The first batch of photos from the main day of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest. Almost all the participants are already at the base camp. But we will congratulate only tomorrow!

A message from Alexander Abramov, the head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest: Today, on April 17th at 4:00 am, 8 participants, 2 guides and 11 Sherpas were standing on the top of Mount Everest. Daniel Wolfson and Dawa ... read more

A message from Alexander Abramov, the head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest:

 Today, on April 17th at 4:00 am, 8 participants, 2 guides and 11 Sherpas were standing on the top of Mount Everest. Daniel Wolfson and Dawa Sherpa also climbed to the top of Lhotse at 2:30 a.m. 

Immediately after the descent, at 9 am, the weather deteriorated sharply. That's what we were counting on.

Also today is Natalia Bykovskaya's  birthday. Let's congratulate her!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! At 4 am local time, the 7 Summits Club group reached the summit of Mount Everest!

At 4:10 Nepal time, a message from Alexander Abramov came over the radio: Everyone who came out of the saddle (8 participants, 2 guides and Sherpas) reached the top!!! There is a descent ahead - congratulations are accepted only at the ... read more

 At 4:10 Nepal time, a message from Alexander Abramov came over the radio:

 Everyone who came out of the saddle (8 participants, 2 guides and Sherpas) reached the top!!!  There is a descent ahead - congratulations are accepted only at the base camp.

 

List of climbers:

Alexander Brychkin

Natalia Bykovskaya

Veronika Zaripova

Kovalenko Lilia

Kuprichenkov Fedor

Manevich Boris

Motorkin Sergey

Rumyantseva Olga

Guides:

Alexander Abramov

Artem Rostovtsev.

 

Dmitry Ermakov and Mikhail Kozlov did not go on the ascent for health reasons.

 

Sherpas guides:

1          Lakpa Gelu Sherpa

2          Lakpa Sherpa

3          Lakpa Ongjuk Sherpa

4          Ngima Dorchi Sherpa

5          Dawa Sherpa

6          Ngima Nurbu Sherpa

7          Dawa Temba Sherpa- LHOTSE SHERPA

8          Rinjin Wongel Sherpa

9          Ngima Thindu Sherpa

10        Nima Dindu Sherpa

11        Nima Ungdi Sherpa

12        Ngima Ongda Sherpa

13        Dawa Chhiring Sherpa

14        Lakpa Gelu Sherpa

15        Mingdukpa Sherpa

16        Milan Sherpa

17        Lakpa Nurbu Sherpa

18        Ngima Ongdi Sherpa

19        Rinjen Sherpa

20        Pemba Nurbu Sherpa

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed up to the assault camp on the South Col. According to the plan, an ascent is scheduled for 9 pm!

A message from Alexander Abramov, the head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest: The group climbed to the assault camp at an altitude of 8000 meters. This is the South Col. The participants are resting and preparing for the ... read more

A message from Alexander Abramov, the head of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest:

The group climbed to the assault camp at an altitude of 8000 meters.  This is the South Col. The participants are resting and preparing for the decisive assault.  The start is scheduled for 21:00 local time (in Moscow it is 18:00, soon). Wish us good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

A message from the slopes of Mount Everest. The group moved up to the Camp 3. Everything is going according to plan

Alex Abramov from the slopes of Mount Everest: The group got to Camp 3. The tents are standing well. We have eaten well and are resting. Tomorrow at 7:00 the exit to the assault camp at 8000m. Wish us good luck! read more

Alex Abramov from the slopes of Mount Everest:

The group got to Camp 3. The tents are standing well. We have eaten well and are resting. Tomorrow at 7:00 the exit to the assault camp at 8000m. Wish us good luck!

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club has climbed up to the Camp 2

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, Head of the Everest expedition: Today, the whole team safely reached Camp 2. Everyone feels good, everyone is determined. After lunch, we plan classes on interacting with Sherpas while ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, Head of the Everest expedition:

Today, the whole team safely reached Camp 2. Everyone feels good, everyone is determined. After lunch, we plan classes on interacting with Sherpas while moving on a fixed rope and using supplemental oxygen. Tomorrow we move to the Camp 3.

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club climbed up to the Camp 1

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, Head of the Everest expedition: We are already in the Camp 1 at 6000 m. We walked fast, someone for 8 hours, I - for 9.5. The first time the group went 13-19 hours. This is probably the ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, Head of the Everest expedition:

We are already in the Camp 1 at 6000 m. We walked fast, someone for 8 hours, I - for 9.5. The first time the group went 13-19 hours. This is probably the result of acclimatization, although the path does not feel easier. Heat. Not a little wind. I want to sleep now, but it's hot everywhere. It was a good lunch, we are waiting for dinner. I'm going to take a nap, tomorrow the move to the Second camp. We have satellite Internet with us. Expensive, but we are in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club has arrived at the base camp and is already starts climbing at night. First to the Camp 1

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, Head of the Everest expedition: In the afternoon we arrived from Namche Bazaar. Looking at the forecast. The weather will be deteriorating since the 18th. We decided to leave immediately. ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, Head of the Everest expedition:

In the afternoon we arrived from Namche Bazaar. Looking at the forecast. The weather will be deteriorating since the 18th. We decided to leave immediately. It's 23:00 now. In 2 hours we get up and at 3:00 our team goes climbing.  The plan is as follows: on the 16th, climb to Camp 4 at 7900m and start for the summit at night. On the 17th in the morning we should be at the top.

Wish us luck! The connection will be episodic.

13 camp 1

14 camp 2

15 camp 3

16 camp 4

17 summit and descent to camp 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakpa Sherpa there is the 10th ascent to the summit of Mount Everest!

This morning Lakpa Sherpa climbed on the top of Mount Everest and became the first woman to do it for the 10th time! She simply has no competitors. Lakpa is our old friend, a participant of several of our expeditions. She is the sister of ... read more

This morning Lakpa Sherpa climbed on the top of Mount Everest and became the first woman to do it for the 10th time!  She simply has no competitors.  Lakpa is our old friend, a participant of several of our expeditions. She is the sister of our sirdar, the representative of the 7 Summits Club in Nepal Mingma Gelu.  However, in expeditions Lakpa always works according to its own program. This is especially true of the current one, in which she is accompanied by a small film crew from the USA. Recently, Lakpa managed to "break through the wall", that is, to get to American sponsors. So now it will be necessary to report.

 By the way, Lakpa plans to climb K2 in the summer to "enter the history of mountaineering," as she claims. And there, I think, it will be necessary to add the "Seven summits". We will wait on Elbrus!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rest of the 7 Summits Club team in Namche Bazaar ends. Tomorrow return to the base camp

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, Head of the Everest expedition: What the Everest 2022 expedition has been doing for the last three days? While Russia is celebrating May 9, we decided to rest and descended to Namche ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, Head of the Everest expedition:

What the Everest 2022 expedition has been doing for the last three days?  While Russia is celebrating May 9, we decided to rest and descended to Namche Bazaar at an altitude of 3600 m. Closer to oxygen. And in order not to get tired, we used helicopters. Upon arrival in Namche, oxygen literally fell on us. At first I slept for 24 hours. And I didn't want to wake up. 

But it's dangerous. I had to get up and go eat. Then there was a bar, billiards, beer....  The usual life of climbers on vacation in Namche Bazaar. Arrival of friends and relatives. Haircut, shaving, sauna and massage. Coffee, croissants, momos and cakes. Then shops, shops, pharmacies, shops. And all this in 2 days. All – we must stop. Tomorrow at 11:00 we fly to BC. The rest is over.

 The forecast changes every day. Today, the first teams of climbers spend the night at the 8000 m assault camp. And at night they go to the assault. According to the forecast, the wind is strong. We think we will be at the summit on May 18 or 19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The main part of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club on Everest descended to Namche Bazaar to rest before attempting to storm the Summit

The main part of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club descended by helicopter to Namche Bazaar. The team will rest presumably for 4 days to fully recuperate before attempting to storm Everest. Olga Rumyantseva: Whoosh. And we are in ... read more

The main part of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club descended by helicopter to Namche Bazaar. The team will rest presumably for 4 days to fully recuperate before attempting to storm Everest.

 Olga Rumyantseva: Whoosh. And we are in Namche Bazaar. The air is thick and warm here. And trees grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 cool photos! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Touching Everest" has successfully completed the program. Participants are waiting for a helicopter

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Greetings to all from the group "Touching Everest"! It is all over, almost, except for a small nuance the participants are waiting for a helicopter to fly to Kathmandu. And the ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

Greetings to all from the group "Touching Everest"! It is all over, almost, except for a small nuance – the participants are waiting for a helicopter to fly to Kathmandu. And the helicopter is waiting for good weather, and the weather is not promised today. Yesterday we descended from the second high-altitude camp to the base camp without much difficulty. The burning sun and accumulated fatigue made it a little difficult to enjoy a walk along the majestic. And today all people are already at a low start towards big cities. Except for the guide, who goes up again at night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club Everest-22 climbed to Camp-1. The second acclimatization rotation has begun.

The main team of the 7 Summits Everest-22 Club climbed to Camp-1. The second acclimatization rotation has begun. Olga Rumyantseva: Today we got up at two o'clock in the morning and again climbed into the first camp through the Khumbu ... read more

The main team of the 7 Summits Everest-22 Club climbed to Camp-1. The second acclimatization rotation has begun.

Olga Rumyantseva: Today we got up at two o'clock in the morning and again climbed into the first camp through the Khumbu icefall. Well, what? We did it. But for a while there was such a terrible heat that everyone swam. Therefore, the second icefall cross turned out to be physically not easier, but even more difficult. Tomorrow we will go to the second camp.

 

Some photos from Mingma Gelu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Touching Everest" climbed beyond the 7000 meters mark and fulfilled the main goal of the program

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Greetings to all from the group "Touching Everest"! We touched Everest very well today. It was both cold and hot. The team admitted that it was not easy, but very informative. We ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

Greetings to all from the group "Touching Everest"! We touched Everest very well today. It was both cold and hot. The team admitted that it was not easy, but very informative. We got a great experience for future ascents. Tried additional oxygen. All the participants have already gone down to the camp-2, tomorrow morning we are going down to the base camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club under the "Touching Everest" program has passed the Khumbu icefall and is spending the night in Camp 2

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: Over the past two days, the group "Touching Everest" has climbed from the base camp to the second high-altitude camp at an altitude of 6400m. Everyone passed the baptism of the ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

Over the past two days, the group "Touching Everest" has climbed from the base camp to the second high-altitude camp at an altitude of 6400m. Everyone passed the baptism of the Khumbu icefall steadfastly, they were almost not afraid. The move from the first high-altitude camp to the second was planned with the support of additional oxygen, but the group decided to test themselves and pass it without doping. We coped perfectly, although in the first part of the route strong gusts of wind were a little disturbing. Tonight, the participants will have the opportunity to restore their strength with oxygen before tomorrow's decisive exit to 7100 m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olga Rumyantseva's unique report on the first acclimatization rotation of the 7 Summits Club group on Everest

Olga Rumyantseva works as a mountain guide in 7 Summits Club. However, in this expedition she is just a participant. After the first acclimatization rotation, she sent a large report, available in Russian. And 46 photos have been added to ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva works as a mountain guide in 7 Summits Club. However, in this expedition she is just a participant. After the first acclimatization rotation, she sent a large report, available in Russian. And 46 photos have been added to the report – a complete description of the Khumbu icefall in its current state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report of Alex Abramov on the first acclimatization rotation beyond the Khumbu icefall

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal: Late yesterday, until 12 o'clock at night, our team was returning from camp 2 6400m to the Base Camp. Therefore, it was not possible to ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal:

Late yesterday, until 12 o'clock at night, our team was returning from camp 2 6400m to the Base Camp. Therefore, it was not possible to congratulate on May 1 and send a report. All well done, everyone got to the place. It was snowing all day and even photos were difficult to take. Today, May 2, we wash, sleep, go for a massage. We eat the best mutton in BC from our Chef. By the way, a Russian guy named Sergey woke me up in the morning. He bought my book "The Height-Altitude Gene". And he brought it to the Base Camp, asked me to sign it. Such are our events.

We are resting until May 5th. Early on May 5, into battle again, with the aim of climbing to Camp 7300m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes by Olga Rumyantseva. The team of the 7 Summits Club returned to the base camp from the first acclimatization rotation

Olga Rumyantseva, a member of the expedition: The Everest-22 team descended from Camp 2 at an altitude of 6500 to the base camp. And again we passed through the Khumbu icefall. For the next three days, we will all rest and sleep off. Well, ... read more

Olga Rumyantseva, a member of the expedition: The Everest-22 team descended from Camp 2 at an altitude of 6500 to the base camp. And again we passed through the Khumbu icefall. For the next three days, we will all rest and sleep off. Well, I will have time to tell detailed stories just in these three days.

You asked if there is snow in the base camp. Compare with the photos of the days when we just arrived with today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes by Olga Rumyantseva a member of the 7 Summits Club Everest expedition. Transfer to Camp 2, Valley of Silence

We came to Camp Two at an altitude of 6450 meters. Compared to yesterday, it is an easy walk along the plane and a gradual climb. But the height makes itself felt. We have a very limited amount of Internet. Therefore, I will not abuse it. ... read more

We came to Camp Two at an altitude of 6450 meters. Compared to yesterday, it is an easy walk along the plane and a gradual climb. But the height makes itself felt.

We have a very limited amount of Internet. Therefore, I will not abuse it. And for your patience, here is our beautiful morning view of the Everest - Lhotse traverse from the first camp.

 

 

 View of the second camp. Well, as experts suggest, this is the Valley of Silence.

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club (the program "Touching Everest") came to the base camp and has already ice training

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal: The team "Touching Everest" reached the base camp. We spent the previous two nights in the town of Lobuche, recovering from a vigorous climb. Which was not superfluous at all. ... read more

Artem Rostovtsev, a guide of the 7 Summits Club, from Nepal:

The team "Touching Everest" reached the base camp. We spent the previous two nights in the town of Lobuche, recovering from a vigorous climb. Which was not superfluous at all. Now at the base camp we are preparing for the main event – the "touch" itself. Today we held rope classes on the ice, we felt confident, tomorrow we will repeat and fix it. And then – into the icefall!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club "Everest-2022" held the first ice training and is preparing to cross the icefall

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal: News of the Everest 2022 expedition. Today our team held ice training sessions. All participants learned a lot of new things. How to walk ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, leader of the Everest expedition, from Nepal:

News of the Everest 2022 expedition. Today our team held ice training sessions. All participants learned a lot of new things. How to walk with jumar. What is means of self-arrest and most importantly, how to walk up the stairs over crevasses. And there are a lot of crevsses on the Khumbu icefall this year. Many thanks to our team of Sherpas who prepared the traces and controlled the process!  Tonight we are going out for the overnight to Camp 1 6000m and then we will go up to camp 2 6400m and come back. This will be the first acclimatization rotation.