Summit! Alexander Tishkov, the group conquered the mountain of Jebel Toubkal

  Alexander Tishkov, guide of 7 summits Club: Today we climb up to mount Toubkal. Weather from the start was not on our side. Strong gusts of wind and overcast. But when we got to the top, suddenly everything opened up and we were ... read more

 

Alexander Tishkov, guide of 7 summits Club:

Today we climb up to mount Toubkal. Weather from the start was not on our side. Strong gusts of wind and overcast. But when we got to the top, suddenly everything opened up and we were able to fully enjoy the panoramic views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group of Svetlana Nuzhum started the ascent towards Everest

Svetlana Nuzhum, a guide of 7 summits Club: Hurray, we in Phading! After a long wait at the airport, in connection with the jam in the airspace Kathmandu, we finally got to Lukla. Despite the delay, we went further in a good mood and pace, ... read more

Svetlana Nuzhum, a guide of 7 summits Club: Hurray, we in Phading! After a long wait at the airport, in connection with the jam in the airspace Kathmandu, we finally got to Lukla. Despite the delay, we went further in a good mood and pace, and after 3 hours was Phakding. We even went down to the river Dudh-Kosi and some even put legs in the water. Now go to dinner and go to bed – it’s been a long day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov from the village Suanggama, consisting of 5 houses and standing at the beginning of the jungle

Alex Abramov: Group took off from Timaka in Sugapa with a delay of 4 hours. In Sugapa we were waited for the crowd of Papuans with spears and bows. However, they met another plane, but we were impressed. 35 motoriders took us and our cargo ... read more

Alex Abramov:

Group took off from Timaka in Sugapa with a delay of 4 hours. In Sugapa we were waited for the crowd of Papuans with spears and bows. However, they met another plane, but we were impressed.

35 motoriders took us and our cargo and took up on a very bad road. Papuans three times stopped us and demanded money. But the policeman who was with us, decided this issue.

We finally got to Suanggama (2000 m), a village consisting of 5 houses. Three of them belong to the headman  and he posted three of his family. And two plank house built by the guides for the reception of expeditions to Carstensz. The houses of the headman  is a round hut with a grass roof. And dirt floors, as at Masai people in Africa. Our two cottages are two barn of rough-hewn boards.

We sleep on the floor and eat under a canopy of grass overlooking the whole village.

At the end of the day we witnessed an ugly scene. Men beat  one of wives of the headman  (third and youngest), she allegedly cheated on him with a white tourist. I think they even wanted to kill her. The Papuans are clearly threatened to our group. Anxious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Orizaba from Catherine: pictures, emotions (admiration and regret) and evaluation

Catherine made a successful ascent on Orizaba together with our guide Israel:  The summery – the climb up for 8.5 hours!!!! The descent is 3.5. Almost no other climbers here, that is  plus, of course, incredible. I'm on the ... read more

Catherine made a successful ascent on Orizaba together with our guide Israel:

 The summery – the climb up for 8.5 hours!!!! The descent is 3.5.

Almost no other climbers here, that is  plus, of course, incredible. I'm on the glacier already looked at this beauty and I thought – well, where it is? Where is my snowboard?? The snow quality was perfect! I wish snowbording from the top!

 But overall, a great mountain! Beautiful. We really were lucky with the weather. On Friday there was just a hell here...

 It's definitely harder then Kili and Elbrus...