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Vasily Shakhnovsky's film about the ascent to Ojos del Salado. High Class!

30 January 2018 the group of climbers of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the highest volcano on our planet Mount Ojos del Salado.  This peak height of 6893 meters is located in the unique natural features of the area - Atacama desert. In ... read more

30 January 2018 the group of climbers of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the highest volcano on our planet Mount Ojos del Salado.  This peak height of 6893 meters is located in the unique natural features of the area - Atacama desert. In the groupe there was 9 participants, among them Vasily Shakhnovsky with closest friends…

 

Pictures from the ascent on Ojos del Salado by Vasily Shakhnovsky

On 29 January, a large group of  the 7 Summits Club under the leadership of guides of Sergey Larin and Artem Rostovtsev climbed to the top of the highest volcano in the world Mount Ojos del Salado. Among the participants was Vasily ... read more

On 29 January, a large group of  the 7 Summits Club under the leadership of guides of Sergey Larin and Artem Rostovtsev climbed to the top of the highest volcano in the world Mount Ojos del Salado. Among the participants was Vasily Shakhnovsky, in the company of close friends. We present here the photos posted him on Facebook…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and a short report about the ascent of the second group on Ojos del Salado

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Yesterday, a group of "Check and mate" (who called us?), all members stood on the top of Ojos Del Salado. All who went up, all got the summit. Nine persons, all together, in unison, not ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club:

Yesterday, a group of "Check and mate" (who called us?), all members stood on the top of Ojos Del Salado. All who went up, all got the summit. Nine persons, all together, in unison, not separately. Even some short period of acclimatization did not affect our movement to the top of the highest volcano in the world. By midnight we dropped all climbed 6900 m and have returned to Copiapo.

 Best regards from Atacama!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The first group of the 7 summits Club climbed to the top of Ojos del Salado.

  Hello! Here is Alexander Abramov, the expedition Ojos del Salado. Today, 28 January, our first group of 12 people reached the summit, under the leadership of three guides – Alexander Abramov, Ivan Dusharin and Victor Yershov. ... read more

 

Hello! Here is Alexander Abramov, the expedition Ojos del Salado. Today, 28 January, our first group of 12 people reached the summit, under the leadership of three guides – Alexander Abramov, Ivan Dusharin and Victor Yershov.  12 people made the ascent on Ojos del Salado. Two – to the edge of the crater, and 10 people to the top of Ojos del Salado. You can congratulate us – it is a very good result. Maybe never as many people do not come to the top, I mean Russian, of course.

Waiting for tomorrow's result, for the second group, in which 12 people too must climb the summit. Weather, it is strange, is good. But let's see what happens on the descent.

 

 We are almost done, tomorrow we go to sea. In Copiapo. Bye!

 

 

Artem Rostovtsev from the expedition on Ojos del Salado: today we did an acclimatization climb to the top of Mount San Francisco

    Hello, Seven Summits! Here Atacama says,  by voice of Artem     Rostovtsev. We have a second day standing at Laguna Verde.  And we made two acclimatization outings. Yesterday we went to the slopes of the ... read more

 

  Hello, Seven Summits! Here Atacama says,  by voice of Artem     Rostovtsev. We have a second day standing at Laguna Verde.  And we made two acclimatization outings. Yesterday we went to the slopes of the mountain Mulas Muertas... Today we had an amazing rise to the top of Mount San Francisco. Weather, pah-pah-pah, is getting better. Wind is calmer.

Yesterday we had a tornado swept through the camp.  It took a camera, broke the tripod and damaged the camera.

And even the wind was trying to destroy our tent-dining room. Lucky there were people inside. We kept it and even quickly repaired a damaged racks.

As for people conditions, all are doing well.

Tomorrow on the program we moved to the camp Atacama, on 5300.  And again, we act together with our first group of Alex Abramov, traveling through the Atacama.  The objectives are the same as ours - Ojos del Salado.

Hi to all, from hot and dry Atacama!

 

 

 

Summit! Group of Alexander Abramov has climbed to the top of San Francisco for acclimatization

Hello! Alexander Abramov from the expedition Ojos del Salado. Today our team went by car to the Pass of San Francisco. And then we scored a height of about 200 metres over rough terrain, rock almost. After that, we continued the ascent on ... read more

Hello! Alexander Abramov from the expedition Ojos del Salado. Today our team went by car to the Pass of San Francisco. And then we scored a height of about 200 metres over rough terrain, rock almost. After that, we continued the ascent on foot. It was climbing for the purpose of acclimatization therefore part of the group reached to a height of 5800. And some have climbed to the top of San Francisco. Actually, this is the first ascent this year of the 7 Summits Club on sixthousander. San Francisco  has height 6015 or 6016 metres. A strong wind blew, I did not even recall such strong wind.

 But, nevertheless, four members ascended. This is Alexander Abramov, Christina Putintseva, Alexey Balakin and Alexander Popov. On the descent we have one car wouldn't start. Well, as a result, tomorrow we have a day of rest ....

 

 

 

 

The second group of Ojos del Salado completed the program at Laguna Rosa to catch up with the first group. PHOTOS

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Group Ojos "numero dos". We spent two nights at Laguna Santa Rosa (3670). Yesterday we did an acclimatization trip on the mountain Seven brothers. A strong wind could not blow us out, but the ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Group Ojos "numero dos". We spent two nights at Laguna Santa Rosa (3670). Yesterday we did an acclimatization trip on the mountain Seven brothers. A strong wind could not blow us out, but the top was not allowed. We were satisfied with a first smsll summit, the youngest of the brothers.

Now we move to our next camp at Laguna Verde...

 

In this group, the crew of the First Russian channel, headed by Valdis Pelsh works ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The expedition to Ojos del Salado reached camp Laguna Verde. Post By Alexander Abramov

Hello! Alexander Abramov from the expedition Ojos del Salado. Today our first group of 18 people arrived in probably the most beautiful place of the Atacama desert, Laguna Verde. For this we had to package the whole camp at Laguna Rosa, to ... read more

Hello! Alexander Abramov from the expedition Ojos del Salado. Today our first group of 18 people arrived in probably the most beautiful place of the Atacama desert, Laguna Verde. For this we had to package the whole camp at Laguna Rosa, to say goodbye to the flamingos. And then two and a half hours we were traveling by car on a very dusty road. Thank God, no one wheel is broke. And here we are at Laguna Verde.

Here our advance team has already put us in large tents Red Fox, four by six, the dining room and the same... for the kitchen.

We brought everything, we have a huge amount of food, water, gas. We currently employ three chefs. Anyway, all is well. Tomorrow we will begin the program in Laguna Verde.

 Everyone feels so good. The height is almost four and a half thousand meters.

Bye!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A message from Alexander Abramov on the progress of our huge expedition to Ojos del Salado

Hello! Here is Alexander Abramov from the expedition Ojos del Salado. We now have two groups. The first group today went to the camp Lagoon Rosa. We have 18 PAX  in the first group this year, including guides. And we are waiting for ... read more

Hello! Here is Alexander Abramov from the expedition Ojos del Salado. We now have two groups. The first group today went to the camp Lagoon Rosa. We have 18 PAX  in the first group this year, including guides. And we are waiting for the second group, in which  is 12 people and the TV-crew of the First Russian Channel.

 The atmosphere here is great, Laguna Rosa is a very beautiful lake...

Here we have three cooks who are perfectly cooked. All from Moscow: Kristina Putintseva, Lena Abramova, Tanya Jalovchak...

In our expedition we are three guide:  Alexander Abramov, Ivan Dusharin and Victor Yershov. This is the first team. Two days later we are waiting for Sergey Larin with the second team.

Bye! Everything is gorgeous!

 

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The 7 Summits Club congratulates our leader, the President, Alexander Abramov! Happy birthday!

Preparations for the expedition on Ojos del Salado is such hard work that we wish this indefatigable man a big strength and patience!       When you reached the top, you reached happiness... not there is in front not only ... read more

Preparations for the expedition on Ojos del Salado is such hard work that we wish this indefatigable man a big strength and patience!

 

 

 

When you reached the top, you reached happiness... not there is in front not only  descent and rest - ahead of the new summits. We wish to keep for years this state of happiness! To health allow also easy to change countries and continents! And to return to Moscow full of strength and energy!

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov: I once brought myself to such a formula, however, is now in some doubt: "We go to the mountains not to think about the meaning of life." When going to the mountains, I think: "wow, it's been difficult to gather, there are so many things not done" in the plane, even some things I remember... But you wake up in the morning, look out the window, see the mountains and think: how nice that I'm here, and all that was before the ant running – someone didn't call, someone warned someone of money some have ... Well, nothing, will wait. The mountains are just the place where you were supposed to get...