain in the Catholic Church of 4000, located precisely on the line of the Equator.

Of course, we visited the museum of the equator, where he participated in several demonstrations to prove that we are exactly on the equator. However, one experience, we have recognized the false, and even found the secret.

Now we pack things and tomorrow are advancing toward our first top - Pasachoa, 4200.

Have a good mood!

Best regards, Ludmila Korobeshko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the summit of Mount Aconcagua from our guide Sergei Larin

The 7 Summits Club guide Sergey Larin sent photos from the ascent to Aconcagua. On the top there were: Alexander Tertychnyi, Dmitry Tertychnyi (14 years) and guide Sergey Larin           read more

The 7 Summits Club guide Sergey Larin sent photos from the ascent to Aconcagua. On the top there were: Alexander Tertychnyi, Dmitry Tertychnyi (14 years) and guide Sergey Larin

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Alexander Abramov reports from the summit of Mount Vinson!

Hello! This is Alex Abramov. I run my report from the summit of the Massif Vinson. We are the first and only team, which today climbed to the highest point. The weather is beautiful, and it is almost no wind! I did not even put a down ... read more

Hello! This is Alex Abramov. I run my report from the summit of the Massif Vinson. We are the first and only team, which today climbed to the highest point. The weather is beautiful, and it is almost no wind! I did not even put a down jacket ... there are lovely views around, however, some clouds, but no wind .. We took a chance, went out in bad weather, and guessed. At the top are staying now: Alexey, Dmitry, Vasily, and our American friends ANI guides Scott, Næss and Andy. And, of course, your humble servant, Alexander Abramov.

Now we begin the descent, we hope to be at Union Glacier at 29th. All Goodbye!

 

 

 

 

Alex Abramov from the High camp Vinson Massif we are resting before summit bid!

Hello! This is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica, from the High camp on the of Vinson Massi. Despite the fact that we were promised today for not very good weather, strong wind, we were the only team that dared to go up. And now we came to ... read more

Hello! This is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica, from the High camp on the of Vinson Massi. Despite the fact that we were promised today for not very good weather, strong wind, we were the only team that dared to go up. And now we came to the assault camp, surprise - is absolute calm! We hope that tomorrow morning we will be able to climb to the top. But still, of course, all is in the hands of God. So now we go to sleep and just in 7 hours we hope to start for ... the assault. Bye! Wait for new information!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Sergei Larins Group climbed the summit of Mount Aconcagua. Congratulations!

Hi Seven Summits Club! Today, all members of our small expedition of three men climbed Mount Aconcagua. Remarkably, in the expedition there was a 14-year-old boy from Russia - it is the record for age. But climbing was given to us is not ... read more

Hi Seven Summits Club! Today, all members of our small expedition of three men climbed Mount Aconcagua. Remarkably, in the expedition there was a 14-year-old boy from Russia - it is the record for age. But climbing was given to us is not easy. The climb took 12 hours. But it ended okay, now we are in Berlin, in the camp, resting. And we went down just on 2 and a half hours ... all are alive and well, more details - on this later. So long! Sergei Larin.

Members: Alexander Tertychny father, Dmitry Tertychnyi son - 14 years, guide Sergey Larin.

 

 

 

 

 

Group Alexander Abramov arrived, finally, at the foot of Mount Vinson

Alexander Abramov: Hello! I want to inform you that we are in Antarctica. What we got today, flew to the base camp Vinson Massif ... Almost immediately, immediately we went to the camp ... 1.               read more

Alexander Abramov: Hello! I want to inform you that we are in Antarctica. What we got today, flew to the base camp Vinson Massif ... Almost immediately, immediately we went to the camp ... 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VLADIMIR KOTLYAR: Got finally to the Internet. I think I can make a brief report on the last three days

All turned out as always spontaneously. We just took a bus in Mendoza and went to Copiapo. Just to kill time, since before the plane there was five days. In Copiapo, we hired a pickup and decided to try to go to Ojos. Ojos del Salado - is ... read more

All turned out as always spontaneously. We just took a bus in Mendoza and went to Copiapo. Just to kill time, since before the plane there was five days. In Copiapo, we hired a pickup and decided to try to go to Ojos. Ojos del Salado - is the highest volcano in South America and the world.

So we got into the car and drove to the Atacama Desert. I do not drive a car, and Xenia has no experience of driving an SUV, but we are not scared. In the evening, courageously overcome all difficulties off-road, we were in the high-altitude camp "Atacama" at an altitude of 5200. It is 5 am when we began to climb to the top. The weather was clear but very windy. In Elbrus in such wind, I would not be led, to be honest. I do not know when exactly – at 2 p.m., perhaps, we were "standing" on the top.

Then there was a rapid descent. After resting for five minutes on foot, Xu sat behind the wheel of our car, and we rushed to the Laguna Verde, warm up in the hot springs. The next day we traveled through the neighborhood, stopping at various places of interest. We visited the lakes, waterfalls, gorges, salt marshes, seeing the wild flamingos. I was struck by the beauty and abundance of colors of the desert. This is my first meeting with this desert, but I hope not the last.

Now we're sitting at the airport waiting for the plane of Oxana. Today she flies home, and I stay in Chile. No exact plan as usual there, just go to the south. What will come of this? Wait and see...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Klyuchahin. Climbing Mount Belukha. PHOTOS

The morning we caught when we were still on the side of the mount of Belukha. So carefully, step by step we have four hours reached the crest of the mountain. The top was at hand, we need only one last spurt. The guys who went before, ... read more

The morning we caught when we were still on the side of the mount of Belukha. So carefully, step by step we have four hours reached the crest of the mountain. The top was at hand, we need only one last spurt. The guys who went before, managed to fix the ropes, so it was already easier. Securing on the railing of a Jumar, we began to rise in turn, had one last leap to the top. Finally, after five hours of hard work on the side, we went to the top. That’s All! Another victory over myself, we have the height!

The top met us prickly, cold, biting wind, but it did not matter, we have not noticed, we were happy, congratulating each other and from the summit welcomed the rest of the group that came to the top. Chronicled his ascent to the camera, the moment came when I had to say goodbye to the summit

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Alexander Abramov and the group of 7 Summits Club continues to stay in the Union Glacier Camp

Hello! This is Alex Abramov from Antarctica. In Antarctica bad weather continued, the snow falls, hardly see the surrounding mountains. This continues for the third day, and that the worst thing is that in the Vinson Massif ... it is also ... read more

Hello! This is Alex Abramov from Antarctica. In Antarctica bad weather continued, the snow falls, hardly see the surrounding mountains. This continues for the third day, and that the worst thing is that in the Vinson Massif ... it is also all covered with clouds, and also snowing. Therefore flights now not take place and we are in Union Glacier Base Camp. We eat well here, in principle, we have comfortable conditions. But ... it is high time to fly. It seems that the bad weather will last a few more days. Maybe we will be able to escape.

Bye! Thank you! And a Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group of Sergei Larin went to rest in the base camp Plaza de Mulas

Sergei Larin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Welcome Seven Summits! Shower in Plaza de Mulas costs $ 10. 15 minutes of bad working of the Internet and two cans of beer are also $ 10. But after three days of acclimatization in Nido de ... read more

Sergei Larin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Welcome Seven Summits! Shower in Plaza de Mulas costs $ 10. 15 minutes of bad working of the Internet and two cans of beer are also $ 10. But after three days of acclimatization in Nido de Condores at 5500, all that we have to use. As you understood, we went down from an acclimatization outing to rest. All is going along the plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antarctica: Due to bad weather the group of Alex Abramov is delayed on the base camp Union Glacier

Hello! This is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica. All our day was held in preparation for the flight to an Mount Vinson. But this did not happen, the weather turned bad. Now we are still sitting on the base of Union Glacier ... The weather ... read more

Hello! This is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica. All our day was held in preparation for the flight to an Mount Vinson. But this did not happen, the weather turned bad. Now we are still sitting on the base of Union Glacier ... The weather will give us finally a chance to sleep. We almost do not sleep three days, always moving somewhere. Today we went 15 kilometers from the base of the Union Glacier. There we ran the drone and did some shooting. We also played miniature golf. Maybe this was the first blow with a stick in Antarctica. Although I doubt it.

Well, in general, the team has a cheerful mood. And if tomorrow we will not be able to fly to Vinson Massif, the day after tomorrow there is a plan to fly to the South Pole. It will take approximately one day. The weather at the base camp is not bad. But the weather in the mountains and around - bad. There is poor visibility ... around. As a result, our plans are not clear.

 

 

 

 

 

Sergei Larin, from the camp Nido de Condores Aconcagua: acclimatization is going according to the plan

Hello, Seven Summits! Get information on Aconcagua. We are OK, we are working on a plan, getting acclimatization for the standard version. Yesterday we spent the night at the Plaza Canada, today we climbed to Nido de Condores. All members ... read more

Hello, Seven Summits! Get information on Aconcagua. We are OK, we are working on a plan, getting acclimatization for the standard version. Yesterday we spent the night at the Plaza Canada, today we climbed to Nido de Condores. All members are in good conditions. What is proved by two facts. First, we were ahead of the porters. And second, now while the water is boiled, members read the literature. That is, everything is fine, everything is going according to the plan. So long! Sergei Larin.

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Abramov almost from Antarctica! Hooray! Season begins... PHOTO

Alex: Only we (Lena Abramova) said farewell to Jamil Manizade for the flight to the South Pole, and visited Fort Bulnes, as members of our first group arrived in Punto Arenas. They are Vasily, Alexey and Dmitry. We are at a monument to ... read more

Alex: Only we (Lena Abramova) said farewell to Jamil Manizade for the flight to the South Pole, and visited Fort Bulnes, as members of our first group arrived in Punto Arenas. They are Vasily, Alexey and Dmitry.

We are at a monument to Magellan surrounded by beautiful ladies - Christine and Helen.


This morning there was a check the equipment together with a guide Scott Wolums.
The audit showed the full readiness of the team.
So everyone with peace of mind went to visit the penguins on Magdalena Island.
I went to buy the products that tomorrow we will ship for loading. For a while! ..