The first mountain met our group with thunderstorms and rain

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a Guide and Director of the 7 Summits Club: News from Ecuador. On the last day of the year, our Ecuadorian team got its name - Stunning SuperCuy.  And this day we celebrated by climbing of Rucu Pichincha 4700. To a ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a Guide and Director of the 7 Summits Club:

News from Ecuador. On the last day of the year, our Ecuadorian team got its name - Stunning SuperCuy.

 And this day we celebrated by climbing of Rucu Pichincha 4700. To a height of 4000  was reached by 20 people, including children. On up went 16 pigs and even the eldest of the children Nizhankowski Ilya, 13 years old.

100 meters to the top we were overtaken by a severe thunderstorm, so we had to wear helmets and run down. New Year in Moscow we began to celebrate in the cabins of the cable-car and continued near our bus, gathered around a pile of curious Ecuadorians. The heavy rain poured Quito until midnight and later.

Nevertheless, the most persistent of our team went out at midnight to Ecuador to square Fodzh where arranged fireworks and burning scarecrows.

Today, January 1 we leave Quito and drive towards Cotopaxi to the village of Machachi. And tomorrow there is already in the plans ascent to our first fivethousander - Iliniza Norte 5126.

Happy New Year to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our group met in Quito and began intensively to get acquainted with Ecuador

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Today Dec 30th, the rest of our group,  12 people came to Quito. Now we are all together. Even the luggage, no one item got lost. The people came to be surprisingly cheerful. All ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Today Dec 30th, the rest of our group,  12 people came to Quito. Now we are all together. Even the luggage, no one item got lost. The people came to be surprisingly cheerful. All immediately demanded bread and circuses. So I had to go for a walk on haunts of Vice of Quito in search of adventure. Found something. Tomorrow the fight starts - instead of the New Year table, we storm Rucu Pichincha (4700). Those who can handle it, get tickets for Ecuador Christmas tree.

 

 

While driving to the airport to meet the group it opened Cotopaxi in all its glory. A lot of snow.

 

 

Wellcome drink for Our big Group

 

SUMMIT! Lyudmila Korobeshko and Edgar Parra opened a new mountain for the 7 Summits Club

Hello from Ecuador! In anticipation of the arrival of the group, I went with Edgar to the volcano Antisana (the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador, 5758). Route impressed, we may include it in our new program for Ecuador. Yesterday December ... read more

Hello from Ecuador! In anticipation of the arrival of the group, I went with Edgar to the volcano Antisana (the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador, 5758). Route impressed, we may include it in our new program for Ecuador.

Yesterday December 28th, the first “two swallows” of the group Cristina and Andrey arrived in Quito. Today they visited the historic center and equator line. Tomorrow the 30th of December remaining 12 team members arrive. Grate! First on Rucu Pichincha, then Iliniza Norte. Well, and then we could think about Chimborazo;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! Photos from the successful ascent of the volcano Cayambe

News from Galina Rossova from Ecuador: we climbed to the top of Mount Cayambe (5790m) - this is the highest volcano, located on the equator! Edgar Parra with the group of the 7  Summits Club  made yesterday a successful climb. We ... read more

News from Galina Rossova from Ecuador: we climbed to the top of Mount Cayambe (5790m) - this is the highest volcano, located on the equator! Edgar Parra with the group of the 7  Summits Club  made yesterday a successful climb. We congratulate them !!!

 

Now the group continues acquaintance with Ecuador. After a short rest members will fly to one of the most beautiful cities, the most ancient city of Ecuador - Cuenco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Flags of Russia and USA at the highest point of the Mount Ilinica Norte

On December 6th, our group made an ascent to Mount Ilinica Norte. For most members, this was the first experience of such climb. But they really liked it. Ahead of the team - a small holiday at the spa resort and the main peak of the ... read more

On December 6th, our group made an ascent to Mount Ilinica Norte. For most members, this was the first experience of such climb. But they really liked it.

Ahead of the team - a small holiday at the spa resort and the main peak of the expedition - Cayambe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A short film by Eugene Lesnitsky about an expedition to Ecuador

In April 2017 a small group of 7 summits Club under the guidance of Olga Rumyantseva traveled to Ecuador. The goal was, of course, volcanoes. But also important was the acquaintance with the original lifestyle of Equatorial countries, that ... read more

In April 2017 a small group of 7 summits Club under the guidance of Olga Rumyantseva traveled to Ecuador.

The goal was, of course, volcanoes. But also important was the acquaintance with the original lifestyle of Equatorial countries, that President named Lenin. Weather conditions did not allow the group to implement all plans. But there are a lot of impressions.

 

 

 

 

 

Olga Rumyantseva about the attempt of her group's ascent to Chimborazo and the benefits of early descent

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello, everyone! Our group attempted to climb Chimborazo tonight. Unfortunately, the continuous snowfalls last weeks left us no chance. It is very avalanche risky. There were a few small ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello, everyone! Our group attempted to climb Chimborazo tonight. Unfortunately, the continuous snowfalls last weeks left us no chance. It is very avalanche risky. There were a few small avalanches, next to the route, and a lot of snow, which is still lying. Therefore, we were forced to turn so as not to risk lives. The snow keeps on going. Now, even on the lower shelter, there is not a single climber left. But, thanks to an early descent from the mountain, we were able to visit the local village. There we ate caterpillars, rafted by canoe and passed a cave where we sailed on an underground river and dived into underground waterfalls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artem Rostovtsev from Ecuador: a great trip across the country instead of climbing. PHOTOS and ONE VIDEO

Hello, still from Ecuador! Our journey has come to an end. Unfortunately, we could not climb Chimborazo. We were very confused by the amount of snow already fallen and still falling. The volcano has not seen such an abundance of ... read more

Hello, still from Ecuador! Our journey has come to an end. Unfortunately, we could not climb Chimborazo. We were very confused by the amount of snow already fallen and still falling. The volcano has not seen such an abundance of precipitation 11 years.

 We, having gone down, have had a rest in a resort of Banos, and then we have changed activity. We flew over the river on zipline, walked along the waterfalls ....

 

 

And then we flew into the jungle, almost to Amazonia. We were nearly to stay there for long. But, thank you to the pilot, he brought us back in a very dubious conditions for the flight. In the end, we strolled to another home volcano and admired the museum and historical treasures in Quito.

Best regards! We're flying home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olga Rumyantseva from Ecuador: the group rested in the resort of Baños, ahead - Chimborazo!

Olga Rumyantseva, Guide of the 7  Summits Club: Yesterday our group spent a whole day in the town of Banos, resting and gaining strength before a new climb. Someone went fishing, someone - on waterfalls. Today we leave for Chimborazo ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, Guide of the 7  Summits Club: Yesterday our group spent a whole day in the town of Banos, resting and gaining strength before a new climb. Someone went fishing, someone - on waterfalls. Today we leave for Chimborazo ...

 

 

 

Summit. Olga Rumiantseva's group climbed to the top of Ilinica Norte. PHOTO

Today our group, all participants and  guide, made an ascent to our second volcano - Ilinica Norte ...           read more

Today our group, all participants and  guide, made an ascent to our second volcano - Ilinica Norte ...

 

 

 

 

 

Group of Artem Rostovtsev acclimatized already on the slopes of Chimborazo. PHOTO

Artem Rostovtsev,  a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello everyone! The group "Ecuador avant-garde", after climbing the rocks under the snow and rain, slightly adjusted the plans. Yesterday we moved to the shelter at Chimborazo with two ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev,  a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Hello everyone! The group "Ecuador avant-garde", after climbing the rocks under the snow and rain, slightly adjusted the plans. Yesterday we moved to the shelter at Chimborazo with two goals. We wanted to spend the night high, and therefore more effectively acclimatized. And we wanted to make sure that the forecasts of heavy snowfalls do not lie. The second question we have closed yet at the entrance-approach. That's it - snow is in abundance, the mountain has not seen it for more than 10 years. There is a path  only up to 5600. With the first task, we also coped, 8 hours of sleep-half-asleep passed at altitude. Now we are going down to rest in Baños.

 

 The shelters are empty, there are no daredevils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of Olga Rumyantseva from the ascent on Ruka Pichinchu

Today, all the members of our group, in the conditions of total fog and approaching thunderstorm, climbed onto the volcano Ruku Pichincha. We did not find snow there. Apparently, Artem's group carried it all away ...       ... read more

Today, all the members of our group, in the conditions of total fog and approaching thunderstorm, climbed onto the volcano Ruku Pichincha. We did not find snow there. Apparently, Artem's group carried it all away ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artem Rostovtsev on the ascent of the group and on Ruka Pichinchu and a meeting with colleagues

Hello, Seven Summits! Yesterday we went to the home volcano of the capital of Ecuador, Ruku Pichincha. Thus, we took the first step towards the main goal of the trip - the volcano Chimborazo. Precipitation here is already the second month ... read more

Hello, Seven Summits! Yesterday we went to the home volcano of the capital of Ecuador, Ruku Pichincha. Thus, we took the first step towards the main goal of the trip - the volcano Chimborazo. Precipitation here is already the second month of regular, we were spared only on the rise up. At the top there was snow, and all the way down - pouring rain. On the way up we observed the finish of the local “vertical kilometer”. The winner was Carl Egloff, world celebrity, the record holder in the high-speed ascents on Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro, which we have written on our site Gornyashka ...

 

 

Olga Rumyantseva from the capital of Ecuador: our group met in Quito

Olga Rumyantseva: Our group today finally met in Quito. Tomorrow we set out on the tracks of the Artem Rostovtsev group. And today - acquaintance with the city and each other ...               read more

Olga Rumyantseva: Our group today finally met in Quito. Tomorrow we set out on the tracks of the Artem Rostovtsev group. And today - acquaintance with the city and each other ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group of Artem Rostovtsev made their first climb in Ecuador - on Rucu Pichinchu

Photos from Artem Rostovtsev. Today the group, led by the guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev, performed a heroic ascent to Ruka Pichinchu. The ascent took place in severe weather conditions. Details will be later from Artem ... read more

Photos from Artem Rostovtsev. Today the group, led by the guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev, performed a heroic ascent to Ruka Pichinchu. The ascent took place in severe weather conditions. Details will be later from Artem himself ...