Summit! The Smirnov family climbed the highest peak of the Philippines, Mount Apo

Natalia Smirnova: On January 30, we climbed the highest peak of the Philippine Islands - Mount Apo 3140 m. There are a total of 7 climbing routes on Mount Apo. We climbed the Kapatagan trail, which begins in a village with the romantic name ... read more

Natalia Smirnova: On January 30, we climbed the highest peak of the Philippine Islands - Mount Apo 3140 m. There are a total of 7 climbing routes on Mount Apo. We climbed the Kapatagan trail, which begins in a village with the romantic name Paradise sitio. The beginning and end of trekking to the assault camp pass through the vast lands of local farmers - giant fields with potatoes and cabbage. The main part of the approach to the camp is a winding, rocky path in humid tropical thickets with palm trees, giant ferns, huge trees overgrown with moss and rivers.

The camp from where the ascent starts, which is called Gudi-gudi camp, is located at an altitude of about 2500 m in the jungle.

About 5 a.m. we left the camp to the summit. Unfortunately, due to the fog, we were again unable to admire the famous Philippine mountain sunrises. But that didn't make our ascent any less interesting.

We crossed at dusk a section that locals call Boulders - huge stone boulders. Mount Apo is a dormant volcano, as everyone can see. On the sidelines on the western side, we observed active sulfur fumaroles, the rumble of which can be heard even in the camp.

There is a small lake in the crater of the volcano. There are three peaks in total - Mother peak, Kidapawan and Digos. We have consistently bypassed all three and safely descended to the camp. And since instead of the 8-10 hours of ascent and descent planned by the guides, we managed in 5 hours, on the same day we went down to Paradise sitio and left for the city. Now we are relaxing on the beach, enjoying the ocean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent on the summit of Chimborazo

News from Ecuador. The team of the 7 Summits Club "Four Brave" ascended the Chimborazo volcano (6310 m) on New Year's Eve. Two guys were standing on the main peak of Chimborazo. One member of the team stood on a small peak with a beautiful ... read more

News from Ecuador. The team of the 7 Summits Club "Four Brave" ascended the Chimborazo volcano (6310 m) on New Year's Eve. Two guys were standing on the main peak of Chimborazo. One member of the team stood on a small peak with a beautiful name Ventimiglia. And another participant reached the high-altitude camp at 5,300 m and decided not to go further due to poor health. Apparently the mountain does not want to part with her, and wants her to come back!  Happy New Year to all!

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT!  Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko climbed the Chachani volcano. And they wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Greetings from Peru from Alex Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! And happy New Year! Yesterday we climbed the summit of the Chachani volcano (6057m). We came to the Base Camp at 4900 in the midst of a snowstorm. But by 2 a.m. the snowfall ... read more

Greetings from Peru from Alex Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! And happy New Year!

Yesterday we climbed the summit of the Chachani volcano (6057m). We came to the Base Camp at 4900 in the midst of a snowstorm. But by 2 a.m. the snowfall stopped. At 3.40 we went out under the light of the southern constellations to storm and by 8 a.m. we climbed to the top of Chachani. The ascent is simple, it goes without ropes and without crampons. Similar to Ojos, but simpler. The peaks offer a view of the beautiful Chachani crater and the neighboring peaks – El Misti is very close and the active volcanoes Ampato and Sabankaya in the distance.

At noon we had already fed the foxes, looked at the herds of vikunias and flocks of wild mountain rabbits, and two hours later we rested in the spa of the hotel in Arequipa. So, a great route through Peru is ready. We're planning a group in May. Happy New Year to everyone once again! Peace, happiness and new adventures to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko in Peru climbed the peak of Maria and came up with a super program for the future!

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru: Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! Our exploration of the new program in Southern Peru continues! Yesterday we climbed a ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru:

Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! Our exploration of the new program in Southern Peru continues! Yesterday we climbed a five-thousand-meter peak near Ausangate, not far from the Rainbow Mountains.  The area is beautiful - there are a lot of colorful lakes along the way (there are “7 Lakes trek” here, but in reality there are much more lakes), sharp snow-capped summits rise around.

The peak of Maria  with a height of 5500 is a simple to climb, but very beautiful. From the camp at 4500, the first 2-3 hours are a simple but extremely picturesque trek, then another 1.5-2 hours with crampons on a glacier with closed crevasses and the last pre-summit steep snow-ice slope. You go out on the top carefully (there are overhanging cornices) and are stunned by the beauty that opens up!

A couple of hours down - and you are greeted with lunch (in Peru, good service in the mountains - and tents are set up and a whole dining room is organized even for a small group), a couple more hours past the most beautiful lakes down - and you jump into hot springs, soak and restore muscles tired after a hike with a view of grazing alpacas and snow-white summits.

For the future, we decided that join a trekking in the Rainbow Mountains + a piece of trek around Ausangate + climbing Maria Peak with a descent to hot springs. It will be a super program!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New adventures of Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko in Peru. Christmas in a suspended hotel!

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru: Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! We want to tell you how we spent an unforgettable night on the wall at the Sky Lodge Hotel in the ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru:

Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko!  We want to tell you how we spent an unforgettable night on the wall at the Sky Lodge Hotel in the Sacred Valley in Peru, near Machu Picchu. We got to the beginning of the route around 17.00. The way to our hotel room on the wall ran along Via Ferrate (staples in the form of stairs and cables). We were given harnesses, helmets, gloves and we ran, as we wanted to get to our hotel before dark. Usually it takes 1.5-2 hours. Although we are accustomed to via Ferrata (in the Crimea and the Alps), we still often stopped to capture each other and the gorgeous views - the Sacred Valley of the Incas, leading to Machu Picchu, spread out below us. The way up is not difficult, but there are overhangs and an interesting place like the Tyrolean traverse (as on Carstensz).

By six in the evening, with sunset, we reached the hotel itself - several capsules on platforms attached to the wall. It turned out that we are the only guests of this hotel. The rest refused or could not come because of the recent political unrest in Peru.

The sleeping room is chic - transparent walls with 360 views, soft beds. There's even a toilet. But to get into the capsule-dining room, every time you need to put on helmets and climb the via Ferrata.

Christmas was celebrated with a wonderful dinner from a Swiss chef. Dinner is prepared in advance, it is warmed up on the wall and beautifully decorated before serving. And also with a bottle of Peruvian red and to the sounds of fireworks from local towns.

In the morning, we whistled merrily down six ziplines, where a bus was already waiting for us, taking us to new adventures. We plan to make a super program in Peru in the near future with Rainbow Mountains, an overnight stay on the wall, beautiful simple ascents to the 5th and 6th thousandths, possibly with the addition of Machu Picchu. Everything is nearby. And everything is so interesting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artem Rostovtsev and Lena Abramova conducted a large-scale exploration of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago for future trips

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Tierra del Fuego: Greetings from the island of Tierra del Fuego! Our sudden exploration of these areas for future programs is coming to an end. We have already managed to drive ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reports from Tierra del Fuego:

 Greetings from the island of Tierra del Fuego! Our sudden exploration of these areas for future programs is coming to an end. We have already managed to drive more than 2000 km, all roads to the end. To go and run for a hundred kilometers, it's a pity we didn't take a kayak, more locations would be available. Undeterred animals and birds, beautiful untouched views around: mountains, forests, lakes, islands, straits – there was everything. There are plans to get to higher mountains covered with glaciers. This is the next time, but very soon. Guides Artem Rostovtsev and Lena Abramova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko visited the famous Rainbow Mountains in Peru

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru: Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko! On the first morning of our stay in Peru, we went to the Rainbow Mountains. On the way, we admired ... read more

Director of the 7 Summits Club Lyudmila Korobeshko reports from Peru:

Greetings from Peru from Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko!  On the first morning of our stay in Peru, we went to the Rainbow Mountains. On the way, we admired the endless herds of alpacas and wonderful views. We drove part of the way to the Rainbow Mountains on quad bikes, as we had to hurry to the second part of the program of this eventful day (which we will tell you about later)…

At the top, we unfurled the flag of the 7 Summits Club and enjoyed the views of the local highest point - AUSANGATE - a technically difficult six-thousandther. Rainbow Mountains pleased us with their multicolored iridescences. Plus, we were lucky to climb almost alone, as we decided to go from another, less popular side.

By lunchtime we had already returned to Cuzco and set off to meet a new adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The training trip to the rocks of Turkey of the 7 Summits Club group has been successfully completed  

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Boris Egorov reports from Turkey: That's the end of the climbing program in Turkey. On the last day, Alexey and Zhenya and I scouted the distant canyon sector. It is a beautiful place near the sea. We ... read more

 

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Boris Egorov reports from Turkey:

That's the end of the climbing program in Turkey. On the last day, Alexey and Zhenya and I scouted the distant canyon sector. It is a beautiful place near the sea. We climbed not so much, but at the same time quite difficult routes of the 6th and 7th categories. And swam in the sea on a wild beach. We had a good workout during the trip and were a little tired. We got what we wanted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exploration tour of the 7 Summits Club to Pakistan begins.  Alexander Abramov will lead a group of 10 people

Message from the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov: Alexander Abramov with a team of 10 people is flying to Pakistan. The purpose of the trip: exploration of routes in Pakistan with the aim of conducting an expedition to ... read more

Message from the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov:

Alexander Abramov with a team of 10 people is flying to Pakistan.  The purpose of the trip: exploration of routes in Pakistan with the aim of conducting an expedition to Broad Peak and K2 next summer.  The team will visit the Nanga Parbat Base Camp, cross the Deosai Plateau (Pakistani Tibet) and ascend to the highest point of the plateau, Mount Shantun (5400m).

And like the cherry on the cake, we want to complete the program by climbing to the summit of Khosar Gang (6200m) located near Skardu, already in Karakorum.

The ascent is organized by the company 8000.guide together with the company the 7summits.club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A report on the ascent on Dyh-Tau from the guide of the 7 summits Club Alexey Lonchinsky

Participants and guides: Garrett Christian Madison, Chase Allan Merriam, Jennifer Lynn Drummond (all from the USA), Alexey Lonchinsky, Viktor Afanasyev (guides from Russia). On September 14, the start is at 7: 00 from the Bezengi base. ... read more

Participants and guides: Garrett Christian Madison, Chase Allan Merriam, Jennifer Lynn Drummond (all from the USA), Alexey Lonchinsky, Viktor Afanasyev (guides from Russia).

 On September 14, the start is at 7: 00 from the Bezengi base. The path goes along the glacier and turn left – there is the Russians bivouac at 3500 . We got there at 14-30. On September 15, the start was at 6-00, we came to the VTSPS bivouac at 15-00. But we climb to the bivouac higher, where there is more space for tents, in total, we reached it at 16 o'clock.

On September 16, exit 5-30 and at 13 we were at the top  of Mount Dyh-Tau. We went down to the bivouac at 18 o'clock.

September 17 descent to the Bezengi base, exit at 7-00, finish at 18-00.

We climbed as standard, everything according to the plan. The weather was rather good, but we got into a thunderstorm on the top. We were lucky, there were only static discharges...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and videos from Greece, from the legendary Meteora. From the group of 7 Summits Club

Boris Egorov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Greece: Hello everyone! For two days, our team climbed in one of the most beautiful places in Greece called Meteora. There are huge pillars about 300 meters high, some of them are occupied ... read more

Boris Egorov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Greece:

Hello everyone!  For two days, our team climbed in one of the most beautiful places in Greece called Meteora. There are huge pillars about 300 meters high, some of them are occupied by active monasteries. This whole natural and man-made complex is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The rock is a conglomerate, and quite fragile, it is necessary to climb carefully, since almost any stone can, if desired, simply be removed from the wall. An additional difficulty is that the belay on bolts is quite rare (5-6 meters between the points) and you can additionally belay only in rare crevices or by throwing loops on all the same protruding unreliable stones.

We made 3 climbs, and I managed to make one parachute jump from one of the walls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! A group of members of the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Denali in a sporty style

Hurray! There is the summit of Mount Denali! Today, a joyful message came from Alaska from members of the 7 Summits Club. They successfully climbed to the top of Mount Denali in a sporty style, without guides. Yesterday, 6 climbers stood at ... read more

Hurray! There is the summit of Mount Denali! Today, a joyful message came from Alaska from members of the 7 Summits Club. They successfully climbed to the top of Mount Denali in a sporty style, without guides. Yesterday, 6 climbers stood at the highest point of North America: Lilya, Volodya, Mikhail, Artem, Mircea and Sergey! 100% success! We congratulate them, wish them a safe descent and return home!

 

 

 

 

Svalbard: impressions and photos from Grigory Kuznetsov

Grigory Kuznetsov and his wife Anastasia made a trip to Svalbard and after the trip sent us a report with photos:  Separately, I would like to praise Your partners from the center of Arctic tourism Grumant. The tour is organized very ... read more

Grigory Kuznetsov and his wife Anastasia made a trip to Svalbard and after the trip sent us a report with photos:

 Separately, I would like to praise Your partners from the center of Arctic tourism Grumant.

The tour is organized very efficiently, excellent logistics, food, accommodation, equipment. All very well.

 As for the Svalbard.

The place is incredible, almost unearthly. From the moment when you walk out of the plane - understand that you are in the Arctic.

 In General-an excellent tour. Huge thank you from us with Nastya for the impression and experience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-all people need to visit Lake of Baikal! Review of the winter journey

We got a review of the trip to Baikal from Mary Minaeva. I would like to express my gratitude for the organized trip. It is indeed deservedly included in the list of the best tour on the planet. Your partners from Irkutsk also deserve all ... read more

We got a review of the trip to Baikal from Mary Minaeva.

I would like to express my gratitude for the organized trip. It is indeed deservedly included in the list of the best tour on the planet. Your partners from Irkutsk also deserve all praise. We were the first group this year and all the roughness of the "pioneers" were imperceptibly smoothed for us.

 It is very difficult to convey all the emotions and impressions received during the trip, it is necessary to see with your own eyes.

Amazing, unforgettable, gorgeous, charming, impressive, divine, multifaceted, fabulous, soulful... this is only a small fraction of those epithets that should characterize this miracle. I hope that the photos will at least bring a little closer to those fantastic realities and take your breath away.

 Sincere gratitude and recommendations to all, all, all: at least once in my life to visit Lake Baikal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team reached New Guinea. From cold - in Equatorial heat. Video and photo

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club:  adventures of Russians in Papua begin!!!! We got to Jayapura after long and painful seats in planes and airports. The Papua met by the heat and the greenery. Such a contrast after the ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club:  adventures of Russians in Papua begin!!!! We got to Jayapura after long and painful seats in planes and airports. The Papua met by the heat and the greenery. Such a contrast after the Russian frosty winter….

 This time we have made a special program – it starts immediately in the Papuans-cannibals, so that participants better acclimatize and get used to the world of Papuans.

Passed this stage, they will be admitted to the subsequent ascent to the highest point of Australia and Oceania - Pyramid Carstensz.

 Members of the expedition:

 Irina Zisman (great Amazon, recently returned from South America and Antarctica with Vinson and Aconcagua in his belt);

Irina - beauty Ambassador at the Seven Summits

 George Sadetsky (who has already climbed Everest and Vinson);

 Mikhail Kornev (just few days as ascended of Orizaba with Sergei Larin).

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Maria Shevchuk and Alexander Mikhailov climbed Mount Kenya

 Today there was a successful ascent of Mount Kenya by a group of the 7 Summits Club.  Mary Shevchuk and Alexander Mikhailov were members of this group.                       ... read more

 Today there was a successful ascent of Mount Kenya by a group of the 7 Summits Club.  Mary Shevchuk and Alexander Mikhailov were members of this group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Our group climbed Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa

Today there was a successful winter ascent of Toubkal made by a group of the 7 Summits Club. Our congratulations!       read more

Today there was a successful winter ascent of Toubkal made by a group of the 7 Summits Club.

Our congratulations!

 

 

 

Valeriy Myasoedov on the trekking route of Patagonia. PHOTOS

Valeriy Myasoedov, guide of 7 summits Club from Argentina:   Hello to all from El Calafate! The program "Trekking to the foot of the Fitz Roy" was completed. The trekking route was simple though and involves 6-9 hours of trek each day. ... read more

Valeriy Myasoedov, guide of 7 summits Club from Argentina:

 

Hello to all from El Calafate! The program "Trekking to the foot of the Fitz Roy" was completed. The trekking route was simple though and involves 6-9 hours of trek each day. Weather is a key factor in Patagonia on this route. We were lucky, only the second day, so for a change, showed us the nature of this terrain, rain, wind... Other days we enjoyed  views of Fitz Roy, as they say the view from North view from South view from West, but not quite the same …. and Cerro Torre. We photographed without end, each angle is wonderful in its own way. Tatiana and Alexander - married couple, amazed by their curiosity and endurance. Local guide Mathias promoted my Spanish and helped Tatiana to consolidate the initial knowledge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report of Maxim Shakirov about the blitz-ascent on Toubkal by  a group of almost newcomers. PHOTOS

Maxim Shakirov, guide of 7 summits Club: The group called "Incognito" has successfully completed the blitz expedition in Morocco!) 3 of the 4 participants reached the highest point of the country, the Atlas mountains and North Africa - ... read more

Maxim Shakirov, guide of 7 summits Club:

The group called "Incognito" has successfully completed the blitz expedition in Morocco!)

3 of the 4 participants reached the highest point of the country, the Atlas mountains and North Africa - Toubkal (4 167 m).

The fourth member turned from a height of 3 600 meters.

 

Our blitz the day of the ascent:

4:20 - exit from shelter;

After an hour our group split: Andrey, Oxana and Victoria with a local guide, Mohammed go to the top, I'm Marina and continue climbing, but slowly...

7:20 in the morning, with 400 meters of altitude during 3 hours climing, we turn down, knowing that today, for the Marina (which is actually the first time in the mountains) it is a  top.

At 9:30 I go out from the shelter towards the summit, towards the brave three, worrying that they may need my help on the descent...

At 10:40, I meet the main group at 3 600 metres, the same height, where we turned with Marina...

My help is not needed - the team, though tired, but happy, are going down!)

The heroine of the day unquestionably was Victoria, which for the first time in the mountains ( Andrei and Oksana before that ascension was only the Olympus)!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blitz climbing Toubkal was successful: on 75%

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello from the Toubkal!) Blitz managed on 75%! Three out of four members of the expedition with a local guide Mohammed was on the Top today, November 5th! I twice went to 3 600 ... read more

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello from the Toubkal!)

Blitz managed on 75%!

Three out of four members of the expedition with a local guide Mohammed was on the Top today, November 5th!

I twice went to 3 600 😂😂😂

Details and pictures from the top I hope will be tomorrow...

Personal observation: in winter, Toubkal is much nicer to go;-)