The last members of our Everest Lhotse expedition are flying home. The expedition is completed, Alexander Abramov briefly about its results

Alexander Abramov, still from Kathmandu, about the results of the Everest - Lhotse 2021 expedition: This year's Everest season has been very dramatic. The pandemic, the weather on Mount Everest, the covid outbreak and the lockdown in Nepal, ... read more

Alexander Abramov, still from Kathmandu, about the results of the Everest - Lhotse 2021 expedition:

This year's Everest season has been very dramatic. The pandemic, the weather on Mount Everest, the covid outbreak and the lockdown in Nepal, caused a lot of confusion and frayed the nerves of all the expeditions, participants and leaders of the expeditions. More than a hundred Sherpas fell ill and left their jobs. At least half of the participants were ill, coughed, had a fever, and left for treatment. Some came back, some didn't.

The weather was actually unusual for the Everest-Lhotse area. This year, less than half of the participants who bought permits have reached the summit of Mount Everest. And there are only 20 participants on the summit of Lhotse in general.

Now participants of expeditions are trying to fly out of Nepal by export charters. International regular service is completely prohibited.

Congratulations to all those who fought, survived and reached the summit of Mount Everest this year, despite all difficulties and hardships! And I thank all the Sherpas who heroically helped the participants achieve their cherished goal.

Thank you to everyone who waited, hoped and believed in us! We are flying to Moscow.

Thank you to the Russian Embassy in Nepal for your help and support in such a difficult and stressful year!

Namely:

Alexey Novikov, Russian Ambassador to Nepal,

Mikhail Skovorodnikov, Head of the Consular Department,

To Nikolay Kapustin, attache, Press Secretary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fragments of the ascent on Mount Everest of the second group of the 7 Summits Club. Video by Artem Rostovtsev

On June 1, 2021, the second group of the 7 Summits Club expedition "Everest Lhotse 2021" climbed on the summit of Mount Everest. They were Ekaterina Kalabukhova, guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev and four Sherpas. Thank you ... read more

On June 1, 2021, the second group of the 7 Summits Club expedition "Everest – Lhotse 2021" climbed on the summit of Mount Everest.

 

 

They were Ekaterina Kalabukhova, guide of the 7 Summits Club  Artem Rostovtsev and four Sherpas. Thank you for the video taken during the ascent, it is clear that sometimes shooting was very difficult!

 

 

 

45 unique photos, an outstanding photo report of Artem Rostovtsev on the ascent of Mount Everest

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: The second small group from the 7 Summits Club Everest expedition (Ekaterina Kalabukhova, Artem Rostovtsev + 4 Sherpas) has reached its goal. Early in the morning on the first day ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: The second small group from the 7 Summits Club Everest expedition (Ekaterina Kalabukhova, Artem Rostovtsev + 4 Sherpas) has reached its goal. Early in the morning on the first day of summer, we climbed on the top of Mount Everest.  We had to endure a little, a little more than a week, bad weather in Camp-2 at an altitude of 6500m. But we managed to hold the strength. The weather after that gave only one and a half fine days, which we took advantage of.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group "Everest-2" of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" successfully climbed the summit of Mount Everest!

Today, at 6:00 local time, Katya Kalabukhova and the guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reached the summit of Mount Everest! With them, the highest point was reached by four Sherpas, high-altitude guides-porters. Now the whole ... read more

Today, at 6:00 local time, Katya Kalabukhova and the guide of the 7 Summits Club Artem Rostovtsev reached the summit of Mount Everest! With them, the highest point was reached by four Sherpas, high-altitude guides-porters. Now the whole group is going down. We hope that tomorrow the new heroes of Everest will be in Kathmandu.

Nine more Sherpas of our expedition went up to the Lhotse assault camp and removed belongings and equipment. Now they are going to meet the group descending from the summit and will dismantle the Everest assault camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-2" climbed the South Col and goes to the summit assault

The final attempt to climb Mount Everest this season has begun. The remaining climbers, who survived two prolonged cyclones, went out to storm the summit. Among them is the small group of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-2". Ekaterina ... read more

The final attempt to climb Mount Everest this season has begun. The remaining climbers, who survived two prolonged cyclones, went out to storm the summit. Among them is the small group of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-2". Ekaterina Kalabukhova and guide Artem Rostovtsev have already climbed the South Col. With them are high-altitude Sherpa porters. If everything is in order, the exit will take place on the evening of May 31, in order to reach the top on June 1. We believe and wait! Good luck!

 

 

 

The "Lhotse" group of the 7 Summits Club expedition returned safely to Kathmandu. The main thing is done: everyone is alive and well!

Vladimir Kotlyar, the 7 Summits Club guide from Nepal: Hello everyone! The Lhotse group is back in Kathmandu! Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the summit. We tried for a long time to catch the weather window, but have no luck. Now we ... read more

Vladimir Kotlyar, the 7 Summits Club guide from Nepal: Hello everyone! The Lhotse group is back in Kathmandu! Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the summit. We tried for a long time to catch the weather window, but have no luck. Now we will rest in the capital of Nepal, in the comfortable conditions of the Hayat hotel. The whole group was worthy of the summit, but unfortunately I did not guess with the weather. I will draw conclusions and prepare for new heights and adventures…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first part of photos and video clips from the ascent of Mount Everest by the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021". Camps 2,3 and 4

Alexander Abramov, the head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" sent some photos and video clips illustrating the decisive days of climbing the highest mountain in the World. The photos were taken in Camps 2, 3 and ... read more

Alexander Abramov, the head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" sent some photos and video clips illustrating the decisive days of climbing the highest mountain in the World. The photos were taken in Camps 2, 3 and 4 on the slopes of Mount Everest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two groups of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest Lhotse 2021" postponed their ascents due to bad weather conditions

News from the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021". The Lhotse group, due to the weather conditions, decided to go down to Camp 2 (6400) and wait for the weather window there. So far, the ascent is planned for May 29. ... read more

News from the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021".  The Lhotse group, due to the weather conditions, decided to go down to Camp 2 (6400) and wait for the weather window there. So far, the ascent is planned for May 29. Part of the group (Irina Zisman and Igor Smirnov) decided to cancel their attempts to climb and return to the base camp. The Everest-2 group is also still in Camp 2, and is also waiting for the weather. They plan to climb on the night of May 29-30. All members of the expedition are in good health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The award ceremony for the Everest summiters from the first group of the 7 Summits Club expedition took place at the base camp

The group "Everest-1" of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" descended to the base camp. In the evening, the award ceremony for the Everest climbers took place there. As already reported, five members of our ... read more

The group "Everest-1" of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" descended to the base camp. In the evening, the award ceremony for the Everest climbers took place there. As already reported, five members of our expedition reached the highest peak in the World on May 23.  Three of them (Daniel Wolfson, Eduard Kubatov and Georgy Shulepov) received from the hands of Alexander Abramov a memorial sign specially made by the 7 Summits Club. Two of the heroes (Mikhail Mikheev and Anna Permilovskaya) did not take part in the event, as they had already left by helicopter for Kathmandu.

The weather conditions today were quite heavy, it was snowing with a strong wind. The Lhotse group and the Everest-2 group continue to stay at Camp 3 at an altitude of 7,100 meters, hoping for a new weather window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information from the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" for the morning of May 24

Group "Everest-1" - almost all participants descended yesterday to the Camp 2 (6400 m), where they were met by doctor Sergey Larin. And there they spent the night. Two participants Mikhail Mikheev and Daniel Wolfson went down only to the ... read more

Group "Everest-1" - almost all participants descended yesterday to the Camp 2 (6400 m), where they were met by doctor Sergey Larin. And there they spent the night. Two participants Mikhail Mikheev and Daniel Wolfson went down only to the Camp 3 yesterday. This morning they already came to the Camp 2.

 Yesterday, the following participants reached the summit of Mount Everest:

Daniel Wolfson (Israel);

Anna Permilovskaya (Russia);

Mikhail Mikheev (Russia);

Georgy Shulepov (Russia);

Eduard Kubatov (Kyrgyzstan).

 Alexander Abramov turned down, not reaching the top, with participant Dmitry Livanov, who did not feel well. Now Dmitry is in the Camp 2, waiting for a helicopter to evacuate to the hospital in Kathmandu.

 The “Everest-2” and “Lhotse” groups are now climbing from the Camp 2 to the Camp 3 (7,100 m). The summit assault is scheduled for the night of May 26. However, the weather is very unstable. There is another cyclone from India... But the team is hoping for a weather window.

 Now the group "Everest-1" begins the descent to the Base Camp. Everyone should be at the base by evening.

 

 

 

 

The first group of the 7 Summits Club expedition reached the summit of Mount Everest!

According to information from Lena Abramova, from the base camp: the group Everest-1 reached the top of Mount Everest. The descent begins. The weather is a bit windy, but generally normal. As part of this team, the first woman from ... read more

According to information from Lena Abramova, from the base camp: the group “Everest-1” reached the top of Mount Everest. The descent begins. The weather is a bit windy, but generally normal.

As part of this team, the first woman from Israel and the first ethnic Kyrgyz stood at the top of World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first Everest group of the 7 Summits Club expedition started for the summit bid

Information from the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest – Lhotse 2021" from the base camp from Lena Abramova: The Everest group under the leadership of Alexander Abramov has now climbed to camp 4 (8000) in full. At about 10 pm ... read more

Information from the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest – Lhotse 2021" from the base camp from Lena Abramova:

The Everest group under the leadership of Alexander Abramov has now climbed to camp 4 (8000) in full. At about 10 pm today, they will start for the summit assault. The weather has improved. All participants feel good.

The other two groups, Lhotse with Vladimir Kotlyar and Everest with Artem Rostovtsev, went up to Camp 2 today.

 

The "Everest-1" group of the 7 Summits Club:

Alexander Abramov (Head);

Danielle Wolfson (participant, Israel);

Anna Permilovskaya (participant, Russia);

Mikhail Mikheev (participant, Russia);

Georgy Shulepov (participant, Russia);

Dmitry Livanov (participant, Russia);

Eduard Kubatov (participant, Kyrgyzstan).

 

The Lhotse group led by Vladimir Kotlyar, which

today successfully reached Camp 2 (6400m). Tomorrow they plan to move to camp 3 (7100).

Vladimir Kotlyar (head);

Alexey Lonchinsky (guide);

Irina Zisman (participant, Russia);

Daniel Briman (participant, Russia);

Igor Smirnov (participant, Russia).

Group "Everest-2", which today also moved to Camp 2:

Artem Rostovtsev (guide);

Sergey Larin (doctor);

Ekaterina Lipka (participant, Russia).

 

 

 

 

Information from the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021", by Lena Abramova

Elena Abramova, the manager of the base camp, gave the following information about the position of the groups of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021: The group "Everest 1", Alexander Abramov plus six participants ... read more

 Elena Abramova, the manager of the base camp, gave the following information about the position of the groups of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021»:

 The group "Everest 1", Alexander Abramov plus six participants (Daniel Wolfson, Anna Permilovskaya, Mikhail Mikheev, Georgy Shulepov, Dmitry Livanov, Eduard Kubatov), today climbed from Camp 2 to Camp 3 (7100 m). Tomorrow afternoon, the plan is to move to Camp 4 on the South Col (8000 m). And in the same evening, around 21.00-22.00, start of the summit assault.   If the weather permits.

 The group "Lhotse 8516", guides Vladimir Kotlyar and Alexey Lonchinsky plus three participants (Irina Zisman, Daniel Briman, Igor Smirnov), today climbed from the Base Camp to Camp 1 (6000 m). Tomorrow, according to the plan, we will move to Camp 2 (6400 m). May 23th move to Camp 3 (7,100 m). May 24th climb  to Camp 4 (7900m). On the night of May 24-25, the summit of Lhotse assault. If the weather permits.

 The group "Everest 2" Artem Rostovtsev and Ekaterina Lipka (Kalabukhova) today moved to Camp 1. Then in parallel with the group Lhotse. May 24th – an ascent to the South Col and Everest summit assault is May 25. If…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from the leader of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club: tomorrow the Everest team goes to camp 3

Alex Abramov: "Today the Everest team spent the whole day in Camp 2, as there was bad weather. About half a meter of snow fell. The groups that went to Camp 3 yesterday were not able to move up or down from it today. Now the sky has ... read more

Alex Abramov:  "Today the Everest team spent the whole day in Camp 2, as there was bad weather. About half a meter of snow fell. The groups that went to Camp 3 yesterday were not able to move up or down from it today. Now the sky has cleared and the South Col  is visible. Tomorrow, the Everest team plans to go to Camp 3. The summit assault is scheduled for the 23rd.

Today, the participants of the team "Lhotse 8516" have prepared things, collected backpacks and are planning to go to the first camp at night. Everyone has a fighting spirit. But the weather is still playing hide-and-seek with us.

 

 

 

 

The first group of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-Lhotse 2021" decided to stay in camp 2

News from the Everest team led by Alexander Abramov. The group decided not to go down, not to lose altitude, and stayed overnight in camp 2 (6500m). They'll wait out the weather there. Today, they held another oxygen class to eliminate all ... read more

 

News from the Everest team led by Alex Abramov. The group decided not to go down, not to lose altitude, and stayed overnight in camp 2 (6500m). They'll wait out the weather there. Today, they held another oxygen class to eliminate all surprises at the summit climb. The group members walked to the Lhotse Wall and back with additional oxygen. In a day, it is planned to go to the third camp and then to the summit. Alex Abramov decided to abandon the oxygen-free ascent, because more it is important the success of the entire team, which he leads. The Lhotse group and part of the Everest group are at the base camp, today they walked down the valley. The schedule of their start on the ascent will also be determined by the leader of the expedition, depending on the weather situation and the forecast.

 

 

 

 

 

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.