Alex Abramov: Briefly about the results of the Manaslu expedition and plans of the 7 Summits Club

  Alexander Abramov from Nepal: I want to sum up the results of the expedition Manaslu -2017. It was held in preparation for the expedition Everest 2018. All participants, all 9 people and all the Sherpas in the amount of 8 people (in ... read more

 

Alexander Abramov from Nepal: I want to sum up the results of the expedition Manaslu -2017.

It was held in preparation for the expedition Everest 2018. All participants, all 9 people and all the Sherpas in the amount of 8 people (in total 17 people) under the leadership of Alexander Abramov has climbed to the top of Manaslu. The weather was great. For Alexander Abramov  it is the 12th ascent on eightthousander peaks: Manaslu -1 times, Cho Oyu 3 times, Everest 8 times.

Already there are participants in the fall for Manaslu 2018. Also from 1 July 2018, we planned an expedition to Gasherbrum-2 in Pakistan. And in an expedition to Everest 2018, 19 people have already written. Life goes on! As always, the 7 Summits Club is a leader in the organization of expeditions to the mountains 8000+ meters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three videos from Manaslu

Expedition Manaslu successfully completed. View three videos about how it was all...                 read more

Expedition Manaslu successfully completed.

View three videos about how it was all...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The whole team is in the base camp! You can congratulate!!! 29 PHOTOS FROM MANASLU!

The second group headed by Alexander Abramov safely descended to the base camp. All the expedition on Manaslu came to an end, with 100 percent success. Congratulations to all participants! Congratulations to the leader and guides! ... read more

The second group headed by Alexander Abramov safely descended to the base camp. All the expedition on Manaslu came to an end, with 100 percent success. Congratulations to all participants! Congratulations to the leader and guides! Congratulations to our associate team of Sherpas! Tomorrow the group will descend into Samagaon and then by helicopter to Kathmandu. Waiting in Moscow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The second group climbed Mount Manaslu and goes down to the base camp

Alexander Abramov from Manaslu slopes: Hello! This is Abramov Alexander. We have already gone down from the top! About six o'clock in the morning, Nepal time, today our second team (Abramov, Igor Smirnov and Zigmunt Berdychovsky) have ... read more

Alexander Abramov from Manaslu slopes: Hello! This is Abramov Alexander. We have already gone down from the top! About six o'clock in the morning, Nepal time, today our second team (Abramov, Igor Smirnov and Zigmunt Berdychovsky) have climbed on the top of Manaslu. Also with us there were two Sherpas - Dorji and Muntuk. Astounding  summit! It all is very beautiful. We have risen directly at the moment when there was the sunrise.

Now seven o'clock in the morning, we have already gone down to the fourth camp, assault camp. Very quickly we gather and we go down. We hope to be in the base camp today. Thus … yet I will tell nothing … congratulate only below. So far we are working at route. So far all participants of our expedition, eight Sherpas and eleven climbers have visited top. Good result? How do you consider? All, so long!

 

Photos from the top - from the first our group of Manaslu expedition

Manaslu peak is a snow cornice, so the total photo can not  be done. On 27 September, the group of the 7 Summits Club was there ...                         read more

Manaslu peak is a snow cornice, so the total photo can not  be done. On 27 September, the group of the 7 Summits Club was there ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The first group climbed Mount Manaslu - all 12 people

Alexander Abramov  from Manaslu slopes: Hello! Today at 7-30 in the morning on the Nepalese time, the first group of  the 7 Summits Club, all 12 people, has climbed on Manaslu's top. These are six Sherpas plus Sergey Larin (Head), ... read more

Alexander Abramov  from Manaslu slopes: Hello! Today at 7-30 in the morning on the Nepalese time, the first group of  the 7 Summits Club, all 12 people, has climbed on Manaslu's top. These are six Sherpas plus Sergey Larin (Head), Volodya Kotlyar, Artem Rostovtsev, Karina Mezova, Alexey Safonov and Vasily Shakhnovsky. All together!  Now they begin descent. Let's not congratulate yet, we will congratulate in the base camp. The second team is climbing up under the leadership of Abramov Alexander. They are Igor Smirnov, Zigmunt Berdychovsky and two Sherpas - now they leave the third camp for  the fourth camp, they go towards to the first team and at night they will make a summit bid. So far the weather (fie, fie, fie) is ideal. All, bye!

 

The plan to capture the summit of Manaslu is ready, the first group has already moved to camp 1. PHOTO and VIDEO

Alexander Abramov, head of the expedition to Manaslu, from the base camp: News of the expedition "Manaslu 2017 – 7 Summits Club".   The secret plan of the ascent is made up. Yesterday Andrei Volkov, Andrey Mareyev and Roman Bryk ... read more

Alexander Abramov, head of the expedition to Manaslu, from the base camp:

News of the expedition "Manaslu 2017 – 7 Summits Club".

 

The secret plan of the ascent is made up. Yesterday Andrei Volkov, Andrey Mareyev and Roman Bryk joined us. They plan to climb Manaslu without oxygen. So, now we have 3 teams. Today the first team of 6 members and 6 Sherpas went to the ascent. Plan: today - camp 1. Tomorrow - Camp 3. The day after tomorrow - Camp 4 and at night – a summit bid. Everyone climbs with oxygen. The group is headed by Sergey Larin.  With guides Volodya Kotlyar and Artem Rostovtsev. The second group goes the same way with one day of displacement. 2 members, one guide (Abramov) and 2 Sherpa.

Today the first group was seeing off.

 

The weather is damp at the bottom. The first group is already in camp 1. They say there is a sun. Tomorrow we will go to the sun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS from the base camp. The team of 7 Summits Club prepares for a summit assault

Alexander Abramov, the head of expedition to Manaslu, from the base camp:  Expedition news  of "Manaslu 2017 – 7 Summits Club".   We have endured 2 days of continuous rain in comfortable conditions of the base camp, ... read more

Alexander Abramov, the head of expedition to Manaslu, from the base camp: 

Expedition news  of "Manaslu 2017 – 7 Summits Club".

 

We have endured 2 days of continuous rain in comfortable conditions of the base camp,  with pleasure. We have given training classes in the oxygen equipment. And also we played guitar, dried things.

Today there is a starlit night.

We hope for good weather tomorrow. We will dry up everything and the day after tomorrow we leave on a summit assault…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expedition to Manaslu in Artem Rostovtsev's video topics

Our team under the leadership of Alex Abramov has gone down to the base camp after acclimatization exit to the camp 2 on 6300. Here they should wait the bad weather period, and then to decide what to do next. For now you watch video of two ... read more

Our team under the leadership of Alex Abramov has gone down to the base camp after acclimatization exit to the camp 2 on 6300. Here they should wait the bad weather period, and then to decide what to do next. For now you watch video of two previous days …

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club is down to the base camp of Manaslu after exit on 6300. PHOTOS and VIDEO

Alexander Abramov, the head of expedition to Manaslu, from the base camp:  Expedition news "Manaslu 2017 – 7 Summits Club".   In the last 3 days our team finished acclimatization. Knowing that bad weather begins from the ... read more

Alexander Abramov, the head of expedition to Manaslu, from the base camp: 

Expedition news "Manaslu 2017 – 7 Summits Club".

 

In the last 3 days our team finished acclimatization. Knowing that bad weather begins from the evening of 20th of September and in 3 days more than 1 meter of snow will drop out, our team has carried out by accelerated tempo acclimatization. We have spent  a night on the notorious Camp 2, at 6300 m which has claimed the lives of 22 people in 2008. We spent a night with avalanche equipment in tents. Also we have estimated way from the Camp 1 to the Camp 2 as very dangerous. It passes on icefall where places through cracks have thrown ladders. Now we have an evening. In the base camp there is pouring rain. We pray for snow because  it is not so wet...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day of rest. Team of the 7 Summits Club is in the base camp of Manaslu. Photo and video

Alexander Abramov, head of the expedition to Manaslu, from the base camp: News of the expedition "Manaslu 2017 – 7 Summits Club".   Today there was a day of rest for members of our expedition. Tomorrow we are going for ... read more

Alexander Abramov, head of the expedition to Manaslu, from the base camp:

News of the expedition "Manaslu 2017 – 7 Summits Club".

 

Today there was a day of rest for members of our expedition. Tomorrow we are going for acclimatization to Camp 2. This is at 6400m. And today we conducted exercises on search in an avalanche with the use of avalanche sensors. Sergei Larin presented the theory and conducted practical training. Members found all the hidden sensors. The fact is that Camp 2 is in an avalanche place. In 2008, 22 people died there from an avalanche. In 2012 - 16. Therefore, all climbers will sleep with avalanche sensors with snow probes and shovels in the tent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club went down to base camp Manaslu after the first acclimatization outing. PHOTO and VIDEO

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition on Manaslu from the base camp: News of the expedition "Manaslu 2017 - 7 Summits Club".   Today our team went down from the first outing to the camp 1, located at the altitude of 5600m. ... read more

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition on Manaslu from the base camp:

News of the expedition "Manaslu 2017 - 7 Summits Club".

 

Today our team went down from the first outing to the camp 1, located at the altitude of 5600m. Road to camp is going along an open glacier, completely broken. But everywhere are fixed ropes. The overnight in the camp 1 was successful. The camp is very comfortable and safe. The camp has a large kitchen and dining tents with tables and chairs. In the morning the people were in euphoria, all stood on the ears. The mood of the team is excellent. The next day we go to camp 2 at 6400 m, to acclimatize. Everything is fine. All people are healthy and vigorous. The weather is perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sun after bad weather! The team on the ice training. VIDEO AND PHOTO

Alexander Abramov,  leader of the expedition on Manaslu from the base camp: News of the expedition "Manaslu 2017 - 7 Summits Club".   Today there was the first really Sunny day. We saw the summit of Manaslu!!!  We decided to ... read more

Alexander Abramov,  leader of the expedition on Manaslu from the base camp:

News of the expedition "Manaslu 2017 - 7 Summits Club".

 

Today there was the first really Sunny day. We saw the summit of Manaslu!!!  We decided to conduct the ice training. Also members of the expedition prepared  to leave we did the gear check. Early tomorrow morning we're going for to the Camp 1. All people are fed and healthy. In the evenings, the menu includes French wine and cheese.

After that there is excellent sleep. )))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the night the storm struck the base camp. Information from Alexander Abramov. VIDEO AND PHOTO

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition on Manaslu from base camp:  News of the expedition "Manaslu 2017 - 7 Summits Club".   Today there  was a  nightmare night.  Wet snow  knocked down tents, broken ... read more

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition on Manaslu from base camp:

 News of the expedition "Manaslu 2017 - 7 Summits Club".

 

Today there  was a  nightmare night.  Wet snow  knocked down tents, broken the tent where Sherpas live, broken tent-sauna. Dr. Larin’s tent collapsed and crushed him with snow, so he thought that is an avalanche. All night we spentt, knocking the snow from  inside, dumping snow and save tents from destruction.

In the morning it was raining. But after breakfast  the sun was out and we were able to organize the Puja - opening  ceremony of the base camp. The tents are all restored. Our camp is a very comfortable. Tomorrow we will have training on ice. The next day - the first exit to the camp 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our team climbed to the base camp. According to tradition, this is the best base camp!

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition on Manaslu from base camp: News of the expedition of the 7 summits Club on Manaslu 2017. Today the team of the 7 summits Club moved to the Base Camp. Height - 4800. Our Sherpas did their best ... read more

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition on Manaslu from base camp:

News of the expedition of the 7 summits Club on Manaslu 2017.

Today the team of the 7 summits Club moved to the Base Camp. Height - 4800. Our Sherpas did their best and built a great camp, just super. Tomorrow I will send photos of the camp, and now sent our travel notes. We're all OK!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch unique pictures from our expedition on Manaslu! Tomorrow we go to base camp

 Alexander Abramov, the head of the Manaslu expedition, from Samagaun village:   News of the expedition Manaslu 2017 - the 7 Summits Club. Today it was a great day. We met a Horse-a Centipede! We walked to the monastery at 4050m ... read more

 Alexander Abramov, the head of the Manaslu expedition, from Samagaun village:

 

News of the expedition Manaslu 2017 - the 7 Summits Club.

Today it was a great day. We met a Horse-a Centipede! We walked to the monastery at 4050m for acclimatization. The views were so fantastic, see below!

Tomorrow we go to the Base camp of Manaslu. Wait for new stories…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 summits Club started acclimatization at the foot of Manaslu. PHOTO AND VIDEO

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition Manaslu, from Samagaun village: Diary of the expedition to Manaslu 2017 - the 7 summits Club.   Today morning started with the screaming on the street. At first I thought that there is ... read more

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition Manaslu, from Samagaun village:

Diary of the expedition to Manaslu 2017 - the 7 summits Club.

 

Today morning started with the screaming on the street. At first I thought that there is always here in the morning. But when I got up and went outside, it was impossible to pass. The whole yard was crowded with porters, who fought for the right to carry our loads and loads of neighboring expeditions in the Base camp. After Breakfast we met Mingma and Zygmunt. They arrived by helicopter. Now the whole team  is together. And we went on acclimatization up the canyon - to the village of Samdo 3800m. On the way we saw yaks and DZO. Saw the Sherpas are building a new home. And how two Yaks are fighting…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our team successfully flew by helicopter to the village Samagaun

Today the team of 7 summits Club successfully flew by helicopter to the village Samagaun 3500m, at the foot of Mount Manaslu. Here we found several expeditions, the work is in full for shipping packages to the Base Camp.  Amd we met a ... read more

Today the team of 7 summits Club successfully flew by helicopter to the village Samagaun 3500m, at the foot of Mount Manaslu. Here we found several expeditions, the work is in full for shipping packages to the Base Camp.  Amd we met a very pleasant atmosphere of Nepalese village. Our mountain is visible above us. Here we will spend 3 nights and 12th September we are planning to go to Base camp, where we are waiting by our Sherpas and cook. Today the Sherpas went to lift loads to Camp 1 and Camp 2. So that means, the expedition really began. The weather is good. Ropes are  already fixed to the camp 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final day in Kathmandu, leader and the members had a different day. Tomorrow morning - flight to base camp. VIDEO and PHOTO

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition to Manaslu, Kathmandu:   That was my last day in Kathmandu. I'm not swimming, not sunbathing - all day I was getting Internet modem Thuraya IP+. The result  there will be ... read more

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition to Manaslu, Kathmandu:

 

That was my last day in Kathmandu. I'm not swimming, not sunbathing - all day I was getting Internet modem Thuraya IP+. The result  there will be  Internet at the Base camp! Ours! Personally! Only for us. The speed of 444 Kbps / second. Wait for the messages, calls via Skype and photos. Tomorrow at 5:30 in the morning, we fly by helicopter to the Base camp of Manaslu. Onward and upward!

 

 

 

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of 7 summits Club:

New video on the channel Kotlyar adventure in the category “field news”. Short video report from the stupa Bodnath. So I'm starting a series of video diaries of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Manaslu.

 

Mountain spirits or diary of the expedition to Manaslu. Kathmandu, the stupa Bodhnath.

 

 

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of 7 summits Club:

While the leader of the expedition responsibly took care of our online life in the next weeks on the slopes of Manaslu, we wandered around Kathmandu. Excursions, the purchase of forgotten things. Now we look forward to the morning's helicopter flight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A message from Alexander Abramov: the team is ready to depart to the mountains. PHOTOS

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition to Manaslu, from Kathmandu: Today we met the main part of our team. Now almost all expedition climbers are here. Then we gave our personal goods to the helicopter for lifting it to the base ... read more

Alexander Abramov, the leader of the expedition to Manaslu, from Kathmandu:

Today we met the main part of our team. Now almost all expedition climbers are here. Then we gave our personal goods to the helicopter for lifting it to the base camp. We worked for a movie, and simply enjoyed the meeting. And, of course, there was a briefing, where we discussed all the details of the forthcoming difficult climb.