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 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.