SUMMIT! Russian camp on Aconcagua reports on the successful completion of program for the 4th group

Andrey Berezin, 7 Summits Club guide from Argentina:  On February 19, 2019, the final group of the season in Aconcagua climbed the summit. We came out of the camp Nido de Condores at 2.20, as the next day promised a strong wind (this ... read more

Andrey Berezin, 7 Summits Club guide from Argentina:

 On February 19, 2019, the final group of the season in Aconcagua climbed the summit. We came out of the camp Nido de Condores at 2.20, as the next day promised a strong wind (this is normal for Aconcagua), and at 12.20 days were on top.

 

 

 

 

 

Russian camp on Aconcagua: group El Fuego has completed acclimatization cycle with climb up to 6000 meters

Victor Ershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:  Hello everyone, from Aconcagua, from El Fuego group! Yesterday we went up to our high-altitude camp (Nido de Condores) at 5500 meters. There is now a little warmer and you can ... read more

Victor Ershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:

 Hello everyone, from Aconcagua, from El Fuego group! Yesterday we went up to our high-altitude camp (Nido de Condores) at 5500 meters. There is now a little warmer and you can eat right outdoor, because in the tents are hot. For dinner, for breakfast and lunch thanks to our guide-chef - handyman-all-trades Andrey Berezin!

  We spent here a night, unfortunately, not all slept well, because the height. And in the morning we went for acclimatization on 6000 meters, to camp of Colera. We very quickly went there and back, in just 2.5 hours! And for a couple of hours we returned to the Base camp - Plaza de Mulas where we will accumulate the oxygen and strength to further climb after a day of rest. The forecasts are not good again, so today we went to 6000 meters for better acclimatization. We may have to go  to the summit from 5500 meters - well, let's see, while we hope for the best!

 

 

 

 

 

Russian camp of the 7 Summits Club on Aconcagua: group El Fuego is out on the glacier Horcones nice day!

 Victor Ershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:  Greetings from the group of El Fuego from the slopes of Aconcagua! Today we finally have the sun and we went for a walk on the glacier Horcones, look at penentos ... read more

 Victor Ershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:

 Greetings from the group of El Fuego from the slopes of Aconcagua! Today we finally have the sun and we went for a walk on the glacier Horcones, look at penentos (calgaspors), snow-ice cool forest, very beautiful. Now we have lunch, delicious mushroom soup, red fish and sweet melon. And then we'll visit Miguel in the highest gallery in the world and then just resting.

 

 

 

 

Russian camp of the 7 Summits Club on Aconcagua: El Fuego group climbed to the base camp

Victor Ershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina: Hello from the Russian camp on Aconcagua with 4300m! We finally got here, though! We - this group El Fuego (Lights!), and came quite quickly, just 7 hours and 21 km at 1000m drop ... read more

Victor Ershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:

Hello from the Russian camp on Aconcagua with 4300m! We finally got here, though! We - this group El Fuego (Lights!), and came quite quickly, just 7 hours and 21 km at 1000m drop from camp Confluencia. Great result! And yesterday, in Confluencia we passed successfully medical-check - with all very cool indicators, physicians were surprised. The team members, of course, were tired after two days of difficult walking.  But no worries, tomorrow is a holiday, and finally  internet here it is!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian camp of the 7 Summits Club on Aconcagua: a group of El Fuego comes on route

Victor Ershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina: Greetings from Argentina, from a group of El Fuego! This morning we said goodbye to hot Mendoza and went to the mountains, to the village of Penitentes. On arrival, after we gave ... read more

Victor Ershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:

Greetings from Argentina, from a group of El Fuego! This morning we said goodbye to hot Mendoza and went to the mountains, to the village of Penitentes. On arrival, after we gave things to the mules, we went for a walk to 3100m. Tomorrow we will go to the zone without communication for 2 days, we will go to the Confluence camp. And then we will try the day after tomorrow to come to the Plaza de Mulas, in our cozy Russian camp of the 7 Summits…

 

 

 

 

Group the 7 Summits Club "Aconcagua-3" completes the program in the wine capital of Argentina Mendoza. Awards and congratulations!

Svetlana Kotlyar from Argentina:  Hello 7 Summits Club from the hot Mendoza! The Aconcagua-3 team descended to the exit of the Aconcagua national Park. We checked into the hotel and in the evening we were at a dinner dedicated to our ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar from Argentina:

 Hello 7 Summits Club from the hot Mendoza!

The Aconcagua-3 team descended to the exit of the Aconcagua national Park.

We checked into the hotel and in the evening we were at a dinner dedicated to our ascent.

 Guides of the 7 Summits Club Vladimir Kotlyar, Andrei Berezin and Viktor Ershov  awarded participants that have reached the coveted summit of Aconcagua 6962!

 It's sad to know it's over. This expedition was special. We became friends.

Yesterday there were talks about the brightest moments, laughter through tears, happy smiles, many words of gratitude.

 And today — walks in Mendoza, rafting and visiting local restaurants with tasting the best Argentine wines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diaries of the Russian camp of the 7 Summits Club on Aconcagua. Chronicle of the summit assault

28 Jan.  The final and culminating part of our journey to the Andes and  ascent of Aconcagua begins. Today we leave Plaza de Mulas and again climb to the 5500 camp Nido de Cóndores. The transition took 6 hours, only the ... read more

28 Jan.  The final and culminating part of our journey to the Andes and  ascent of Aconcagua begins.

Today we leave Plaza de Mulas and again climb to the 5500 camp Nido de Cóndores.

The transition took 6 hours, only the weather unlike the previous acclimatization exit - like heaven and earth!  On Nido the sun is shining, a little cool breeze is blowing, almost like on Mulas, maybe a few degrees lower.

 And we waited for another beautiful sunset over Aconcagua, then scattered to the tents and getting ready for bed.

 

29 Jan.  Transfer from Nido de Cóndores to camp Cólera.

 Climb 500 meters, we have overcome that distance in three hours.

The camp Cólera is very beautiful - it is surrounded by picturesque rocks, and closer you can see our goal — the summit of Aconcagua!

Super-guides of the 7 Summits Club prepared chicken soup. At 6000 -  real masterpiece of Alpine cuisine!  We dined in the open air and discussed  upcoming plans for tomorrow.

We went to the tents around 6 PM, we are saving up for the ascent! Start at 2: 30.

 

30 Jan.

Team "Aconcagua-3" consisting of 12 people heroically climbed to the highest point of the two Americas - the summit of Aconcagua 6962!

We left camp Cólera at 4 am, the way to the top took almost 12 hours!

 The weather was excellent: only at the site with the traverse the wind was blowing about 40 mph, but in General, the conditions for climbing were very favorable!

 The last climberss went down to the camp for about 10 PM, all the forces left on the ascent. And in the camp we were waiting for a hot chicken soup prepared by Viktor Ershov.

 We woke up on the morning of January 31 and soon ran down to the Plaza de Mulas! Now we are resting, recuperating and accept your congratulations!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video about climb of Alexander Abramov and Artem Rostovtsev on Aconcagua

 From the video clips sent by Alexander Abramov, we have mounted a small video film. This is the story of how on January 27 he and Artem Rostovtsev climbed to the top of Mount Aconcagua. Details, emotions and colors in the video: ... read more

 From the video clips sent by Alexander Abramov, we have mounted a small video film. This is the story of how on January 27 he and Artem Rostovtsev climbed to the top of Mount Aconcagua.

Details, emotions and colors in the video:

 

 

Photo report on Aconcagua climb of Alexander Abramov and Artem Rostovtsev

On January 27, 2019, Alexander Abramov climbed the highest peak in South America, Mount Aconcagua,  it was a part of “Seven summits in seven months” project. Artem Rostovtsev, also the guide of the 7 Summits Club, was his ... read more

On January 27, 2019, Alexander Abramov climbed the highest peak in South America, Mount Aconcagua,  it was a part of “Seven summits in seven months” project. Artem Rostovtsev, also the guide of the 7 Summits Club, was his climbing partner.  Climbing took place in difficult weather conditions, the summit was not easy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary of the Russian camp on Aconcagua. Group "Aconcagua-3" come out of the base camp for the summit of Aconcagua

Svetlana Kotlyar from Argentina: Hello 7 Summits Club from "Aconcagua-3"!  Yesterday we had a great day of rest here: we had time to sunbathe, and walk to the waterfall, and pass the medical check.  At Plaza de Mulas there is ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar from Argentina:

Hello 7 Summits Club from "Aconcagua-3"!

 Yesterday we had a great day of rest here: we had time to sunbathe, and walk to the waterfall, and pass the medical check.

 At Plaza de Mulas there is almost summer — by 10 am the sun comes out and a cool breeze blows.

 For lunch, our Alpine chef Anya cooked us mushroom soup of real Russian mushrooms, for dinner there was fried potatoes with mushrooms! The team members were thrilled!

 Everyone feels good! Now we have breakfast and prepare to go up. Today again we spend a night at 5500 m in Nido de Cóndores, tomorrow we rise to 6000, and from there we will try to storm the top of Aconcagua!

 Wish us luck!

 

 

 

 

 

Diary of the Russian camp in Aconcagua. Group "Aconcagua-3" rose for a night on Nido de Condores

Svetlana Kotlyar from Argentina: Hello, 7 Summits Club!  Group Aconcagua-3 with you! Yesterday we made quite a difficult marsh up to the camp Nido de Cóndores, gaining more than 1000 m in height. The weather changed.  ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar from Argentina: Hello, 7 Summits Club!  Group Aconcagua-3 with you!

Yesterday we made quite a difficult marsh up to the camp Nido de Cóndores, gaining more than 1000 m in height.

The weather changed.  Already in the morning the summit of our "stone guard" was tightly tightened dark gray clouds, and we were blown by unpleasant wind.

 We left Plaza de Mulas at 10: 00 am, less than three hours before we reached Canada Camp.  And then a strong wind came up, by feelings up to 30-35 km/h, and after a minutes it started to snow.

But even in such difficult conditions the group reached 5500 m in six hours! Our super guides say it's a good time!

  In the upper camp there is a large tent-dining room (“Strong hall”), where we were waiting for hot soup and tea prepared by Andrei Berezin! We settled in large comfortable triple tents, walked around the camp.

In the late afternoon the sun came out and you could see how fast the clouds are running over the top of Aconcagua!

Today we spend a night at a new height and tomorrow we run down to the Plaza de Mulas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary of the Russian camp in Aconcagua. Group "Aconcagua-3": first time above 5 thousand meters!

Svetlana Kotlyar from Argentina: Hello, 7 Summits Club!  There is Aconcagua-3 group:  We continue acclimatization rotation on Aconcagua!  Yesterday we went up to the height of 5000 m to the camp "Canada". We managed it at a ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar from Argentina: Hello, 7 Summits Club!

 There is Aconcagua-3 group:  We continue acclimatization rotation on Aconcagua!

 Yesterday we went up to the height of 5000 m to the camp "Canada". We managed it at a good pace in three hours. There we had lunch, admired the views and went down to our Russian camp on Plaza de Mulas, where we were waiting for a hot dinner.

 The weather is bright sunshine and blue sky!  Tomorrow according to the plan there will be a day of rest and then we will climb to Nido de Condores - 5500 m.

 In the Russian camp there are Russian songs to the guitar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian camp on Aconcagua. Abramov and Rostovtsev are ready to go for the summit

Alexander Abramov from Argentina:  Today  there was a day of rest and preparation for the ascent. Tomorrow morning I and Artem Rostovtsev go to Nido de Condores.  And today we walked through the camps, went to the Studio of ... read more

Alexander Abramov from Argentina:

 Today  there was a day of rest and preparation for the ascent. Tomorrow morning I and Artem Rostovtsev go to Nido de Condores.  And today we walked through the camps, went to the Studio of Miguel.

 There we met a Japanese guide Hiro (Kazuya Hiraide). He brought 86-year-old Yuichiro Miura and his son. Son ascended the summit, but Old Miura would not reach 300 m to the summit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary of the Russian camp in Aconcagua. A new group came to the base camp, where everything was ready for a great rest

Svetlana Kotlyar from the base camp under mount Aconcagua: Greetings from the group "Aconcagua-3" from the base camp Plaza de Mulas!  Yesterday we made a long trek: we gained almost 900 m in height and walked more than 20 km. The whole ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar from the base camp under mount Aconcagua:

Greetings from the group "Aconcagua-3" from the base camp Plaza de Mulas!

 Yesterday we made a long trek: we gained almost 900 m in height and walked more than 20 km. The whole trekking took about 8.5 hours with snacks and rest stops.

We left the Confluence camp at 8: 00 am. Just a couple of minutes the sun came out and warmed with its rays.

Trekking can be divided into two segments: the first,  so-called "frying pan", a fairly long (about 13 km) area of almost flat surface. Second — is the steep  path to the  base camp.

The weather is good. At these altitudes become warmer — the previously frozen streams melted, and several times we were looking through them the crossing.

The idea that the Plaza de Mulas is waiting for us helped made the way warmer! Anya Ershova (mountain chef) and guide Andrey Berezin have prepared everything for our arrival: what could be better than a hot lunch after such a hard day?

 Service at height level: members of the group live in separate tents, we have our own kitchen and a large tent-dining room, where it is warm and cozy to gather together. Food, drinks, vegetables, fruits, sweets - all this in abundance!

 Today, the plan is a small acclimatization walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new group of the 7 Summits Club is already in the national park

Today began the adventures of our team. Having collected all things, in the morning we went to the mountains! Friends, what a beauty here! Majestic Andes of all shades of red and brown against the blue sky-stunning scenery! By lunchtime, we ... read more

Today began the adventures of our team. Having collected all things, in the morning we went to the mountains! Friends, what a beauty here! Majestic Andes of all shades of red and brown against the blue sky-stunning scenery!

By lunchtime, we got to Penitentes, checked into the hotel. Our guides Vladimir Kotlyar  and Viktor Ershov led the first acclimatization  trek to the altitude of 3000 m.

The sun is shining bright, and from the mountains blows soft and cool — perfect conditions for walking!

Team members feel great. Now we are having dinner and gaining strength! Tomorrow we will go to   Confluencia camp at a height of 3400 m, where we will meet again with Alex Abramov and Artem Rostovtsev.

 

 

  The second part of the project "7 summits in 7 months" begins. Today Alexander Abramov and Artem Rostovtsev bought permits for Aconcagua. Tomorrow is the start of the expedition!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Group of the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Aconcagua. Only they reached the top for a week! Congratulations!

Victor Yershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina: We climbed to the top of Aconcagua yesterday!!! Very harsh weather conditions, temperatures down to -40 ° C, strong winds up to 60-70 km / h. But most of the group with guides ... read more

Victor Yershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:

We climbed to the top of Aconcagua yesterday!!! Very harsh weather conditions, temperatures down to -40 ° C, strong winds up to 60-70 km / h. But most of the group with guides Viktor Ershov and Zhenya Staroselsky, 9 people, climbed to the top! A real storm! And we're the only ones in 7 days who could get in. We started from the camp Nido De Condores, 5500 m, and in 16 hours climbed the mountain, and for another 5 hours – went down. Today we have reached the Base - Plaza de Mulas, tomorrow we run to the entrance to the Park and to warm Mendoza!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian camp on Aconcagua. A team of the 7 Summits Club celebrated Orthodox Christmas under the snowfall!

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina: Aloja, dear! Merry Christmas, everyone! We celebrate it at the height of 4400 and we have the right weather, Christmas!  And this is the current situation in the base camp ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:

Aloja, dear! Merry Christmas, everyone! We celebrate it at the height of 4400 and we have the right weather, Christmas!

 And this is the current situation in the base camp Plaza de Mulas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club Las Heras has completed acclimatization rotation on the slopes of Aconcagua

Guide the 7 Summits Club Vladimir Kotlyar from Argentina:  Hello dears!!! Our friendly fighting detachment Las Heras went to 5500 for acclimatization. And we did not just go, and even stayed for the night. The team proved themselves ... read more

Guide the 7 Summits Club Vladimir Kotlyar from Argentina:

 Hello dears!!! Our friendly fighting detachment Las Heras went to 5500 for acclimatization. And we did not just go, and even stayed for the night. The team proved themselves well, went up quick and cheerfully. Advanced team under the leadership of Viktor Ershov and Eugene Staroselsky has climbed for five and a half hours. The rearguard (group of Hedonists) under the leadership of Vladimir Kotlyar ascended in six and a half hours. The acclimatization program has been completed, now we will wait for a weather window and pray for good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian camp on Aconcagua. The team of the 7 Summits Club Las Heras overcame the height of 5000 meters

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Vladimir Kotlyar from Argentina:  Hi, The 7 Summits Club! Group Las Heras continues to acclimatize. The whole group we went to 5000 m. the weather was great, but a little wind blows. The heads of members, of ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Vladimir Kotlyar from Argentina:

 Hi, The 7 Summits Club! Group Las Heras continues to acclimatize. The whole group we went to 5000 m. the weather was great, but a little wind blows. The heads of members, of course, still ache, but this does not prevent us from being on the wave of positive and enjoy the surrounding beauty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian camp on Aconcagua. The team of the 7 Summits Club Las Heros made acclimatization rotation to Horcones

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:  Holidays are holidays, but you can not miss the acclimatization day. Today we walked on the glacier Horcones and went to visit to our friend painter Miguel! And in the ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:

 Holidays are holidays, but you can not miss the acclimatization day. Today we walked on the glacier Horcones and went to visit to our friend painter Miguel! And in the evening we congratulated our Julia on her birthday!