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A large photo gallery from Olga Rumyantseva. Chronicle of the ascent of Wilhelm Peak in Papua New Guinea

On May 8, 2024, a group of the 7 Summits Club with guides Boris Egorov and Olga Rumyantseva climbed Wilhelm Peak, the highest peak in the country of Papua New Guinea. Two days before, after a short move, we found ourselves in a paradise ... read more

On May 8, 2024, a group of the 7 Summits Club with guides Boris Egorov and Olga Rumyantseva climbed Wilhelm Peak, the highest peak in the country of Papua New Guinea.

 Two days before, after a short move, we found ourselves in a paradise called Betty's Lodge, where we spent half a day among flowers, visited a trout farm and tasted fresh fish. The next day we moved to the base camp, making a trek through the picturesque jungle. This beautiful region pleased us not only with the already familiar views of jungles and swamps, but also with the most beautiful powerful waterfalls and mountain lakes, in which the most cheerful adventurers swam both before and after the ascent.

The ascent itself turned out to be quite a physically expensive event with elements of rock climbing and acrobatics. It was very difficult, but we all coped. Such an adventure will be remembered by everyone for a long time.

In the evening we returned to our beautiful lodge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes by Olga Rumyantseva. Description of the 7 Summits Club Expedition Base Camp

Everest. Let me, after all, fulfill my promise and start talking about how our camp is organized. Here it is. Or rather, ours it is in the right part of the frame, outlined by yellow tents. That is, light green. The participants of the ... read more

 Let me, after all, fulfill my promise and start talking about how our camp is organized.

Here it is. Or rather, ours – it is in the right part of the frame, outlined by yellow tents.

That is, light green. The participants of the expedition live in them - a slender row of 12 tents, guides and superiors - a row of smaller tents.

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, everyone is interested to know how it is inside.  It's nice inside. These are two-layer insulated tents. Each tent is for one person. A small dressing room with hooks for clothes and hanging shelves.

And the main, insulated room, where there is a folding bed, mattress, blanket, pillow, small table.

The pillow, however, is so high that it is impossible to sleep on it.

Electricity is installed in the tent.

From a solar battery - very weak, but enough to keep the light on and it was possible to charge, for example, a powerbank through the USB connector.

There is also an extension 220. It is powered by a generator that is turned on from 17 to 22.

But it hasn't been working in my room for the second day. They promise to fix it. But not yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurray! The electricity was fixed for me.

But you can also charge electrical appliances in the dining salon, where there are several tables, an inflatable sofa, there are a bunch of extension cords and besides, it is heating.

There are also various board games and one paper book "Anna Karenina".

The dining salon is connected to the bar. In the bar, as usual, they pour. There is also a hair dryer, as it turned out today. Which is very valuable.

In the general photos, these are two hemispheres standing side by side.

 

 

 

 

Moving on. The long purple is the kitchen. Here the chef from La Sherpa restaurant makes wonders.

I'll tell you more about them later.

 On the contrary, there are utility rooms in an orange large tent. And in the largest, white hemisphere there is a dining room.  That is, a restaurant with a panoramic view of the glacier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are two washbasins next to the dining room. There is soap, antiseptic, paper towels.

In the mornings and evenings, warm water is poured there. So it's very comfortable to wash. But liquid soap is mostly frozen.

 

 

 

 

 

Well, since we are talking about washing, here is our washing room for you. It is located in a large orange tent. There is a dressing room where you can undress and a room where there are huge pots of hot water on the gas. There are also barrels of cold water.

The technology is simple: a basin, a ladle, mix water and wash. The main thing is, taking hot water, do not forget to add cold water to the pan so that it warms up for others.

There is also a portable shower where you need to pour water, but for me it's somehow easier with a basin.

The water is not constantly heated. They turn it on after breakfast and turn it off somewhere in two or three hours, when it gets cold and it won't work to wash without risking getting sick.

 

 

 

We have another big orange tent of the same size. It is a massage room. Well,  inside the masseur lives by himself. While the sun is shining outside, as in all other tents, it is warm. As soon as the sun disappears, it becomes noticeably cool and it is better not to go for a massage.

And so the massage is wonderful.

Here, by the way, is our masseur. He has lived all his life in Kathmandu, he has never been to the mountains. This is his first high-altitude experience.

To acclimatize, he went trekking with us from Lukla and said that the higher the mountains, the more they admire him.

 

 

There is also a tent where the doctor lives. His medical office is also there. Fortunately, I haven't been inside yet.

 

 

 

Well, everyone, as usual, is interested in what's going on with the toilet.

You probably noticed several purple houses of a characteristic shape. That's what they are.

And inside it looks like this. Considering where we are, it's just gorgeous.

 That's all, actually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motivating photos from Antarctica from our Mongolian friend Ganga

Vinson. Take a break from the gray everyday life and see the new photo gallery on our website! The amazing world of Antarctica through the eyes of a Mongolian woman climber. 130 great photos from the expedition of the winter of 2016. We hope that ... read more

Take a break from the gray everyday life and see the new photo gallery on our website! The amazing world of Antarctica through the eyes of a Mongolian woman climber. 130 great photos from the expedition of the winter of 2016. We hope that looking at it, you will understand one thing: that living a life without visiting the Ice Continent is wrong. And look at our offers,  the 7 Summits Club - the leading operator on the Russian market for organizing tours to Antarctica.

The most famous Mongolian  woman climber Gangaama Badamgarav, in the company of the 7 Summits Club, is known simply as Ganga, published a cool selection of photos on Facebook.

Mountain climbing in Mongolia copied the structure of the Soviet counterpart. Therefore, the Ganga bears the proud title of Honored Master of Sports of Mongolia, in her early climbing career she went through all stages of training and received the title of master of sports and instructor. Ganga was born in the countryside in a large family. Her father was an educated person and, in addition to his usual rural work, he was also an accountant in a local cooperative. The girl strove for knowledge and went to study at the University of Ulan Bator with a degree in Microbiology. And almost simultaneously at the age of 20 she began to engage in mountaineering. At the beginning of the century, a national program was announced in Mongolia - climbing Mount Everest. There are many good climbers in this country, but the Gangaama was not lost among them. She became the first woman in the country, climbing first Everest, and then all "Seven Summits".

And she parted with microbiology. She received a second higher education - coaching. Now Ganga runs his own company, works as a guide, trainer, instructor. She conducts active public work. And receives well-deserved state awards.

"Seven summits" Gangaama Badamgarav:

Elbrus - 2010.

Everest - 2011.

Kilimanjaro - 2012.

Denali - 2015.

Aconcagua, Carstensz and Vinson - 2016.

And plus K2 in 2018!

 

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Summit. Photography by Oleg Pimenov from the peak of Margaret

Our friend Oleg Pimenov made an ascent to the third highest peak in Africa, Margaret peak.  This is Mountains of the Moon in Uganda.                             ... read more

Our friend Oleg Pimenov made an ascent to the third highest peak in Africa, Margaret peak.  This is Mountains of the Moon in Uganda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lots of photos from members of the expedition on Kilimanjaro 3-11 January 2018

 Thank you to the participants of the first our big team this year on Kilimanjaro! After return home they sent us a huge number of photos. Many of the photos  are similar to the ones we had, but there are  lots original. In ... read more

 Thank you to the participants of the first our big team this year on Kilimanjaro! After return home they sent us a huge number of photos. Many of the photos  are similar to the ones we had, but there are  lots original. In addition, what is unique – that is  the people, happy faces of the people. That is also the reward for us. We've posted the full set of photos on our website. And in this report we publish some of them - not in high resolution....

  

From Irina Loginova (563 photos!)

  

From Christoph Drzyzga (158 photos)

  

From Makar German (193 photos)

  

From Dmitry Germanov (98 photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivan Lukasevich. Face to face with Dhaulagiri. PHOTO

  I have long dreamed of going off trek around Dhaulagiri - this is one of the cult mountains, objectively, and for me personally. It has a long and complex history of first ascent, in fact, it is the last conquered eight-thousandth ... read more

 

I have long dreamed of going off trek around Dhaulagiri - this is one of the cult mountains, objectively, and for me personally. It has a long and complex history of first ascent, in fact, it is the last conquered eight-thousandth (not including artificially "closed" Shisha Pangma). Many interesting stories are connected with Dhaulagiri, its huge walls are elevated to an incredible relative height, more than Everest, not without reason it was considered for about half a century the highest peak of the world.

 

 I really wanted to see Dhaulagiri a few years ago, from Muktinath, when I finished the way around Annapurna. But the bad weather did not give a chance to see anything behind the low, swirling clouds. And then I decided that this is a sign. And I have to go to Dhaulagiri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some photos from a trip to the Republic of Korea

The spring - best time for travel to South Korea, at this time everything blossoms, the nature wakens, the feeling of a holiday is created. However, regardless of a season this remarkable country will leave nobody indifferent. You will ... read more

The spring - best time for travel to South Korea, at this time everything blossoms, the nature wakens, the feeling of a holiday is created.

However, regardless of a season this remarkable country will leave nobody indifferent. You will see the surprising nature, ancient monuments (In South Korea more than 10 monuments of world heritage of UNESCO are), you will try exotic dishes of local cookery.
And, above all – you will get acquainted with hospitality of people who are always glad to guests.

Koreans are very emotional and dynamic. It is fascinating and interesting to communicate with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press tour of 7 Summits Club Nepal has been a guest of Tashi Tenzing ..

Tashi Tenzing, multiple climber of Mount Everest, the youngest son of Pem Pem, the eldest daughter of the great Tenzing Norgey. November 30th he will be 50 years old! The date worthy to tell the history of his life, continuing the great ... read more

Tashi Tenzing, multiple climber of Mount Everest, the youngest son of Pem Pem, the eldest daughter of the great Tenzing Norgey. November 30th he will be 50 years old! The date worthy to tell the history of his life, continuing the great generation of Tenzing.

"The famous GRANDPA of our hero was born in the highlands of the Khumbu in Nepal. Later, as an adult, he moved to Darjeeling (India). It is likely that in fact he was born in Tibet. After birth, was named Namgyal Wangdi. Then, on the advice of Lama was named by parents as Tenzing Norgay, which means "happy wealthy supporter of religion." He did not attach much importance to his exact age, proper names and their transcription (Sherpas at the time did not use written and accurate calendar in the home). Date of birth he defined approximately, according to the memoirs of mother about the weather and the harvest. "

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Marina Gevorgyan: The story of my earthquake. From an article in the magazine Snob ...

  Director General of the project Snob Marina Gevorgyan participated in the expedition 7 Summits Club on Everest in 2015. As is known, the expedition was aborted due to a strong earthquake. Marina hopes to return to Everest next year ... read more

 

Director General of the project Snob Marina Gevorgyan participated in the expedition 7 Summits Club on Everest in 2015. As is known, the expedition was aborted due to a strong earthquake. Marina hopes to return to Everest next year ....

Those who are trying to become the same height as the mountain, the mountain will prove your strength by many of ways. Especially if you are a woman who dare to embark on this path.

April 25th. Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp. Earthquake

In the morning a part of our expedition team is starting to the second acclimatization outing, now to the advanced base camp ABC at the altitude of 6400 m. I go with the TV crew of Valdis to visit the old monastery Rongbuk. From here until the destruction of the monastery in 1974, all successful and tragic Everest expedition went up the mountain. Rongbuk now is partially restored, there live some monks. The crew installs the equipment on a small platform at the top of the monastery, prepare shooting. Valdis notes that descends from the slopes of a herd of mountain goats. I'm going with a friend in the prayer room of the monastery. I was offered to go down to the cave. May be it was an animal instinct - I refuse.

Within seconds the ceiling above us begins to shake, the floor out from under his feet. We have run out of the room, a meter away from us is crumbling walls of the monastery. It comes the realization: Earthquake! I have experienced similar, so quickly guided. Female Tibetan women, picked up on the hands of a pretty adult daughter for a few seconds escapes from the height of the monastery. We also run down the track. However, where we have been ten minutes earlier, lies a huge boulder. We have to traverse virtually fly head over heels. Then we were waiting for the film crew. It takes an incredibly long ten minutes. Everyone in the group is alive, everybody went down, even the equipment is not damaged. They continued to shoot. We return to the camp

Most of the expedition had already gone up, there is no communication with them. I call home, managing to talk to my mother before she heard the news of the devastating earthquake in Nepal force of nearly eight points. Alexander (Alex) Abramov goes up the valley for the group. We pray for them and all those who is at this moment up at the narrow paths and glacier. By the end of the day we feel a few new tremors. There is no panic, we read news on internet, one becomes aware of the scale of the disaster. In the evening, Alex reported that the group is together , all are alive. None of the other groups, too, was not injured. The night was without sleep because of the uncertainty and experiences of those at the top. We understand that in this area we are now in the most successful place in tents on the plateau.

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Night photo of advanced base camp ABC on Everest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Album. Project Antarctica: Nothing Left to Prove.

South Pole. Project Antarctica: Nothing Left to Prove. Hardcover.by Grishkov Igor (Author), Klimov Sasha (Editor)     Photos: On the Amazon:                       read more

Project Antarctica: Nothing Left to Prove. Hardcover.
by Grishkov Igor (Author), Klimov Sasha (Editor)

 

 

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