The first group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest Lhotse 2021" climbed to the Second camp, at an altitude of 6500 meters.

News from the Everest team. The first group, led by Alexander Abramov, climbed safely from Camp 1 to Camp 2 (6500m) today. They are planning a rest day for tomorrow. The day after tomorrow, climb to the third camp. All participants feel ... read more

News from the Everest team. The first group, led by Alexander Abramov, climbed safely from Camp 1 to Camp 2 (6500m) today. They are planning a rest day for tomorrow. The day after tomorrow, climb to the third camp. All participants feel good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" overcame the Khumbu icefall and reached camp 1

The first Everest team under the leadership of Alex Abramov today safely passed through the Khumbu icefall and reached the first camp at an altitude of 6100m. Everyone feels well. Tomorrow they go to Camp 2. read more

The first Everest team under the leadership of Alex Abramov today safely passed through the Khumbu icefall and reached the first camp at an altitude of 6100m. Everyone feels well. Tomorrow they go to Camp 2.

 

Pictures from acclimatization rotation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants and guides of the first group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest Lhotse 2021" start climbing Mount Everest tonight

Alex Abramov the expedition leader: The first team of the Everest 2021 of the 7 Summits Club leaves tonight for climb of Mount Everest. We were able to save resources and sherpas. Seven participants under the leadership of Alex Abramov and ... read more

Alex Abramov the expedition leader:

The first team of the Everest 2021 of the 7 Summits Club leaves tonight for climb of Mount Everest. We were able to save resources and sherpas. Seven participants under the leadership of Alex Abramov and 14 Sherpas will start now. Tomorrow, probably, the Lhotse team of 6 people also will go on the ascent. The second Everest team will wait for the next weather window, which may be around May 25.

 

 

Today we had training sessions with oxygen equipment. We also celebrated Ira Zisman's birthday. The main team is ready to storm the summit of Mount Everest on May 20

Climbing plan:

May 16 - Camp 1,

May 17 - Camp 2,

May 18 - Camp 3,

May 19 - Camp 4,

May 20-Summit of Mount Everest.

As I promised, this time I will try to make my 11th ascent of Mount Everest without additional oxygen. I can't promise that it will successful attempt. But I will try.

If I succeed, I will become the oldest oxygen-free climber on Everest. Now the record is 55 years old, and I'm 57. But I'm not going to make a record for the sake of a record. I'm going for myself. I want to expand the scope of my perception of the world. I'm not going to die!

I hope that my experience of 22 expeditions on 8,000 m will be enough to understand the moment when it is possible to safely abandon this complex and dangerous idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants and guides of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" returned to the base camp, in their comfortable tents

Alex Abramov, the expedition leader: The team of the 7 Summits Club expedition "Everest-Lhotse 2021" returned to the Everest Base Camp full of strength and health. Everyone is ready to go to climb summits even tomorrow! There is cold and ... read more

Alex Abramov, the expedition leader: The team of the 7 Summits Club expedition "Everest-Lhotse 2021" returned to the Everest Base Camp full of strength and health. Everyone is ready to go to climb summits even tomorrow! There is cold and lonely in the camp, with a strong wind. But the tents are chic, wind-water proof, in full height, with an insulated inner layer. Blankets are large, thick, pillows and beds with 6 legs. We also sleep with heater. Everyone is very happy to return to such tents after the cold mountain loggias.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants and guides of the 7 Summits Club expedition "Everest Lhotse 2021" are staying at various places in the Khumbu Valley to relax before summit climb

Alex Abramov, leader of the expedition: After celebrating Victory Day May 9 and congratulating Igor Smirnov on his birthday, we have finished our acclimatization process. The whole team went down to rest: in Perich, in Diboch, in Namche ... read more

Alex Abramov, leader of the expedition: After celebrating Victory Day May 9 and congratulating Igor Smirnov on his birthday, we have finished our acclimatization process. The whole team went down to rest: in Periche, in Diboche, in Namche Bazaar. The group's summit climb is scheduled for May 15-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "Everest" group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" has completed acclimatization and started to rest before attempting to storm the summit

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Greetings from the Everest 2021 team from the slopes of Chomolungma! For the last few days, we've been completely out of touch with the outside world. We found high-altitude ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Greetings from the Everest 2021 team from the slopes of Chomolungma! For the last few days, we've been completely out of touch with the outside world.  We found high-altitude acclimatization along the famous slopes of Mount Everest: the Khumbu Icefall, the Valley of Silence, the Lhotse Wall... We've been everywhere more than once. The team has fulfilled the acclimatization plan - we have a high-altitude overnight stay in the third camp (7100 m). Now we go down to rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The location of groups of the 7 Summits Club "Everest Lhotse 2021" expedition during the second acclimatization rotation

This is Sergey Larin, the guide and doctor of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" from the Everest base camp. All our groups went to the final (hopefully) stage of acclimatization - the ascent to camp 3 (C3) 7300m. ... read more

This is Sergey Larin, the guide and doctor of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" from the Everest base camp. All our groups went to the final (hopefully) stage of acclimatization - the ascent to camp 3 (C3) 7300m. There is no Internet up the base camp, so Alex asked me to pass the news on. It is now noon 5.05. The first Everest group (guide Artem Rostovtsev) is in camp C2 6460m. The second Everest group (guide Alex Abramov) on the troute from C1 6060m to C2. The group Lhotse (guide Kotlyar) came to C1.

Now about the situation in Nepal. The government abruptly closed all domestic flights, including helicopter flights from 3.05. And they promise to close international flights from 6.05, that is, today at 24: 00. For us, it wasn't as sad as it could have been. Since helicopter transportation is still possible on special anti-COVID permits. For the supply of expeditions, it is possible to receive them. So we must not starve to death. Moreover, there is a stock of non-perishable products until mid-June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The groups of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" go to high-altitude acclimatization one by one

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Aloha, friends! The group "Lhotse 8516" will go to bed early today, as we go out at night to acclimatization rotation to the upper camps. We contacted Alexander Abramov and Artem ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Aloha, friends! The group "Lhotse 8516" will go to bed early today, as we go out at night to acclimatization rotation to the upper camps. We contacted Alexander Abramov and Artem Rostovtsev, guides of the Everest group on the radio. They're doing fine. They send greetings from camps 6050 and 6500!

 

 

 

 

 

The Everest group of the 7 Summits Club expedition "Everest-Lhotse 2021" returned to the base camp after the first acclimatization rotation

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: News of the Everest-2021 expedition. Huge greetings to all! Over the past three days, we made an important acclimatization rotation and consolidated our success with an overnight ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:  News of the Everest-2021 expedition. Huge greetings to all! Over the past three days, we made an important acclimatization rotation and consolidated our success with an overnight stay in the Camp-2 at 6500m. There is no way to bypass the Khumbu icefall on the way up and down, there is only one way. And this path changes every day, the glacier creeps about a meter a day, and sometimes the seraks fall... While we were climbing, everyone was a little worried, but everything went smoothly. Overnight stays at 6100 and 6500 are a credit to us, and now a well-deserved rest in the base camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "Everest" group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" postponed the acclimatization rotation due to the movement on the Khumbu glacier

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Last night we planned to go up to Camp 6000 and the next day to Camp 6400. That's just the plan with the rotation exit failed, as late in the evening the Khumbu icefall moved a ... read more

 Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:  Last night we planned to go up to Camp 6000 and the next day to Camp 6400. That's just the plan with the rotation exit failed, as late in the evening the Khumbu icefall moved a little. The prepared route was partially destroyed and required repairs from a team of Icefall Doctors.

As a result, we did not go out at night, but already in the light and just with an introductory task. We only looked at the icefall, tried it a little, and then returned to the camp. At night, we go according to yesterday's plan, already knowing a little what awaits us.

 The group "Lhotse 8516" led by Lyudmila Korobeshko also goes up tomorrow. Today they held ice classes, and after lunch they rested and prepared for the upcoming exit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, the members of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" rested and prepared for the first rotation to the high-altitude camps

Expedition leader Alex Abramov from Everest base camp: Today the weather is great, the helicopters are flying. All participants are resting and everyone is in a very fighting mood. Tomorrow at 3 am, the team "Everest" has breakfast and 4 ... read more

 Expedition leader Alex Abramov from Everest base camp: Today the weather is great, the helicopters are flying. All participants are resting and everyone is in a very fighting mood. Tomorrow at 3 am, the team "Everest" has breakfast and 4 exit. 12 participants, 4 guides and 14 Sherpas will go to the first high-altitude camp. Camp 1 – 6000 meters. Then the next morning we go to spend the night in Camp 2 – 6400 meters. Today, the group "Lhotse 8516" also rested at the base camp. They were able to wash in the sauna and wash their clothes. Tomorrow they will have training on the ice, working out the technique of movement on fixed ropes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, Everest-Lhotse 21 expedition has consecrated the base camp and started training on the climbing program. Many photos!

Alex Abramov, expedition leader: Today we held a Puja at the Base Camp. The entire team has consecrated equipment and souls that must climb Mount Everest. After lunch, we had a very useful lesson on the glacier on walking on the fixed ropes ... read more

Alex Abramov, expedition leader: Today we held a Puja at the Base Camp. The entire team has consecrated equipment and souls that must climb Mount Everest. After lunch, we had a very useful lesson on the glacier on walking on the fixed ropes and stairs. The day after tomorrow, we planned the team's first climb  to Camp 6400. We are waiting for 50 stairs and 5 km of fixed ropes.

We use helicopters to transport fresh food and equipment from Kathmandu. Today, for dinner, the cooks baked us trout in foil. In the evening, we had a bard concert at the bar. All participants are very happy with the camp. We don't even want to leave it for climb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All participants of the Everest-Lhotse 21 expedition went up to the base camp

Alex Abramov, expedition leader from Nepal: It snowed for two days at the base camp. I with the Sherpa team heroically continued to set up the camp and equipped it. It turned out very nice. And so, the Everest - Lhotse 21 team began to come ... read more

Alex Abramov, expedition leader from Nepal: It snowed for two days at the base camp. I with the Sherpa team heroically continued to set up the camp and equipped it. It turned out very nice. And so, the Everest - Lhotse 21 team began to come to the base camp. There is no end to the joy. Welcome to our Super-Camp! Tomorrow we have a Puja - the opening of the camp. And then – the first training session on the glacier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group " Lhotse 8516 "of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club " Everest Lhotse 2021" was divided into two parts, one - came to climb Mount Lobuche, the second Kalapatar

Head of the Lhotse expedition Lyudmila Korobeshko: Hello everyone from Gorak Shep (5200)! The weather has made adjustments to our team's plans. There was heavy snowfall for more than a day. Therefore, only a part of our group dared to take ... read more

Head of the Lhotse expedition Lyudmila Korobeshko:

Hello everyone from Gorak Shep (5200)! The weather has made adjustments to our team's plans. There was heavy snowfall for more than a day. Therefore, only a part of our group dared to take a risk and go to climb Lobuche under the leadership of Alexey Lonchinsky. Most of us went a little higher - to Gorak Shep (5200). Tomorrow we go to Kalapatar and hold our fists for our climbers on Lobuche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bad weather interrupted the ascent of the Lobuche group "Everest" of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club, Everest 2021 Expedition, from Nepal: Lobuche is a mountain, the Eastern peak of which is 6119 meters high. To climb it on the way to the Everest base camp, it was in our plans. But it turned ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club, Everest 2021 Expedition, from Nepal: Lobuche is a mountain, the Eastern peak of which is 6119 meters high. To climb it on the way to the Everest base camp, it was in our plans. But it turned out that the weather made its own plans without coordinating with ours. Yesterday we went up to the assault camp, where we were covered with snowfall, instead of the predicted strong wind. The snow continued early in the morning, and we had to postpone the ascent. Until better times. We went downstairs. And now it's winter all around. We have the main goal ahead - Everest.  In the meantime, we have a plan to arrive at Everest base camp tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The base camp of the 7 Summits Club expedition will be the only one with a view of the summit of Mount Everest

Alexander Abramov from the Everest Base Camp: Today and tomorrow we finish building our base camp. It turns out beautifully. Good job, Sherpas! They are constantly working with a pickaxe and crowbar, breaking the ice and covering it with ... read more

Alexander Abramov from the Everest Base Camp: Today and tomorrow we finish building our base camp. It turns out beautifully. Good job, Sherpas! They are constantly working with a pickaxe and crowbar, breaking the ice and covering it with stones. The camp turned out to have a view of the summit of Mount Everest. By the way, the top is visible only from our camp. Because it stands slightly below the others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group "Everest" of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" came to Lobuche and continues to admire the surrounding mountains

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Greetings from the Everest-2021 group! We woke up today with a beautiful view of Ama Dablam and hit the road. It seemed that it would be cold, but the whole day was again cloudless and the sun ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Greetings from the Everest-2021 group! We woke up today with a beautiful view of Ama Dablam and hit the road. It seemed that it would be cold, but the whole day was again cloudless and the sun was shining. Again, the beautiful majestic Himalayan peaks were shown from all sides. To be honest, I'm tired of answering the team's questions: "What mountain is this? And where is this mountain? "By the way, a few words about our team. So far, in general terms. The team consists of 15 people, three guides, 8 climbers and 4 climbers. Representatives of 4 countries: Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Israel and Uzbekistan.

Today we spend the night at an altitude of 4920 m, in Lobuch. Before dinner, we went to check out just above 5000 m, at the same time to look at the base camp of Everest, from afar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group "Lhotse 8516" of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" visited the Tengboche Monastery and stayed overnight in Diboche

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: According to the established tradition, we had exercises in the morning. After breakfast, we quickly packed up and left Namche Bazaar. With the weather and views at the route, we ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:  According to the established tradition, we had exercises in the morning. After breakfast, we quickly packed up and left Namche Bazaar. With the weather and views at the route, we were wildly lucky. In less than five hours, we reached Tengboche, at a leisurely pace. Here in this village at an altitude of 3867 meters there is the famous Buddhist monastery. If I may say so, it is the sister of Rongbuk Monastery, since Lama Gulu, the founder of Tengboche Monastery, came from Rongbuk. After visiting the monastery, we settled in a loggia in the village of Diboche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The head of the Everest Lhotse 2021 expedition Alexander Abramov is already at the base camp and sent photos and video from there

Alexander Abramov from Everest Base Camp. Yesterday, from Namche Bazaar, in 20 minutes, I and Lena Abramova, the manager of the base camp, flew by helicopter and landed right next to our tents. The Sherpas were happy to see us. We managed ... read more

Alexander Abramov from Everest Base Camp.  Yesterday, from Namche Bazaar, in 20 minutes, I and Lena Abramova, the manager of the base camp, flew by helicopter and landed right next to our tents. The Sherpas were happy to see us. We managed to check the sites of our camp, standing on the glacier. And then, under my guidance, we put up a large tent dining room eight meters in diameter.

Today we put up a bar of two American tents, ten sleeping tents, and a fence around our camp. We slept well. Our tents are as tall as a man. That is, two meters high, with an insulated layer and beds. Therefore, on the bed in a sleeping bag, covered with a blanket, it was very comfortable to sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group "Lhotse 8516" of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" spent a day among of beautiful mountains in the vicinity of Namche Bazaar

Lyudmila Korobeshko, head of the Lhotse Group: News from the Lhotse 8516 group. Hello again from Namche! We spend two nights here for better acclimatization. Today it was a wonderful day. After breakfast, the whole team went for a walk to ... read more

Lyudmila Korobeshko, head of the Lhotse Group:

News from the Lhotse 8516 group. Hello again from Namche! We spend two nights here for better acclimatization. Today it was a wonderful day. After breakfast, the whole team went for a walk to the Everest View Hotel at an altitude of 3900. The views are really gorgeous. First, we were photographed against the background of the beautiful Tamserku. Everyone wanted to take a photo with Lesha Lonchinsky, who received the "Golden Ice Axe" just for climbing this peak.

  And after an hour of walking, we found an incredibly beautiful view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest. Half an hour later, we sat down for coffee at a famous hotel with a view of Mount Everest.

Then we went down to the village of Kumjung, where there is a Yeti scalp and a School built by Edmund Hillary. And a little tired, but happy, we returned to our Bigfoot Home in Namche.

Tomorrow we will have a long trek to Tiangboche.