Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent on the Cotopaxi volcano

The group's guide Lyudmila Korobeshko: Hello everyone from Ecuador! From the group "Toropygas and Tortugas". This morning we were standing at the top of Cotopaxi - the highest active volcano in the world! Even yesterday we could hardly ... read more

The group's guide Lyudmila Korobeshko: Hello everyone from Ecuador!  From the group "Toropygas and Tortugas". This morning we were standing at the top of Cotopaxi - the highest active volcano in the world!

Even yesterday we could hardly believe it - when we drove up to the national park of otopaxi, a heavy downpour began and, accordingly, snowfall at the top. The bad weather continued until almost midnight. And in the previous days there were heavy snowfalls.

But our group was lucky - after midnight the snow stopped (all because in Quito we were given change with a few pieces of paper for $ 2). And by dawn, even the clouds parted and the stars appeared. There was still some avalanche danger after the snowfall, but our valiant Ecuadorian guides led us through safe paths. So at 7.30 we were standing at the top, tired but happy.

Now we have arrived in the town of Baňos - the gateway to the jungle. We listen to the murmur of waterfalls and relax in the spa. We are thinking what to do next…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boris Manevich's ascent to Chimborazo was interrupted at an altitude of 5700 meters due to bad weather. Very expressive photos!

News from Ecuador from the slopes of the highest peak - Chimborazo (6310 m)! Today there was a day of the assault for Boris Manevich and guide Franklin. The weather decided to surprise and show how it can be different in Ecuador. This time ... read more

News from Ecuador from the slopes of the highest peak - Chimborazo (6310 m)! Today there was a day of the assault for Boris Manevich and guide Franklin. The weather decided to surprise and show how it can be different in Ecuador. This time there was a lot of snow, wind and snow rain - a fairly common natural phenomenon in Ecuador. Not the most optimal conditions for climbing! Under these conditions, the climbers reached the level of 5700 m . Now they are resting already downstairs. Chimborazo is not an easy peak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! A group of the 7 Summits Club ascended the Iliniza Norte volcano in Ecuador

Hello everyone from Ecuador! This morning our team climbed on the second peak in our Ecuadorian program - Iliniza Norte volcano with a height of 5126m. Yesterday morning we left Quito and arrived at the national park at the foot of the ... read more

Hello everyone from Ecuador! This morning our team climbed on the second peak in our Ecuadorian program - Iliniza Norte volcano with a height of 5126m.  Yesterday morning we left Quito and arrived at the national park at the foot of the mountain. We started from a height of 3900. After lunch we reached the Nuevos Horizontes refuge at 4700. Here we met two Andean wolves here, had a great dinner with special Ecuadorian dishes and went to bed early. Today we left at 5.30. The route was heavily covered with snow, the rocks were icy, but this did not prevent our team from climbing to the top. We were at the highest point at about 9 am.

Now we have come down and settled in one of the old Ecuadorian haciendas. We will prepare for the next ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Boris Manevich climbed the legendary Cotopaxi volcano together with the Ecuadorian guide Franklin. Photos

Greetings from Ecuador! Yestoday Boris Manevich and guide Franklin Cardenas stood at the top of the Cotopaxi volcano (5897 m) - the second highest peak in Ecuador and the highest active volcano in the country. Cotopaxi is one of the highest ... read more

Greetings from Ecuador! Yestoday Boris Manevich and guide Franklin Cardenas stood at the top of the Cotopaxi volcano (5897 m) - the second highest peak in Ecuador and the highest active volcano in the country. Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes on the planet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boris Manevich's recreation program after climbing Iliniza Norte includes a visit to the unique Quilotoa Lake

Two days ago Boris Manevich climbed on the top of Iliniza Norte, 5126 m. After the descent, he had a day of rest and excursions in the Quilotoa crater lake area. Lake Quilotoa is one of the most beautiful places in South America, located in ... read more

Two days ago Boris Manevich climbed on the top of Iliniza Norte, 5126 m. After the descent, he had a day of rest and excursions in the Quilotoa crater lake area. Lake Quilotoa is one of the most beautiful places in South America, located in the Ecuadorian Andes. An amazing and original corner created by nature itself. It was formed here as a result of a strong volcanic eruption about 800 years ago. Locals believe that the lake has no bottom, but geologists estimate its depth at 250 meters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent on the top of Guagua Pichincha

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club and the group's guide: Greetings to all from Ecuador! Today we made our first ascent of Guagua Pichincha (4800) according to the program. With a sinking heart, we stood on the edge of the ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, Director of the 7 Summits Club and the group's guide: Greetings to all from Ecuador!  Today we made our first ascent of Guagua Pichincha (4800) according to the program. With a sinking heart, we stood on the edge of the huge Pichincha crater, from where a powerful charge of volcanic ash burst out several decades ago, covering the whole of Quito. On the descent from the summit we were caught by a small snowfall, which quickly ended. On the way to Quito, we tried some firewater (aguardiente) and returned to the hotel satisfied and almost not tired.

Tomorrow we say goodbye to Quito and leave for mount of Iliniza. We will have a high-altitude overnight at 4700 and in the morning we will storm Iliniza Norte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first day of the 7 Summits Club group in Ecuador: wonders of the equator and tastings, excursions to Quito

Lyudmila Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and guide of the group from Ecuador: October 16. Hello everyone from the Center of the World!!! Today our Ecuadorian team with the working name "Mitad del Mundo" visited the Equator ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, director of the 7 Summits Club and guide of the group from Ecuador:

October 16. Hello everyone from the Center of the World!!!

Today our Ecuadorian team with the working name "Mitad del Mundo" visited the Equator Line. On the way, we attacked a fruit stand and arranged a tasting of the most exotic fruits - tasted cherimoya, naranjilla, granadilla, taxo... you won't remember everything.

On the equator line, they admired the scalps of people (the inhabitants of Amazonia loved and knew how to cook them); they learned to determine the time of planting, harvesting and resting by the sundial, put eggs on nails (some even received diplomas of Egg Masters), turned the water in different directions and dropped 1-2 kg of weight each.

Then we returned to the historic center of Quito, where we found an excellent restaurant in the bishop's palace with a stunning view of the central square and delicious Ecuadorian cuisine. Of course, we tasted locre de papas (thick potato soup with avocado and cheese), ceviche, fritado, empanadas.

And finally we walked around the historical center of Quito, looking at the numerous churches. The Church of San Francisco was especially impressed. The walls are made of volcanic stone, the ceilings are made of mosaic without nails or glue, huge organs on the walls, a wonderful courtyard with tall palm trees, orchids and talking parrots. And from the bell tower there is a breathtaking view of the historic center of Quito.

Walked up, in general. Tomorrow we will have the first ascent - Guagua Pichincha (4800). Getting ready.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boris Manevich made the first ascent in Ecuador, on Rucu Pichincha

Climbing in Ecuador by Boris Manevich. Today is the second day of acclimatization, climbing the volcano from the Pichincha group. Rucu Pichincha (4698 m) hangs over Quito, it can be called a home volcano. Stunning panoramas of the city ... read more

Climbing in Ecuador by Boris Manevich. Today is the second day of acclimatization, climbing the volcano from the Pichincha group. Rucu Pichincha (4698 m) hangs over Quito, it can be called a home volcano.  Stunning panoramas of the city open from its slopes. For greater comfort and time saving, you can climb to a height of 4200 m by the Teleferico cable car. The ascent was made in a sporty style. We left the hotel at 9.00 and already had lunch there at 15.00. There's still a free evening left to do something interesting! Tomorrow we say goodbye to Quito and drive towards the main volcanoes.

 Boris Manevich travels according to the program of the Gornyashka project of the 7 Summits Club - climbing with local guides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Photos from the ascent on the Cotopaxi by the group of the 7 Summits Club

Greetings from Ecuador from the group of the 7 Summits Club! We made it - tThere is the summit of the Cotopaxi volcano! Although it was very difficult! But it was worth it! And it's not for nothing that Cotopaxi is called the most ... read more

Greetings from Ecuador from the group of the 7 Summits Club!  We made it - tThere is the summit  of the Cotopaxi volcano! Although it was very difficult! But it was worth it! And it's not for nothing that Cotopaxi is called the most beautiful volcano in Ecuador! See for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club (Mount Fever) made an ascent on the top of Mount Ilinitsa Norte

News of the Mount Fever project from Ecuador. There is a Peak Ilinitsa Norte! The group of the 7 Summts Club coped with the next task and reached the top of this extinct volcano. Further along the program, two other volcanoes are planned: ... read more

 

News of the Mount Fever project from Ecuador. There is a Peak Ilinitsa Norte! The group of the 7 Summts Club coped with the next task and reached the top of this extinct volcano. Further along the program, two other volcanoes are planned: Cotopaxi and Chimborazo - the highest in Ecuador, the most remote peak from the center of the Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Viktor Zelentsov and Alexander Nikitsky with the guide of the 7 Summits Club Edgar Parra climbed Chimborazo

News from Ecuador. Viktor Zelentsov and Alexander Nikitsky with their guide Edgar Parra climbed Chimborazo (6310 m) – the peak farthest from the center of the Earth. Congratulations!               ... read more

News from Ecuador. Viktor Zelentsov and Alexander Nikitsky with their guide Edgar Parra climbed Chimborazo (6310 m) – the peak farthest from the center of the Earth. Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Victor Zelentsov and Alexander Nikitinsky climbed Mount Iliniza Norte under the program of the 7 Summits Club

News from Ecuador from Viktor Zelentsov, Alexander Nikitsky and their guide Edgar Parra. The team climbed the mountain of Ilinitsa Norte (5126 m)! The program continues! read more

News from Ecuador from Viktor Zelentsov, Alexander Nikitsky and their guide Edgar Parra. The team climbed the mountain of Ilinitsa Norte (5126 m)! The program continues!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viktor Zelentsov and Alexander Nikitsky started a climbing program in Ecuador under the program of the 7 Summits Club

News from Ecuador. Viktor Zelentsov and Alexander Nikitsky arrived in Ecuador! The equator is taken, the peaks are waiting! And, of course, everyone in Ecuador is met by our unforgettable Galina Rossova, a representative of the 7 Summits ... read more

News from Ecuador. Viktor Zelentsov and Alexander Nikitsky arrived in Ecuador! The equator is taken, the peaks are waiting! And, of course, everyone in Ecuador is met by our unforgettable Galina Rossova, a representative of the 7 Summits Club in this wonderful country. And her husband who is the best guide in Ecuador - Edgar Parra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Roman Venediktov successfully climbed Mount Cotopaxi

Roman Venediktov from Ecuador: Yesterday I climbed on Cotopaxi. Yulia had a mountain sickness at night, so we started together with the guide of the 7 Summits Club. The other climbers all went out at exactly midnight, we at 1-40 am. I ... read more

Roman Venediktov from Ecuador: Yesterday I climbed on  Cotopaxi. Yulia had a mountain sickness at night, so we started together with the guide of the 7 Summits Club. The other climbers all went out at exactly midnight, we at 1-40 am. I asked the guide: can we come first to the top? He said it was up to me. We quickly caught up and bypassed several groups and reached the leaders. There, on the move, the guide began a furious discussion with another guide on the topic of avalanches and guide licenses. They were both yelling at each other like hell. I followed the guide. As a result, we took the lead and reached the top first at 6-20 am with dawn! Now we are considering a plan to capture Chimborazo all three of us…