Alexander Abramov on May Day on the glacier of Rongbuk

Alex Abramov, the leader of the expedition from camp ABC: Day 16. May 2. Expedition of the 7 Summits Club Everest – 2017.  Morning in the camp ABC was beautiful, the wind is not strong, the sun. All night we were breathing ... read more

Alex Abramov, the leader of the expedition from camp ABC: Day 16. May 2. Expedition of the 7 Summits Club Everest – 2017.

 Morning in the camp ABC was beautiful, the wind is not strong, the sun. All night we were breathing artificial oxygen. All of the participants feel great! Cheerful and fun. All  are ready for new challenges. Celebrate  May Day  by best acclimatization! In the morning, the Sherpas brought tea and coffee in the tent. It was very useful, you can lie still for half an hour, take a nap in a solar-powered tent. 7:30 – Breakfast. 9:00 exit to acclimatize. We reached Crampon point in 55 minutes. The altitude of 6,500 meters. Our team looked much fresher other teams who came up here without  sleeping oxygen.

 Just as we descended to ABC, started  a blizzard, that had filled the whole camp with snow. But we have a good basic tent. No one from the others expedition. So we quietly played cards, having dinner-supper. We talked about life and discussed the plans, in warmth and comfort. All trails were filled with snow. But, thank God, we have planned for tomorrow only the descent to base camp. In warmth and comfort. To the shower in which we are not bathed from the time of departure from Kathmandu. It was necessary to avoid getting sick with pneumonia on high altitude.

 All, once again, happy May Day!

 

Group of Olga Rumyantseva began the journey through Bolivia. PHOTOS

  Olga Rumyantseva, guide of 7 summits Club: Today our group left La Paz. We went on the Lake Titicaca island of the Sun. On the way we stopped at a Museum built on the site where Thor Heyerdahl with local people built the boat RA2. ... read more

 

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of 7 summits Club: Today our group left La Paz. We went on the Lake Titicaca island of the Sun. On the way we stopped at a Museum built on the site where Thor Heyerdahl with local people built the boat RA2. And on the outskirts of La Paz we saw Huayna Potosi in the distance – it is our goal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of Artem Rostovtsev took to Khote Village under the rain and snow. MANY PHOTOS

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of 7 summits Club.  Namaste 7 Summits! Here is a group Mera Peak. We finally got to multimedia communication area. The expedition goes according to plan, came to the town of Khote, where we dried. Pours and ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of 7 summits Club.

 Namaste 7 Summits! Here is a group Mera Peak. We finally got to multimedia communication area. The expedition goes according to plan, came to the town of Khote, where we dried. Pours and pours on us more than it must be accjrding the program, really abundant.  But  we even saw our target – Mera Peak, in the interval of clear sky. From the unusual: we sang the hymn of Russia to the Italian. In his opinion, our national anthem is the most solemn...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May tour to Bolivia started, our group gathered in the city of La Paz at a height of from 3600! PHOTOS

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of 7 summits Club, from Bolivia: Today our expedition to Bolivia was launched. All night, the group members were arriving to La Paz. And early in the morning, we went out to sightsee and to acclimate - because La Paz ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of 7 summits Club, from Bolivia:

Today our expedition to Bolivia was launched. All night, the group members were arriving to La Paz. And early in the morning, we went out to sightsee and to acclimate - because La Paz is at an altitude of 3600 meters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first outing to the high altitude zone. Report of Alex Abramov

Alex Abramov, the leader of the expedition from the camp ABC: Day 13. April 29.  The expedition  of the 7 Summits Club Everest-2017. Saying goodbye to accompanying the expedition three girls who really didn't want to leave, we ... read more

Alex Abramov, the leader of the expedition from the camp ABC:

Day 13. April 29.

 The expedition  of the 7 Summits Club Everest-2017.

Saying goodbye to accompanying the expedition three girls who really didn't want to leave, we went in Middle camp, 5800. There were to continue our ACCLIMATIZATION OXYGEN. Everything was going as usual and 6 hours under the scorching sun we got to our comfortable camp Middle camp. 5800. After the "water chicken" soup, all climbers feel better. Even played with playing cards. However, winning those who have indicators of oxygen in the blood above. Before bed all persons put on oxygen at 0.5 liters per minute and forgotten the sweet sleep.

  

Alex Abramov, the leader of the expedition from the camp ABC:

Day 14. April 30.

The expedition of the 7 Summits Club Everest 2017. It turns out that not all the participants breathed oxygen all night. Some of them economize oxygen and breathing just 3-4 hours. Moreover, in the morning, all climbers feel equally well. Even doubts began to arise in the need to breathe artificial oxygen in the night. But when we started moving up that those who spent the night breathing and recovered well, they were better than those who claimed that without oxygen they feel good. We came all the way from the Middle Camp to camp to ABC, it takes about 7 hours. Needless to say, it was not easy. But camp ABC immediately impressed everyone with its comfort. The main attraction - a big tent with a diameter of 8 meters, with a large transparent window with views of Everest. And equipped with heaters. Our camp is at the top of place, so yaks don't go near our camp. Tomorrow is May 1th Holiday, we will go to mention his drum lessons on the ice.

 

Experiment with oxygen continues: tomorrow the team leaves for three days up

Alex Abramov,  leader of the expedition from base camp: Day 12. 28 April. The expedition the 7 Summits Club Everest-2017. The health state of members  is excellent. No one is sick. We attribute this to our Experiment the USE of ... read more

Alex Abramov,  leader of the expedition from base camp:

Day 12. 28 April. The expedition the 7 Summits Club Everest-2017.

The health state of members  is excellent. No one is sick. We attribute this to our Experiment the USE of OXYGEN DURING ACCLIMATIZATION.

All the participants were happy to take part in the first outing to the glacier with the use of crampons and fixed rope training.

 

 

This morning another 40 Yaks gone up, its carry oxygen and a lot of things  for the camp ABC (6400m) for the higher camps.

 

 

 Our world record holder Lhakpa Sherpa went up with the yaks caravan. She was already 7 times on the summit of Everest and this is an absolute record for women. Doctor Sergey Larin measured her pressure: 160/100. It seems a bit high.

 

 

But doctor Sergey said that all the Sherpas has  the high pressure and frenzied sexual activity.

 Tomorrow we are also going to leave up to 3 days. First, we will spend a night at Middle camp ( 5800) and we will be there at night breathing artificial oxygen. Then, we will climb up to the camp ABC (6400m) and so we will use oxygen for  the first night. In the morning we will hold on-ice practice and the next night we plan not to use the oxygen for best acclimatization.

 

I'm afraid that the next 3 days we will have no connection... Although... we'll see.

Bye everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of Artem Rostovtsev begins his route to Mera Peak. PHOTO

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of 7 summits Club: Hello, Seven Summits! The group which is seeking to climb Mount Mera, almost all the members, gathered at Lukla. Tomorrow a last member will join us.Now we are having free time, we eat well, as ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of 7 summits Club:

Hello, Seven Summits! The group which is seeking to climb Mount Mera, almost all the members, gathered at Lukla. Tomorrow a last member will join us.Now we are having free time, we eat well, as befits the climbers. With faith in success and luck, we go on our long trek to the foot of Mera Peak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News from the Everest expedition. Sensation: we present a new oxygen acclimation program

Alexander Abramov, expedition leader: Day 10. April 26 (evening). The expedition 7 summits Club Everest 2017. NEW OXYGEN POLICY OF ACCLIMATIZATION Given the experience of last year, AND the EXPERIENCE of a 17-year-Himalayan expeditions of ... read more

Alexander Abramov, expedition leader:

Day 10. April 26 (evening).

The expedition 7 summits Club Everest 2017.

NEW OXYGEN POLICY OF ACCLIMATIZATION

Given the experience of last year, AND the EXPERIENCE of a 17-year-Himalayan expeditions of Alexander Abramov and doctor of  expeditions  Sergey Larin, we have developed a plan for "Soft Acclimatization in a short time."

This is a new feature of the 7 Summits Club on Everest. We  will sleep every time at a new altitude the first night with Oxygen. This is very unusual. No one does that. But, we believe that this helps to avoid sick the next morning. And the members of expedition will be more energetic and acclimatization will go more softer. Last year none of climbers who used this feature  did not get sick. I mean in the first days of acclimatization, the most critical.

And now we held classes for oxygen equipment and sleep with oxygen at the Base camp of Mount Everest. The altitude of 5100m.

And we do that when the first night we'll sleep in the Middle of Kemp 5800 and the first night at ABC 6400m.

For this purpose, we purchased enough additional oxygen.

This is a new word in acclimatization and we are ready to listen to criticism. Really don't promise to take it seriously. )))

 

Here is the list of climbers and trekkers:

 

 SUMMIT EVEREST

 

 Permit Everest

 

GREBNEVA Irina (33) Moscow

KOCHANSKI Janusz Mieczyslaw (53) Cracow, POL

TEBIEV Valery (46) Noginsk

AKKAEV Aznaur (44) Nalchik

BRIMAN Daniil (46) St.Peterburg

KRAVT Evgenii (42) Samara

SAVCHENKO Oleg (50) Moscow

STARIKOVSKIY Andrey (52) Plainsboro USA

SIDYAKIN Alexander (39) Moscow

 

 

Permit Base camp

 

GREBNEVA Anastasiia. Moscow

OSIPOVA Olga. Moscow

GUBINA Nadezda Moscow

 

Guides to Summit

 

ABRAMOV Alexander (53) Moscow

LARIN Sergei (57) Tver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club came to base camp Everest!

Alexander Abramov, expedition leader: Day 10. April 26. The expedition 7 Summits Club Everest 2017. Today early  leaving Xegar, we went to Everest Base camp. On the way we stopped at a wonderful pass from which can be seen immediately ... read more

Alexander Abramov, expedition leader: Day 10. April 26.

The expedition 7 Summits Club Everest 2017.

Today early  leaving Xegar, we went to Everest Base camp. On the way we stopped at a wonderful pass from which can be seen immediately 5 eight-thousanders. On that background we jumped. The base camp met us with good weather. And with our special soup (borsch) that are prepared by our Sherpas. They also prepared a cake and a plate of French cheese.

Tomorrow we will have an acclimatization day. We'll go near the camp. And now, in the evening, we held classes for oxygen equipment and  going to sleep with oxygen. This new feature of the 7 Summits Club. We will sleep every time at a new altitude the first night with oxygen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News from Everest expedition: after two high-altitude passes, the team arrived in the city Xegar

Alex Abramov, the leader of the expedition: Day 8. The expedition of the 7 summits Club - Everest 2017. Today our team was in a very beautiful monastery in Tashi Lompo. It was considered by all participants, much more interesting than the ... read more

Alex Abramov, the leader of the expedition: Day 8. The expedition of the 7 summits Club - Everest 2017.

Today our team was in a very beautiful monastery in Tashi Lompo. It was considered by all participants, much more interesting than the Potala in Lhasa. We are very well walked on it and talked to Tibetans.

 

Then we checked out and spent the whole day traveling in the bus, drove two mountain passes at an altitude of 4530 and  5200m. The second pass by height is just as our base camp. The wind was blowing and we understood that the Everest is not joking. But the mood of the team  still is fighting.

We settled in the hotel in Xegar. In the rooms  it is warm. Air conditioning warm air.

Tomorrow we will go for acclimatization outing. And tomorrow we should arrive in Base camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another positive day of the group Positive FM. Photos and VIDEO from Vladimir Kotlyar

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: the Positive FM  group  had  today a day of rest  and a day of acclimatization in the region of Namche Bazaar. As the saying goes, if a rest - you stay active, if a ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: the Positive FM  group  had  today a day of rest  and a day of acclimatization in the region of Namche Bazaar. As the saying goes, if a rest - you stay active, if a holiday – it's for sport!

 

 

 

 

 

A team of climbers on Everest bought pillows and blankets in the city of Shigatse. PHOTOS

Alexander Abramov, expedition leader on Everest:  Day 7. The expedition of  the 7 Summits Club Everest-2017. Today was moving day from Lhasa to Shigatse 3400m - 3900m. The morning a part of our team was not feeling very well. 7 ... read more

Alexander Abramov, expedition leader on Everest:

 Day 7.

The expedition of  the 7 Summits Club Everest-2017.

Today was moving day from Lhasa to Shigatse 3400m - 3900m. The morning a part of our team was not feeling very well.

7 hours we were driving at a speed of 30 km per hour. Faster in Tibet are forbidden to go. Good thing that we have 2 comfortable minibus 14-seater. In one is going 7  persons and the other 6.

 The weather is unpredictable. It began to rain. Means in the Base camp it is snowing heavily. Thank God that we are not there yet.

The city of Shigatse - the second largest city of Tibet. It is  liked  by every our members: clean and comfortable.

Here we buy blankets and pillows. It is to sleep with comfort at Base camp and ABC.

All managed to do it – all you need to buy.

The team is friendly, like a family. And of course, the presence of four women very diverse our life.

For a while! Tomorrow moving to Xegar. A cold place, but interesting...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Svetlana Nuzhum about the beginning of the route of the new group, going to the foot of Everest. PHOTOS

Svetlana Nuzhum,  a guide of the 7 Summits Club: April 22. Our cheerful company today went  out to Everest Base camp. However, not without adventure: we had to sit at the airport for 5 hours waiting for the flight to Lukla. But ... read more

Svetlana Nuzhum,  a guide of the 7 Summits Club: April 22. Our cheerful company today went  out to Everest Base camp. However, not without adventure: we had to sit at the airport for 5 hours waiting for the flight to Lukla. But we're not looking for easy ways! And here, reunited with our two lucky people who managed to leave 6 hours before, we finally started to Phakding. And at a very good pace we got to our first camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest had a great day in Lhasa. PHOTO

Alexander Abramov, the expedition leader: Day 6.  Today the day was dedicated to Lhasa and the palace of the Dalai Lama - Potale. Also I with Sergey Larin was engaged in purchase of sim-cards and all that is useful in the base camp. ... read more

Alexander Abramov, the expedition leader: Day 6.

 Today the day was dedicated to Lhasa and the palace of the Dalai Lama - Potale. Also I with Sergey Larin was engaged in purchase of sim-cards and all that is useful in the base camp.

 This is 10 electric heaters, now the base camp has electricity, a new billiards table and a new table for table tennis.

 All this took a whole day until 19:00. The rest of the team, meanwhile, visited holy places.

 In the evening we celebrated Nadia Gubina's Birthday. It was fabulously fun.

 Tomorrow we leave for Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. At 3900m.

 See you on the net!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Everest-2017 successfully flew to Lhasa and began to acclimatize with pleasure

Alex Abramov:  Day 5. Today is a chic day. It is evident how our team of 13 people rallies on our eyes. Today we left Kathmandu and in 1 hour had already landed in Lhasa. Lhasa simply shocks by the speed of its development. For the ... read more

Alex Abramov:  Day 5. Today is a chic day. It is evident how our team of 13 people rallies on our eyes.

Today we left Kathmandu and in 1 hour had already landed in Lhasa. Lhasa simply shocks by the speed of its development.

For the 10th year I arrive here and do not recognize it every time.

 Now we stay in a great hotel, we visited an excellent restaurant. Then we took a walk through the historic center around the Jokhang temple. Seen the stretching Buddhists. Every members likes Lhasa. We did the right thing, that we are not going early. In the city  it is very warm and even hot.

 Our Sherpas team is already 7 days in the Base Camp. They have already set up the Base Camp and the Middle-Camp. Therefore, as soon as we arrive, we will begin the process of our "Soft-but-fast acclimatization". When by a certain plan, for some nights we will sleep with oxygen: one night at the Base Camp, Middle Camp and the Advanced Base Camp.

 In the meantime, we enjoy Tibet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission accomplished: the team reached the top of Kalapatar and the Everest base camp. VIDEO greetings and photos

Vladimir Kotlyar. a guide of the 7 Summits club:   The group "Grandsons of Captain Grant" visited the base camp of Everest and ascended to Kalapatar! All the participants of the expedition fulfilled their goal, all - well done!   ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar. a guide of the 7 Summits club:  

The group "Grandsons of Captain Grant" visited the base camp of Everest and ascended to Kalapatar! All the participants of the expedition fulfilled their goal, all - well done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first day in my favorite city. Photos from Kathmandu from Alexander Abramov

Day 1. Everest 2017.  Kathmandu is beautiful as always, and I gladly come here every year to organize another expedition to Mount Everest. There are many friends here, there is our office of the 7 Summits Club. There is a unique hotel ... read more

Day 1. Everest 2017.

 Kathmandu is beautiful as always, and I gladly come here every year to organize another expedition to Mount Everest. There are many friends here, there is our office of the 7 Summits Club. There is a unique hotel Yak and Yeti in which we place all our expeditions for many years.

 This, in my opinion, is the best 5 * hotel in Nepal, with own territory, where you can run and train. This hotel can be compared only with the hotel Hayat. But that is very far from the center. Our hotel Yak and Yeti is  just the wing of the Royal Palace.

  Day 1. Everest 2017.

 It's nice to be photographed in Kathmandu at the newly opened Red Fox store  with its owner, Mingma. And at the same time feel involvement in the opening of this corner of Russian culture.

 Mingma Gelu is my partner, Vlad Moroz (Red Fox) - friend. The store constantly has Russian visitors. A charming saleswoman and part-time daughter of Mingma - teaches Russian at the Russian Cultural Center in Kathmandu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The expedition's guides arrived in Kathmandu ...

Alex Abramov: Day 1. Everest 2017. Guides  of the 7 Summits expediton on Everest arrived in Kathmandu. They are Alexander Abramov and Sergey Larin. Mingma Gela Sherpa, an eight-time Everest summiter meets us at the airport. He is the ... read more

Alex Abramov: Day 1. Everest 2017. Guides  of the 7 Summits expediton on Everest arrived in Kathmandu. They are Alexander Abramov and Sergey Larin.

Mingma Gela Sherpa, an eight-time Everest summiter meets us at the airport. He is the organizer of all our expeditions.

The expedition is started and going on.

 

 

 

 

VIDEO. Presentation of the expedition to Everest-2017 at the 7 Summits Club

April 12, at the evening of the 7 Summits Club in the Tsvetnoy Shopping Center, Alexander Abramov presented the next expedition on Everest. Watch the video...          So, the regular, traditional, 14th expedition ... read more

April 12, at the evening of the 7 Summits Club in the Tsvetnoy Shopping Center, Alexander Abramov presented the next expedition on Everest. Watch the video...

 

 

 

   So, the regular, traditional, 14th expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest actually  is started. This time we have  nine climbers, two guides and three people just as visitors to the base camp taking part in our team.

 

Here is the list:

 SUMMIT EVEREST

 Permit Everest

 

  1. GREBNEVA Irina (33) Moscow
  2. KOCHANSKI Janusz Mieczyslaw (53) Cracow, POL
  3. TEBIEV Valery (46) Noginsk
  4. AKKAEV Aznaur (44) Nalchik
  5. BRIMAN Daniil (46) St.Peterburg
  6. KRAVT Evgenii (42) Samara
  7. SAVCHENKO Oleg (50) Moscow
  8. STARIKOVSKIY Andrey (52) Plainsboro USA
  9. SIDYAKIN Alexander (39) Moscow

 

Permit Base camp

 

  1. GREBNEVA Anastasiia. Moscow
  2. OSIPOVA Olga. Moscow
  3. GUBINA Nadezda Moscow

 

Guides to Summit

 

  1. ABRAMOV Alexander (53) Moscow
  2. LARIN Sergei (57) Tver

 

 

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Video message, photos and just greetings from Vladimir Kotlyar from the upper part of the Khumbu Valley

   Good morning to the 7 Summits Club from Vladimir Kotlyar and the group "Grandsons of Captain Grant" from Dibuche !!!! Have a nice day and a good mood!      After lunch:   “The grandsons of Captain ... read more

 

 Good morning to the 7 Summits Club from Vladimir Kotlyar and the group "Grandsons of Captain Grant" from Dibuche !!!!

Have a nice day and a good mood!

 

 

 After lunch:

 

“The grandsons of Captain Grant” team - in Dingboche! We changed the thread of the route a little, so it is more interesting)))