SUMMIT! September 11th a girl group of Sergei Semykin climbed Elbrus

Sergey Semykin: September 11th members, courageous girls, from a group of Sergei Semykin climbed Elbrus. Many thanks to Pavel who was the second guide!       read more

Sergey Semykin: September 11th members, courageous girls, from a group of Sergei Semykin climbed Elbrus.

Many thanks to Pavel who was the second guide!

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Dmitry Ginkulov and Egor Dulnev successfully climbed the Matterhorn

Today our  climbers Dmitry Ginkulov and Egor Dulnev successfully reached the summit of the Matterhorn. And they could safely descend to the hut Hrnli, to the beginning of the route ...   read more

Today our  climbers Dmitry Ginkulov and Egor Dulnev successfully reached the summit of the Matterhorn. And they could safely descend to the hut Hrnli, to the beginning of the route ...

 

Alex Abramov and Co inspecting Rifelhorn cliffs, standard training before the climb on Matterhorn

  Alex Abramov,  Maxim Foygel and friends practiced today on the rocks of mount Rifelhorn near Zermatt. Excellent weather has allowed to receive real pleasure of climbing.                 ... read more

 

Alex Abramov,  Maxim Foygel and friends practiced today on the rocks of mount Rifelhorn near Zermatt. Excellent weather has allowed to receive real pleasure of climbing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climbing season in Altai continue. Congratulations to those who have already made the ascent!

Congratulations on a successful ascent to the top of Mount Beluga to  the team consisting of: Nikita Pivunov, Artem Pronyakin, Alexander Molchanov and Natalia Sidorova! Well done!   Previously, we reported that the program of ... read more

Congratulations on a successful ascent to the top of Mount Beluga to  the team consisting of:

Nikita Pivunov, Artem Pronyakin, Alexander Molchanov and Natalia Sidorova! Well done!

 

Previously, we reported that the program of climbing Belukha successfully ended for the father and son Kislenko. Yuri Kislenko sent us a photo, where he and his 16-year-old son Dmitry  are on the Tomsky refuge.

 

 

And to finish the season in the Altai we have one another group. We hope that the weather will allow them to climb to the top.

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Group guided by Andrey Berezin conquered Mount Elbrus

Group of Andrey Berezin named "Seven climbers and a Girl" made a successful ascent to the highest peak of Russia Mount Elbrus. Everything went well, they were lucky with the weather too. Photos turned out great. Our congratulations!   ... read more

Group of Andrey Berezin named "Seven climbers and a Girl" made a successful ascent to the highest peak of Russia Mount Elbrus. Everything went well, they were lucky with the weather too. Photos turned out great. Our congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today our group in Georgia has risen to the Kazbek weather station. PHOTO

Guide Shota Komakhidze reports: Today is the second day of our expedition! And we made a heroic ascent from Stepantsminda village (at the foot of Mount Kazbek) to the base camp at 3700! The weather pleased us with abundant rains! Group ... read more

Guide Shota Komakhidze reports: Today is the second day of our expedition! And we made a heroic ascent from Stepantsminda village (at the foot of Mount Kazbek) to the base camp at 3700! The weather pleased us with abundant rains! Group bravely endured all the hardships, is now resting and saves power for the upcoming performances. Namely, we have go to acclimatization and  for training with a special climbing equipment - it plans for tomorrow. And, of course, we shall climb to the summit of Mount Kazbek!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cho Oyu Expedition starts

September 6th an expedition of the 7 Summits Club on the 6th highest mountain of the World Cho Oyu (8201m) begins. Leader - Sergey Larin, many times Everest summiter.     The legendary mountaineer, basejumper, skydiver and holder ... read more

September 6th an expedition of the 7 Summits Club on the 6th highest mountain of the World Cho Oyu (8201m) begins. Leader - Sergey Larin, many times Everest summiter.

 

 

The legendary mountaineer, basejumper, skydiver and holder of numerous records - Valery Rozov is taking part in the expedition. He plans to establish another world record!

 

 

 

Members of the expedition:

 

- Valery Rozov

- Nick Lebanidze (Georgia)

- Zygmunt Berdychowsky (Poland)

- Dmitry Kuznetsov

- Igor Smirnov

- Natalia Smirnova

- Vasily Kernitsky

 

September 6th, Sergei Larin flies from Moscow to Kathmandu. And all participants will gather in the capital of Nepal, Sept. 11th. Then - they will go to Lhasa and then to the base camp of Cho Oyu.

SUMMIT !!! Vadim Vokryachko and Maxim Foygel climbed Mont Blanc

Today at 8:20 am local time, in spite of the bad weather and strong winds, Vadim Vokryachko and Maxim Foygel climbed the highest peak of the Alps, Mont Blanc. Our congratulations!         read more

Today at 8:20 am local time, in spite of the bad weather and strong winds, Vadim Vokryachko and Maxim Foygel climbed the highest peak of the Alps, Mont Blanc. Our congratulations!

 

 

 

 

Double congratulations! Makar German on his birthday climbed the Matterhorn!

 Today Makar German and a guide the 7 Summits Club Egor made perfect climb to the summit of the Matterhorn. They climbed quickly enough, so have time to go down to take the Schwarzsee cable car up to the closing. This gift has made by ... read more

 Today Makar German and a guide the 7 Summits Club Egor made perfect climb to the summit of the Matterhorn. They climbed quickly enough, so have time to go down to take the Schwarzsee cable car up to the closing. This gift has made by Makar in his own birthday! Our congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Chinese group with our guide Sergey Avtomonov climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus

It is Avtomonov Sergei. Today I and a group from China went up to the Western peak of Elbrus. The ascent took place in ideal weather conditions. Great, very warm, excellent visibility. We have made more than one hundred photographs. Our ... read more

It is Avtomonov Sergei. Today I and a group from China went up to the Western peak of Elbrus. The ascent took place in ideal weather conditions. Great, very warm, excellent visibility. We have made more than one hundred photographs. Our friends enjoyed it, all members of the group are satisfied, all reached the summit.

Now we all down to the hotel and rest, getting ready to leave ... .. That is all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Artem Rostovtsev: climbing Mont Blanc

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: August 31th.  We say farewell to the summer-2016 by climbing  Mont Blanc.  We made about 5,000  sidesteps up and  even more going down, twice .. It was excellent ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: August 31th.  We say farewell to the summer-2016 by climbing  Mont Blanc.  We made about 5,000  sidesteps up and  even more going down, twice .. It was excellent climb and real joy...!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Roman Gorodyshchensky of yesterday's ascent of Mont Blanc with Catherine Kalabukhova

Roman Gorodyshchensky, the 7 Summits Club guide: We came out of the hut Gouter at 3:40, walked slowly, it was cold, I think it was cold about -5, -8. The mountains around were covered with clouds. With the rise some of the group turned ... read more

Roman Gorodyshchensky, the 7 Summits Club guide: We came out of the hut Gouter at 3:40, walked slowly, it was cold, I think it was cold about -5, -8. The mountains around were covered with clouds. With the rise some of the group turned back. At the hut of Vallo (4300) I had to warm the feet to the client, the shoes were not designed for such an ascent. As we all warmed and  already it dawned, it became a little warmer. We started to climb again. And so, slowly, to the 9:30 a.m. we went to the top. The clouds were below us, on  the top there was a blowing breeze and it was very sunny. The camera frozen ....

 

Summit! Two groups of 7 Summits Club climbed Mont Blanc

Artem Rostovtsev, Alexander and Dmitry Tertychnyi successfully climbed Mont Blanc, at eight o'clock in the morning. The was a fog, but very occasionally. Otherwise, the weather is amazing. Later Yegor's group also reached the top. Our ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, Alexander and Dmitry Tertychnyi successfully climbed Mont Blanc, at eight o'clock in the morning. The was a fog, but very occasionally. Otherwise, the weather is amazing. Later Yegor's group also reached the top.

Our congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Andrey Berezin and an Australian named Kostya climbed Mount Elbrus

Andrey Berezin: I and  Kostya, we climbed Mount Elbrus, Western Peak. Kostya – Ironman, he need not moch time for acclimatization. The weather was nasty … Also some fumaroles opened, we inhale vapors of sulfur, all the ... read more

Andrey Berezin: I and  Kostya, we climbed Mount Elbrus, Western Peak. Kostya – Ironman, he need not moch time for acclimatization. The weather was nasty … Also some fumaroles opened, we inhale vapors of sulfur, all the time we wanted to sleep. At the top the wind was about 60 kilometers per hour. Therefore, the photo - just sitting!

 The second member of the group (climber from the USA) continued get acclimation according to the program. He must climb the summit, with Andrey a few days later ...

 

At the 7 Summits Club again we have a great start in the Alps: 4 groups immediately !!!

 Today we begin work immediately  with 4 groups in Europe. Participants of the three groups will undertake an attempt to climb  the summit of Mont Blanc. Members of the first group (Egor as a guide) are going to celebrate the ... read more

 Today we begin work immediately  with 4 groups in Europe. Participants of the three groups will undertake an attempt to climb  the summit of Mont Blanc.

Members of the first group (Egor as a guide) are going to celebrate the birthday of his friend, Andrey Prudnikov, on the  top of the mountain. The second group consists of our novice heroes. This Alexander and Dmitry Tertychnyi. Father and son, actively conquer the peaks around the world. Dmitry is 15 years old, but he travels extensively with his father and raised to new heights. Guide: Artem Rostovtsev.

  And the third group it is  beautiful Catherine Kalabukhova, who came to Chamonix from the Principality of Monaco to see the beauty of the Alps with the highest peak in Western Europe -  with mountain guide Roman Gorodyshchensky.

A fourth group will climb first Matterhorn and Mont Blanc after. It is Vadim Vokryachko and as a  guide Maxim Foygel.

 

 

Congratulations Andrey Kartushin with the Matterhorn!

Another member of the 7 Summits Club realized his dream. Andrey Kartushin successfully reached the summit of the Matterhorn! Of course, thanks to the help of our superb guide. Our congratulations!     read more

Another member of the 7 Summits Club realized his dream. Andrey Kartushin successfully reached the summit of the Matterhorn! Of course, thanks to the help of our superb guide.

Our congratulations!

 

 

Nadejda Usovich. Photos of expedition to Lenin Peak

 Nadejda Usovich participated in the expedition to the Lenin peak in early August. The expedition did not achieve its main goal. Due to bad weather conditions the climbers returned home without the summit. Instead, they got a lot of ... read more

 Nadejda Usovich participated in the expedition to the Lenin peak in early August. The expedition did not achieve its main goal. Due to bad weather conditions the climbers returned home without the summit. Instead, they got a lot of impressions and experience of high-altitude climbing…

 

 From her diary…

 

Day 14.

All night the wind was blowing and it was snowing. Since the hour of the night,  groups woke up one by one, exchanging a few words, and, obviously, delayed outing, the weather was bad. By 5 am a group of St. Petersburg climbers ventured to go to the assault, but they have not succeeded to reach the top in this day. There was a strong wind swept up the entire trail all the way and they had to make snow trails knee that takes a lot of strength. Other groups have postponed exit at night. By 7 am established fine weather, the sun was shining and it was even more or less heat. I slept most of the day, compensating for a sleepless night. By 7 pm the weather began to deteriorate again.

 

 

Day 15.

All night the wind blew a hellish and snowing. At times it seemed that the tent will take, as the house of Elli. Again, starting with the one in the morning, here and there flashing lights, there were heard a short dialogues and all subsided. I rearranged the alarm for an hour before 5am. Two my halves fought, one wished that the wind abated, and with peace of mind to go down. Another eagerly prayed to the wind ceased, and we finally came to the assault.

 

 We came out of the tent at 5 am, still a strong wind blew, but the snow had stopped, the view of Peak Lenin was excellent. The clouds were under our feet, and on the horizon, a thin strip of scarlet doing amazing beauty of the sunrise. I noted that some of the tents for the night drifted almost completely. At an altitude somewhere in 6300 could be seen three flashlight, nevertheless there were brave souls who dared to go out today to the assault. As it turned out later, they returned to the camp as early as 10 am, much frostbited.

 

 The forecast for the next 2 days were given the deterioration, sit next to an altitude of 6100 does not make any sense, and it was decided to begin the descent at 8am. The entire inside of the tent was covered with frost and any awkward movement, with its walls, attacked snowfall. All things were damp, at the feet of piled up a snowdrift. Several tents of our group had to dig out from the outside. It was bitterly cold, while a fixing crampons in fleece gloves, I froze all the.

 

All members of the group to the question «how are you?» - answered “never again”.

 

Down we ran almost happily. In camp 2 it was very warm and we stayed there for almost an hour, basking in the sun. This camp offers a great view on the top, I looked up to see around the ridge huge flags - the wind raged there until now, it was clear that to come in that day to the summit would be impossible, would there blew us away like dry leaves from the tin roof. By 3 pm we were down to camp 1, the descent took place without incident, though it was slow and tiring. By 5 pm again it threw the snow, but here, in a huge tent, its knock on the tent even gave some sense of comfort…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of the summer full group of Vladimir Kotlyar climbed Elbrus

Hello, everyone! It says Vladimir Kotlyar with my closing the summer season group, Climb Elbrus program.  The Group named SHKID Republic in full successfully climbed Mount Elbrus. Some participants even climbed two peaks. And without ... read more

Hello, everyone! It says Vladimir Kotlyar with my closing the summer season group, Climb Elbrus program.  The Group named SHKID Republic in full successfully climbed Mount Elbrus. Some participants even climbed two peaks. And without the help of snowcat – it is Anna and Edgar. Thanks to them, and I also got to climb the two peaks. What I am very happy. And yet we dragged a watermelon on both summits and lowered it in Terskol. And today we will eat it together, as this watermelon charged with energy by as much as two peaks of Mount Elbrus

This is our finish of season. Cool!  In general, everything was great....

 

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Photos from Vladimir Shilkov: climbing Mount Kazbek

Vladimir Shilkov from the 7 Summits Club climbed the summit of Mount Kazbek from Georgia. He was traveling as part of an international team led by guides, our Georgian friends. Vladimir sent us an excellent selection of photos that can be ... read more

Vladimir Shilkov from the 7 Summits Club climbed the summit of Mount Kazbek from Georgia. He was traveling as part of an international team led by guides, our Georgian friends. Vladimir sent us an excellent selection of photos that can be viewed in a separate gallery. Many Thanks!

 

All photos here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! All Group is resting before summit assault, but the two climbers had already did it

Hello! Here  Vladimir Kotlyar and the group "Respublika SHKID". Yesterday we all went together to the Pastukhov Rocks. At night, two people: an American Tom Biksler and our Ecuadorian friend guide Edgar Parra made the ascent to the ... read more

Hello! Here  Vladimir Kotlyar and the group "Respublika SHKID". Yesterday we all went together to the Pastukhov Rocks. At night, two people: an American Tom Biksler and our Ecuadorian friend guide Edgar Parra made the ascent to the Western Peak of Mount Elbrus.  This was possible because they come to us already acclimatized, after a few climbs in Peru. Today we have a day of rest, we rest, roast barbecue, enjoy life ...