The Manaslu expedition of the 7 Summits Club has been successfully completed. Final photos. The report will be presented on October 3 at Ludmila Korobeshko's lecture

Ludmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club and expedition guide: Hello from Kathmandu! Manaslu expedition the 7 Summits Club completed successfully. Everyone climbed to the top. Yesterday we solemnly handed over certificates for the ... read more

Ludmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club and expedition guide:

Hello from Kathmandu! Manaslu expedition the 7 Summits Club completed successfully. Everyone climbed to the top. Yesterday we solemnly handed over certificates for the ascent to the members. Everyone's flying home tonight.

 Several records during the expedition : 1) Irina Zisman – record of Russia  3x8000 for one year. Cho-Oyu, Everest and Manaslu. 2) Ludmila Tolstokorova - the oldest climber on Manaslu from Russia.

Come hear about our Manaslu expedition this Thursday at 19.30 at Malyy karetnyy pereulok, 10!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergey Korkin with the guide of 7 Summits Club goes on one of the most difficult rock walls of the Crimea

Natalia Kartashova, the head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club: And here in the Crimea, our regular guest Sergey Korkin starts on one of the most difficult rock walls - Shaan-Kaya! Sascha Marinkevic, our main guide, promises ... read more

Natalia Kartashova, the head of the Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club:

And here in the Crimea, our regular guest Sergey Korkin starts on one of the most difficult rock walls - Shaan-Kaya! Sascha Marinkevic, our main guide, promises small rain, but it's a  real survival school and you're ready to climb!

 

 

 

 

New video: Antarctica. Climbing Vinson Massif with the 7 Summits Club - "7 Summits for 7 Months" project

The season 2018 - 2019. Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club and a guide, leads the ascent to the highest peak of Antarctica mountain Massif Vinson.     The expedition was held in the framework of the record project ... read more

The season 2018 - 2019. Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club and a guide, leads the ascent to the highest peak of Antarctica mountain Massif Vinson.

 

 

The expedition was held in the framework of the record project "7 Summits for 7 Months", which is carried out by the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov...

 

 

 

Summit! Audio message from Ludmila Korobeshko: the team of the 7 Summits Club climbed today to the top of Mount Manaslu!

Hi! Here is Ludmila Korobeshko of Manaslu expedition... Today, September 26, we climbed to the top, all persons - 5 members, 2 guides, 8 Sherpas.  We left the camp at one-thirty and about seven in the morning last part was on the top. ... read more

Hi! Here is Ludmila Korobeshko of Manaslu expedition... Today, September 26, we climbed to the top, all persons - 5 members, 2 guides, 8 Sherpas.  We left the camp at one-thirty and about seven in the morning last part was on the top. We are coming down now. We really want to go down to the Base camp, and a little stretched. The first part is somewhere on the approach to Base camp, and the closing  part is near the third camp. And just now it somehow clouded, the sky clouded and the snow began. But we go well we all have to reach down to the base camp. Details later...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of 7 Summits Club climbed to the Camp 4 and preparing to go on the assault

Hello! It is Ludmila Korobeshko from the Manaslu expedition of the 7 Summits Club. So we came to Camp 4. In principle, we are doing well. We walked for a long time, because a lot of snow … Now we are here -  4 hours 30 minutes ... read more

Hello! It is Ludmila Korobeshko from the Manaslu expedition of the 7 Summits Club. So we came to Camp 4. In principle, we are doing well. We walked for a long time, because a lot of snow …

Now we are here -  4 hours 30 minutes local time. The sun came out…

We will leave at midnight or 1 am, because a lot of other expeditions, some of them are slow. We will try not to be in the tail, to be somewhere in the middle or somewhere in the beginning.

Everyone feels good. A small intrigue – one of members tries to ascend without oxygen.

The rest of us go with oxygen. The weather is great! Tomorrow morning there will be an assault, keep your fists for us…

 Bye, everyone!

 

 

 

The team of Manaslu expedition the 7 Summits Club climbed to the Camp 3, at an altitude of 6800

Information from Ludmila Korobeshko. The team climbed into camp 3 at an altitude of 6800 m. There are now 5 members, two guides and 9 Sherpas. Tomorrow we plan to reach the high camp 4 at 7400. And on the night of the 25th to the 26th there ... read more

Information from Ludmila Korobeshko. The team climbed into camp 3 at an altitude of 6800 m. There are now 5 members, two guides and 9 Sherpas. Tomorrow we plan to reach the high camp 4 at 7400. And on the night of the 25th to the 26th there should be an ascent to the top of Manaslu. Today, the Sherpa team completed fixing ropes and opened the route to the summit. There is a lot of snow, but the trail is already there.

We wish good luck to our team and look forward to new messages!

 

 

 

Audio message from Ludmila Korobeshko from the slopes of Manaslu: the team of the 7 Summits Club climbed to Camp 1

23/09/2019 Hi ! This is Ludmila Korobeshko from the 7 Summits Club expedition Manaslu-2019. Today all our team left the Manaslu base camp in the morning.  We went up to the first camp, at 5700. It was a little hard, but in ... read more

23/09/2019

Hi ! This is Ludmila Korobeshko from the 7 Summits Club expedition Manaslu-2019. Today all our team left the Manaslu base camp in the morning.  We went up to the first camp, at 5700. It was a little hard, but in principle, we reached it normally. We were a little tired, but now we are recovering.  We had some soup, and in half an hour we would have supper. So early, because we want to go to bed early. Tomorrow we plan to leave the camp at 8 am in order to go to the third camp. That is, tomorrow we have quite a long climb. First in the second camp and forth - immediately in the third.   We already plan to spend the night in the third camp, that is, at an altitude of about 6700. That is, tomorrow we have about a kilometer to gain again…

 

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Alexander Abramov and Mikhail Turovsky climbed two difficult routes on the rocks of the Crimea with a guide Alexander Marinkevich

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Crimea:  Crimea. Mountaineering School. Today we climbed 2 routes. One – on Tooth of Morcheka - 7 pitches. Then we moved to Alim Rock and went multipitch - 5 pitches. The ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Crimea:

 Crimea. Mountaineering School. Today we climbed 2 routes. One – on Tooth of Morcheka - 7 pitches. Then we moved to Alim Rock and went multipitch - 5 pitches. The day we ended with Crimean wine. Excellent!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New video about climb of Alexander Abramov the first route via ferrata in the Crimea

Natasha Kartashova, head of Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club:  In Crimea, we continue training for high-altitude climbing.  We have three groups at the same time. Mikhail Turovsky, Alex Abramov and Natasha Kartashova try the ... read more

Natasha Kartashova, head of Crimean programs of the 7 Summits Club:

 In Crimea, we continue training for high-altitude climbing.  We have three groups at the same time. Mikhail Turovsky, Alex Abramov and Natasha Kartashova try the via ferrata on the Ilyas-Kaya. The route of extraordinary beauty, a series of quite flat sections turns into an overhanging walls. We have to sweat, strong wind knocks down, but we fight!

 

 

 

 

Diary of the 7 Summits Club Manaslu expedition: snowfall forces us to change plans and to postpone a summit assault

September 22. Day 20 of the Manaslu expedition of the 7 Summits Club. In the morning we hardly dug up - the whole night it was snowing and by morning the whole camp was covered by 20-30 centimeters. At breakfast we congratulated Luda ... read more

September 22. Day 20 of the Manaslu expedition of the 7 Summits Club. In the morning we hardly dug up - the whole night it was snowing and by morning the whole camp was covered by 20-30 centimeters.

At breakfast we congratulated Luda Isakova -  Happy birthday!  And then we decided to wait with the start - hoping the snow stops. However, the snow kept falling. Moreover, it turned out that the fixed ropes were not fixed even to the Camp 4. The Sherpas team left in the morning, but turned around before reaching Camp 4.

Taking into account the absence of a prepared route and avalanche danger after snowfall, we decided to postpone the exit for climb for another day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and video from the Crimea by Alexander Abramov, from the route via Ferrata, which is now included in the program of our Mountaineering School

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club:  7 Summits, Hello!  This is Alexander Abramov from Crimea. Last year, enthusiasts from Sevastopol made an excellent via Ferrata here. I recommend everyone go through it. It is ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club:

 7 Summits, Hello!  This is Alexander Abramov from Crimea. Last year, enthusiasts from Sevastopol made an excellent via Ferrata here. I recommend everyone go through it. It is 2.3 km on the rocks, sometimes vertical. We decided to include this route in the mandatory schedule of our Mountain school for training in the Crimea. Special thanks to Yuri Kruglov, who created this Wonder of the World!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Natalia and Igor Smirnov climbed Mount Ararat under the program Mountfever with local guides

Natalia and Igor Smirnov from Turkey (program project Mountfever): September 17, we climbed Mount Ararat or as this mountain is called in Turkey – Agri-Dag, 5137 m. Despite the unfavorable forecast (wind 55 km / h with an increase to ... read more

Natalia and Igor Smirnov from Turkey (program project Mountfever):

September 17, we climbed Mount Ararat or as this mountain is called in Turkey – Agri-Dag, 5137 m. Despite the unfavorable forecast (wind 55 km / h with an increase to 75), we decided not to postpone the assault on the top of the reserve day and took a chance.

To guarantee we left at 1 a.m. - an hour earlier than scheduled to avoid strong winds.  And at 5 am we were already at the highest point.

We spent exactly 3 minutes there to take photos.  We could not admire the dawn, because of the strong and gusty wind.  Even to make photos we should hold each other.

Night and morning were clear. And when we descended to 3350, the whole summit was covered with clouds. Exactly as it was predicted by mountain-forecast.

On the same day we went down to 2100 m, where a minibus was waiting for us. And already at three o'clock in the afternoon we had dinner in a restaurant in Dogubayazit.

We really liked the climb – it was not easy, despite the small height. Plus beautiful trekking on the approaches and an impressive dome of the snowy peak.

After the ascent we visited several historical and natural monuments located near Ararat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary of the 7 Summits Club Manaslu expedition. The route has not yet been made even to Camp 4, but our team is going to start to Camp 1 tomorrow

Greetings from Sergio and Lucy from Manaslu!  September 21st. 19-day Manaslu expedition of the team of  the 7 Summits Club. This is the last day of rest. In the morning there was a meeting of the leaders of the expeditions.  ... read more

Greetings from Sergio and Lucy from Manaslu!

 September 21st. 19-day Manaslu expedition of the team of  the 7 Summits Club. This is the last day of rest. In the morning there was a meeting of the leaders of the expeditions.  The company 7 Summits Trek is engaged in fixing ropes. They reported that a team of Sherpas was making their way to Camp 4 today. And tomorrow to the top. However, by the evening it turned out that the team was able to fix only half the way to Camp 4 due to the large amount of snow. Will try tomorrow to fix to L-4.

However, we decided not to delay the exit. We're going to go to camp 1 tomorrow. On 25.09  the same day as previously, planned assault.

In the evening there was a pleasant meeting with our old friends - Lynn and Noel Hannah. They're planning an assault on the 28th.

Our team (now seven to eight) feels good! All our members have regained their strength in Samagaon and are ready for feats.

 

 

 

 

Diary of the 7 Summits Club Manaslu expedition. The team went up to the base camp and preparing to storm the summit

  Luda Korobeshko, Director of 7 Summits Club and expedition guide from Nepal:  September 20.  Day 18 of the  Manaslu expedition. This morning the weather has finally pleased us: we saw the blue sky and white Manaslu, ... read more

  Luda Korobeshko, Director of 7 Summits Club and expedition guide from Nepal:

 September 20.  Day 18 of the  Manaslu expedition. This morning the weather has finally pleased us: we saw the blue sky and white Manaslu, waking up in Samagaon.

   We wanted to leave early in the morning, but it turned out that one of the members, Tom, will not be able to continue the expedition. He is still on the descent from the second camp complained about the pain in hand. Looks like it's a sprain. We were hoping he'd get better down the valley. But  the pain only increased.  He had to take painkillers every 3-4 hours, but at night Tom could hardly sleep. In the end, he decided to finish the expedition. We sent him by helicopter to Kathmandu.

  Having overcome 1300 m of a drop in 6 hours, we came to the Base camp which became native already. It is half-buried by snow. Tomorrow our plan is rest. The day after tomorrow, most likely, we go to storm of Manaslu. Plan is the next: 22 September - Camp 1. September 23 - Camp 3. September 24 - Camp 4. September 25 - Summit and descent as low as possible, ideally to BC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of Manaslu expedition of the 7 Summits Club went down to the village of Samagaon, to rest from the bad weather prevailing on mountains

Luda Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and a guide of the expedition from Nepal:   Hello from Manaslu from Lucy and Sergio! More precisely, greetings from Samagaon, where the day before yesterday we came to rest in the rain ... read more

Luda Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and a guide of the expedition from Nepal:

 

Hello from Manaslu from Lucy and Sergio! More precisely, greetings from Samagaon, where the day before yesterday we came to rest in the rain and mud, sheltered from showers and snowfalls…

 

September 18th. We're in Samagaon. Yesterday we sat until the last minute at the Base camp at 4800 in in hope of waiting for the end of rain. Instead, the rain increased, and the snow began to fall again. We could not stand it and after dinner, wearing all the Gore-Tex and polyethylene, rushed downstairs. We almost had to swim across the rivers - at least, wade through almost knee-deep in water. And we had to knead a lot of dirt. Before sunset, hungry, cold, but happy, we reached Samagaon. And here we rest!

 

In Samagaon we met one of our best Sherpas, an old friend - Pemba. Incidentally, he is the man who took  video of the last jump of Valery Rozov on Amadablam...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary of the 7 Summits Club Manaslu expedition. The second acclimatization rotation climb is successfully completed

Ludmila Korobashko, expedition guide and director of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:  The days of 12-13-14. 14-15-16 Sep. The second acclimatization rotation.  On Friday the 13th we decided not to go up, and started for second ... read more

Ludmila Korobashko, expedition guide and director of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:

 The days of 12-13-14. 14-15-16 Sep. The second acclimatization rotation.

 On Friday the 13th we decided not to go up, and started for second rotation  on Saturday the 14th. In the morning it rained a little. We reached the First Camp in about 5 hours. Now the Camp 1 is changed. Then dozen of new expeditions came with their tents. It snowed after dinner. But we were already in our big, cozy Red Fox dinner tent, where members of other expeditions tried to sneak in from time to time.

  The next morning we tried to get out early to cross dangerous areas before the slopes melted. We put on avalanche sensors, helmets, quickly gathered, but were not the first.  We had to pass some  group on the road. But on steep sections it was necessary to wait long - a rope upwards was only one. This section from  Camp 1 to  Camp 2 is the most dangerous on the route. There are  a lot of the overhanging cornices and seracs here. It was scary, so we hardly rested. We tried to quickly run through the dangerous areas. So we passed several ladders thrown over crevasses, in some places it was very impressive...

   By lunchtime we reached the Second Camp.  There we had discussed long time, how safely is chosen place for our camp. After all, just in this place a few years ago a big avalanche killed dozens of people.  We went to sleep with avalanche sensors on.

  We woke up at 5am, it was snowing. We quickly gathered to be first on descent. But  after 20 minutes on a steep section we again ran into the Chinese. But in the end, we still quickly descended to the First Camp. There we had breakfast and ran on through rain and snow. By 11 am wet, but happy we rushed to the base camp – to dry off, relax and watch the forecasts...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary of the 7 Summits Club expedition on Manaslu. Our plans have changed. Tomorrow we continue our rotation program

Lyudmila Korobashko, expedition guide and director of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:  Day 11. September 13. Day of next Puja and continuation of global flood.  The sun finally came out in the morning. And we went to Puja at thr ... read more

Lyudmila Korobashko, expedition guide and director of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:

 Day 11. September 13. Day of next Puja and continuation of global flood.

 The sun finally came out in the morning. And we went to Puja at thr Nims camp. After the Puja, Nims invited us to his camp. He said he was rescheduling his flight to Cho-Oyu for one day. We met his team. Very funny and cool guys. His command operator is very similar to Edmund Hillary in his youth.

 At lunchtime we returned to our camp.

Then the rains came again. But we do not intend to change our plans and postpone the rotation exit. Tomorrow morning we go to the Camp 1, the day after tomorrow to the Camp 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Two groups of the 7 Summits Club together climbed Mount Elbrus

 Today, two groups ("Bloodthirsty bulls" and "Churchkhela")  climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus. Thereby guides of the  7 Summits Club  closed season!  On the mountain now  it is  already quite cold, down ... read more

 Today, two groups ("Bloodthirsty bulls" and "Churchkhela")  climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus. Thereby guides of the  7 Summits Club  closed season!  On the mountain now  it is  already quite cold, down jackets were not removed! But dawn, as always, was very beautiful!

Guides Alexander Dorojukov and Andrey Berezin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The team of the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Kazbek and went down to dinner in Kazbegi

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hi 7 summits! Team Rosary reports on the successful ascent of Mount Kazbek. All members and guides reached the top.  All you had was to wait out the day and in fine weather visit the top. ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hi 7 summits! Team Rosary reports on the successful ascent of Mount Kazbek. All members and guides reached the top.  All you had was to wait out the day and in fine weather visit the top. But that's not all the exploits for today. From the summit we ran down to Kazbegi almost without stopping. And the end of the day – it was a gastronomic ecstasy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The 7 Summits Club group with guide Ivan Dusharin climbed to the top of Mount Ararat

A group of the 7 Summits Club with a guide Ivan Dusharin successfully climbed to the top of Mount Ararat. On the day of the ascent, the weather deteriorated, but all members showed the will and reached the top.  On the same day all ... read more

A group of the 7 Summits Club with a guide Ivan Dusharin successfully climbed to the top of Mount Ararat. On the day of the ascent, the weather deteriorated, but all members showed the will and reached the top.

 On the same day all people went down to the city of Dogubayazit, where at the Banquet table celebrate the successful ascent!

Congratulations! Next in the program they will have a tour of local attractions: the Palace of Isak Pasha, the Ark Museum, Lake Van and Akhtamar Island…