Photos from climbing Kilimanjaro by a group called " the Unstoppable

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club:  Kilimanjaro. Team Unstoppable. Yesterday there was the top of mountain, and as it turned out - in the perfect weather window. Today there was a successful descent into civilization. One ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club: 

Kilimanjaro. Team Unstoppable. Yesterday there was the top of mountain, and as it turned out - in the perfect weather window. Today there was a successful descent into civilization. One regret, our Japanese film crew was a little behind and had no opportunity to shoot our solemn exit at the gate of Kilimanjaro national Park. We have a solemn presentation of certificates and medals for climbing ahead of us. And then Safari, sandy beaches and other mountains. All, Akuna Matata!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The team of Ludmila Korobeshko climbed to the top of Huayna Potosi

Ludmila Korobeshko, a group guide, director of the 7 Summits Club:  Hello everyone from Bolivia! Again from La Paz. Today we all together, like one, climbed to the top of Mount Huayna Potosi. All  people were in shock and delight! ... read more

Ludmila Korobeshko, a group guide, director of the 7 Summits Club:

 Hello everyone from Bolivia! Again from La Paz. Today we all together, like one, climbed to the top of Mount Huayna Potosi. All  people were in shock and delight! Previously, the boys had as a  favorite mountain Orizaba. Now, it looks like Huyana Potosi has taken this place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT!!! The indomitable team of Artem Rostovtsev climbed to the top of Kilimanjaro ahead of the plan!

Artem Rostovtsev from Tansania: Kilimanjaro. A Team named The indomitables. Yesterday we were to reach the camp of Karanga, but could not. To be more precise, we did not stop, as planned. We went higher to the camp of Barafu, the assault ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev from Tansania:

Kilimanjaro. A Team named The indomitables. Yesterday we were to reach the camp of Karanga, but could not. To be more precise, we did not stop, as planned. We went higher to the camp of Barafu, the assault camp. One word - we are indomitable. No arguments worked, everyone wanted and insisted on continuing the movement. Well, there was the most important argument. "Our" film crew from Japan also moved to the Barafu camp. We can not lag behind, because we are the main characters of the future film.

 Precipitation yesterday stopped be impressing, a few drops of rain and snow at the end of the marsh.

If yesterday was Barafu, then today – we must be at the top. Then we did not change our plans and left the camp at 1 in the morning. 7 hours of persistent walking uphill on a snowy slope and we are on the top. Unfortunately, the younger generation - the two youngest of the team did not visit the summit, for medical reasons.  

Now we are all moving down of the assault camp down. Maybe we'll skip to the rain.

 

Photos from the Crimean paradise, where it is already spring - and the May Days it will be summer

Some more photos from the Crimean paradise, which was opened by the Brazilian adventurer named Alberto. After a tiring hike, Alberto spent the day 'culturally' with guide Evgeny Ochkin in the Livadia Palace. The weather is lovely, spring, ... read more

Some more photos from the Crimean paradise, which was opened by the Brazilian adventurer named Alberto. After a tiring hike, Alberto spent the day 'culturally' with guide Evgeny Ochkin in the Livadia Palace. The weather is lovely, spring, everywhere smells of flowering almonds, plums, jasmine!

  Happiness is for those who will have the opportunity to join our groups on the May holidays...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of the preparation of the expedition on Everest from Nepal

Preparation for Everest is in full swing. See for yourself, evaluate the scale of the expedition and the amount of preparatory work ...                  Alexander Abramov on the channel Russia1. ... read more

Preparation for Everest is in full swing. See for yourself, evaluate the scale of the expedition and the amount of preparatory work ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Alexander Abramov on the channel Russia1. Interesting conversation turned out

 Alexander Abramov talks with Mikhail Tormozov in the program "Without Brakes", prepared for the TV channel "Russia 1". An interesting and frank conversation, look and listen ...

 

Expedition of Viktor Simonov at the start, gives an interview to the press

The team of Viktor Simonov arrived at the launch point at the Cape Arctichesky. Everything is fine… Every day we receive reports on ice conditions and weather conditions. Even in flight, we monitored the situation. It is better to ... read more

The team of Viktor Simonov arrived at the launch point at the Cape Arctichesky. Everything is fine…

Every day we receive reports on ice conditions and weather conditions. Even in flight, we monitored the situation. It is better to see for yourself. According to forecasts, everything is fine. The ice is thick, the thickness is optimal for movement, and the temperature is -32 degrees ...

 Yesterday afternoon we flew safely from Arkhangelsk to the start. A small change on the island of Novaya Zemlya and on to the road. 7 hours in the sky.

 At the start of the expedition there were many correspondents - follow the reports in the media. In the meantime, a few photos from the fields ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Everest to have comfort or we make reaching the top more guaranteed!

The experience of our 14 expeditions to Everest suggests the following: conditions of rest during acclimatization are essential for success. The climber should restore his strength as much as possible, should not get sick, should keep his ... read more

The experience of our 14 expeditions to Everest suggests the following: conditions of rest during acclimatization are essential for success. The climber should restore his strength as much as possible, should not get sick, should keep his high moral spirit and desire to go to the end. To do this, we are building a comfortable base camp, for this purpose we engaged in the preparation of cooks, for this all entertainments, the entire organization of leisure. There is no worse, when climbers after  hard exits huddle in cramped tents, eating monotonous canned food and not knowing what to do in days of rest.

 Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the expedition leader on Everest:

I have just returned from Nepal, where I had gone to check the readiness of our expedition Everest 2018. This year we are doing more comfortable base camp - Luxury camp, as we call it. We deliver new spacious tents with beds, heaters and a desk. We are also waiting to reach a new level of our cuisine, because our favorite chef from Antarctica Patricio came to help us. The whole expedition is ready. This year we have 20 participants, 7 guides and 6 cooks. And 35 Sherpas as high-altitude guides and porters. It is the largest expedition on Mount Everest in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A group of Lyudmila Korobeshko visited the wonderful places of Bolivia, at altitudes up to 4000 meters. This is acclimatization

Lyudmila Korobeshko, group guide, Director of the 7 Summits Club:  Hello from Bolivia from the Lake of Titicaca! We've been traveling Bolivia for three days. Today we made an easy trekking through the Sun island in the heart of lake ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, group guide, Director of the 7 Summits Club:

 Hello from Bolivia from the Lake of Titicaca! We've been traveling Bolivia for three days. Today we made an easy trekking through the Sun island in the heart of lake Titicaca. In the morning we left La Paz. Already on the shore of the lake we visited the place where the legendary vessel of Thor Heyerdahl - RA 2, which overcame the Atlantic, was built from reeds.

 Then we get to the religious center of Bolivia's town of Copacabana, from where the boat sailed to the island of the Sun. Beautiful picnic in nature, visiting the ruins of the residence of the rulers of the Incas, hike to 4000.  We got to our home near the village of Yumani only a sunset. Sunset itself we met at the highest point of the Sun island - Yuman Mirador 4100.

Tomorrow we will visit the Moon island, the floating Islands of Uros, made of reed, and by the evening we should be in a base camp at the foot of Mount Huayna Potosi at 4800.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kilimanjaro continues. The group of Artem Rostovtsev starts to the route. And photos from "Transformers group

Today, the 7 Summits Club continued its series of expeditions on Kilimanjaro. A group led by our guide Artem Rostovtsev comes on the route of climbing to the highest peak of Africa.  And although the forecasts are not the most ... read more

Today, the 7 Summits Club continued its series of expeditions on Kilimanjaro. A group led by our guide Artem Rostovtsev comes on the route of climbing to the highest peak of Africa.

 And although the forecasts are not the most favorable (promise heavy rainfall every day), we do not lose optimism and hope that the clouds will be low and the group will be above all this. That is, in other words, the group will rise above the clouds. From the bottom to pour rain, and the top will be dry and sunny!

 While we wait for news from Artem's group, we publish a photo report on the ascent of the group of our partners "Transformer travel", who were on Kilimanjaro with the 7  Summits Club in February this year.

 

Here 142 photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Alexander Abramov about the preparation of the expedition on Everest

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the leader of the expedition on Everest: 2 days ago I arrived in Nepal to check the readiness of our expedition "Everest 2018". This year we do a Luxury camp: tents with beds, heaters ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the leader of the expedition on Everest:

2 days ago I arrived in Nepal to check the readiness of our expedition "Everest 2018". This year we do a Luxury camp: tents with beds, heaters etc… Also our favorite chef from Antarctica Patricio flew in. The whole expedition is ready. This year we have 20 participants, 7 guides and 6  cooks. And 35 Sherpas. It is the largest expedition to Mount Everest in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANS-Siberian expedition "To Happy People - 2018" finished. All are at home! Congratulations!

Andrey Mikhaylenko:  It is the final day. On March 19th,  after one month and two days, the expedition finished in the place of its start. 12520 km were left behind, of which about 1000  by winter roads, 700 km of taiga and ... read more

Andrey Mikhaylenko:  It is the final day. On March 19th,  after one month and two days, the expedition finished in the place of its start.

12520 km were left behind, of which about 1000  by winter roads, 700 km of taiga and river bends on a snowmobile. We did it!

All goals and objectives have been achieved.

 I think it will take time to comprehend the results of the expedition "To Happy people - 2018", add diaries and reflections, go through a mountain of photos, try to made a video.

We saw Happy People as beyond the Urals in Siberia, and to the border of the East-West.

And we brought a lot of emotions and impressions into our hearts.

And our communication with Happy People continues!

 The project was implemented with the support of Mikhail Tarkovsky and his Friends, the 7 Summits Club  and others…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We continue to publish photos of Sergei Shishkin: national parks and Zanzibar

It is promised continuation. Two galleries of photos from Sergei Shishkin. So, Tanzania, the month of March. After quite a winter ascent to the top of Kilimanjaro, the group goes to visit dreamed from childhood African animals. And then, ... read more

It is promised continuation. Two galleries of photos from Sergei Shishkin. So, Tanzania, the month of March. After quite a winter ascent to the top of Kilimanjaro, the group goes to visit dreamed from childhood African animals. And then, basking in the Sands of Zanzibar…

 

 Photo gallery of the Safari through the national parks from Sergei Shishkin (158 photos)

 

Photo gallery of a Safari in Zanzibar from Sergei Shishkin (94 photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Everest to eat as in the best restaurant! New facts about our "Everest luxury camp"....

D you want to know what other surprises have prepared tireless Alex Abramov for the upcoming expedition to Everest this spring? See below for sensational news! Soon we are going to farewell an expedition of 7 Summits Club on Everest. We ... read more

D you want to know what other surprises have prepared tireless Alex Abramov for the upcoming expedition to Everest this spring? See below for sensational news!

Soon we are going to farewell an expedition of 7 Summits Club on Everest. We wish them good luck, that is, weather and health. And good service we must provide…

 

 

Lyudmila Korobeshko tells:

When Alex began bringing Sherpas to Russia 10 years ago to Elbrus for the purpose of teaching Russian language and mentality, it was unusual.

When Alex began to bring Sherpas cooks to Moscow to teach Russian and Ukrainian culinary delights - t was surprising, but also interesting and understandable.

After all the bortsch and cutlets in the base camp of Everest please everyone.

 

 

But when Alex said that he had invited a professional chef to his expedition this year... and  from Chile!!!, I ... hardly surprised ... after all these beds in camps, bar tents, yoga studios, Jacuzzi and masseuses...

By the way, those who were in Antarctica should remember Patricio. This cheerful cook, swearing in Russian.

Colorful Chilean Patricio. He has been working for many seasons in Antarctica at the Union Glacier and worked for several seasons on Russian cruise liners, where he learned expressive Russian.

In General, it should be a lot of fun and very tasty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less than a month remains before the departure on Everest of the team of  the 7 Summits Club under the leadership of Alexander Abramov. It will be our 15th expedition, and it will be the largest in terms of quantity, almost 40 people.  But equally important are changes in quality of service. Experience shows that the percentage of successful ascents in expeditions directly depends on the conditions in which the participants are placed, how comfortable is their rest, on the quality of food and service in general.

 

 

 Therefore, from year to year our base camp is becoming more and  more comfortable, we come up with new types of affordable services, new forms of leisure, trying to improve communication and so on. This year, for the first time in the history of Everest base camps, the 7 Summits Club will provide members of our expedition with individual tents equipped with full beds, lighting and a separate room with a work desk. In addition, we will again improve our places of social pastime, we will have a full bar, sauna and massage salon…

 

Listen for yourself head (for the 16th time) Everest expedition Alexander Abramov (in Russian):

 

 

Everest "luxury camp»

 

Luxury camp

In the base camp we will have large heated tents, at the rate of one per person. In the first room there will be a table, a chair, lighting, a charge for gadgets - you can sit and work on a computer. In the second room - a bedroom, which is an elongated (210 cm) bed with a 12 cm mattress, and a wardrobe for storing personal belongings. Floors are covered with carpets, and oil heaters will contribute to a comfortable rest.

Also on the territory of the camp will be installed "pub" - a huge 12-meter tent with a pool table, poufs and drinks.

According to comments, some climbers dream of Everest about massage in the base camp. Well - the impossible – is possible! This year the team of the 7 Summits Club  will organize a small salon of sports massage!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 20th the official start of a unique snowmobile expedition NORTH POLE 2018

The 7 Summits Club welcomes our friends, who organized this unique expedition. We will follow with excitement and great interest the news, the progress of the group to the North Pole.  NORTH POLE 2018 is a joint project of the ... read more

The 7 Summits Club welcomes our friends, who organized this unique expedition. We will follow with excitement and great interest the news, the progress of the group to the North Pole.  NORTH POLE 2018 is a joint project of the Expedition center of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and the Arctic Center of Karelia. The head of the expedition - Victor Simonov.

 

 

 The beginning of the route: Cape Arctic archipelago Islands Northern Land. The finish line – the North pole. Straight-line distance - 1300 km. Dates: March 20 - April 20. The movement will be made on the Russian snowmobile Pomor.

 

 

EXPEDITION LEADER:

VIKTOR SIMONOV

Traveler, polar Explorer, expedition leader of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation at the North Pole. Expedition experience - more than 25 years, of which more than 12 years on the North Pole. The assets of a large-scale expedition sled dogs together with Fedor Konyukhov in 2013 from the North pole to Canada. More than 4 training programs were conducted for the Ministry of defense at the North pole, the author of a unique educational course for students of the Presidential school for Arctic training, more than 10 expeditions involving young people, including those with disabilities. The head of the Arctic centre in Karelia.

 

PARTICIPANTS FROM THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE:

TEMIRKHANOV TEMIRLAN

LOBANOV ANDREI

KALACHEV VLADISLAV

VLADIMIR PISKAREV

 

 

Video news

 

 

 

Viktor Simonov: Yes, I am an optimist. There is no place for pessimists in the Arctic at all!

 

 

Project site: 

http://northpole2018.ru/

 

From the Brazilian autumn in Crimean spring. Alberto is the first in our climbing school in Crimea

Natasha Kartashova, guide of 7 summits Club, head of our Crimean programs: Greetings from the Mountain school of the Crimea! Our team met an unusual guest English-speaking German, originally from Brazil. Alberto already hugging the Crimean ... read more

Natasha Kartashova, guide of 7 summits Club, head of our Crimean programs:

Greetings from the Mountain school of the Crimea! Our team met an unusual guest English-speaking German, originally from Brazil. Alberto already hugging the Crimean pine, walking under the spray of the waterfall Uchan-su, constantly repeating "paradise"! On the "Swan wing" in Simeiz  we spent  the first day of rock training on the basics of mountaineering.

 

 

 

 

270 + 52 excellent photos of climbing Kilimanjaro from Constantin Dyrgiallo

Thanks to Constantin Dyrgiallo, who sent us a selection of photos illustrating the trip of his group on the Kilimanjaro! Excellent quality work! As we promised, we have published the main part of the photos in a separate gallery… ... read more

Thanks to Constantin Dyrgiallo, who sent us a selection of photos illustrating the trip of his group on the Kilimanjaro! Excellent quality work! As we promised, we have published the main part of the photos in a separate gallery…

Safari gallery (52 photos)

See the full gallery here (270 photos)…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The report of Vladimir Kotlyar about climbing the Carstensz Pyramid, with photos of Irina Zisman

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club talks about the recent visit to the island of Papua.    Team of the 7 Summits Club, consisting of Irina Zisman, Michael Kornev, Gregory Sadetsky and Vladimir Kotlyar visited several ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club talks about the recent visit to the island of Papua.

 

 Team of the 7 Summits Club, consisting of Irina Zisman, Michael Kornev, Gregory Sadetsky and Vladimir Kotlyar visited several places in Western part of the island of Papua New Guinea from 1 to 11 March and climbed the most mysterious and difficult of the 7 summits - the great Pyramid of Carstensz.

 

 On a sunny day, back in 1623, Dutch researcher Jan Carstensz saw a glacier on the banks of hot New Guinea from afar. Returning to Europe, he announced his discovery, for which he was ridiculed.

Almost 400 years have passed since then, and now any traveler can personally verify that Jan Carstensz was not at all an inventor and the glacier in the tropics was not a figment of his imagination or hallucination caused by excessive consumption of rum.

 

 The glacier really exists and is situated near the highest mountain of Australia and Oceania, named in honor of its pioneer Pyramid Carstensz. The second name of this mountain - Jaya, which translated from Indonesian means Victory.

 

The world has become more accessible, now to get to the other end of geography is not necessarily to go sailing on a sailing boat for months and years.  You can get on a plane, sit in a chair, and you're in a different country, a different culture, a different world. And although "McDonald's" and "Starbucks" climbed almost everywhere, the world is still beautiful and diverse.

 

A couple of flights and we get from -15 to + 35°, from snow - covered and cold Moscow - in green and stuffy Jayapura, from native Russia in far New Guinea.

 

In some places of this island are some persons eat people, somewhere in the depths of the jungle tribes still living as primitive people. And somewhere instead of guys with bows and spears, you can meet guys with machine guns who are fighting for independence from Indonesia.

 

But we don't need the jungle, we need the mountains, our goal is Jaya, our goal is Victory.

 

Some days we have been acclimatizing, visiting a tribe of Papuans, walking to the lake at 3200, where for more productive acclimatization, having a swim. On the fifth day not to meet guerrillas, we fly by helicopter to base camp on 4200. After lunch I spend training with the team on the ropes.

 

In the morning of the 6th day we put on harnesses, hang carabiners and other climbing rattles and begin to climb up. The rock wall is full of flow streams, and sometimes become to the river. The mountain does not get bored, only tired of jumaring - and you're walking on steel cables over the abyss, breathed and op, you need to jump somewhere. In short, climb the Carstensz is a fun, albeit wet))). The breaks in the clouds sometimes, the views are spectacular.

 

Five and a half hours of work on wet ropes and rocks and we stand on top. For me, this is the sixth summit of the project "7 summits". The descent reminded me more of a canyoning than mountaineering. In the camp we were waited by hot tea and the watermelon beautifully cut out in the form of a flower. We wondered in honor of what we get watermelon flower, in honor of the ascent or in honor of March 8th. Agreed that the watermelon is dedicated for the only girl in our team - Irina. Together we go on not the first climb, but first time on March 8)).

 

That's how climbers celebrate international women's day!

P. S. the Glacier we saw and witnessed the opening of Jan Carstensz))))).

 

Do travel, love life and appreciate the beauty of this world! V. Kotlyar.

 

 

Irina Zisman after the return sent us pictures in high resolution, we have done a separate gallery. See here ( 47 photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo gallery from Mikhail Sandakov. And video Winter conditions on Kilimanjaro in March

Mikhail Sandakov and his group made an ascent to the top of Kilimanjaro on March 7th  this year. After returning home, he sent us a large selection of photos, for which we express our gratitude!   Full photo gallery: 110 photos ... read more

Mikhail Sandakov and his group made an ascent to the top of Kilimanjaro on March 7th  this year. After returning home, he sent us a large selection of photos, for which we express our gratitude!

 

Full photo gallery: 110 photos and 3 videos…

 

Video by Alexey Gribkov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's new about our Everest expedition that starts in April? Photos and videos

  Less than a month remains before the departure on Everest of the team of  the 7 Summits Club under the leadership of Alexander Abramov. It will be our 15th expedition, and it will be the largest in terms of quantity, almost 40 ... read more

 

Less than a month remains before the departure on Everest of the team of  the 7 Summits Club under the leadership of Alexander Abramov. It will be our 15th expedition, and it will be the largest in terms of quantity, almost 40 people.  But equally important are changes in quality of service. Experience shows that the percentage of successful ascents in expeditions directly depends on the conditions in which the participants are placed, how comfortable is their rest, on the quality of food and service in general.

 Therefore, from year to year our base camp is becoming more and  more comfortable, we come up with new types of affordable services, new forms of leisure, trying to improve communication and so on. This year, for the first time in the history of Everest base camps, the 7 Summits Club will provide members of our expedition with individual tents equipped with full beds, lighting and a separate room with a work desk. In addition, we will again improve our places of social pastime, we will have a full bar, sauna and massage salon…

 

Listen for yourself head (for the 16th time) Everest expedition Alexander Abramov (in Russian):

 

 

Everest "luxury camp»

 

Luxury camp

In the base camp we will have large heated tents, at the rate of one per person. In the first room there will be a table, a chair, lighting, a charge for gadgets - you can sit and work on a computer. In the second room - a bedroom, which is an elongated (210 cm) bed with a 12 cm mattress, and a wardrobe for storing personal belongings. Floors are covered with carpets, and oil heaters will contribute to a comfortable rest.

Also on the territory of the camp will be installed "pub" - a huge 12-meter tent with a pool table, poufs and drinks.

According to comments, some climbers dream of Everest about massage in the base camp. Well - the impossible – is possible! This year the team of the 7 Summits Club  will organize a small salon of sports massage!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Kilimanjaro goes on vacation. The story of the adventures of the final group of the season. Photos and videos

A group of 5 people climbed Kilimanjaro on March 7, 2018. The entire journey lasted from 3 to 9 March. The team members reached the top in the conditions of heavy snowfall, not typical for this time and the region. But they did it and the ... read more

A group of 5 people climbed Kilimanjaro on March 7, 2018. The entire journey lasted from 3 to 9 March.

The team members reached the top in the conditions of heavy snowfall, not typical for this time and the region. But they did it and the difficulty only united the group!

 CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

 

 Comment of the ascent of the team members - Michael Sandakov.

 In general we enjoyed the climb. Very experienced, sociable guides Victor and Rashid! They supported the group in a good mood, even when we  did not laugh very much. Every morning and evening they check the health of everyone, gave recommendations.

 In addition a few photos/videos...