Alex Abramov about the Russian camp on Aconcagua from the 7 Summits Club: a unique service at your disposal! A lot of photos

We live very well. There is a separate club tent in our Russian camp of the 7 Summits Club. We, all members and guides, sleep by one person in a tent. We have great food. Free, unlimited Wi-fi, shower and charging ... with electricity. ... read more

 We live very well. There is a separate club tent in our Russian camp of the 7 Summits Club. We, all members and guides, sleep by one person in a tent. We have great food. Free, unlimited Wi-fi, shower and charging ... with electricity.

 And what’s very important: we all have large double tents. Like on Everest. And in each tent there are gas heaters.

 Also, for every dinner we give out one bottle of Argentinean red wine for 4 people. Therefore, after dinner, we sit in the warmth. We play guitar and cards.

 We pulled upstairs into the upper camps of Nido De Condores and Cholera, large dining tents. 10 sleeping tents, 40 sleeping bags, 40 rugs, food and gas. We have 5 guides for the first group of 11 members: three Russians and two Nepalese Sherpas.

 We are waiting for the second group on December 28, with which four guides will also work.

 Yes, upon arrival in Mendoza we will settle our members at the five-star Diplomatic Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Russian camp of the 7 Summits Club on Aconcagua at full capacity: construction is being completed, acclimatization continues

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club: Hello! We bring to mind the base camp. Today, Sasha Dorojukov and I went up with things to the camp Canada. We raised 40 rugs there ... Vladimir Kotlyar, super-guide of the 7 Summits ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club:

Hello! We bring to mind the base camp. Today, Sasha Dorojukov and I went up with things to the camp Canada. We raised 40 rugs there ...

 Vladimir Kotlyar, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club:

While Abramov and Dorojukov worked on supplying the camp, Kotlyar decided to relax and got high with the group. We walked to the Horcones glacier, where we walked through the fabulous "forest" of calgaspores - ice stalagmites ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio message from Antarctica: a group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the Low Camp and enjoys nature

Artem Rostovtsev a group guide: Hi 7 Summits! Connected Antarctica, Vinson Massif. The team is now located in Low Camp, 2800. We are the only team here because for some reason the rest decided to leave tomorrow. We were happy when we left ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev a group guide:

Hi 7 Summits! Connected Antarctica, Vinson Massif. The team is now located in Low Camp, 2800. We are the only team here because for some reason the rest decided to leave tomorrow. We were happy when we left the clouds and saw the sun. We will spend here a couple more nights. Today we plan to go to fixed ropes, gain 300 meters in total.

Rest is planned for tomorrow. Well, as all the other American teams come, it will be even more fun. So far, we are alone in the camp and no one else! Enjoying Antarctica!

Greetings to all of you from the White Continent!

 

 

The 7 Summit Club team reached the Russian Camp in Aconcagua on the Plaza de Mulas. Photo and video

Alex Abramov from Argentina: The 7 Summits Club Team climbed to the base camp on the Plaza de Mulas. The mood is excellent. Our tent stands first in the camp. Therefore, everyone knows us and comes to visit us... read more

Alex Abramov from Argentina:

The 7 Summits Club Team climbed to the base camp on the Plaza de Mulas. The mood is excellent. Our tent stands first in the camp. Therefore, everyone knows us and comes to visit us...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio message from Antarctica: the 7 Summits Club group miraculously reached the Vinson's base camp in a day

Hi, 7 Summits! This is Artyom Rostovtsev. Yesterday we miraculously flew out of Punto Arenas. Nobody believed, but unexpectedly, they gave the green light to take off. And immediately to Union Gletcher. We arrived there after midnight. It ... read more

Hi, 7 Summits! This is Artyom Rostovtsev. Yesterday we miraculously flew out of Punto Arenas. Nobody believed, but unexpectedly, they gave the green light to take off. And immediately to Union Gletcher. We arrived there after midnight. It was possible to sleep, and in the morning to eat calmly. And then miraculously move to Vinson's base camp. Also, the weather was not favorable, but suddenly a weather window appeared and we were thrown to the Vinson's base camp. We are here now. Today, we calmly sorted out our things, prepared for tomorrow. We hope to go to the Low Camp. Although there are  some unfavorable news. The guys who have been working as rangers here for many years say that they saw avalanches for the first time at the slope from Low Camp to High Camp. But our plan is to move there and see with our own eyes what is there and how it is. Not looking at the rest of the teams.

Wish us good luck!

Hello everyone from Antarctica!

 

 

 

Listen to an audio message (in Russian):

The team of builders of the Russian Camp on Aconcagua of the 7 Summits Club reports on the completion of work. Everything is ready to receive groups

Vladimir Kotlyar, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina: Aloha, 7 Summits Club! Five days we worked hard. And now: the base camp is ready, the camp at an altitude of 5500 is also ready to receive guests, climbers on Aconcagua. It ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:

Aloha, 7 Summits Club! Five days we worked hard. And now: the base camp is ready, the camp at an altitude of 5500 is also ready to receive guests, climbers on Aconcagua. It remains only to establish a camp at 6000. We will deal with this in a few days. In the meantime, we are waiting for Abramov with the first team ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group of 7 Summits Club flew today to Antarctica. Mount Vinson Climbing Season Open!

The first group of the 7 Summits Club in this Antarctic season under the leadership of our guide Artem Rostovtsev flew from the Chilean city of Punto Arenas to the Union Gletcher base. Thus, the season on the Ice continent kicked off. We ... read more

The first group of the 7 Summits Club in this Antarctic season under the leadership of our guide Artem Rostovtsev flew from the Chilean city of Punto Arenas to the Union Gletcher base. Thus, the season on the Ice continent kicked off.

We wish our international team a successful ascent to the highest point of Antarctica -  Mount Vinson!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Summit Club Vinson Group is still in Punta Arenas

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summit Club guide: Hi, 7 Summits! This is the Far South in touch. Antarctica is not allowing yet ... We are waiting for the weather for a flight to Antarctica. In order not to rust at all, we walked a little ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summit Club guide:

Hi, 7 Summits! This is the Far South in touch. Antarctica is not allowing yet ...

We are waiting for the weather for a flight to Antarctica. In order not to rust at all, we walked a little through the Patagonian forests. Its brightened up the wait, but, unfortunately, not for long. The weather makes it difficult to fly, maybe then by the sea? We walked around the surroundings, along the shore of the Strait of Magellan, suddenly what was suitable, they did not find, but we were impressed by what we saw…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first group of the Russian Camp Aconcagua arrived in Penitentos, to the beginning of the route

Alexander Dorojukov, the 7 Summits Club guide: Hello everyone from Argentina! Today, our team moved to Penitentos. We packed the things to take it to the Base Camp and walked around the local hills for acclimatization ... read more

 Alexander Dorojukov, the 7 Summits Club guide:

Hello everyone from Argentina! Today, our team moved to Penitentos. We packed the things to take it to the Base Camp and walked around the local hills for acclimatization ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group of the 7 Summits Club is ready for departure, Antarctica is not ready to take

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summit Club guide: Hi 7 Summits! Today we had to take off on the White continent. But the weather thought otherwise - we have to wait. Hope not for long. All that will be useful in Antarctica for three groups on ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, the 7 Summit Club guide:

Hi 7 Summits! Today we had to take off on the  White continent. But the weather thought otherwise - we have to wait. Hope not for long. All that will be  useful in Antarctica for three groups on climbing the Vinson Massif is already loaded on the IL-76. But, unfortunately, we still have a timeout before departure - Antarctica does not allow.

We will have fun before departure on the Mainland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the first group of the Russian camp of Aconcagua of the 7 Summits Club arrived in Mendoza

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina: Hello! Here is Alex Abramov from Mendoza. Today, the first half of the group came to Mendoza. We collect things, relax and even participate in street parties. ... read more

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

 Hello! Here is Alex Abramov  from Mendoza. Today, the first half of the group came to Mendoza. We collect things, relax and even participate in street parties.

 Meanwhile, the Russian camp at Aconcagua is being built ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the 7 Summit Club, Sofie, Belgian police inspector, will complete the Seven Summits program

 Starting December 26, in Antarctica, a Belgian mountaineer Sofie Lenaerts will work with our group as a trainee guide. This is her personal chance to become the first woman in her country to complete the Seven Summits program. ... read more

 Starting December 26, in Antarctica, a Belgian mountaineer Sofie Lenaerts will work with our group as a trainee guide. This is her personal chance to become the first woman in her country to complete the Seven Summits program.

 Together with his regular life partner Stef Maginelle, Lenaerts leads the 8000 Unlimited project. Climbing both in the Alps and the eight-thousanders. Last summer, a large group of Belgian climbers of the 8000 Unlimited project climbed Lenin Peak.

 In addition to mountaineering, Sofie made many other fascinating trips: she rode South America on a motorcycle from edge to edge, made a bike ride in Asia - 2700 kilometers, flew from Mont Blanc on a paraglider ...

 

 

But actually, Sophie is an inspector of the Belgian police ...

 

 

 

Seven Summits Sofie:

 

Elbrus - 2009

Aconcagua - 2010

Denali (McKinley) - 2012

Everest - 05.21.2016

Carstensz - June 2017

Kilimanjaro - 2018.

 

Great slogan for life:

 

 

The First Antarctic Team of the 7 Summits Club is ready to fly to Union Glacier

Artem Rostovtsev from Punta Arenas. Finally, our international team, with whom we will go to Antarctica to the Vinson massif, gathered in the very southern city of Punta Arenas. Team equipment is assembled, packaged, as well as delicious, ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev from Punta Arenas. Finally, our international team, with whom we will go to Antarctica to the Vinson massif, gathered in the very southern city of Punta Arenas. Team equipment is assembled, packaged, as well as delicious, very high-calorie food. Tomorrow we will ship everything on the plane. And, if the weather allows, the next day we fly to the White Continent.

 

The team of guides of the Russian Camp Aconcagua of the 7 Summits Club began the ascent to the base camp

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina: Aloha, friends and girlfriends! Vovchik Kotlyar, Pemba Sherpa and Pasang Sherpa advanced in the direction of the mountain in order to prepare the camps for the start of the ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:

 Aloha, friends and girlfriends! Vovchik Kotlyar, Pemba Sherpa and Pasang Sherpa advanced in the direction of the mountain in order to prepare the camps for the start of the Russian season in Aconcagua. Today we will spend a night in the Confluence camp at an altitude of 3400. Tomorrow we will go to the base camp, where we will begin work. We are looking forward to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Mountain School of the 7 Summits Club in Crimea: Tanya and Sveta climbed rock summits of Koshka and Merden!

In Crimea, the guides of the 7 Summit Club continue to train climbers. Guests from Moscow Tanya and Sveta successfully climbed two routes on the Crimean rocks - on Koshka and Merdven read more

In Crimea, the guides of the 7 Summit Club continue to train climbers. Guests from Moscow Tanya and Sveta successfully climbed two routes on the Crimean rocks - on Koshka and Merdven!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artem Rostovtsev in Punta Arenas is preparing an expedition to Antarctica for the 7 Summit Club groups

Hello from Chile! It is Artem Rostovtsev, your most southern guide. The other day I am going with a team to Antarctica with the goal of climbing Mount Vinson. In the meantime, preparations for the expedition are in full swing in the city of ... read more

Hello from Chile! It is Artem Rostovtsev, your most southern guide. The other day I am going with a team to Antarctica with the goal of climbing Mount Vinson. In the meantime, preparations for the expedition are in full swing in the city of Punta Arenas. A month in Antarctica, you need not to freeze, eat good and comfortable, with hot food, move safely, relax in camps. We are preparing for all of this on the mainland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Russian camp at Aconcagua of the 7 Summits Club begins with hard preparatory work

Alexandr Dorojukov fro Argentina: A team of the 7 Summits Clubs guides came to Mendoza. Soon we will be in the Aconcagua base camp. And now we rest and carry loads. We also check tents and equipment. But these photos we have not. There ... read more

 Alexandr Dorojukov fro Argentina: 

A team of the 7 Summits Club’s guides came to Mendoza. Soon we will be in the Aconcagua base camp. And now we rest and carry loads. We also check tents and equipment. But these photos we have not. There are only the following…

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Mountain Day. The 7 Summits Club congratulates all mountain lovers!

The 7 Summits Club congratulates all mountain lovers! The mountains have made our lives richer, we are responsible for what mountains will be for future generations. Mountains matter for Youth - The motto of International Mountain ... read more

The 7 Summits Club congratulates all mountain lovers!

The mountains have made our lives richer, we are responsible for what mountains will be for future generations.

 ‘Mountains matter for Youth’ - The motto of International Mountain Day in 2019.

 

  

International Mountain Day 2019

 

‘Mountains matter for Youth’ is the theme of this year’s International Mountain Day, which is celebrated on 11 December.

Young people are active agents of change and the future leaders of tomorrow. They are custodians of mountains and of their natural resources, which are being threatened by climate change.

The 2019 International Mountain Day’s theme is a great opportunity for young generations to take the lead and request that mountains and mountain peoples become central in the national and international development agendas, receive more attention, investments and tailored research.

 



The day will also be an occasion to educate children about the role that mountains play in supporting billions up and downstream – by providing freshwater, clean energy, food and recreation.

International Mountain Day is a chance to highlight that for rural youth, living in the mountains can be hard. Many young people leave in search of a better life and employment. Migration from mountains leads to abandoned agriculture, land degradation and a loss of cultural values and ancient traditions.  Education and training, market access, diverse employment opportunities and good public services can ensure a brighter future for young people in the mountains.

In the coming months, a communication tool box for International Mountain Day will be made available on the IMD website in six languages.

While ‘Mountains matter for Youth’ is the suggested theme for 2019, countries, communities and organizations are welcome to celebrate International Mountain Day through themes of their choosing. What can you do?

 

What can you do?

  • Raise awareness of mountains on 11 December by organizing youth forums, hands-on activities, presentations, student debates, photo and art competitions, hikes and events targeted to specific age groups.
  • Write to us about the International Mountain Day event you are planning at info-IMD @fao.org so we can publish it on the International Mountain Day website.
  • Join the conversation on social media using the #MountainsMatter hashtag. Share your stories about the reality of living in the mountains as a young person, or post a photo of your favourite mountain moment and share it with us and your friends.
  • Access our tool kit to help share your story.

Join now! Russian camp Aconcagua starts! Today, a team of the 7 Summits Club guides led by Alexander Abramov flew to Argentina

For Aconcagua we have a long season ahead. The Russian Camp of the 7 Summits Club will host six groups, and all of them are large. And there is still the opportunity to join! Urgently call! The first group begins its trek to the highest ... read more

 For Aconcagua we have a long season ahead. The “Russian Camp” of the 7 Summits Club will host six groups, and all of them are large. And there is still the opportunity to join! Urgently call! The first group begins its trek to the highest peak of South America on December 18. But before this there is still a lot of preparatory work, which is better done under the command of the most experienced expedition organizer Alexander Abramov. In addition, this year, our friends from Nepal, Sherpas, will work in the “Russian Camp” as high-altitude porters. This is a new word in the service of climbers on Aconcagua. It should work out fine! Today  Vladimir Kotlyar and Alexander Dorozhukov flew to Argentina with Alex Abramov, and soon Andrei Berezin will join them. Great company!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nims, Everest and other topics at the Gala Evening of the Russian Mountaineering Federation. Nims and the 7 Summits Club opened the program

Yesterday, December 7, there was the Annual Gala evening of the Russian Mountaineering Federation (FAR), dedicated to summing up the results of 2019. The main event, as usual, is considered the presentation of the prize for the best ... read more

Yesterday, December 7, there was the Annual Gala evening of the Russian Mountaineering Federation (FAR), dedicated to summing up the results of 2019. The main event, as usual, is considered the presentation of the prize for the best climbing achievement “Golden Ice Ax of Russia”. However, this time the evening began with a speech by our Nepalese guest Nirmal Purja (Nims).

 

 

 

The hero of the Himalayan year, who climbed all 14 eight-thousanders of the world in an incredibly short period of 6 months and 6 days, made a brief presentation to an impressive audience. It must be said that this year the evening of the federation  gathered a record number of spectators. And they listened with great attention and frank delight to Nims.

 

 

 Then there was the traditional procedure for awarding by Honorary Badges "Climber of Everest", climbers who first  time climbed the highest peak in the world this year. It was preceded by Maxim Shakirov with his presentation. In the past year, he carried out his own amazing project and climbed Mount Everest with video equipment for shooting 360. However, the project is not finished, we will wait for an internet site where you can admire all this.

 

 

And then Alexander Abramov and our Everest team were called onto the stage. See how it was:

 

 

After that, it was possible to move on to the main part of the evening - honoring the best climbers and the best climbing achievements of the year. But this is a different story.

 

  

Our story continued at the restaurant table…