Summit! Two groups of 7 Summits Club climbed Mont Blanc

Artem Rostovtsev, Alexander and Dmitry Tertychnyi successfully climbed Mont Blanc, at eight o'clock in the morning. The was a fog, but very occasionally. Otherwise, the weather is amazing. Later Yegor's group also reached the top. Our ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, Alexander and Dmitry Tertychnyi successfully climbed Mont Blanc, at eight o'clock in the morning. The was a fog, but very occasionally. Otherwise, the weather is amazing. Later Yegor's group also reached the top.

Our congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Andrey Berezin and an Australian named Kostya climbed Mount Elbrus

Andrey Berezin: I and  Kostya, we climbed Mount Elbrus, Western Peak. Kostya – Ironman, he need not moch time for acclimatization. The weather was nasty … Also some fumaroles opened, we inhale vapors of sulfur, all the ... read more

Andrey Berezin: I and  Kostya, we climbed Mount Elbrus, Western Peak. Kostya – Ironman, he need not moch time for acclimatization. The weather was nasty … Also some fumaroles opened, we inhale vapors of sulfur, all the time we wanted to sleep. At the top the wind was about 60 kilometers per hour. Therefore, the photo - just sitting!

 The second member of the group (climber from the USA) continued get acclimation according to the program. He must climb the summit, with Andrey a few days later ...

 

At the 7 Summits Club again we have a great start in the Alps: 4 groups immediately !!!

 Today we begin work immediately  with 4 groups in Europe. Participants of the three groups will undertake an attempt to climb  the summit of Mont Blanc. Members of the first group (Egor as a guide) are going to celebrate the ... read more

 Today we begin work immediately  with 4 groups in Europe. Participants of the three groups will undertake an attempt to climb  the summit of Mont Blanc.

Members of the first group (Egor as a guide) are going to celebrate the birthday of his friend, Andrey Prudnikov, on the  top of the mountain. The second group consists of our novice heroes. This Alexander and Dmitry Tertychnyi. Father and son, actively conquer the peaks around the world. Dmitry is 15 years old, but he travels extensively with his father and raised to new heights. Guide: Artem Rostovtsev.

  And the third group it is  beautiful Catherine Kalabukhova, who came to Chamonix from the Principality of Monaco to see the beauty of the Alps with the highest peak in Western Europe -  with mountain guide Roman Gorodyshchensky.

A fourth group will climb first Matterhorn and Mont Blanc after. It is Vadim Vokryachko and as a  guide Maxim Foygel.

 

 

Congratulations Andrey Kartushin with the Matterhorn!

Another member of the 7 Summits Club realized his dream. Andrey Kartushin successfully reached the summit of the Matterhorn! Of course, thanks to the help of our superb guide. Our congratulations!     read more

Another member of the 7 Summits Club realized his dream. Andrey Kartushin successfully reached the summit of the Matterhorn! Of course, thanks to the help of our superb guide.

Our congratulations!

 

 

Nadejda Usovich. Photos of expedition to Lenin Peak

 Nadejda Usovich participated in the expedition to the Lenin peak in early August. The expedition did not achieve its main goal. Due to bad weather conditions the climbers returned home without the summit. Instead, they got a lot of ... read more

 Nadejda Usovich participated in the expedition to the Lenin peak in early August. The expedition did not achieve its main goal. Due to bad weather conditions the climbers returned home without the summit. Instead, they got a lot of impressions and experience of high-altitude climbing…

 

 From her diary…

 

Day 14.

All night the wind was blowing and it was snowing. Since the hour of the night,  groups woke up one by one, exchanging a few words, and, obviously, delayed outing, the weather was bad. By 5 am a group of St. Petersburg climbers ventured to go to the assault, but they have not succeeded to reach the top in this day. There was a strong wind swept up the entire trail all the way and they had to make snow trails knee that takes a lot of strength. Other groups have postponed exit at night. By 7 am established fine weather, the sun was shining and it was even more or less heat. I slept most of the day, compensating for a sleepless night. By 7 pm the weather began to deteriorate again.

 

 

Day 15.

All night the wind blew a hellish and snowing. At times it seemed that the tent will take, as the house of Elli. Again, starting with the one in the morning, here and there flashing lights, there were heard a short dialogues and all subsided. I rearranged the alarm for an hour before 5am. Two my halves fought, one wished that the wind abated, and with peace of mind to go down. Another eagerly prayed to the wind ceased, and we finally came to the assault.

 

 We came out of the tent at 5 am, still a strong wind blew, but the snow had stopped, the view of Peak Lenin was excellent. The clouds were under our feet, and on the horizon, a thin strip of scarlet doing amazing beauty of the sunrise. I noted that some of the tents for the night drifted almost completely. At an altitude somewhere in 6300 could be seen three flashlight, nevertheless there were brave souls who dared to go out today to the assault. As it turned out later, they returned to the camp as early as 10 am, much frostbited.

 

 The forecast for the next 2 days were given the deterioration, sit next to an altitude of 6100 does not make any sense, and it was decided to begin the descent at 8am. The entire inside of the tent was covered with frost and any awkward movement, with its walls, attacked snowfall. All things were damp, at the feet of piled up a snowdrift. Several tents of our group had to dig out from the outside. It was bitterly cold, while a fixing crampons in fleece gloves, I froze all the.

 

All members of the group to the question «how are you?» - answered “never again”.

 

Down we ran almost happily. In camp 2 it was very warm and we stayed there for almost an hour, basking in the sun. This camp offers a great view on the top, I looked up to see around the ridge huge flags - the wind raged there until now, it was clear that to come in that day to the summit would be impossible, would there blew us away like dry leaves from the tin roof. By 3 pm we were down to camp 1, the descent took place without incident, though it was slow and tiring. By 5 pm again it threw the snow, but here, in a huge tent, its knock on the tent even gave some sense of comfort…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of the summer full group of Vladimir Kotlyar climbed Elbrus

Hello, everyone! It says Vladimir Kotlyar with my closing the summer season group, Climb Elbrus program.  The Group named SHKID Republic in full successfully climbed Mount Elbrus. Some participants even climbed two peaks. And without ... read more

Hello, everyone! It says Vladimir Kotlyar with my closing the summer season group, Climb Elbrus program.  The Group named SHKID Republic in full successfully climbed Mount Elbrus. Some participants even climbed two peaks. And without the help of snowcat – it is Anna and Edgar. Thanks to them, and I also got to climb the two peaks. What I am very happy. And yet we dragged a watermelon on both summits and lowered it in Terskol. And today we will eat it together, as this watermelon charged with energy by as much as two peaks of Mount Elbrus

This is our finish of season. Cool!  In general, everything was great....

 

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Photos from Vladimir Shilkov: climbing Mount Kazbek

Vladimir Shilkov from the 7 Summits Club climbed the summit of Mount Kazbek from Georgia. He was traveling as part of an international team led by guides, our Georgian friends. Vladimir sent us an excellent selection of photos that can be ... read more

Vladimir Shilkov from the 7 Summits Club climbed the summit of Mount Kazbek from Georgia. He was traveling as part of an international team led by guides, our Georgian friends. Vladimir sent us an excellent selection of photos that can be viewed in a separate gallery. Many Thanks!

 

All photos here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! All Group is resting before summit assault, but the two climbers had already did it

Hello! Here  Vladimir Kotlyar and the group "Respublika SHKID". Yesterday we all went together to the Pastukhov Rocks. At night, two people: an American Tom Biksler and our Ecuadorian friend guide Edgar Parra made the ascent to the ... read more

Hello! Here  Vladimir Kotlyar and the group "Respublika SHKID". Yesterday we all went together to the Pastukhov Rocks. At night, two people: an American Tom Biksler and our Ecuadorian friend guide Edgar Parra made the ascent to the Western Peak of Mount Elbrus.  This was possible because they come to us already acclimatized, after a few climbs in Peru. Today we have a day of rest, we rest, roast barbecue, enjoy life ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Abramov and Mingma Gelu came to the Caucasus

The 7 Summits Club  President  Alexander Abramov President and CEO Seven Summits Adventures (Nepal) Mingma Gelu arrived in Terskol on an official working visit. In the first days there were numerous friendly meetings and a walk to ... read more

The 7 Summits Club  President  Alexander Abramov President and CEO Seven Summits Adventures (Nepal) Mingma Gelu arrived in Terskol on an official working visit. In the first days there were numerous friendly meetings and a walk to the waterfall “Girlish braid”...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Father and son Kislenko climbed Mount Belukha

  We congratulate Yuri Kislenko from Chelyabinsk and his son Dmitry (16 years) with the successful ascent on the highest peak in the Russian Altai – Mount Belukha. For Dmitry - this is the first serious climb. Dima,  we wish ... read more

  We congratulate Yuri Kislenko from Chelyabinsk and his son Dmitry (16 years) with the successful ascent on the highest peak in the Russian Altai – Mount Belukha. For Dmitry - this is the first serious climb.

Dima,  we wish you new summits!

  A few days ago, another 5 climbers from the 7 Summits Club went on climbing Belukha.

Current weather in Altai was a bit spoiled, but we very much hope that our local guides - Ivan Khrabry and Alexander Maslov, as always, "will find a window"...

 

Summit! Group of Andrey Berezin conquered Mount Elbrus

Hello! Here is a guide  of the Seven Summits Club Andrey Berezin. Today our group climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus. The weather was beautiful, as pilots say, "a million to a million." At the summit we were at 8 am. On this day, ... read more

Hello! Here is a guide  of the Seven Summits Club Andrey Berezin. Today our group climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus. The weather was beautiful, as pilots say, "a million to a million." At the summit we were at 8 am. On this day, a huge number of people have been here. We can say it was a pandemonium. In order to get to the top, it was necessary to stand in line. To make a photo...

Now our team went down, all cheerful and happy ...

Best regards! Andrey Berezin.

 

 

 

Maxim Foygel: report on the first day of the program in the Alps. PHOTO

Maxim Foygel, a guide of  a group of the 7 Summits Club, from Chamonix: Today, on the excellent weather we climbed on the rocks and warmed up on the via ferrata. We remembered the technique of belay, worked on rappels. In general, we ... read more

Maxim Foygel, a guide of  a group of the 7 Summits Club, from Chamonix:

Today, on the excellent weather we climbed on the rocks and warmed up on the via ferrata. We remembered the technique of belay, worked on rappels. In general, we have worked with all the heart ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished guests at our office: Ecuadorian guide Edgar Parra and his protege Tom Biksler from US

Our partner in Ecuador, the famous local guide Edgar Parra, who is also founder and director of his own company, brought to office a very interesting person. This is his client, his client from the United States, from California. His name ... read more

Our partner in Ecuador, the famous local guide Edgar Parra, who is also founder and director of his own company, brought to office a very interesting person. This is his client, his client from the United States, from California. His name is Tom Biksler. 42-year-old American is living with a diagnosis of diabetes type 2 and besides suffered a serious operation for Crohn's disease.

 

 

Formally, he is twice the invalid. He is not just a living, he had come to climb Mount Elbrus. The highest peak of Europe should be a third of his planned collection "Seven summis". Tom is going to become the first diabetic to complete this program. While in his collection there are Kilimanjaro - 2012, and Aconcagua - 2013. Trying to climb Mount McKinley in 2015, ended in failure due to prolonged bad weather:

 

Tom Bixler at McKinley. 2015. Without top.

 

 

 

 

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Vladimir Kotlyar and Ignatiev family: we climbed the Eastern peak of Elbrus!

Hello, everyone! It is  Vladimir Kotlyar, climbing Elbrus program. Today we climbed to the top of the Eastern Elbrus, with the couple of Ignatievs. The weather was great, everything was great. There was a light frost. We did not took ... read more

Hello, everyone! It is  Vladimir Kotlyar, climbing Elbrus program. Today we climbed to the top of the Eastern Elbrus, with the couple of Ignatievs. The weather was great, everything was great. There was a light frost. We did not took off our warm down jackets until  turned back down from the summit. But on the whole it was a clear sunny day, though frosty. In general, it was fun and great. Finally I went to the East summit, only the second time this season.

All, Adios! Today we will have an awarding certificates ceremony and a festive dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Kotlyar and family Ignatiev: acclimatization to Pastukhov's Rocks

 Hello, everyone! Here Vladimir Kotlyar, climbing Elbrus.  I am here with a couple of Ignatievs. We made two acclimatization outings:  on the Pastukhov Rocks and up to an altitude of five thousand. Now we are down to Terskol, ... read more

 Hello, everyone! Here Vladimir Kotlyar, climbing Elbrus.  I am here with a couple of Ignatievs. We made two acclimatization outings:  on the Pastukhov Rocks and up to an altitude of five thousand. Now we are down to Terskol, to rest and wait for a weather window. Here we are sitting, waiting, looking up at the sky, we read tea leaves. Tomorrow we will climb up, I guess. That is all.  Bye!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group of Andrey Berezin: our acclimatization continues on Elbrus

Hello! It is Andrey Berezin, a guide of the Seven Summits Club, reports from Elbrus. Yesterday, our group got to the shelter Leaprus. We immediately went to the snow-classes, worked self-arresting,  using an ice ax. Then we went up a ... read more

Hello! It is Andrey Berezin, a guide of the Seven Summits Club, reports from Elbrus. Yesterday, our group got to the shelter Leaprus. We immediately went to the snow-classes, worked self-arresting,  using an ice ax. Then we went up a steep slope, traverse slopes - practiced working with a rope. Today we went to the Pastukhov Rocks. Weather was good. Now we went down. Bye! Andrey Berezin, Seven Summits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit !!! Abu Zhurtabaev and a group of company Elektrokomplekt climbed to the top of Elbrus

A Guide of the  7 Summits Club Abu Zhurtabaev: a group from Kazakhstan – expedition of the  company Elektrokomplekt, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the company. August 13th  they successfully climbed (9 out of 11 ... read more

A Guide of the  7 Summits Club Abu Zhurtabaev: a group from Kazakhstan – expedition of the  company Elektrokomplekt, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the company. August 13th  they successfully climbed (9 out of 11 person)  on the Westernsummit  of Elbrus. The group is now going  down ..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lenin Peak. Congratulations to Natalia Kurgapkina for climbing to the summit !!!

This year, climbers of the  7 Summits Club took part in four expeditions to Lenin Peak. Two have already been completed and two are underway. We wish the participants a successful ascent and safe descent! Congratulations to Natalia ... read more

This year, climbers of the  7 Summits Club took part in four expeditions to Lenin Peak. Two have already been completed and two are underway. We wish the participants a successful ascent and safe descent! Congratulations to Natalia Kurgapkina - the first our climber in this season that reached the summit!

 

Summit! Group of Andrey Berezin climbed the summit of Elbrus

Hello! This is  a of guide Seven Summits on Elbrus Andrey Berezin. Today we climbed the summit. Our whole team has climbed to the western peak of Elbrus, 5642 meters. The weather was beautiful today. The previous days were thunderous. ... read more

Hello! This is  a of guide Seven Summits on Elbrus Andrey Berezin. Today we climbed the summit. Our whole team has climbed to the western peak of Elbrus, 5642 meters. The weather was beautiful today. The previous days were thunderous. Today, on the slopes of Elbrus there was about 350 people. Record? That's what we calculated  during the climb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The expedition ends. Alpamayo climb did not take place due to the injury of one of the guides

Hello! This Alexander Abramov, the mountain Alpamayo program. Today, on the way to our camp, one of  Peruvian guides was injured from a fall he hurt his leg, possibly a broken tibia .... Because of this, we have stopped the climb. Now ... read more

Hello! This Alexander Abramov, the mountain Alpamayo program. Today, on the way to our camp, one of  Peruvian guides was injured from a fall he hurt his leg, possibly a broken tibia .... Because of this, we have stopped the climb. Now the rescue work continues. Danger to life is no guide. But climbing on Alpamay canceled. We go back without summit.