Anastasia Dobrovolskaya and her project Seven summits - seven paintings

It was tough. Elbrus - I look at you differently now.  The rise from 2100 to 4200 became decisive for me and I was first faced with a mountain sickness in my life. At first it was bad, then good, then bad again. It seems that the ... read more

It was tough. Elbrus - I look at you differently now.

 The rise from 2100 to 4200 became decisive for me and I was first faced with a mountain sickness in my life. At first it was bad, then good, then bad again. It seems that the altitude is not too big, it's only 3900 meters (and I've been to it), but how bad it was. It seemed that even just reaching the toilet cost unrealistic efforts. There were acclimatization exits at 4200 and at 4700, sometimes the road was endless. We were walking, but the goal was moving away. From our camp, it was so good to see the summit, right here it is, so close and so far away.

  On the day of storm the top all the day I vomited and I could not eat, so badly I was never in my life. Ratrak, night, cold. The state of health in the literal sense of the word as before death, the legs do not obey, the eyes darken. The weather has deteriorated ... wind

  I will not describe here all the horrors of our state of health, the state of how our group went to the top for more than a day without sleep, how long the climb lasted and how hard it was. So I could not draw a picture on top. I promise to return.

  The picture is still there, I drew it from the top of Cheget. Despite my condition and fatigue. Let it be a real rehearsal.

 Elbrus - you dream of me. We'll be back in August, if you hear, prepare, please, we have good weather and receive as dear guests, we will bring you a gift. Thanks dear Elbrus, you are beautiful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Echo of Everest. Photos from Vasily Shakhnovsky. Video: Golf on the summit!

Vasily Shakhnovsky: First, I want to thank everyone who has been involved and helped me over the past year. Without your help, I would not be able to implement this project. Secondly, it was really hard and at some moments scary. All ... read more

Vasily Shakhnovsky:

First, I want to thank everyone who has been involved and helped me over the past year. Without your help, I would not be able to implement this project. Secondly, it was really hard and at some moments scary. All previous expeditions compared to this are now perceived as easy walks. Thirdly, I was once again convinced that people in the mountains are becoming different. From them flies off all the husks. Well, in the fourth.  I do not regret that I got involved in this story, although I did not foresee all the difficulties. Something like that. There are first orderly thoughts. Maybe after some time something smart will come to my mind. That is all.  Yes, I'll post the pictures now.

 Vasily Shakhnovsky is a former billionaire, 23rd on Forbes list in Russia and president of oil giant company Yukos. Before that, he was the closest associate of the mayor of Moscow and a member of Yeltsin's headquarters in the 1996 elections. Now Vasily Shakhnovsky lives in Swiss. With the 7 Summits Club  he climbed all seven summits and visited  two poles.