Our group met in Quito and began intensively to get acquainted with Ecuador

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Today Dec 30th, the rest of our group,  12 people came to Quito. Now we are all together. Even the luggage, no one item got lost. The people came to be surprisingly cheerful. All ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Today Dec 30th, the rest of our group,  12 people came to Quito. Now we are all together. Even the luggage, no one item got lost. The people came to be surprisingly cheerful. All immediately demanded bread and circuses. So I had to go for a walk on haunts of Vice of Quito in search of adventure. Found something. Tomorrow the fight starts - instead of the New Year table, we storm Rucu Pichincha (4700). Those who can handle it, get tickets for Ecuador Christmas tree.

 

 

While driving to the airport to meet the group it opened Cotopaxi in all its glory. A lot of snow.

 

 

Wellcome drink for Our big Group

 

Our third group on Vinson is in the Low camp preparing the summit to the New year!

Alexander Abramov from Antarctica: Hello! Alexander Abramov from Antarctica, Vinson Massif. Yesterday our team "Superfalcon" moved from Base camp to Low camp. We set up the tents, I tried to go upstairs. The weather is not very good, but ... read more

Alexander Abramov from Antarctica:

Hello! Alexander Abramov from Antarctica, Vinson Massif. Yesterday our team "Superfalcon" moved from Base camp to Low camp. We set up the tents, I tried to go upstairs. The weather is not very good, but the guys have very little time before the New year. And they want to reach the summit before the New year. In General, such is an  information. All feel OK, well... let's see how it will develop further.

All, with Coming New Year!

Bye!

 

 

 

Our guide Dmitry Ermakov had awarded Vladimir and Polina Lubomirov by the medal "For Kilimanjaro". VIDEO and photo

That ended the season's first "winter" ascent on Kilimanjaro. It was successful. Vladimir and Polina Liubomirov’s ascended the summit and descended at a rapid rate (day two) guided by Dmitry Ermakov. And it brought them a step towards ... read more

That ended the season's first "winter" ascent on Kilimanjaro. It was successful. Vladimir and Polina Liubomirov’s ascended the summit and descended at a rapid rate (day two) guided by Dmitry Ermakov. And it brought them a step towards his dream of Everest. This command was rightly awarded the honor of being the first awarded medals for Kilimanjaro.

Congratulations!

 

 

A Group of the 7 Summits Club went out on the approach to Aconcagua

Our guide Viktor Ershov reports with Aconcagua. We arrived at the village of Penitentes at 2600 m, climbed a small mountain on the opposite side. Height of about 3000 m. We feel good. Here blows strong  wind, a lot of the hot sun and ... read more

Our guide Viktor Ershov reports with Aconcagua. We arrived at the village of Penitentes at 2600 m, climbed a small mountain on the opposite side. Height of about 3000 m. We feel good. Here blows strong  wind, a lot of the hot sun and the excellent Malbec (which I took with me...

 Happy New year!

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Lyudmila Korobeshko and Edgar Parra opened a new mountain for the 7 Summits Club

Hello from Ecuador! In anticipation of the arrival of the group, I went with Edgar to the volcano Antisana (the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador, 5758). Route impressed, we may include it in our new program for Ecuador. Yesterday December ... read more

Hello from Ecuador! In anticipation of the arrival of the group, I went with Edgar to the volcano Antisana (the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador, 5758). Route impressed, we may include it in our new program for Ecuador.

Yesterday December 28th, the first “two swallows” of the group Cristina and Andrey arrived in Quito. Today they visited the historic center and equator line. Tomorrow the 30th of December remaining 12 team members arrive. Grate! First on Rucu Pichincha, then Iliniza Norte. Well, and then we could think about Chimborazo;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Photos and video from a successful ascent to Kilimanjaro from Dmitry Ermakov

Dmitry Ermakov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club in Tanzania: Today at 7.20 a.m. the team as a whole stood on the summit of Kilimanjaro. Today at 21.45 our members have to leave home...                 ... read more

Dmitry Ermakov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club in Tanzania: Today at 7.20 a.m. the team as a whole stood on the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Today at 21.45 our members have to leave home...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our new group is the only one in the base camp Vinson, we miraculously broke through!

Alexander Abramov from Antarctica: Hello! This is Alex Abramov from Antarctica, Vinson Massif. Artem Rostovtsev is waving his hand.  There was an unique event – for the first time today Airjet Falcon landed on the Union Glacier. ... read more

Alexander Abramov from Antarctica:

Hello! This is Alex Abramov from Antarctica, Vinson Massif. Artem Rostovtsev is waving his hand.  There was an unique event – for the first time today Airjet Falcon landed on the Union Glacier. Moreover, the plane landed in bad weather. The pilots gave 25% of a successful landing. Around there were clouds, fog... well, somehow they landed...

 And the same day we moved to base camp. Also the weather was unfavorable. We were the only one who arrived under Mount Vinson.

 

 

 

 

The third group of the Club 7 Summits on Vinson managed to see penguins before departure to Antarctica

Elena Abramova from Punta Arenas (Chile): Good afternoon! Third Expedition to Vinson yesterday visited  penguins. The team seriously prepared for this meeting...                     read more

Elena Abramova from Punta Arenas (Chile): Good afternoon!

Third Expedition to Vinson yesterday visited  penguins. The team seriously prepared for this meeting...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three groups of the 7 Summits Club start climbing Kilimanjaro

Today Olga Samotoina and Roman Venediktov flew to Tanzania to join the team group and go on the Kilimanjaro by the route Lemosho. Same day here,  Anna and Alexey Shpak came to Moshi. They will climb the top together and on the Machame ... read more

Today Olga Samotoina and Roman Venediktov flew to Tanzania to join the team group and go on the Kilimanjaro by the route Lemosho.

Same day here,  Anna and Alexey Shpak came to Moshi. They will climb the top together and on the Machame route.

Team Tim Trip already visited coveted and secluded corners of the world and now they finally got to Kilimanjaro. Their ascent will pass through the Machame route.

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! 14 of the 16 climbers reached the summit of Mount Vinson! Post By Alexander Abramov

Alexander Abramov from Antarctica: Hello! This is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica. Perfect, clear weather, but only is a strong wind. Today, however, our team started the climb. As a result, 14 people out of 16 climbed to the top of ... read more

Alexander Abramov from Antarctica:

Hello! This is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica. Perfect, clear weather, but only is a strong wind. Today, however, our team started the climb. As a result, 14 people out of 16 climbed to the top of Vinson Massif. I was forced to turn down with a friend, actually from under the top. But I'm not upset because for me it would be the sixteenth summit.

Second, I want to congratulate Artem Rostovtsev, for him it was the first ascent of the Vinson Massif.

 Now I flush the water, waiting for the command in the High camp ...

 And so, all is OK. Tomorrow we will descend to base camp. And then we get on the Union and will wait for the next group to arrive 29th December. This will again be a large group - 11 members and three guides.

That is all. Thank you, goodbye!

 

 

 

The group of Alex Abramov has climbed at the High camp and prepares to climb Mount Vinson

Hello! Alexander Abramov from the High camp of Mount Vinson. An altitude of 3800 meters. In general, over the last two days the real storm raged, bent almost all our tents. And now there established a perfect weather. Now we climbed up the ... read more

Hello! Alexander Abramov from the High camp of Mount Vinson. An altitude of 3800 meters. In general, over the last two days the real storm raged, bent almost all our tents. And now there established a perfect weather. Now we climbed up the ridge to the High camp. It was very hot and absolutely no wind.

  Now we set up six tents. Then we'll eat and tomorrow we have a big chance to reach the top of the Vinson Massif. We hope so, for all 16 members of our expedition. We now have probably the biggest expedition in the history of the conquest of the Massif Vinson – 16 people.

 All, all, goodbye! We go up with  good jokes and mood. For a While!

 

 

 

Dmitry Ermakov met with a group and they go on the route Umbwe

The group finally assembled. Congratulations to all, Merry Christmas, Catholic one! Group is ready. Tomorrow we will start... So the group of Lubomirov’s starts on the route Umbwe. The weather is beautiful, the mood is even better! ... read more

The group finally assembled. Congratulations to all, Merry Christmas, Catholic one! Group is ready.

Tomorrow we will start...

So the group of Lubomirov’s starts on the route Umbwe. The weather is beautiful, the mood is even better!

 

 

 

 

The storm ended and our group under the leadership of Alex Abramov is ready to continue climbing Mount Vinson

Hello! It is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica. Yesterday the weather turn to better. We dug up all the tents that were broken with snow, found all the things that were covered with snow. Yesterday we had a day of rest – we ate three ... read more

Hello! It is Alexander Abramov from Antarctica. Yesterday the weather turn to better. We dug up all the tents that were broken with snow, found all the things that were covered with snow. Yesterday we had a day of rest – we ate three times, finally. Today, we're going to go upstairs to the High camp. At  25th December there will be good weather, we are promised...

In general, at 3 p.m., we're going up. Up to 11 in the evening we will climb to the High camp. The next day we will try to go climbing...

All 16 people on our team feel great... All, bye!

Message of Alexander Abramov from Mount Vinson: there is a struggle with an unprecedented strong wind

Hello! Today we have bad weather. We just tonight came to Low camp. In general we were warned by the Rangers that there will be a strong wind. Somewhere 60 knots, about 110 km per hour (?) but somehow we did not believe it. This morning I ... read more

Hello! Today we have bad weather. We just tonight came to Low camp. In general we were warned by the Rangers that there will be a strong wind. Somewhere 60 knots, about 110 km per hour (?) but somehow we did not believe it.

This morning I was awakened by the Japanese – they have broken one arc on the tent.  It begun to blow hard. All day we have struggled with wind made snow walls, repaired tents etc…

Also, thank God, we have one big tent, which is called Sensei. And now this tent, it now tries to break by the wind, the wind about 110 km per hour.

Trying to break, but as long as it stays.

But inside the tent we're fine, we've got a lot of food,  there are tables, chairs. We have enough fuel, the main thing – not to break the main tent. We only have two tents that are visually not affected. The rest is either one arc is broken, either all...

If the wind will weaken, we will repair...

All, all, goodbye!

 

Information from Alexander Abramov from Antarctica: the team is in a race with bad weather

Hello! Alexander Abramov from Antarctica, from the base camp of Vinson Massif. Yesterday, we came here. The weather was gorgeous. We made a movie and a group of porters went to the Low camp and put a new tent. And took all the products. ... read more

Hello! Alexander Abramov from Antarctica, from the base camp of Vinson Massif. Yesterday, we came here. The weather was gorgeous. We made a movie and a group of porters went to the Low camp and put a new tent. And took all the products. Today we plan to move to an altitude of 3200 meters...

  Today, the rangers said that at night  there will be a very strong hurricane in Low camp. Up to 60 knots So now we urgently collect base camp and moved to the Low camp, because we don't want the bad weather caught us on the road. Now visibility is very bad. It is seen that bad weather is approaching. In general, we will try to escape it  this afternoon.

The team we have ... 12 Japanese members, one Japanese tour guide, Vladimir Kotlyar, Artem Rostovtsev and Alexander Abramov.

 Bye!

 

 

Our second group is ready to fly to Antarctica

  Alexander Abramov from Punta Arenas: Today we packed and put into the plane with all our things. Our Japanese group have 30 bags. And plus 15 public bags. A total - 45 bags! And now we will try to fly with all that weight, about 800 ... read more

 

Alexander Abramov from Punta Arenas: Today we packed and put into the plane with all our things. Our Japanese group have 30 bags. And plus 15 public bags. A total - 45 bags! And now we will try to fly with all that weight, about 800 kg. Of that 200 kg is just equipment  for movies. We have a team of 12 members and 4 guides. A strong team.

 

In the evening we had a meeting. The guides told about how to behave in Antarctica. In the office, we met old and new friends. And Vladimir Kotlyar and Artem Rostovtsev has rested from the first group waiting for us at Union Glacier. Tomorrow we must fly to Antarctica. The adventure continues!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to members of the first of our group on Mount Vinson with the victory and awarding of medals!

Alexander Abramov from Punta Arenas: Congratulations!!! The first group of the 7 Summits Club came back from Antarctica from Mount Vinson. And here in Punta Arenas, they received a well-deserved silver medal "For the ascent on the Massif ... read more

Alexander Abramov from Punta Arenas: Congratulations!!! The first group of the 7 Summits Club came back from Antarctica from Mount Vinson. And here in Punta Arenas, they received a well-deserved silver medal "For the ascent on the Massif Vinson". The 7 Summits Club has produced 7 medals for each of the seven summits. Elbrus and Kilimanjaro - Bronze. Vinson, Denali, Aconcagua and Carstensz - silver. And Gold - for Everest.

Today the first awarding ceremony of medals took place in a café in Punta Arenas. The guys and a girl were happy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Our group climbed Vinson. Our congratulations!

  Vladimir Kotlyar,a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Antarctica: Aloha, 7 Summits! The group of Artem Rostovtsev and Vladimir Kotlyar successfully climbed to the top of the Vinson Massif. Unfortunately, one participant did not get up, ... read more

 

Vladimir Kotlyar,a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Antarctica:

Aloha, 7 Summits! The group of Artem Rostovtsev and Vladimir Kotlyar successfully climbed to the top of the Vinson Massif. Unfortunately, one participant did not get up, but it's okay. This is our friend from Canada, with him everything is OK.

Now we went down to Low Camp and Artem here cooked an amazing risotto with seafood ... In general ... I'm now salivating a chill ..

In general, he met us with a teapot. It was great!  Unfortunately, Low Camp has suffered a little, so now we have such a beautiful snow picnic ... Everyone is happy, everything is fine. Slowly everything, the group is going to go home. All thanks for your attention! And before the connection!

And a second, now I'll give you!

 

Tatiana Yalovchak, participant of the group:

Hello! I am Yalovchak Tatyana. Igor Grushko and I have finished the Seven summits proram today, thanks to the Seven Summits Club company, Kotlyar and Artem. Thank you very much!

 

Vladimir Kotlyar:

In general, Tatyana is the first Ukrainian woman who made the program "Seven Summits".

 

 

 

Valeriy Myasoedov on the trekking route of Patagonia. PHOTOS

Valeriy Myasoedov, guide of 7 summits Club from Argentina:   Hello to all from El Calafate! The program "Trekking to the foot of the Fitz Roy" was completed. The trekking route was simple though and involves 6-9 hours of trek each day. ... read more

Valeriy Myasoedov, guide of 7 summits Club from Argentina:

 

Hello to all from El Calafate! The program "Trekking to the foot of the Fitz Roy" was completed. The trekking route was simple though and involves 6-9 hours of trek each day. Weather is a key factor in Patagonia on this route. We were lucky, only the second day, so for a change, showed us the nature of this terrain, rain, wind... Other days we enjoyed  views of Fitz Roy, as they say the view from North view from South view from West, but not quite the same …. and Cerro Torre. We photographed without end, each angle is wonderful in its own way. Tatiana and Alexander - married couple, amazed by their curiosity and endurance. Local guide Mathias promoted my Spanish and helped Tatiana to consolidate the initial knowledge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our team Vinson is waiting for better weather. A message from our guides

Hello 7 Summits! It is Vladimir Kotlyar and Artem Rostovtsev, we're calling from the High camp on Mount Vinson. We now have for the third overnight here. It is sunny and very southern Antarctica. Why are we still here? Because there's a ... read more

Hello 7 Summits! It is Vladimir Kotlyar and Artem Rostovtsev, we're calling from the High camp on Mount Vinson.

We now have for the third overnight here. It is sunny and very southern Antarctica. Why are we still here? Because there's a very strong wind. We wait for the better weather. We have promised by forecast that tomorrow may be good weather. So tomorrow we have to go to the top.  Wake up, and let's see whether this is so. Let's hope so. We hope to please you with my next call, after our ascent. Everyone, Hello!