Two groups of 7 summits Club were training today on the slopes of Elbrus

Hello! This is Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of  the 7 summits Club. Today is the second acclimatization and training day for two our international groups on the Elbrus - directly on the slopes of this big mountain. We are working at a ... read more

Hello! This is Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of  the 7 summits Club.

Today is the second acclimatization and training day for two our international groups on the Elbrus - directly on the slopes of this big mountain. We are working at a height of 4100,  near the refuge of the Eleven, learn to right way of falling, how to slow down using the ice axe.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikita and Savva Kalashnovs climbed Mont Blanc

Day 5 - 4810 m! Thank God we managed to sleep! After a cup of tea and a sandwich with jam, we dressed and went out onto the path. We we're not the first group to go out so we could see people's flashlights in the pitch darkness, that way we ... read more

Day 5 - 4810 m!

Thank God we managed to sleep! After a cup of tea and a sandwich with jam, we dressed and went out onto the path. We we're not the first group to go out so we could see people's flashlights in the pitch darkness, that way we could see what was in front of us. After an hour's journey, we begin to meet those who turned back. Something happened to them. Mountain sickness or something else. No one is discussing that on the way up. Alright then! Now take a step and take another step and make sure that the rope does not stretch. We got lucky with the weather, the path is trampled down. Everything goes according to plan. You have to hold on. Walk and breathe as evenly as possible. Somewhere at 3 am it was already quite sunny and we already met groups that climbed to the top. One of us just raised his hand to greet them. After about 6 hours we were on top of Mont Blanc! We did it!

Thanks to Roman and the weather! This is a great success for us! The story of how we descended 10 hours on our last energy to the station Nia D'aigle (2380m). We won't tell you... We want to leave only good memories!