Summit!  The group of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent to the summit of Mount Ararat

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: News from Ararat, from the top! Yes, we did it - everything went great! Tired, but happy, we moved down to the base camp. We celebrate the victory with shish kebab and ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey:

News from Ararat, from the top! Yes, we did it - everything went great! Tired, but happy, we moved down to the base camp. We celebrate the victory with shish kebab and cognac Ararat! Climbing was not the easiest, but we did it. And most importantly, everyone came down safe and sound. Tomorrow we will finally descend into civilization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club went up to the assault camp on Ararat

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Everything is calm on the slopes of Ararat. Today we went up to the assault camp for 4200. On the way we met an Armenian group of about 40 people, we will go climbing ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey:

Everything is calm on the slopes of Ararat. Today we went up to the assault camp for 4200. On the way we met an Armenian group of about 40 people, we will go climbing together at night. In the assault camp, we had lunch, rested, adjusted the crampons and after a delicious dinner, went to the tents to sleep before the summit assault. The weather is promised to be good. We hope for the best, for panoramic views on the ascent.

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club moved to the base camp of Ararat

Sergey Avtomonov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: A new group arrived in Ararat today and due to the delay in departure, we left for Dogubayazit immediately after the airport. We had lunch there and went to the base camp. We managed to get ... read more

Sergey Avtomonov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: A new group arrived in Ararat today and due to the delay in departure, we left for Dogubayazit immediately after the airport. We had lunch there and went to the base camp. We managed to get there before dark, at dusk. After all, we usually arrive earlier, but in general everything went fine. We had a delicious dinner and celebrated the birthday of one of the participants. Tomorrow we will go for acclimatization rotation.

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Gopher Hunters" made a successful ascent on the summit of Mount Ararat

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: News from the group "Gopher Hunters"! Hooray, we have climbed on the summit of Ararat! The weather was just fine, light wind and sun. The hunt was a success! All the ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey:
News from the group "Gopher Hunters"! Hooray, we have climbed on the summit of Ararat! The weather was just fine, light wind and sun. The hunt was a success! All the hunters who went out to climb, climbed to the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Gopher Hunters" moved up to the assault camp of Ararat

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Today, the "gopher hunters", saddled with passing horses, moved up to the assault camp. The weather is great, it's warm, there is almost no wind. We plan to go to the ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey:
Today, the "gopher hunters", saddled with passing horses, moved up to the assault camp. The weather is great, it's warm, there is almost no wind. We plan to go to the summit at night. And check for gophers on top!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Gopher Hunters" made an acclimatization rotation to the Ararat assault camp

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Greetings to all from the group "Gopher Hunters"! Today we went up to the assault camp at 4200. Hunting ground squirrels again failed, but we got the necessary ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey:
Greetings to all from the group "Gopher Hunters"! Today we went up to the assault camp at 4200. Hunting ground squirrels again failed, but we got the necessary acclimatization. We are preparing for the next hike, already on the top of Ararat!

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club has arrived in Turkey and has already climbed to the base camp Ararat

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Greetings to all from the slopes of Ararat! Our climbing program started today, we got to the base camp. In good sunny weather, we walked a little up. Now we are just ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey:
Greetings to all from the slopes of Ararat! Our climbing program started today, we got to the base camp. In good sunny weather, we walked a little up. Now we are just resting at the base camp. We were well fed and placed in tents. Tomorrow we are going to acclimatize to the assault camp!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Ararat surrendered not without a fight. The group of the 7 Summits Club reached the summit in bad weather

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, reports from Turkey: Today Ararat has shown us its strength! During the day we saw all the manifestations of bad weather: strong wind, snow, hail, rain - but still we climbed to the top in ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, reports from Turkey:

Today Ararat has shown us its strength! During the day we saw all the manifestations of bad weather: strong wind, snow, hail, rain - but still we climbed to the top in very poor visibility! Then there was a long descent in an ongoing blizzard and without visibility! With difficulty we went down to the upper camp and made a strong-willed decision to go down to the hotel today! Then a few more hours of descent to the first camp, there we took a little breath and another 8 kilometers down, in places in the rain, watching a thunderstorm! But now we have reached Van and are resting in a hotel, not in tents!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No good weather on Ararat for the 7 Summits Club group. Cool completion of acclimatization

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, reports from Turkey: Ararat continues to "delight" us with the weather. Today we went up to acclimatize to the base camp. The camp was in complete fog, met us with cold. We sat for a ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, reports from Turkey:

Ararat continues to "delight" us with the weather. Today we went up to acclimatize to the base camp. The camp was in complete fog, met us with cold.  We sat for a while, drank tea and went downstairs. Upon returning, it began to rain almost immediately!  The cooks cooked our meat on the fire in the tent! After dinner, we danced a little and went to rest before going to the assault camp for the night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the base camp of Mount Ararat

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey: News from the slopes of Ararat! Today we moved out of the hotel in the city of Van towards Ararat! With excellent views, we reached the foot, went on foot to the base camp. By ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey:

News from the slopes of Ararat! Today we moved out of the hotel in the city of Van towards Ararat! With excellent views, we reached the foot, went on foot to the base camp. By the middle of the way we were caught in the rain. We were lucky and for some time we waited out the downpour in a tent with the Kurds.  There we were offered tea and a light snack of cheese and tortillas. As soon as the rain stopped, we went out to the camp.  But we didn't have time to reach the camp without rain. Not far from it, snow and rain began to fall and we finally got to the camp, frozen and soaked! It was difficult, but we managed! Tomorrow we go out for acclimatization to the assault camp and hope for the favor of the weather!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Sergey Avtomonov's short report on the successful ascent of the 7 Summits Club group on Ararat

A Guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey: Today we climbed on the top of Mount Ararat with a full team! The weather was far from the best, but we gathered all our strength and ascended! Now we have gone down to the base ... read more

A Guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey:

 Today we climbed on the top of Mount Ararat with a full team! The weather was far from the best, but we gathered all our strength and ascended! Now we have gone down to the base camp to rest and realize what happened to us! Tomorrow we go down to civilization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club made an acclimatization rotation to the assault camp on Mount Ararat

A Guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey: Today we went to the assault camp for acclimatization. There was sun, snow and fog, though without rain. The weather in general was not pleasant, but the forecast promises good ... read more

A Guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey:

Today we went to the assault camp for acclimatization.  There was sun, snow and fog, though without rain.  The weather in general was not pleasant, but the forecast promises good conditions for the next few days. Tomorrow we will move to the assault camp already for summit climbing. It feels like all the participants are in good enough shape to go to the top. Let's hope for good weather and great views on the ascent!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat moved up to the base camp

A Guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey: Greetings to all from the slopes of the holy Mount Ararat. We've had a long day today. First we left the city of Van and drove along the shore of the lake of the same name ... read more

A Guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey:

Greetings to all from the slopes of the holy Mount Ararat.  We've had a long day today. First we left the city of Van and drove along the shore of the lake of the same name towards the city of Dogubayazit. Then we changed the car there.  Another 30 minutes on a dirt road and the first ascent in our program began, in the form of a move to the base camp. We reached it  in an average pace - of 4 hours. Everyone feels good. Tomorrow we continue acclimatization and go to the upper camp at 4100.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first group of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat in the season arrived in the city of Van

The 7 Summits Club Guide Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey: Greetings to all from the glorious city of Van! Today begins the first program of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat this year. The day turned out to be calm, all the participants flew to ... read more

The 7 Summits Club Guide Sergey Avtomonov, from Turkey: Greetings to all from the glorious city of Van!  Today begins the first program of the 7 Summits Club on Ararat this year. The day turned out to be calm, all the participants flew to the city of Van normally. We rested a little after the flight, discussed plans for the next few days and went to rest. Tomorrow will be a difficult day, we go to the base camp.