The group of the 7 Summits Club on Kilimanjaro acclimatized on the Lava Tower

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Tanzania: News from Kilimanjaro. The third day on the route. Today it was one of the key days - the acclimatization ascent on the Lava Tower, 4600 m. In the morning, a rainbow appeared ... read more

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Tanzania: News from Kilimanjaro. The third day on the route. Today it was one of the key days - the acclimatization ascent on the Lava Tower, 4600 m. In the morning, a rainbow appeared over the camp. As usual, we considered this a good sign. It was about 15 minutes, then the traditional rain began to fall, which accompanied the entire ascent and acclimatization on the Lava Tower. There, during lunch, we realized that we are higher than the second peak of Tanzania, Mount Meru (4550 m), higher than the highest peak in North Africa, Tubkal (4167 m) and comparable to the height of Mont Blanc. The descent also began in the rain, the road turned into a riverbed with many waterfalls and streams. But before entering the Baranko camp, fragments of the blue sky first appeared, and then the entire valley of insane beauty opened up as a reward for passing the stage. In the evening, at the Barranco camp at 3960 meters, we met the sunset, and at night at the foot of the Moshi lights shone and the stars shone. It was majestic! We've been waiting for this for so long!

Acclimatization takes place in the normal mode. In general, everything is fine.

Tomorrow we will have to overcome the 300-meter Barranco wall. We embrace everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and video from the trekking route of the 7 Summits Club groups

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits club: Namaste! On May 5, the group "Milk of the Yak's Wife" had a very tense and emotional day. From Namche Bazar we had to walk to Tengboche and a little lower to Deboche. We walked in the fog, under ... read more

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits club: Namaste! On May 5, the group "Milk of the Yak's Wife" had a very tense and emotional day. From Namche Bazar we had to walk to Tengboche and a little lower to Deboche. We walked in the fog, under dense clouds, admiring only the still-blooming rhododendrons.  We reached the Tengboche Monastery just in time for the evening service.

Apparently, the desire of all participants to finally see the mountains, and the prayers of the monks did their job. In the rays of the setting sun, in all its glory, the beautiful Ama-Dablam was opened to our eyes!!!

 

 

 

The second large group of the 7 Summits Club spent this day in the Namche Bazaar area.

Dasha Sivova, guide of the 7 Summits Club:

We walked to Everest View Point 3800m. On the way, we met the incredible beauty of local birds. Acclimatization is going well: the participants also feel good. The mood is still fighting! In the evening, we walked around the city. We found a lot of interesting cafes, but one thing won everyone over: Sherpa Barista.

Tomorrow, according to the plan, we will go to Tengboche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The location of groups of the 7 Summits Club "Everest Ц Lhotse 2021" expedition during the second acclimatization rotation

This is Sergey Larin, the guide and doctor of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" from the Everest base camp. All our groups went to the final (hopefully) stage of acclimatization - the ascent to camp 3 (C3) 7300m. ... read more

This is Sergey Larin, the guide and doctor of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" from the Everest base camp. All our groups went to the final (hopefully) stage of acclimatization - the ascent to camp 3 (C3) 7300m. There is no Internet up the base camp, so Alex asked me to pass the news on. It is now noon 5.05. The first Everest group (guide Artem Rostovtsev) is in camp C2 6460m. The second Everest group (guide Alex Abramov) on the troute from C1 6060m to C2. The group Lhotse (guide Kotlyar) came to C1.

Now about the situation in Nepal. The government abruptly closed all domestic flights, including helicopter flights from 3.05. And they promise to close international flights from 6.05, that is, today at 24: 00. For us, it wasn't as sad as it could have been. Since helicopter transportation is still possible on special anti-COVID permits. For the supply of expeditions, it is possible to receive them. So we must not starve to death. Moreover, there is a stock of non-perishable products until mid-June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit!† Participants of the 7 Summits Club program Orhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov successfully ascended Mera Peak

During this turbulent time in Nepal, we received wonderful news from our climbers. Yesterday, Orhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov, under the guidance of Nepalese guide Pemba Sherpa, successfully climbed Mera Peak (6483m). They returned to ... read more

During this turbulent time in Nepal, we received wonderful news from our climbers. Yesterday, Orhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov, under the guidance of Nepalese guide Pemba Sherpa, successfully climbed Mera Peak (6483m). They returned to the lodge this morning and plan to fly by helicopter to Kathmandu tomorrow.  We are very happy for the guys and congratulate them on their victory, especially since the ascent this year is not easy - a lot of snow and crevasses!

We pray for good weather in Nepal tomorrow morning and a window for helicopters!  For many, this is very important.