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SUMMIT! The group Totonaki of the 7 Summits Club has successfully climbed Orizaba Peak in Mexico. Congratulations!

The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from Mexico: Buenos Dias! The Totonaki group climbed the summit of Orizaba Peak today! We left at one o'clock in the morning, and already at 8 in the morning we were standing on top ... read more

The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from Mexico:

Buenos Dias!  The Totonaki group climbed the summit of Orizaba Peak today! We left at one o'clock in the morning, and already at 8 in the morning we were standing on top of the crater. We were lucky with the weather. Two days ago it was snowing, and today it was calm and clear sky. On the descent from the Base Camp we went to the city of Pueblo, where tomorrow we have a city tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A group of the 7 Summits Club in Ecuador climbed to a height of 5400 meters during the ascent of the Cayambe volcano, we did not reach the highest point because of the avalanche danger

Guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club Anastasia Kuznetsova reports from Ecuador: News from Ecuador, climbing the Cayambe volcano. Hello everyone! Today, the culmination of the program is an assault on Ecuador's Cayambe volcano (5790 m), ... read more

Guide and manager of the 7 Summits Club Anastasia Kuznetsova reports from Ecuador:

News from Ecuador, climbing the Cayambe volcano. Hello everyone! Today, the culmination of the program is an assault on Ecuador's Cayambe volcano (5790 m), the only volcano with a glacier located on the equator line.

The day before, we arrived at the Olea Ruales shelter later than planned, but went to bed early. We decided to go out in two teams with an hour difference. As a result, everyone met about 4 hours after the start of the first team.

A lot of teams started from the shelter that night, there was not a single empty seat in it. As a result, somewhere in the middle of the route, team after team began to turn around due to avalanche danger. We stayed the longest, left the main route to the ridge, where the ascent is more difficult, but safer from the point of view of avalanches. We climbed up to 5400 m by dawn, 300 m remained to the top of the most difficult section - a steep glacier with open and closed cracks. The steep climb took more time and effort. We decided to stop, fix the altitude and start the descent back until the hot equatorial Ecuadorian sun melted the glacier like butter. For most of the team members, it was the first experience of such a height! Everyone is very impressed!

After the mountain, we moved to a hotel on the shore of the picturesque volcanic lake San Pablo in the area of the town of Otovalo.

Today there will be a farewell dinner and tomorrow departure to the airport and then who goes where. The guys are flying to the Galapogos to get acquainted with Ecuador in all its manifestations.

I'm going further along the rest of the volcanoes, there are 78 of them in Ecuador!  I will tell you the details in the next issues!

The news was written by Anastasia Kuznetsova, manager of the Ecuador direction. Photos and videos from the team's super-guide Boris Egorov. We are not saying goodbye!