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Summit! The team of the Mountaineering School of the 7 Summits Club in Khibiny made two ascents on Takhtarvumchorr by two different routes

Svetlana Kotlyar, Coordinator of the Mountaineering School of the 7 Summits Club in Khibiny: Congratulations to all the girls on the International Women's Day! Today our team made a festive ascent to Takhtarvumchorr by two routes of ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar, Coordinator of the Mountaineering School of the 7 Summits Club in Khibiny:

Congratulations to all the girls on the International Women's Day! Today our team made a festive ascent to Takhtarvumchorr by two routes of difficulty category 2A: "Iksy" and "Cleft".  We were divided into 2 groups: the first part of the participants made the ascent under the leadership of Alexey Lonchinsky, the second — under the leadership of Ratmir Mukhametzyanov.

The first sections of simple climbing moved simultaneously. When the rocks of more difficult categories began, the leader moved first, hung up fixed ropes.  All the participants successfully climbed to the top, and after that they went to the hotel, where a festive dinner in honor of "March 8th" was waiting for us. We congratulated the female half of the group and shared our impressions of today! Tomorrow is the day of theoretical classes, analysis of today's ascent and preparation for the next one.

Supergids: Alexey Lonchinsky and Ratmir Mukhametzyanov.

Coordinators of the mountaineering school: Svetlana Kotlyar and Daria Sivova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Iskorka" made a successful ascent on the summit of the Orizaba volcano

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov reports from Mexico: Greetings from Mexico from the Sparkle group! Yesterday we successfully climbed the highest volcano in North America, Orizaba. We were very lucky with the weather, the ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov reports from Mexico:

Greetings from Mexico from the Sparkle group! Yesterday we successfully climbed the highest volcano in North America, Orizaba. We were very lucky with the weather, the sun was shining all day. It was hard, but we did it. At 11 a.m., the team stood at the top. The views from this mountain are always different and always very beautiful. Our group congratulates all women on the holiday! Guides Berezin and Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club Chronic climbers has climbed to the Kosovo camp and is preparing for a night assault on the summit of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro. A guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: Greetings to all from Tanzania from the group Chronic climbers! Today began with festive dances and songs. After that we went to the Kosovo assault camp. Tonight we are ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

Greetings to all from Tanzania from the group Chronic climbers! Today began with festive dances and songs. After that we went to the Kosovo assault camp. Tonight we are going to climbthe summit of Kilimanjaro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today was the day of rock lessons of the Mountainering School of the 7 Summits Club in Khibiny

Svetlana Kotlyar, Coordinator of the Mountainering School of the 7 Summits Club in Khibiny: Greetings to all from the Khibiny Prusiki team! Our mountaineering school is in full swing! We continue to learn the basics of ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar, Coordinator of the Mountainering School of the 7 Summits Club in Khibiny:

Greetings to all from the Khibiny Prusiki team! Our mountaineering school is in full swing! We continue to learn the basics of mountaineering!

Today was the most eventful day! In the morning we went to rock classes in the "City gap". It is very convenient that here in Kirovsk, all the locations we need are literally within walking distance.  Our instructors Alexey Lonchinsky and Ratmir Mukhametzyanov told the members about various types of embedded elements: stoppers, eccentrics, friends, hooks, anchors.

We learned to put points on the terrain and assemble stations on our own. They also continued to work out the descent and ascent along the fixed rope. We finished the lesson by teaching self-arrest on the slope with the help of an ice axe.

After dinner, we listened to a very relevant lecture about avalanche danger in the mountains, because the Khibiny is the most avalanche-prone area in our country.

Now we are resting and preparing for tomorrow's climb on route 2A!

Super-guides: Alexey Lonchinsky, Ratmir Mukhametzyanov.

Coordinators of the school: Svetlana Kotlyar, Daria Sivova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club Chronic climbers has passed the Barranco Wall and moved to the Karanga camp

Kilimanjaro. Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: News from the Chronic Climbers group. Today we moved from Camp Barranco to Camp Karanga. To do this, we needed to climb the Baranko Wall. Climbing this wall ... read more

Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

News from the Chronic Climbers group. Today we moved from Camp Barranco to Camp Karanga.  To do this, we needed to climb the Baranko Wall. Climbing this wall invariably causes a lot of emotions. At first, looking at the wall, everyone asks the question "how to climb it?", and then they climb, watching with surprise a string of porters who overcome the wall with luggage on their heads.

After overcoming the wall, we had a tea party, before which we sang a little and even danced, despite the height of 4,200 meters.  And then there was a beautiful walking to the Karanga camp among beautiful trees and intricate volcanic forms. Tomorrow we have to move to the Kosovo assault camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club Chronic climbers crossed Lava Tower without rain and snow

Kilimanjaro. A guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: Greetings to all from Tanzania from the group Chronic Climbers! Today we made the crossing of the Lava Tower. We climbed to a height of 4600 meters. Unlike the ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

Greetings to all from Tanzania from the group Chronic Climbers!  Today we made the crossing of the Lava Tower.  We climbed to a height of 4600 meters. Unlike the previous groups, this time we were very lucky, no snow and no rain, but in good sunny weather.

After lunch at the Lava Tower, we went down to our next camp - Barranco. The route to Barranco is one of the most beautiful sections of the Kilimanjaro hike. The path is decorated with outlandish senecia plants, waterfalls and a view of the Kilimanjaro wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Iskorka" made an acclimatization rotation to the assault camp of Orizaba

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from Mexico: Buenos Dias from the slopes of Orizaba! Today, in the plans of acclimatization, the Iskorka group made a rotation to the assault camp, at the height of 4600 meters. The ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from Mexico:

Buenos Dias from the slopes of Orizaba!  Today, in the plans of acclimatization, the Iskorka group made a rotation to the assault camp, at the height of 4600 meters. The path ran along a rocky slope, relatively steep in places. The whole team, as one, coped. We returned to the camp, had lunch, then had dinner.  And now we are resting.  Tomorrow we are going to the assault camp, from where there will already be an exit to storm the summit of the Orizaba volcano. Guides of the group Berezin&Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the mountaineering school of the 7 Summits Club in Khibiny made an ascent on the summit of Takhtarvumchorr

Svetlana Kotlyar reports from the Kola Peninsula: Greetings to all from Kirovsk from the participants of the mountaineering school in Khibiny! Today, the Khibinian Prusiki team made its first ascent on Takhtarvumchorr by route 1B grade ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar reports from the Kola Peninsula:

Greetings to all from Kirovsk from the participants of the mountaineering school in Khibiny!  Today, the “Khibinian Prusiki” team made its first ascent on Takhtarvumchorr by route 1B grade through the Geographers Pass.  The route was completed simultaneously in ropes. The weather was pleasing from the very morning: frost and sun!  The members got a lot of emotions and practiced simultaneous movement in ropes and teamwork.

Tomorrow is a rest day according to the plan. In the first half of the day we will conduct theoretical classes. And also — today is an excellent forecast for the Northern lights! We're leaving in an hour to catch it!

Super-guides: Alexey Lonchinsky, Ratmir Mukhametzyanov.

Coordinators of the mountaneering school: Svetlana Kotlyar, Daria Sivova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club Chronic climbers moved to the Shira Cave camp

Kilimanjaro. Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: Greetings to all from Tanzania from the group Chronic climbers! Today our team finally came up with a name, and also got to know everyone who works with our ... read more

Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

Greetings to all from Tanzania from the group “Chronic climbers”!  Today our team finally came up with a name, and also got to know everyone who works with our group: porters, cooks, guides.

But before the introduction ceremony took place, we went through a long but very beautiful climb from the first Machame camp to the Shira Cave camp. From the area where trees grow, we went up to where there is nothing but bushes with picturesque moss. And then the bushes ended.

The ceremony of acquaintance was held with incendiary dances and songs. Tomorrow we have a big crossing over the Lava Tower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Iskorka" climbed to the base camp of Orizaba

Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from Mexico: Buenos Dias from the slopes of Orizaba! Today we left the hospitable hacienda of Saltepec and went to the base camp of Orizaba, an altitude of 4300 meters. We stayed in ... read more

Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from Mexico:

Buenos Dias from the slopes of Orizaba! Today we left the hospitable hacienda of Saltepec and went to the base camp of Orizaba, an altitude of 4300 meters. We stayed in camping double tents.  For acclimatization, we walked around the neighborhood.  Tomorrow we have a rotation to the assault camp. Guides of the group Berezin & Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club has entered the Kilimanjaro climbing route

Kilimanjaro. Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania: Hello everyone from Tanzania! Yesterday, the new team of the 7 Summits Club gathered in Tanzania, and today we went on the route and passed our first section on the ... read more

Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Olga Rumyantseva reports from Tanzania:

Hello everyone from Tanzania! Yesterday, the new team of the 7 Summits Club gathered in Tanzania, and today we went on the route and passed our first section on the way to the summit of Kilimanjaro. In the morning we left the hotel and, having packed our things, drove to the gates of the national park. Five and a half hours of walking through the picturesque jungle, and we came to the camp. The first day was not easy for everyone, but everyone coped.

In the evening, the whole group was engaged in coming up with a name, but so far not very successfully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Iskorka" made an acclimatization ascent on the volcano La Malinche

Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from Mexico: Buenos Dias from hot Mexico! Today, the Iskorki group began active acclimatization (before that we had excursions and relocations). As a training session, we climbed the ... read more

Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Andrey Berezin reports from Mexico:

Buenos Dias from hot Mexico! Today, the Iskorki group began active acclimatization (before that we had excursions and relocations). As a training session, we climbed the volcano La Malinche, 4500 meters high. From the Saltopec Hacienda, we went by car to La Malinche National Park. Some of them walked through the pine forest, up to about 4000 meters. Then the ascent continued to a grassy slope, turning into a rocky one. From the top there was a view of the Popocatepetl and Istaxihuatl volcanoes. After climbing, we descended back to the Saltapek hacienda. Tomorrow we will move to the Base Camp of Orizaba. The guides of the group are Andrey Berezin and Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Iskorka" moved under the slopes of La Malinche

Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorjukov reports from Mexico: The Sparkle group is slowly moving towards its goal. Yesterday we moved under the slopes of Mount Malinche, with a visit to the Pyramids. Also we visited a cool ... read more

Super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorjukov reports from Mexico:

The Sparkle group is slowly moving towards its goal. Yesterday we moved under the slopes of Mount Malinche, with a visit to the Pyramids. Also we visited a cool restaurant under a rock. Moving on. Guides Andrey Berezin and Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Kirovsk, at the foot of the Khibiny Mountains, the mountaineering school of the 7 Summits Club has started its work

Svetlana Kotlyar reports from the Kola Peninsula: Greetings to all from Kirovsk! The program of the mountaineering school in Khibiny started today under the leadership of two "Golden Ice axes of Russia": Alexey Lonchinsky and Ratmir ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar reports from the Kola Peninsula:

Greetings to all from Kirovsk! The program of the mountaineering school in Khibiny started today under the leadership of two "Golden Ice axes of Russia": Alexey Lonchinsky and Ratmir Mukhametzyanov! Today all our big friendly team from Moscow and St. Petersburg gathered in Kirovsk: 13 participants, 2 instructors and 2 organizers of the program from the 7 Summits Club.

We stayed in comfortable hotels and held a briefing after dinner, where we got acquainted with the participants. Everyone told about themselves, their sports hobbies, mountain experience and expectations from the program. Alexey and Ratmir gave an introductory lecture about equipment and its proper use in the mountains.

Tomorrow morning we will conduct a practical lesson on nodes. After that, we go to the rocks to work on the natural terrain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The groups of the 7 Summits Club LYAMpaki successfully completed the program and deserved champagne

Kilimanjaro. Lyudmila Korobeshko, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania: The final news from the group of LYAMpaki from Tanzania. On the first day of spring we went down from Kilimanjaro to our hotel under the mountain - Aishi ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, super-guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Tanzania:

The final news from the group of LYAMpaki from Tanzania. On the first day of spring we went down from Kilimanjaro to our hotel under the mountain - Aishi Machame. Super-cats Yana and Maria received well-deserved diplomas (2 pieces - one from National Kilimanjaro Park and the second from the 7 Summits Club) and 2 medals each (a small one according to the 7 Summits project for every day and a souvenir large one to wear purely on holidays).

We stopped at a wonderful souvenir shop near the Mweka gate. And in the evening we celebrated a successful ascent in the Jackfruit restaurant. It is kept by Russian guys, there are gorgeous pizzas, burgers, seafood, steaks, wines from South Africa - I highly recommend visiting. And after returning to the hotel, they continued to celebrate the ascent with Olya Rumyantseva and a bottle of champagne. Olya is already an aborigine here - she brought two groups to Kili, is waiting for the third and managed to participate in the famous Kilimanjaro marathon during the break.

We warmly said goodbye to our support group of local guides and porters, with whom we managed to make great friends during the expedition.

Super-cats and super-guide of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko were in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A group of the 7 Summits Club "Iskorka" with guides Andrey Berezin and Alexander Dorojukov arrived in Mexico

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov reports from Mexico: Hi from the Iskorka group from Mexico! Today we gathered in the capital of the country, checked what is in the bags, looked around the city center. Then we drank ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov reports from Mexico:

Hi from the Iskorka group from Mexico! Today we gathered in the capital of the country, checked what is in the bags, looked around the city center. Then we drank tequila. In general, we begin to acclimatize. The program started successfully. The guides of the group are Andrey Berezin and Alexander Dorojukov.