Vyacheslav Adrov conquered the next volcano, it is, probably, the first Russian ascent on Apo?

  Just a few days ago, a tireless traveler and scout of new volcanoes Vyacheslav Adrov made a successful ascent to the highest point of the Philippines - Mount Apo (2954m). Vyacheslav - a permanent member of expeditions of the 7 ... read more

 

Just a few days ago, a tireless traveler and scout of new volcanoes Vyacheslav Adrov made a successful ascent to the highest point of the Philippines - Mount Apo (2954m). Vyacheslav - a permanent member of expeditions of the 7 Summits Club. And that our Club have inspired him for theme of volcanoes.

Climbing through the jungle took two days. Then Vyacheslav went to meet whale sharks. Looking forward to what it will end ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2014 Bolivia. Huge Photo Gallery (337)

  From the news(1)Today our group climbed to the top of Huayna Potosi (6088 m, it seems). Leaving the beaches of Titicaca, we quickly got to the base camp of Huayna Potosi . Base camp - it's very cozy hut , around which there is roam ... read more

 

From the news
(1)Today our group climbed to the top of Huayna Potosi (6088 m, it seems).

Leaving the beaches of Titicaca, we quickly got to the base camp of Huayna Potosi . Base camp - it's very cozy hut , around which there is roam herds of llamas and alpacas .

But then there we had a few days before climbing. Easy walks, ice class, the ascent to the upper camp ... We were doing everything for acclimatization, and it went as best as possible . Although of course it was not always easy.

But in the end, today, our whole group was on top of this beautiful mountain, which has absolutely stunning crest.

We can not say that the ascent was simple. But we did it. And as a reward - in the evening in La Paz we celebrated his first victory.

(2)Yesterday the sports part of our team climbed the highest point of Bolivia - Sajama volcano.

After taking a rest in La Paz after climbing Huayna Potosi , our team went to climb on Sajama. Unlike Huayna Potosi, the volcano Sajama is completely wild. Campgrounds , harsh conditions , high altitude , difficult technical climbing ... As a result , only half of the team was able to reach the top of this legendary peak.

And down from the mountains, the next day we plunged into the hot springs. That was real bliss . Swimming in the hot water, we looked at the top of Sahama and did not believe that another day we were standing on her ridge.

 

See all photos (337!) here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club opens a new direction - Adventures in Spitsbergen (Svalbard)

  Last Thursday, our manager Marina Nemirova went on a trip to Svalbard, particularly in the Russian city of Barentsburg. Today she sent the first message: Marina Nemirova: Our charter 737 landed on schedule in the archipelago of ... read more

 

Last Thursday, our manager Marina Nemirova went on a trip to Svalbard, particularly in the Russian city of Barentsburg. Today she sent the first message:

Marina Nemirova: Our charter 737 landed on schedule in the archipelago of Svalbard in the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen. Arctic! This could only dream of! And then it happened!
In Longyearbyen, we visited the local museum and a wonderful art gallery, which presents not only the paintings of landscapes of the Arctic, but also ancient maps.
Then we got a special equipment, embarked on snowmobiles and in total darkness covered the distance of 70 km to the Russian city of Barentsburg. The evening ended with a tasting of fresh beer from the local brewery, and before going to bed we saw the northern lights!

 

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Kotlyar exploring Ecuador, from the tops of volcanoes

Hello, This is again Vladimir Kotlyar in touch! ))))) Now I am in Ecuador! Why am I here? Quite simply, the fact that I am madly loved South America and in my spare time, decided not to spend in vain, and to study other mountains of the ... read more

Hello, This is again Vladimir Kotlyar in touch! )))))

Now I am in Ecuador! Why am I here? Quite simply, the fact that I am madly loved South America and in my spare time, decided not to spend in vain, and to study other mountains of the region ...
As in Peru and Bolivia, now it rains, I am in Ecuador. So yesterday I went with a friend for the first volcano that rises just above the town.
Pichincha (4695) !!!
We were put on the top the flag of our Club !!!!

 

 

 

Carstensz Pyramid - 2014. Expediton impressions. PHOTOS

  The 7 Summits Club expedition to the peak of Carstensz Pyramid under the leadership of Sergei Larin guide the club ended successfully. Even more, super successfully: with the establishment of a new world age record. Dmitry Tertychny ... read more

 

The 7 Summits Club expedition to the peak of Carstensz Pyramid under the leadership of Sergei Larin guide the club ended successfully. Even more, super successfully: with the establishment of a new world age record.

Dmitry Tertychny became the world's youngest climber to Carstensz. That is If you take those who made approach through the jungle from Sugapa. His age is 13 years 6 months. Jordan Romero was on top at the age of 13 years 4 months. However, he flew with the team to the base camp by helicopter.

 

Fully gallery here (83 picture)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eugene Vdovin: photos from winter ascent on Jebel Toubkal

Not so long ago, Eugene Vdovin made a winter ascent of the highest peak of the country and North Africa - Mount Jebel Toubkal. And now he sent us a selection of his photographs. Winter in Morocco was not as severe, maybe this is the best ... read more

Not so long ago, Eugene Vdovin made a winter ascent of the highest peak of the country and North Africa - Mount Jebel Toubkal. And now he sent us a selection of his photographs. Winter in Morocco was not as severe, maybe this is the best time for climbing - the mountains are more beautiful than in summer. And at the valley it is not so hot. But he entire country remains delightful....

Fully gallery - 54 pictures .......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alteration: Farid Novruzi was on top of Jebel Toubkal!

We apologize for the previously published unverified information! Azerbaijan climber Farid Novruzi was at the highest summit of Morocco! February 16, he successfully climbed the Mount of Jebel Toubkal. Farid so quickly ran to the top, that ... read more

We apologize for the previously published unverified information! Azerbaijan climber Farid Novruzi was at the highest summit of Morocco! February 16, he successfully climbed the Mount of Jebel Toubkal. Farid so quickly ran to the top, that none of the others did not understand. Probably a good acclimatization helped him - he recently returned from big Ecuador tour.

We congratulate him and wish new climbs!

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club congratulate Alexander Rykov with the successful ascent of Mount Kenya!

Alexander Rykov sent us two photos from his successful ascent of Mount Kenya (Peak Lenana) on the night of 20 th to 21 th February 2015. We all congratulate him and wish new summits!     read more

Alexander Rykov sent us two photos from his successful ascent of Mount Kenya (Peak Lenana) on the night of 20 th to 21 th February 2015.

We all congratulate him and wish new summits!

 

 

Ski race of 7 Summits Club and Cavex Club was a great success! The winners were awarded by Tour on Elbrus!

At the awards ceremony, the president of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov said that he intends to develop the idea. We will carry out during the year several competitions in which the award is "Tour on Elbrus”. It will be running ... read more

At the awards ceremony, the president of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov said that he intends to develop the idea. We will carry out during the year several competitions in which the award is "Tour on Elbrus”. It will be running or orienteering, we will choose the competition later. A next year, the new ski competitions will be held. One of the goals is to attract strong athletes on climbing.

The race was held in Romashkovo on 21 February. 15 kilometers with altitude difference of 189 meters. The start was made on time and the number of participants was close to optimal. Prizes went to the most worthy, in a fair fight. All participants and guests were satisfied with the weather, track, organization.

Free Tour to climb Elbrus in the summer 2015 with a team of 7 Summits Club were given to winners: Dmitry Vasichev and Varvara Prokhorova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful ascent on Jebel Toubkal in the winter

A small group of members of the 7 Summits Club returns home from Morocco, with good achievement. Eugene Vdovin made a winter ascent on the highest peak in the country and whole North Africa - Jebel Toubkal. Congratulations! The second ... read more

A small group of members of the 7 Summits Club returns home from Morocco, with good achievement. Eugene Vdovin made a winter ascent on the highest peak in the country and whole North Africa - Jebel Toubkal. Congratulations! The second participant, Farid Novruzi did not reach the top, a bit. We hope that in the future he will climb a lot of summits. Maybe he'll be back on the Jebel Toubkal. The Mount could wait ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

A huge gallery of great pictures from the expedition to Aconcagua: 355 pictures !!!

Climbing season on Aconcagua is coming to end, the Argentine summer ends. This year, the 7 Summits Club sent in this wonderful country three groups. Total for the season under the guidance of our guide Vladimir Kotlyar the highest peak in ... read more

Climbing season on Aconcagua is coming to end, the Argentine summer ends. This year, the 7 Summits Club sent in this wonderful country three groups. Total for the season under the guidance of our guide Vladimir Kotlyar the highest peak in South America was reached by 12 people. Our congratulations to all!

And those who failed, we invite to try again next year! Climbing the Aconcagua is not simple, and adverse weather conditions there may be an insurmountable obstacle.

But still all those who visit these places remain enthusiastic recollection of the beauty and majesty of the mountains, of fantastic sunset, on grand scree and colorful rocks. As well as strong wind and altitude sickness, and the people had to withstand this elements. People that warmed by friendship and red wine.

Is it possible to transfer all of this in the photos? You can, if you try.

See how great it turned out at our third group, under the code name "Corkscrew" ...

The transition to the gallery (355 images) >>>>>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test for mountains fans: popular mountain, could you recognize it?

  We decided to diversify our communication within the 7 Summits Club. And we open on our site a section "tests and competitions." We hope that the participation on our tests help you better organize your knowledge of the mountains and ... read more

 

We decided to diversify our communication within the 7 Summits Club. And we open on our site a section "tests and competitions." We hope that the participation on our tests help you better organize your knowledge of the mountains and mountaineering. And, as a result, you will want to visit more mountains.

Popular peaks, all familiar mountains. But in an unusual view. Something you know firmly. And on something will need to think about. We invite everyone to test their knowledge

Jump to the test page by this link >>>>>>>
http://7summits-club.com/test_na_znanie_vershin/

 

Red Bull about Valery Rozov Kilimanjaro BASE Jump

  Valery Rozov headed to Africa’s highest mountain to open a new BASE exit – and not an easy one. http://www.redbull.com/     When it comes to aerial adventures, there are few athletes as accomplished as the ... read more

 

Valery Rozov headed to Africa’s highest mountain to open

a new BASE exit – and not an easy one.

http://www.redbull.com/

 

 

When it comes to aerial adventures, there are few athletes as accomplished as the Russian Valery Rozov. A champion climber, skydiver and wingsuit flyer, he's been pushing the boundaries of possibility for over two decades. Aged 50, he's still going strong and is just back from making the first BASE jump from Kilimanjaro – and it required an exit point that some might call 'challenging'. Below, he tells us how it differs from the challenge of Everest and why he can't wait to explore new exit points in remote mountains...

See the full story of Rozov's Kilimanjaro BASE below

 

 

So how was it?

It was quite difficult for us. The wall was not vertical and so we spent some days trying to find a proper point to jump from. That was the most difficult problem. Another was the weather. There's no mountain around so it attracts clouds on the summit.

 

So how does Kilimanjaro compare to Everest?

It's totally different! Different cultures, different style of climbing, the weather. Everything! Everest in general is more difficult. It took so much more time and was more demanding physically due to the altitude. Also with Everest, I focused all my life on making this jump. It took two years to plan. When it happened I was super happy.

 

Valery Rozov comes into land after making historic wingsuit flight off the slopes of Kilimanjaro.

 

World's highest mountain, Africa's highest mountain, anything you want to tell us?

I have climbed and jumped from the highest suitable points of four continents: Changtse (Everest) in Asia, Elbrus, the highest point in Europe, Ulvetanna and Holtanna in Antarctica and now Kilimanjaro in Africa. Yes, I have a seven summits challenge – there's the Americas and Australia/Oceania still to do. But better to talk about it after I have done it!

Where do you get your kicks?

For many years I was a professional climber. Doing big jumps from big mountains is very interesting for me. Being the first to the top is important in mountaineering and it's the same with jumping. Being the first, it's an understandable motivation. The sports are a good combination and similar: the logistics, the climbing and then jumping. It's always an adventure which I like!

 

The shadow of Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, stretches into the distance.

What's next in the sport?

Jumping from new exits in big mountains will definitely be one of the most popular trends in the next years. Proximity flying? You know it's difficult for this to continue developing because it's very dangerous. A lot of people can do it so it's not unique. It just depends on how much risk you're prepared to take. Technically, it's not that difficult now – it's just a question of risk. I like proximity flying but to focus on it professionally does not make sense for me.

 

Sequence shot of Valery Rozov making the first ever BASE jump and wingsuit flight from the slopes of Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.

 

You're 50. For how much longer will you keep doing this stuff?

I don't know. As long as it continues to be interesting for me and for as long as I'm motivated. Recently I found a new exit point that's higher than my Everest jump and that's exciting for me. So I'll keep going for as long as I'm physically able and so long as I want to continue.

 

 

A new record of Valery Rozov – the first base jump from the wall of the Kilimanjaro massif !!!

Yesterday the expedition under the leadership of Valery Rozov returned from Tanzania. Dates of trip: 3 – 13 th of February, 2015. The main goal of the expedition was the jump of Valery Rozov from the wall of the Kilimanjaro massif. ... read more

Yesterday the expedition under the leadership of Valery Rozov returned from Tanzania. Dates of trip: 3 – 13 th of February, 2015. The main goal of the expedition was the jump of Valery Rozov from the wall of the Kilimanjaro massif. The expedition, as usual, was sponsored by Red Bull. And the 7 Summits Club was the organizer of the trip, as the most friendly company and the most competent in the region.

 

Western breach Face

In the expedition consisted of 10 persons: group of climbers, as well as a group of professional photographers and cameramen.

The list of participants of the expedition:

1. RozovValery.

2. Ruchkin Alexander.

3. Krasko Sergey.

4. Larin, Sergei.

5. Grek Alexander.

6. Lebanidze Nika.

7. Tanc Zeki Cengiz.

8. Thomas Senf.

9. Kemahli Omer Selim.

10. Nichiporuk Denis.

Climbing Kilimanjaro was made by the most difficult, rarely used route - by the Western breach Face. For successful acclimatization, several nights was been spent in the crater of the volcano.

The jump was done! Congratulations to Valera and all the team!!!!

In the nearest future we hope to post a part of the film and pictures of the jump. Now you could see only shared pictures about an atmosphere of the beginning of expedition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Abramov and Luda Korobeshko in Colombia and Venesuela. Great pictures.

Alex Abramov and Luda Korobeshko visited Colombia and Venesuela in January of 2015 Here is the link to the gallery with 315 photos from Bolivia and Venezuela http://www.7vershin.ru/photos/all/section_626/         ... read more

Alex Abramov and Luda Korobeshko visited Colombia and Venesuela in January of 2015

Here is the link to the gallery with 315 photos from Bolivia and Venezuela

http://www.7vershin.ru/photos/all/section_626/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club made a cultural outing in a movie about Everest

On Thursday, February 12, there was the Russian premiere of the film "Everest. Beyond the Edge". The New Zealand team of authors filmed movie about the first ascent of Everest in 1953. An impressive delegation of 7 Summits Club had most of ... read more

On Thursday, February 12, there was the Russian premiere of the film "Everest. Beyond the Edge". The New Zealand team of authors filmed movie about the first ascent of Everest in 1953. An impressive delegation of 7 Summits Club had most of the seats on each of the two sessions. The first session took place at 7 p.m., the second at 9 p.m., it was specifically made to order for our Club. The movie you liked to us.

And for those who missed the day of the premiere, we recommend go in the other days. The film "Everest. Beyond the Edge" will be screening on the following schedule >>>>>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpine Skiing back to Elbrus after a decade

On Saturday, February 14, the slopes of Elbrus became the site of competition for the Cup of Russia in Alpine skiing. The competition was held in two disciplines: Super G and giant slalom. This competitions included in the International Ski ... read more

On Saturday, February 14, the slopes of Elbrus became the site of competition for the Cup of Russia in Alpine skiing. The competition was held in two disciplines: Super G and giant slalom. This competitions included in the International Ski Federation calendar. This is the first official competition in the area for 10 years. 50 strongest athletes come here from across the country. Daria Kolomova from the Kemerovo region was the first in women competitions, for men - Alexander Boysov from Krasnoyarsk.

 

 

      

 

 

     

 

A large delegation of officials present at the opening of the competition. Minister for the North Caucasus Lev Kuznetsov during the opening ceremony, said that for the development of skiing in Kabardino-Balkaria authorities plan to allocate 1 billion rubles in 2015.

 

 From the right: Lev Kuznetsov, Yuri Kokov, Oleg Gorchev...

 

The same - on ski

The head of Kabardino-Balkaria Yuri Kokov said: "We see strong support for the development of Elbrus from the federal center. And local authorities, for their part, should talk less and do more. We have a lot of reserves, and, above all, it is manpower. We will strive to make world-class resort. "

"These funds will be used to finish the third part of cableway on Mount Elbrus, expand and refine the ski slopes of the Mir - Gara-Bashi area, and for the design of artificial snow in 2015-2016", - CEO of company "Resorts of the North Caucasus" Oleg Gorchev said.

 

 

Best pictures from Kilimanjaro expedition

Best pictures from Kilimanjaro expedition. A report from 7 Summits Club climber from 1-8th February expedition on Kilimanjaro:                                 read more

Best pictures from Kilimanjaro expedition. A report from 7 Summits Club climber from 1-8th February expedition on Kilimanjaro:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuvan writer Maadyr Khovalyg published a new book in Russian: 5 HIGHEST PEAKS 5 CONTINENTS

5 HIGHEST PEAKS 5 CONTINENTS – it is a new book with great pictures about Tuvan mountaineers climbing the highest peaks in Europe, Africa, the two Americas and Australia. The book contains chapters about the Moscow Club "7 Summits", ... read more

5 HIGHEST PEAKS 5 CONTINENTS – it is a new book with great pictures about Tuvan mountaineers climbing the highest peaks in Europe, Africa, the two Americas and Australia. The book contains chapters about the Moscow Club "7 Summits", Russian Expedition Everest 2012, about Fedor Konyukhov, Sagarmatha - Everest – Qomolungma about "diamond" anniversary of Mount Everest, on the unprecedented tragedy of Mount Everest in 2014. Also the author describes herein meeting members of the team with Vladimir Shataev, Arthur Testov, Sergey Bogomolov, Sergei Larin and other famous climbers of Russia; meeting with Sergei Samoilov, Sergei Kovalev, Ryszard Pavlovsky, Sherpa Mingma, Andrew Lock, Reinhold Messner. The Author of the book - Maadyr Khovalyg, he is not only the team leader, but also a leading Tuvan writer. And it was written on look like a climber and writer simultaneously . A team member Marianne Kyrgys translated book from Tuvan to Russian ..

We will be waiting for the book in Moscow!

 

 

Cross-country ski training of 7 Summits Club. Photos! Join us!

 Last Saturday, February 7, there was a regular training of 7 Summits Club for cross-country skiing. This time the place was chosen in Sports Complex Alpha in Bitza Forest Park. Denis Provalov acted as a coach. He is not only the ... read more

 Last Saturday, February 7, there was a regular training of 7 Summits Club for cross-country skiing.

This time the place was chosen in Sports Complex Alpha in Bitza Forest Park.

Denis Provalov acted as a coach. He is not only the leader of the Russian caving and Everest summiter, but also (in combination) master of sports of cross-country skiing and boxing (!)

At this time, Denis was harsh - made all doing extremely heavy exercise: roll skiing without poles, go on one leg. But the highlight of the program was an exercise called the "Italian cappuccino in the morning in bed."

Participants of the training:

- Cyril Muraviev (climber on Cho Oyu and the participants of the upcoming Everest expedition);

- Alexander Abramov;

- Korobeshko Ludmila …

Details of where and when the next training session will be held, please refer to our nearest news!