Vladimir Kotlyar from Plaza de Mulas camp: we have climbed to the top in 5 hours, fast enough. We are now in the Plaza de Mulas, you could not believe it!

Hello everybody! It is Vladimir Kotlyar, Climb Aconcagua program. Today I and Oksana went to the top of the highest point in South America. It was cold, but windless. We caught the weather window, it is cool. We climbed up for 5 hours - ... read more

Hello everybody! It is Vladimir Kotlyar, Climb Aconcagua program. Today I and Oksana went to the top of the highest point in South America. It was cold, but windless. We caught the weather window, it is cool. We climbed up for 5 hours - rather quickly. We are now in the Plaza de Mulas, you could not believe it ... we sit, eat pizza, drink beer. And now, here we met Sergei Larin, in general, we celebrate our climb. Adios! Until we meet again in January. All the best!

 

Kilimanjaro season is in full swing: we have three groups in a row and by different routes ...

It so happened that three groups of the 7 Summits Club, one after another, come to Kilimanjaro. At the forefront there is the group consisting of: Vasily Kuznetsov, Vyacheslav Bryuhno and Alexander Konstantinovsky. They're climbing ... read more

It so happened that three groups of the 7 Summits Club, one after another, come to Kilimanjaro. At the forefront there is the group consisting of: Vasily Kuznetsov, Vyacheslav Bryuhno and

Alexander Konstantinovsky. They're climbing Kilimanjaro by Marangu route, today they should be in the Horombo hut. Then father and son Romas and Lucas Rakcheev began his march to the Kilimanjaro, they go by the Lemosho route.

Today, on December 14, two new members are scheduled to fly in Tanzania, they are planning to climb Kilimanjaro by the Machame route.

 

The second session of the Mountain School of 7 Summits Club is over

Alexander Grebenyuk: The session of school is completed by climbing on one of the peaks of the Caucasian Mineral Waters - Mountain laccolith Medovaya (Honey). Students of the school have shown their knowledge when making climbing on rocky ... read more

Alexander Grebenyuk: The session of school is completed by climbing on one of the peaks of the Caucasian Mineral Waters - Mountain laccolith Medovaya (Honey). Students of the school have shown their knowledge when making climbing on rocky route. All this was at a background of normal mountain weather with a breeze and little precipitation. In the analysis of climbing all people adequately responded to the issues. All the best, until next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Kotlyar from Plaza de Mulas camp: we continue climbing, despite the fact that we are only two now

Hello! It is Vladimir Kotlyar from Aconcagua. Our climbing partners have decided to fly home for personal reasons. They flew in a helicopter. And we've got two. Here, unfortunately. But we did not finish the expedition ... Now we sit down ... read more

Hello! It is Vladimir Kotlyar from Aconcagua. Our climbing partners have decided to fly home for personal reasons. They flew in a helicopter. And we've got two. Here, unfortunately. But we did not finish the expedition ... Now we sit down in Plaza de Mulas, at an altitude of 4300 and expected weather. We've got sweeps, the blizzard. The wind is very strong at the top. On top along the weather forecast the wind is now 70-75 ... We will be waiting for the weather and go upstairs. Adios! All the best!

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Kotlyar reports from the Canada camp on the slopes of Aconcagua: we climbed briskly, despite the difficult conditions

Hello! This is Vladimir Kotlyar, the guide of the 7 Summits Club on the expedition to Aconcagua. Today our friendly team climbed up for the first high-altitude camp at an altitude, it is Plaza Canada at 4800 meters. Our goal is to spend the ... read more

Hello! This is Vladimir Kotlyar, the guide of the 7 Summits Club on the expedition to Aconcagua. Today our friendly team climbed up for the first high-altitude camp at an altitude, it is Plaza Canada at 4800 meters. Our goal is to spend the night for better acclimatization and gradual, step-up recovery. We went fast - 3 hours, set up tents, have dinner. And now we have a rest, to boil water, drown snow. In general, we collect water for the evening and for the morning.

Today we have snow, blizzard, snowstorm. But never mind, all is well: we got a real northern adventure. Adios!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summits Club guide Sergey Larin flew to Argentina for the climb Aconcagua program

Today, January 9, one more our guide - Sergey Larin flew to Argentina. Tomorrow he will, we hope, arrive in Mendoza, and will begin preparations for a meeting with members of our new expedition. This expedition will start the next day. Note ... read more

Today, January 9, one more our guide - Sergey Larin flew to Argentina. Tomorrow he will, we hope, arrive in Mendoza, and will begin preparations for a meeting with members of our new expedition. This expedition will start the next day. Note that the youngest member of the group is only 14 years old. It is Dmitry Tertychnyi - to his credit there is Pyramid Carstenzs summit. He became the youngest climber in the world at this summit, which passed the entire route through the jungle… Now he plan to become the youngest Russian on the summit of Aconcagua.

 

 

Vladimir Kotlyar with the group went for acclimatization under the South Face of Aconcagua

Good evening! It says Vladimir Kotlyar from Argentina. We are all also in the Plaza Confluence. Today we have acclimatization at valley under the South Face of Aconcagua. A stunningly beautiful mount. There is a lot of snow this season, as ... read more

Good evening! It says Vladimir Kotlyar from Argentina. We are all also in the Plaza Confluence. Today we have acclimatization at valley under the South Face of Aconcagua. A stunningly beautiful mount. There is a lot of snow this season, as I said earlier. First time at this altitude I had to stomp through the snow in some places. With the weather we were lucky. Now we are back, passed a medical control, all passed it successfully. In general, we eat, rest, preparing for tomorrow. Tomorrow we have a long, long transport, walk to the Plaza de Mulas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Grebenyuks report on the work of the Mountain School in the Caucasian Mineral Waters

Good evening! It says Alexander Grebenyuk, guide of the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club on the Caucasian Mineral Waters. Today, December 6, it was the third and final day of our School. The program was fully implemented. During the ... read more

Good evening! It says Alexander Grebenyuk, guide of the Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club on the Caucasian Mineral Waters. Today, December 6, it was the third and final day of our School. The program was fully implemented. During the sessions, students have consolidated the skills of movement on the mountain terrain, examined the use in practice, devices and accessories for ascending and descending the rocks of varying difficulty and steepness. We climbed to the top of Mount Mashuk, Ostrogorka and the highest point of the region - Mount Beshtau, having traversed using climbing equipment route across the top of the Goat rocks. All participants are healthy and departed to the place of permanent residence by evening flights from Mineralnye Vody Airport.

Until we meet again in the Caucasian Mineral Waters! All the best!

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Alexander Abramov on the second day of the Mountain School in the Caucasus: Traverse of Mount Ostraya. PHOTO

  Alex Abramov from the city of Piatigorsk: Hello! Today, our school team of 8 people made a traverse of Mount Ostraya (Sharp). It was a good climbing ridge route. The ascent took 5 hours, that is, almost the whole day.Rocks were ... read more

 

Alex Abramov from the city of Piatigorsk: Hello! Today, our school team of 8 people made a traverse of Mount Ostraya (Sharp). It was a good climbing ridge route. The ascent took 5 hours, that is, almost the whole day.
Rocks were partially in the snow. It was a good preparation for climbing in the big mountains. We have learned to belay with ropes. The weather was perfect: sunshine and no wind. After descending from the summit we climb for training on the west wall of the famous mountain. Everybody was happy. In the evening, we tried dishes of Caucasian cuisine.
For morning we plan to climb the highest peak of the region - Mount Beshtau (“five mountains” in translation).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Kotlyar with the group went up to the gate of the National Park Aconcagua

Hello everybody ! It says Vladimir Kotlyar from Penitentes. It is practically next to the entrance to the national park - a small ski town, which consists of several hotels. Today we spend the night here. We have already prepared the bags ... read more

Hello everybody ! It says Vladimir Kotlyar from Penitentes. It is practically next to the entrance to the national park - a small ski town, which consists of several hotels. Today we spend the night here. We have already prepared the bags for the mules. Tomorrow morning it will be taken by takes local guides and loaded on mules. We're going after them ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club holds its sessions in the area of Pyatigorsk. Message from Ludmila Korobeshko

Good afternoon! It is Ludmila Korobeshko from Pyatigorsk, a resort of Caucasian Mineral Waters. Here the mountain school of the 7 Summits Club conducts classes on climbing and mountaineering. Today is Friday, December 4, it was the first ... read more

Good afternoon! It is Ludmila Korobeshko from Pyatigorsk, a resort of Caucasian Mineral Waters. Here the mountain school of the 7 Summits Club conducts classes on climbing and mountaineering. Today is Friday, December 4, it was the first day of this school. We had a great day. Firstly, the weather was perfect, the morning was sunny, even it was good view on the Caucasian Chain and Elbrus. We were the first at “Spartak rocks” on the slopes of Mount Mashuk. A session was leading by our guide Alexander Grebenyuk. Also among climbers there was our president Alexander Abramov. First we warmed up, climb, worked on the movement on fixed ropes, working with Jumar, and rappelling descent.

When we visited the "people's bath" is the hot springs. And in the afternoon, we can say the evening, take a walk, a mini climbing Mount Mashuk.