Anastasia Dobrovolskaya: how I painted an abstract painting on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro

Photo report about how I climbed Kilimanjaro and at an altitude of over 5700 meters, painted the world's first high-altitude painting... Anastasia Dobrovolskaya – artist, Vice President of the Union of Russian Abstractionist...   ... read more

Photo report about how I climbed Kilimanjaro and at an altitude of over 5700 meters, painted the world's first high-altitude painting...

Anastasia Dobrovolskaya – artist, Vice President of the Union of Russian Abstractionist...

 

We are at the top. This is 1st summit (Gillmans Point) - 5685 meters. We stay... we drank tea, ate chocolate and biscuits. We must go further. Close to 2-th summit, all stopped and no one could go far. We began to breathe artificial oxygen from the tank. The tour guide said that when we get to 3rd  summit, he will allow not more than 10 minutes to be there.

I have joined the brain. To write a painting I  need 30-40 minutes, and in the current situation and all 45. I decided to sit right here on the rocks, please oil on canvas and palette knife. With me remains husband and 2 porters. The rest of the group goes on... I begin to paint. My Head's not straight, the colors - in the pile, Kilimanjaro is not given.

After 20 minutes, the image of the mountain appears. The guides help keep the folder and the canvas serves paint and sincerely amazed at how the canvas it appeared - Kilimanjaro))))

 

 

It took 40 minutes and all my power, which I need to remain for the descent…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new film "Antarctica" by Alexey Balakin

Alexey Balakin climbed to the highest summit of Antarctica Mount Vinson in 20162017 in the group of the 7 Summits Club under the leadership of Alexander Abramov... Thanks for the movie!   read more

Alexey Balakin climbed to the highest summit of Antarctica Mount Vinson in 20162017 in the group of the 7 Summits Club under the leadership of Alexander Abramov... Thanks for the movie!

 

Elena Konareva: photos and impressions of an expedition to Stok Kangri in the Indian Himalayas

In the app - a few photos from the trip to Leh. There are more impressions from the trip… a lot more. Ladakh is all forgiving atmosphere of real Tibetan Buddhism is multifaceted, multinational Leh, where I live next to Hindus, ... read more

In the app - a few photos from the trip to Leh. There are more impressions from the trip… a lot more.

Ladakh is all forgiving atmosphere of real Tibetan Buddhism is multifaceted, multinational Leh, where I live next to Hindus, Tibetans, Ladakhi, Chinese,

-  friendly and smiling people,

- place where the phone is not useful to you,

- a mix of Indian, Tibetan, Chinese and European cuisine

- a clear sense of intimacy-guarded borders with patrolling helicopters and the Indian border

 and of course is mountains, which have a variety of colors - green, gray, brown, red, lilac, white.

 

Stok Kangri is currently not allowed me  be on the top.

But Leh did not want to let go. First the trip to the airport in Leh, the staff do not want to register on the flight, explaining that the system does not confirm my tickets.

There is a reason to come back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We published a photo gallery of Valeria Glazyrin dedicated to an ascent on Mont Blanc (82 photos)

  Valeriy Glazyrin climbed the highest peak in the Alps Mont Blanc in the group of  the 7 Summits Club under our program from 6th to 13th of August....   ... And presented us with a selection of 82 photographs, beautifully ... read more

 

Valeriy Glazyrin climbed the highest peak in the Alps Mont Blanc in the group of  the 7 Summits Club under our program from 6th to 13th of August....

 

... And presented us with a selection of 82 photographs, beautifully illustrating the route of ascent...

 

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Experiment on Elbrus: climbing with oxygen as preparation for Everest. And not only that ...

Alexander Abramov, President of  the 7 Summits Club:   August 28th  at 5:30 we climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus with artificial oxygen. In preparation for the expedition Everest 2018, the team of  the 7 Summits Club ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of  the 7 Summits Club:

 

August 28th  at 5:30 we climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus with artificial oxygen. In preparation for the expedition Everest 2018, the team of  the 7 Summits Club held a new "Oxygen Experiment". Without pre-acclimatization, two climbers  with artificial oxygen and two guides climbed for 4 hours from Pastukhov Rocks to the top.

 

 

I believe that the use of artificial oxygen can make the mountain more accessible to the common climbers. In particular, this tool can be used for quick ascents (programs Blitz), when climbers simply no time for gradual acclimatization...

 

 

SUMMIT!!! The ascent of Mont Blanc took place in spite of unfavorable meteo conditions...

A message from a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Part of the band "the Odessa steamer" ascended to the summit of Mont Blanc. Weather "pleased" guides, but customers  managed to suffer until the top. Well done!   This summer season in ... read more

A message from a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Part of the band "the Odessa steamer" ascended to the summit of Mont Blanc. Weather "pleased" guides, but customers  managed to suffer until the top. Well done!

 

This summer season in the Alps is almost over. There will be only one group next week...

 

 

 

 

Two new groups of the 7 Summits Club started the acclimatization by outing to the slopes of mount Cheget...

Andrey Berezin, head guide of the 7 Summits Club in the Elbrus region: Group Pioneers today visited the local sights: slopes of mount Cheget. All members  made a photo  for  the 7 Summits Club!     Alexander ... read more

Andrey Berezin, head guide of the 7 Summits Club in the Elbrus region: Group Pioneers today visited the local sights: slopes of mount Cheget. All members  made a photo  for  the 7 Summits Club!

 

 

Alexander Dorozhkov,  a guide of  the 7 Summits Club: a group “Individual” made an acclimatization climb to Mount Cheget. The weather is nice, but smells like coming fall. All, have a good day!

 

 

Summit!!! Two groups of the 7 Summits Club climbed today to the top of Mount Elbrus

  Andrey Berezin, head guide of 7 summits Club Elbrus: a Group of Dragons & Bears successfully climbed the West summit of Elbrus, waiting for good weather on the mountain...   Alexander Dorozhkov, guide of 7 summits Club: ... read more

 

Andrey Berezin, head guide of 7 summits Club Elbrus: a Group of Dragons & Bears successfully climbed the West summit of Elbrus, waiting for good weather on the mountain...

 

Alexander Dorozhkov, guide of 7 summits Club: "Argentina" made the ascent of mount Elbrus. Everyone is happy...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain school of the 7 Summits Club in the Alps properly used of a period of good weather

A message from our guide in the Alps Roman: Four days of Mountain school passed quickly. First, we trained a little bit on the rocks and climbed a small route, where he did some technical moves while climbing in pair. Then we moved for a ... read more

A message from our guide in the Alps Roman: Four days of Mountain school passed quickly. First, we trained a little bit on the rocks and climbed a small route, where he did some technical moves while climbing in pair. Then we moved for a couple of days on the glacier Dent du Géant, where he mastered the basics of movement on the glacier roped. Well, to make it more interesting, we went on two routes: Aiguille de Toule and the Aiguille d'Entreves. The weather was great especially on the last day, which we were happy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT ! Sergei Motorin climbed Mount Kazbek with a group

Sergei Motorin successfully reached the summit of Mount Kazbek. The second our climber Alfiya was forced to turn around before reaching the highest point. The weather was good only a short time, the group reached the summit in heavy fog. ... read more

Sergei Motorin successfully reached the summit of Mount Kazbek. The second our climber Alfiya was forced to turn around before reaching the highest point. The weather was good only a short time, the group reached the summit in heavy fog. The descent was long. The group went down to the meteostation only to seven o'clock in the evening, at dusk…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peruvian adventure the Nosov family. PHOTO

Active members of the 7 Summits Club Mikhail Nosov with his son finished the first part of their adventures in Peru. They went trekking route to Machu Picchu, breaking the pass with the altitude of 4600 meters. Next, our travelers fly ... read more

Active members of the 7 Summits Club Mikhail Nosov with his son finished the first part of their adventures in Peru. They went trekking route to Machu Picchu, breaking the pass with the altitude of 4600 meters. Next, our travelers fly to  meet with caimans and anacondas in the Amazonian rainforest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Group "Explorers" from South Africa under the leadership of Dmitry Ermakov climbed Mount Elbrus. In extreme conditions. Video...

Dmitry Ermakov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: the Explorers group from South Africa climbed Mount Elbrus. Six of the eight climbers reached the top. The weather was terrible. The wind is 50 kms per hour and visibility of 5 meters. But ... read more

Dmitry Ermakov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: the Explorers group from South Africa climbed Mount Elbrus. Six of the eight climbers reached the top. The weather was terrible. The wind is 50 kms per hour and visibility of 5 meters. But everyone was happy!

 

 

 

 

 

The group "Argentina" under command of our guide Alexander Dorozhkov climbed to the Pastukhov Rocks

Alexander Dorozhukov, guide of  the 7 Summits Club: "Argentina" made an acclimatization ascent to Pastukhov's Rocks in preparation for the ascent of Elbrus. For the weather -  we are not happy...           ... read more

Alexander Dorozhukov, guide of  the 7 Summits Club: "Argentina" made an acclimatization ascent to Pastukhov's Rocks in preparation for the ascent of Elbrus. For the weather -  we are not happy...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from the ascent of the Mont Blanc from Natalya Bojeskova and Valery Glazyrin

  Natalia Bojeskova and Valery Glazyrin climbed the highest peak in the Alps Mont Blanc in the group of  the 7 Summits Club under the program from 6 to 13 August....                   ... read more

 

Natalia Bojeskova and Valery Glazyrin climbed the highest peak in the Alps Mont Blanc in the group of  the 7 Summits Club under the program from 6 to 13 August....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Group Team Spirit successfully ascended the summit of Mount Elbrus! PHOTOS

Andrey Berezin, head guide of the 7 Summits Club in the Elbrus region: Today, a group of Team Spirit climbed the West summit of Elbrus. All night there was  snowfall, but by the time of the group  closed to the top the weather had ... read more

Andrey Berezin, head guide of the 7 Summits Club in the Elbrus region: Today, a group of Team Spirit climbed the West summit of Elbrus. All night there was  snowfall, but by the time of the group  closed to the top the weather had given us a gift in the form of a clear blue sky over the summit, with almost no wind!

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Sergey Larin and the group from South Africa climbed Mount Elbrus

Sergey Larin, guide of  the 7 Summits Club: a Group of South Africa in full climbed to the Western summit of Elbrus   read more

Sergey Larin, guide of  the 7 Summits Club: a Group of South Africa in full climbed to the Western summit of Elbrus

 

The group "Gene - Sultan" under the command of Alexander Dorozhkov climbed Elbrus

Alexander Dorozhukov, guide of  the 7 summits Club: a Group of "Gene - Sultan" climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus. Weather was not  friendly, but everyone is happy...         read more

Alexander Dorozhukov, guide of  the 7 summits Club: a Group of "Gene - Sultan" climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus. Weather was not  friendly, but everyone is happy...

 

 

 

 

One girl from the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Kazbek. PHOTOS

One girl from the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Kazbek             read more

One girl from the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Kazbek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three new groups began acclimatization in the Elbrus region

Andrey Berezin, the main guide of the 7 Summits Club in the Elbrus region: Today the “Team Spirit” group made an acclimatization outing to the slopes of Cheget.       Sergey Larin, a guide  of the 7 Summits ... read more

Andrey Berezin, the main guide of the 7 Summits Club in the Elbrus region: Today the “Team Spirit” group made an acclimatization outing to the slopes of Cheget.

 

 

 

Sergey Larin, a guide  of the 7 Summits Club: A group of South Africa in the number of 6 people began preparations for the ascent to Elbrus. The name for it we have not yet approved. In my opinion, the name "Jolly Fellows" is very suitable. So far so good, except the weather forecast ...

 

 

 

 

Alexander Dorozhukov, guide of the 7 Summits Club: A group of climbers on Elbrus called "Gene Padishah" made an acclimatization outing to the Krugozor station. Everyone is OK!

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The Brazilian group conquered the highest peak of Europe

Sergey Semykin, guide of the 7 Summits Club: our group from Brazil made a successful ascent to the Western peak of Elbrus, in full. We are already on the bivouac, we honor the winners!   read more

Sergey Semykin, guide of the 7 Summits Club: our group from Brazil made a successful ascent to the Western peak of Elbrus, in full. We are already on the bivouac, we honor the winners!