Summit! The first group of the 7 Summits Club climbed the top of Mount Aconcagua. Congratulations to Victors!

Victor Ershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina: Hello! Justified the name (Double Victor - that is a Double Victory!) and today at 14.15 we stood at the top of Aconcagua - one of the first this season in general and the first ... read more

Victor Ershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:

Hello! Justified the name (Double Victor - that is a Double Victory!) and today at 14.15 we stood at the top of Aconcagua - one of the first this season in general and the first from the Russian camp of the 7 Summits! The ascent took place in difficult conditions - in the morning and at night there was a strong wind with small grains, then for a few hours it spread and was relatively warm. And on the descent we were covered with a thunderstorm with fog – we were a little beat static.  There were four forecasts, which I compared before the ascent - none was justified! But this did not prevent us to successfully ascend and no less successfully descend immediately from the top to the base camp of Plaza de Mulas! Season's open! Hurray!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flights to Antarctica resumed. Group of the 7 Summits Club is waiting for depart

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile: Antarctica is waiting for us. Tonight previous group, that were delayed, departed. We were supposed to fly according to plan this morning, but pilots can't fly without rest. So we ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Chile:

Antarctica is waiting for us. Tonight previous group, that were delayed, departed. We were supposed to fly according to plan this morning, but pilots can't fly without rest. So we waited for the evening, waiting for departure to the airport. We will continue to wait for the flight. It will take place only if there is 12 hours of good weather and here in Punta Arenas and Union Glacier in Antarctica. Chances are usually 50/50, or Yes or no.

Everyone crossed their fingers and clenched their fists.