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Lilia Fedorova about climbing Orizaba, the highest volcano in North America, 5636 m, Mexico

I made it!!! I can't even believe it myself! Mount Orizaba (5636 m) is taken!!! I returned from heaven to earth (from Mexico) and finally had the strength and time to tell. On November 6, starting at 2 a.m., our team of 11 people, led by ... read more

I made it!!!  I can't even believe it myself! Mount Orizaba (5636 m) is taken!!! I returned from heaven to earth (from Mexico) and finally had the strength and time to tell. On November 6, starting at 2 a.m., our team of 11 people, led by the super-guides of the 7 Summits Club, climbed Mount Orizaba from a height of 4700 m.

It's very cool to be above the clouds. Nature is majestic, powerful and magnificent, and you are a grain of sand. It is difficult to convey in censored words how hard it was, mountain sickness (although we were acclimatized from November 1), a very long, steep, hard snow climb (we walked with a rope, in crampons with ice axes). Even experienced climbers said that physically it was easier on Elbrus, because there was a place to sit down to rest.

When I realized that I could no longer lift my legs, I asked them to drill me into the snow with an ice pick and pick me up on the way back, but - it is impossible, they said there is not much left, we need to walk!

 I got to the top only thanks to the guides, namely:

- Sergey Larin, who was always there, managed, supported and helped, while he managed to keep trek of the whole team;

- Julio, the local guide, who took my backpack;

- and also to the spouse who started all this, provided and prepared;

- to the daughter who said, "Mom, you have to walk";

- and to everyone I love!

 I don't know if I'm ready for such madness yet?  But I had to get out of my comfort zone, everyday life and shake myself up. I was somehow offended by the phrase: "There are a lot of smart people, but there are few brave ones"!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Siafu" successfully climbed Orizaba volcano

Boris Egorov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Mexico: Hello everyone from Mexico! 11 climbers went out to climb today and all of them reached the top of Orizaba. The ascent took from 4.5 to 8 hours for different team members. At the ... read more

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

 Hello everyone from Mexico! 11 climbers went out to climb today and all of them reached the top of Orizaba. The ascent took from 4.5 to 8 hours for different team members. At the top, we had a 360-degree view of the whole of Mexico and a stunning huge crater.  That was cool!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Siafu" ascended to the assault camp of the Orizaba volcano

Boris Egorov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Mexico: Meanwhile, traffic on Orizaba continues. Now the whole team has moved to the assault camp at an altitude of 4700m. The transition took about 2 hours, which is pretty fast! Here ... read more

Boris Egorov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Mexico:  Meanwhile, traffic on Orizaba continues.  Now the whole team has moved to the assault camp at an altitude of 4700m.  The transition took about 2 hours, which is pretty fast!  Here we also held small classes on moving with rope, using crampons and an ice axe. At night we go out to storm the summit!

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Siafu" climbed on the top of the volcano La Malincha

Sergey Larin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Mexico: Yesterday our group drove to a height of 3100m, to a comfortable base on the slope of La Malinche. On the way, visiting the famous Cholula Pyramid. Today we went to the ... read more

Sergey Larin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Mexico:

Yesterday our group drove to a height of 3100m, to a comfortable base on the slope of La Malinche. On the way, visiting the famous Cholula Pyramid. Today we went to the acclimatization climb. The task of climbing to the top was not set, however, 8 out of 12 people successfully climbed La Malinche (4420 meters). The rest of the participants also did a good job, gained more than 1000 meters. This is a good result for an acclimatization exit. At this time, the second guide of the team, Boris Egorov, went up to the Orizaba base camp to prepare everything for the reception of the group for the next ascent.

 

 

 

 

A group of the 7 Summits Club called "Siafu" begins its journey through Mexico

Sergey Larin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Mexico: Hello, 7 Summits! The Siafu group's trip to Orizaba begins. The team took the name back in February of this year. The first part of the group arrived in Mexico City and actively ... read more

Sergey Larin, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Mexico:  Hello, 7 Summits! The Siafu group's trip to Orizaba begins. The team took the name back in February of this year. The first part of the group arrived in Mexico City and actively participated in the celebration of the Day of the Dead, which is now celebrated in Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Mikhail Dedyukhin and Marina Vagina climbed Orizaba volcano

News from Mexico from the slopes of Orizaba (5700 m). The climbing season continues not only in Nepal. Mikhail Dedyukhin and Marina Vagina made a successful blitz ascent on the highest volcano on the North American continent and the highest ... read more

News from Mexico from the slopes of Orizaba (5700 m). The climbing season continues not only in Nepal. Mikhail Dedyukhin and Marina Vagina made a successful blitz ascent on the highest volcano on the North American continent and the highest peak in Mexico - Orizaba (5700 m). According to unverified data, the crater of the volcano of Orizaba is the most beautiful of all the “Seven volcanoes”! To check, you need to climb all seven yourself. Despite the fact that they had to freeze a little on the mountain, the climbers liked everything very much. Everything was great! The guide is great! We congratulate the heroes on their next achievement and wish them new heights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" successfully climbed the Orizaba volcano

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" sends greetings from the top of Mount Orizaba! The weather was amazing. All members are in a great mood! At the moment, we are starting the descent. Guide Alexander Dorojukov. read more

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" sends greetings from the top of Mount Orizaba! The weather was amazing. All members are in a great mood! At the moment, we are starting the descent. Guide Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" climbed to the assault camp of the Orizaba volcano

Hello everyone from Mexico! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" went up to the assault camp. The weather forecast is good, we hope that it will not change. Conditions of all members are excellent, we will climb the summit of ... read more

 

Hello everyone from Mexico! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" went up to the assault camp. The weather forecast is good, we hope that it will not change. Conditions of all members are excellent, we will climb the summit of Orizaba at night. Wish us good luck! Guide Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double Two" climbed to the base camp of Orizaba

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov from Mexico: Hello from Mexico! The group "Double Two" today went up to the base camp of Orizaba, then we walked to an altitude of 4500m. The mountain is more covered in snow compared to ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Dorojukov from Mexico:

Hello from Mexico! The group "Double Two" today went up to the base camp of Orizaba, then we walked to an altitude of 4500m. The mountain is more covered in snow compared to January, there are waterfalls and even ice on the approach to the assault camp.

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Double two" began its journey through Mexico

Hello everyone from Mexico! Today, the group "Double Two" arrived in the capital of Mexico City. We walked around the city, saw the local sights of the city, listened to local musicians. In general, we are preparing for the ascent. Guide ... read more

Hello everyone from Mexico! Today, the group "Double Two" arrived in the capital of Mexico City. We walked around the city, saw the local sights of the city, listened to local musicians. In general, we are preparing for the ascent. Guide Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club EKSMO climbed Mount Orizaba in bad weather conditions

Alex Abramov from Mexico: So, the ascent on the Peak Orizaba took place. 8 members of the EKSMO team reached the top in bad weather. The hard climb lasted 15 hours. At the end of the day it began to snow, and we were caught in the rain ... read more

Alex Abramov from Mexico: So, the ascent on the Peak Orizaba took place. 8 members of the EKSMO team reached the top in bad weather. The hard climb lasted 15 hours. At the end of the day it began to snow, and we were caught in the rain below. But we did it! The whole team is already resting in the city of Puebla. We invite everyone to join us at Orizaba in February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The team of the 7 Summits Club EKSMO climbed Mount Sierra Negra for acclimatization

Alexander Abramov from Mexico: Today is a significant day for the EKSMO team. We reached the mountains. Today we made an ascent on the peak of Sierra Negra. The whole team in a single rush climbed to the top of 4600 m. This is a good ... read more

Alexander Abramov from Mexico: Today is a significant day for the EKSMO team. We reached the mountains. Today we made an ascent on the peak of Sierra Negra. The whole team in a single rush climbed to the top of 4600 m. This is a good acclimatization. All day Orizaba was covered with clouds. And so, in the evening, the summit was opened. Tomorrow the team goes to spend the night in the Base camp at an altitude of 4100 m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club has arrived in Mexico. This is the EKSMO team

Alex Abramov from Mexico: Today, a new team of climbers on Orizaba arrived in Mexico City. This is the EKSMO team.There was a delay at the airport with passports, but then everyone cheerfully went on a tour of the old city. Even ate the ... read more

Alex Abramov from Mexico: Today, a new team of climbers on Orizaba arrived in Mexico City. This is the EKSMO team.There was a delay at the airport with passports, but then everyone cheerfully went on a tour of the old city. Even ate the famous tacos. Everyone is happy that they were able to escape from coronavirus Moscow. True, to coronavirus Mexico City. There are plenty of police everywhere. Restaurants are closed. But we are not discouraged. Everyone liked the night Mexico City and Lyuba Ivanova's excursion.

Tomorrow there will be a trip around the city, through the paintings of moralist artists. And move to Puebla. On the way, we will visit the largest pyramid in Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Members of the 7 Summits Club group led by Alexander Abramov successfully climbed the Orizaba volcano

The group of the 7 Summits Club led by Alexander Abramov climbed the highest peak in Mexico, the highest volcano in North America, Mount Orizaba (5700 meters). The climbers reached the summit at 9-30 local time, which is 18-30 Moscow time. ... read more

The group of the 7 Summits Club led by Alexander Abramov climbed the highest peak in Mexico, the highest volcano in North America, Mount Orizaba (5700 meters). The climbers reached the summit at 9-30 local time, which is 18-30 Moscow time. The team: Julia Yatsuta, Julia Urozhaeva, Ivan Bejanov, Nastya Lazebnik and Vitaly Sorochenkov. The climbers successfully overcame the strong wind and frost. Our Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most persistent members of the team of the 7 Summits Club will try to climb Orizaba on the second attempt

Alex Abramov from Mexico: It's 15: 00 local time. Our team of 6 people again goes to storm Orizaba. The wind is weakening. Our group: Alex Abramov, Julia Yatsuta, Julia Urozhaeva, Ivan Bejanov, Nastya Lazebnikh, Vitaly Sorochenkov. The wind ... read more

Alex Abramov from Mexico: It's 15: 00 local time. Our team of 6 people again goes to storm Orizaba. The wind is weakening. Our group: Alex Abramov, Julia Yatsuta, Julia Urozhaeva, Ivan Bejanov, Nastya Lazebnikh, Vitaly Sorochenkov. The wind should ease by nightfall. This is our plan. We took  for each member a local guide. A total of 4 local guides and me - Abramov. Plus 6 porters. And we are going to spend a night in camp 4700, then, according to the plan, at 3:30 in the morning, we will start to climb. We must go to Orizaba and descend quickly. The team should already arrive at the airport and fly home at 1 a.m. next day. We have a very ambitious plan!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first attempt to climb Mount Orizaba by the team of the 7 Summits Club was stopped by a strong wind

Alex Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, guide of the group from Mexico: Today, the team of the 7 Summits Club ("friends of Fyodor Konyukhov") reached a height of 5100m in a hurricane wind. The wind had a speed of 75 km per hour. All ... read more

Alex Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, guide of the group from Mexico:

Today, the team of the 7 Summits Club ("friends of Fyodor Konyukhov") reached a height of 5100m in a hurricane wind. The wind had a speed of 75 km per hour. All night the wind tore the tents at 4600. And in the base camp, all the tents just flew through the air, broke half of them. Dust clogged everywhere. Tomorrow, the team plans a second assault attempt. Wish us luck!