Ivan Lukasiewicz's photos from a trek under Kanchenjunga

Trek was very interesting, long, with multi-day tiresome approaches and exits from the area. But feelings remained tremendous, you feel as you get into the heart of the Himalayas, on narrow gorges among mountains surrounding you from all ... read more

Trek was very interesting, long, with multi-day tiresome approaches and exits from the area. But feelings remained tremendous, you feel as you get into the heart of the Himalayas, on narrow gorges among mountains surrounding you from all directions which become day by day higher and more severe. Kanchenjunga from Nepal - very hidden mountain, despite the size that is very surprising. It opens only when you come nearer to it closely. "Visyt card" of the area, his face and the center riveting attention pay well-known Jannu (Kumbkhakarna), a topmost pyramid, and then and which crests are visible from the most distant approaches....

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Some photos from a trip to the Republic of Korea

The spring - ерц best time for travel to South Korea, at this time everything blossoms, the nature wakens, the feeling of a holiday is created. However, regardless of a season this remarkable country will leave nobody indifferent. You will ... read more

The spring - ерц best time for travel to South Korea, at this time everything blossoms, the nature wakens, the feeling of a holiday is created.

However, regardless of a season this remarkable country will leave nobody indifferent. You will see the surprising nature, ancient monuments (In South Korea more than 10 monuments of world heritage of UNESCO are), you will try exotic dishes of local cookery.
And, above all – you will get acquainted with hospitality of people who are always glad to guests.

Koreans are very emotional and dynamic. It is fascinating and interesting to communicate with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Lecture in the 7 Summits Club. Artem Rostovtsev and Alexander Lastochkin about training of mountain climbers

Artem Rostovtsev -  participant and  prize-winner of  international competitions and ascents, one of the best multiracer of Russia  shared a vast experience of the trainings. He considers that the main thing in training ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev -  participant and  prize-winner of  international competitions and ascents, one of the best multiracer of Russia  shared a vast experience of the trainings. He considers that the main thing in training of climbers is functional preparation, and running is the main means of trainings. Artem invited everyone to train with him and to participate in charitable running on December 12.

Alexander Lastochkin lightened all mood, having sung some tremendous songs on a guitar. Alexander participated in difficult expeditions and wall climbs worldwide. He considers that for the climber the main thing is an ability to climb and invited all to the rock climbing wall.

In completion of lecture we held intellectual competition. Winners received as a gift pleasant prizes from Thule and the 7 Summits Club!

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanzania: Kilimanjaro, climb, marathon and animals – under the leadership of a well-known Russian multiathlete Artem Rostovtsev

We had a special offer! We offer ascenst on the Mount Kilimanjaro along a popular, most extended and beautiful route of Lemosho at the SPECIAL (!) price - 2290 dollars from the person. Here the program>>>>>>>  ... read more

We had a special offer! We offer ascenst on the Mount Kilimanjaro along a popular, most extended and beautiful route of Lemosho at the SPECIAL (!) price - 2290 dollars from the person. Here the program>>>>>>> 

Besides, it is opportunity to combine climb on the highest top of Africa and participation in the international marathon of KILIMANJARO 2016. It is possible to become one of the first Russians who are taking part in this marathon! There except a classical distance 41, 195 km, it is possible to run a semi-marathon, 10 and even 5 km.

The main advantage of our program it that, the guide in this project will be the outstanding athlete Artem Rostovtsev. He know the Mountain and will prepare you for a marathon if it is necessary. That is Artem carries out trainings on preparation for a marathon here in Moscow and it is possible to join him. IT is IMPORTANT!

The program can be continued by a safari on national parks of Tanzania and visit of the exotic island with gold beaches - Zanzibar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Kotlyar opened the season in South America, from Patagonia to Aconcagua!

A week ago, the guide 7 Summits Club Vladimir Kotlyar and his wife Oksana went to South America. In Mendoza, they celebrated the birthday of Oksana. Further, the mobile group of Kotliar’s moved in Argentine Patagonia at the region of ... read more

A week ago, the guide 7 Summits Club Vladimir Kotlyar and his wife Oksana went to South America. In Mendoza, they celebrated the birthday of Oksana. Further, the mobile group of Kotliar’s moved in Argentine Patagonia at the region of the famous Mount Fitz Roy.

Now they are exploring the area and soon plan to move in the Chilean part of Patagonia.
Then, from December 2, begins the season on Aconcagua. All December programs have been filled.
But you can join our two groups on January - Aconcagua led by Volodya Kotlyar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olga Rumyantseva. Ararat 2015. A lot of pictures

It was a very strange expedition. And all strangles were negative. Firstly, I would call it inhuman experiments on human beings. But as the people themselves consciously went for it, so the experiment itself is quite humane. The problem was ... read more

It was a very strange expedition. And all strangles were negative.

Firstly, I would call it inhuman experiments on human beings. But as the people themselves consciously went for it, so the experiment itself is quite humane.

The problem was - to ascend the mountain of the height of more than 5000 meters in three days - it is, in principle, not very sensible idea. Especially it looks questionable, given that participants were no athletes and never climbed any mounytain before. And of course with acclimatization. Just normal office people. Some of them even never seen mountains.

Secondly, I never went to the mountains with plaster.
In general, it is even more doubtful event turned out to be quite feasible. Although the guide with plaster - it looks at least strange….

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Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club in Gudauri, Georgia. The combination of ski tour and mountaineering in one program, extended learning opportunities

This weekend a representative of the 7 Summits Club Galina Rossova went to the Caucasus to Georgia to explore the situation in Gudauri and learn about the possibilities for the implementation of programs in the winter Mountain School in ... read more

This weekend a representative of the 7 Summits Club Galina Rossova went to the Caucasus to Georgia to explore the situation in Gudauri and learn about the possibilities for the implementation of programs in the winter Mountain School in 2016. Soon a new program for beginners will be published on our site. This program will be provided under the leadership of a talented climber and conqueror of Everest Bidzina Gujabidze.

Gudauri - is a ski resort located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains near the Georgian Military Road among stunning views of the mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of 7 Summits Club starts climbing Kilimanjaro

Today, the expedition under the program "Climbing Kilimanjaro Marangu route" started for a new group of the 7 Summits Club. We hope for good weather and good luck to the participants and wish Daria a Happy Birthday! According to the plan, ... read more

Today, the expedition under the program "Climbing Kilimanjaro Marangu route" started for a new group of the 7 Summits Club.

We hope for good weather and good luck to the participants and wish Daria a Happy Birthday! According to the plan, she should be noted it on top of the mountain!
After climbing in the tour program will be 2 days safari in the national parks.

 

How to survive in a forest - with Michael Yarin. The course is successfully passed!

November 14-15 in Moscow region, three members of the 7 Summits Club took part in the course of survival for the program of the Mountain School. The program has trained basic skills for survival. Under the guidance of an experienced hunter ... read more

November 14-15 in Moscow region, three members of the 7 Summits Club took part in the course of survival for the program of the Mountain School.

The program has trained basic skills for survival. Under the guidance of an experienced hunter and traveler - Michael Yarin participants gained important new knowledge that in the future will help to make the correct and logical steps for my own salvation in an emergency.
During the day the group was in a simulated situation, "Lost in the Woods." It was performed a scenic route near Sergiyev Posad. Sleep had in the woods in the open air, without tents and other equipment, as initially it was thought that each lost. At night, the air temperature was about -5 degrees.

It was a real adventure…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press tour of 7 Summits Club Nepal has been a guest of Tashi Tenzing ..

Tashi Tenzing, multiple climber of Mount Everest, the youngest son of Pem Pem, the eldest daughter of the great Tenzing Norgey. November 30th he will be 50 years old! The date worthy to tell the history of his life, continuing the great ... read more

Tashi Tenzing, multiple climber of Mount Everest, the youngest son of Pem Pem, the eldest daughter of the great Tenzing Norgey. November 30th he will be 50 years old! The date worthy to tell the history of his life, continuing the great generation of Tenzing.

"The famous GRANDPA of our hero was born in the highlands of the Khumbu in Nepal. Later, as an adult, he moved to Darjeeling (India). It is likely that in fact he was born in Tibet. After birth, was named Namgyal Wangdi. Then, on the advice of Lama was named by parents as Tenzing Norgay, which means "happy wealthy supporter of religion." He did not attach much importance to his exact age, proper names and their transcription (Sherpas at the time did not use written and accurate calendar in the home). Date of birth he defined approximately, according to the memoirs of mother about the weather and the harvest. "

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The expedition "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is over

The 7 Summits Club organized a trip to Africa for a large group of Moscow Society of Naturalists. It consists of scientists and movie crew. They successfully climbed the peak of Uhuru on the Kilimanjaro mountain massive and visited the ... read more

The 7 Summits Club organized a trip to Africa for a large group of Moscow Society of Naturalists. It consists of scientists and movie crew. They successfully climbed the peak of Uhuru on the Kilimanjaro mountain massive and visited the National Parks to mett animals.

Our congratulations!

"The purpose of the expedition – make a film about the unique glaciers, which are currently on the verge of extinction. The film will be shown at a reception in honor of the 210 th anniversary of the Society at the Moscow State University.

The expedition "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is timed to the 210th anniversary of the Society and the 80th anniversary of release of the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Information and reports on the expedition will be published in our newswire as well as in social networks. "

 

 

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Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club in Italy

In Arco (Italy) the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club guided by Yegor Dulnev continues its work. Under the leadership of Yegor the team made several ascents in the most beautiful via ferrata in the area of Lake Garda, as well as ... read more

In Arco (Italy) the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club guided by Yegor Dulnev continues its work.

Under the leadership of Yegor the team made several ascents in the most beautiful via ferrata in the area of Lake Garda, as well as committed Basie jumping from the surrounding peaks.

Next school in Arco will take place in the summer. Join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT!!! Orizaba was unkind, but our team made the top!

November 9th Georgy Royko and his friends (5 people) climbed to the highest volcano in North America, the highest point of Mexico - Mount Orizaba. Mexican guides our friends Israel Breton and Vero Herrera reached the top with them. Thanks ... read more

November 9th Georgy Royko and his friends (5 people) climbed to the highest volcano in North America, the highest point of Mexico - Mount Orizaba. Mexican guides our friends Israel Breton and Vero Herrera reached the top with them. Thanks to them, our climbers have managed to overcome the caprices of the mountain, met them by a strong wind and fog. Thanks to our guides! And our sincere congratulations to climbers!

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The group of Moscow Society of Naturalists climbed Mount Kilimanjaro

The 7 Summits Club organized a trip to Africa for a large group of Moscow Society of Naturalists. It consists of scientists and movie crew. Now we have received information that they successfully climbed the peak of Uhuru on the Kilimanjaro ... read more

The 7 Summits Club organized a trip to Africa for a large group of Moscow Society of Naturalists. It consists of scientists and movie crew. Now we have received information that they successfully climbed the peak of Uhuru on the Kilimanjaro mountain massive.

Our congratulations!

"The purpose of the expedition – make a film about the unique glaciers, which are currently on the verge of extinction. The film will be shown at a reception in honor of the 210 th anniversary of the Society at the Moscow State University.

The expedition "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is timed to the 210th anniversary of the Society and the 80th anniversary of release of the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Information and reports on the expedition will be published in our newswire as well as in social networks. "

 

 

 

The main day of the November session of the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club in Crimea

This morning participants of the Mountain School of 7 Summits Club went on climbing, to check and fix the knowledge and skills obtained in the previous days of activities. All climbers have successfully overcome their ... read more

This morning participants of the Mountain School of 7 Summits Club went on climbing, to check and fix the knowledge and skills obtained in the previous days of activities. All climbers have successfully overcome their routes (multipitches).

In the evening, Captain of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov congratulated all participants on the successful completion of courses and issued certificates attesting to the passage of training in mountaineering and rock climbing.

Well, as always, there was a surprise. To receive a certificate, each participant had to pass one last test - chug a glass of Crimean portvein.

Certificates obtained all ...

The list of trainees that have passed the first stage of rocky-mountain school of technical training of 7 Summits Club and received certificates:

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS:

1. Savostikov Vladimir
2. Melnikova Alina
3. Kharazova Irena
4. Maikov Gennady
5. Kozlovsky Vadim
6. Maikov Alexey (the youngest participant, 8 years)
7. Sidorova Natalia
8. Lerman Philip

Certificate of Honor for his great contribution to the work of the School of Mines was awarded to Instructors of the 7 Summits Club:

1. Kartashova Natalia
2. Lastochkin Alexander
3. Marinkevich Alexander.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMITS! Two groups of the 7 Summits Club climbed the volcano La Malinche

Two of our group are going on their programs almost parallel, with a difference of 1 day. Members of the first group climbed up to La Malinche at 4th November and yesterday went to the side of Orizaba. The second group, they are active ... read more

Two of our group are going on their programs almost parallel, with a difference of 1 day. Members of the first group climbed up to La Malinche at 4th November and yesterday went to the side of Orizaba. The second group, they are active members of the 7 Summits Club (leader George Royko), were at the top of La Malinche yesterday, November 5th.

We warmly congratulate them all and wish them good luck in Orizaba!

The second group today moved toward Orizaba, plan to spend the night in the village Tlachichuka where they will stay in a mountain hotel. Today they have a day of rest. The first group should rise up to a mountain shelter on Orizaba....

 

Mountain School training sessions of the 7 Summits Club in Crimea

Hello! This is Alex Abramov from the Crimea. In Crimea – a perfect weather. There is no wind, warm, afternoon we climbed T-shirts. In the morning we made a run to the Blue Bay - 6 kilometers, there and back. And then we ran to the ... read more

Hello! This is Alex Abramov from the Crimea. In Crimea – a perfect weather. There is no wind, warm, afternoon we climbed T-shirts. In the morning we made a run to the Blue Bay - 6 kilometers, there and back. And then we ran to the beach and had a swim. It was very beautiful, windless morning, lit the rocks ... I mean, just the perfect weather for rock climbing. After that we went to the rock massive Koshka and spent a good lesson ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Grebenyuk about completion of the competition on Caucasus Climbing Cup, with gratitude to the 7 Summits Club

Have a good day! This is an official information from the Chief Judge of All-Russian competitions on rock-climbing on a natural relief the Cup of Caucasus. Now the last day of competition ended . The final starts were carried out at the ... read more

Have a good day! This is an official information from the Chief Judge of All-Russian competitions on rock-climbing on a natural relief the Cup of Caucasus. Now the last day of competition ended . The final starts were carried out at the climbing region Myshky, Berezovsky Gorge - near the town of Kislovodsk.

More than 100 people attended the starts, from 6 to 56 years old in six age groups, boys and girls, men and women. The event took place, with the support of the 7 Summits Club, which has provided equipment, medals for the young winners of the festival, cups and diplomas to the winners of the competition. The judging was attended by members of the 7 Summits Club, mountaineers and climbers of Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University: Maria Ushakova, Krutikov Valentine, Syakov Andrew. Absolute winners of the Cup are: the 7 Summits Club guide Sergey Avtomonov (Kislovodsk) and Farida Baychurova from the team Club Maximum .

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tango above the skies, or how Angela Vorobieva became the oldest person to have climbed the Mount of Kilimanjaro

A Russian lady from Ulan-Ude, aged 86, established a new Guinness standard in high-altitude trekking, being the oldest person in the world to have reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m). Her crew made it to the top on October 29, ... read more

A Russian lady from Ulan-Ude, aged 86, established a new Guinness standard in high-altitude trekking, being the oldest person in the world to have reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m). Her crew made it to the top on October 29, 2015 at 1:08 PM, UTC+3.

The 7 Summits Club local office was the first to know how it feels to be on ‘the roof of Africa’ and how to go on in the torrential monsoon rains. Here’s what she shared with us.

 

 

- Angela, congratulations on your achievement! We are happy to be a part of your success. By the way, as far as we know, it was your first high-altitude trekking experience. What do you think was the most difficult part?

- The first days of our expedition almost seemed a leisurely promenade. And then it started pouring with heavy rains. I thought they would never end. We would trek during days, and the nights our guides spent drying the clothes, so that I had something warm to wear in the morning. Fatigue seemed insurmountable, I was utterly drained of all energy by the summiting day which started in Barafu Camp (4600 meters above the sea level), and it was then when the most challenging part of my journey began - conquering Uhuru Peak which took us 13 strenuous hours.

 

- Your blood circulation parameters at an altitude of 4 600 m were incredible: oxygen concentration was 89%, pulse – 70, which means that high-altitude acclimatization was not a big problem for you.

 

- My pulse and oxygen rate were indeed excellent. Daily medical examinations confirmed that. However, I was still exhausted to no end.

 

- Did it ever cross your mind to turn back?

- No, I never give up. The guide and I even danced a tango at 4 000 m. At 5 000 m we were lucky to see the sunrise above the clouds. It was spectacular! What else… I almost lost my voice and could hardly pronounce a word, but the idea of going back was the last thing on my mind.

 

- How much time did you spend on the top? What did you feel there at the top of the continent of Africa?

- We spent almost an hour at Uhuru Peak. Its irresistible beauty mesmerized me. I did not want to leave that place. And it wasn’t because of breathtaking sceneries. The date for conquering Kilimanjaro – October 29 - was chosen for a reason. I was aware of the rains this time of the year, but reaching the top on that very day was very important for me. Eighty years ago I gave a promise to my sister Lydia that I would be travelling for both of us. My beloved sister was six years older than me, born in 1923. She died of pneumonia when she was only twelve years and four days old. I loved her dearly. It was her birthday on my summiting day. I dedicate this climb to her.

 

- When you set off on your first journey, the Guinness World Records Book didn’t even exist yet. Now when your name has become its part, how do you feel about it?

- I had no idea I could become a record breaker until I was told so by the organizers of my expedition in September (laughing). Well, I would lie if I said I’m not keen on the idea to be mentioned in the Guinness Book.

 

- How did you decide to visit Africa and climb Kilimanjaro?

- I love mountains. They have always lured me. And I love Africa, especially its nature. Besides that, being the highest freestanding mount in the world, Kilimanjaro is not as tough as Elbrus or Everest, and the top is not ice capped, thus, it does not require any special mountaineering skills or equipment, so I decided to give it a try.

 

- So, here we come to your preparation. I’m sure people would like to know what steps you took to get ready for this adventure.

- My first intention was to hike the Inca Way (from Cusco to Machu Picchu) in Peru. It‘s a 48 km trek at an altitude of 4000 m. I thought that if I could manage that challenge, my next endeavor would be Kilimanjaro. Unfortunately, Peru plans failed, and we decided to go straight to Tanzania. I walk a lot and rarely have problems with blood pressure. My every morning starts with exercising and a cold shower. I guess, that was my only preparation.

 

- Am I right in thinking that the Inca Way and Machu Picchu will be the next chapter in your adventure book?

- Most definitely! Besides that, I have always dreamed of the Anadyr-Murmansk cruise, vising the Russian Arctic Islands and the North Pole. Not only is travelling the best way to learn the world, but it also helps to reveal your inner self, understand what you are really worthy of.

 

 

Angela’s companion during her Kilimanjaro adventures was her daughter Vera (62 y.o.). They started to plan this expedition in February of 2015. Their success depended on many things: the ladies’ overall physical condition, their stamina, and professional organization as well. Fourteen professional mountaineers comprised Angela’s climbing crew. Their well-coordinated and professional work made this climb safe and successful. The chief guides of the expedition – Mr. Elias Massawe and Mr. Shabani Swalehe have 15+ years of experience in climbing Kilimanjaro.

 

“Reaching Uhuru Peak at any cost was never our number one priority”, comments Aleksandr Andreichuk, the head of the 7 Summits Club office in Tanzania. “The most important task was to ensure that this climb would be safe. All our expeditions include a similar set of safety measures: daily medical examinations, oxygen systems, high-calorie nutrition, and so on. Nevertheless, we have ‘customized’ the route and safety measures for Angela and her daughter. By the way, the conqueror of the African pinnacle needed neither medical kits, nor oxygen systems”.

 

A dedicated traveler, Angela has been to a lot of countries of the former USSR. However, she made her first international trip on the verge of her 80th anniversary. “Astounding safari in Botswana, the beautiful Victoria Falls in Zambia, captivating Cape Town. I can hardly believe I’ve seen all those wonders! I remember the Cape of Good Hope. I was sitting on the rock, and splashes of the giant waves were blending with tears on my checks…” This is how Angela describes her first meeting with Africa.


The majestic Kilimanjaro has become the next trophy in Angela’s collection, and her adventures are still far from the end. Her next destinations are South America and the North Pole. The countdown has commenced. We wish this unique, tireless Russian lady all the best in all her future adventures!


Meanwhile, a well-deserved rest awaits Angela and Vera on the sunny beaches of Zanzibar, as well as fascinating safari in the picturesque Tanzanian savannah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new route, named after our site – Gornyashka, in the Crimean mountains passed by the team of the 7 Summits Club

Alex Abramov: Today we climbed the route, Gornyashka in the Uch-Kosh sector, 9 pitches. At my feelings, it is 5B - 6A difficult grade. Climbers: Alexander Marinkevich, Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko.Another man, of our ... read more

Alex Abramov: Today we climbed the route, Gornyashka in the Uch-Kosh sector, 9 pitches. At my feelings, it is 5B - 6A difficult grade.

Climbers: Alexander Marinkevich, Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko.
Another man, of our instructor, the trainer of Club Alexander Lastochkin came to the starting pount. But, as you know, the faster and more mobile is rope with three. In the end, Lastochkin chose climbing on a Red Stone.

We completed the route in 4 hours. The difference of about 200 m, 9 pitches..

Thanks to Alexander Marinkevich and his teammates, created the route!

Tomorrow, at Wednesday, the main members of our Mountain School come to the Crimea. We will meet at the village of Simeis. On the first day, we will hold training sessions on the rock Koshka.