Successful completion of the program for the final group of the 7 Summits Club on Damavand

Valery Myasoedov, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Iran: Greetings from Tehran! The final group of the 2022 season was held at a high level. Having made the ascent in 6 hours and 20 minutes to the top of Damavand, we put not ... read more

Valery Myasoedov, the guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Iran:

Greetings from Tehran! The final group of the 2022 season was held at a high level.  Having made the ascent in 6 hours and 20 minutes to the top of Damavand, we put not a dot, but an exclamation mark for the whole season as a whole! Oksana and Andrey, having shown excellent physical fitness during acclimatization rotation, and on the summit day, showed themselves worthily. The weather was not as comfortable as in summer.  September is the autumn season with strong cold winds, the more deserved and desired was the peak. Well done!

Yes, the 2022 season on Damavand turned out well for the 7 Summits Club. For the first time, during the whole season, from June to September, we formed several groups every month, and it is important to note that we ensured 100% ascent of all participants to the top. We hope that the next season will be just as eventful and successful! Damavand is waiting for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit!  The group of the 7 Summits Club "Record in the library" made a successful ascent on the summit of the volcano Damavand

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Express news from Iran! Today, the group "Recording in the Library" in its entirety, 8 participants and 3 guides, made a successful ascent on the top of Damavand. Now ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Express news from Iran! Today, the group "Recording in the Library" in its entirety, 8 participants and 3 guides, made a successful ascent on the top of Damavand. Now everyone has gone down to Borgoh-e Sevvom, and tomorrow - to Tehran for the last day of the program.

Details tomorrow. Expect surprises, good ones, of course! 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club moved up to the assault camp on the slopes of Demavend

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: The fourth day of the program of the group "Recording in the library" on Demavend. So to speak, we cross the equator... Leisurely packing and moving to the Mosque, a ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

The fourth day of the program of the group "Recording in the library" on Demavend.  So to speak, we cross the equator... Leisurely packing and moving to the Mosque, a place also called Gusfand-Saro. On this day, it resembled a turbulent flow, numerous groups were going up and down, the approaching end of the season and good weather attract and motivate additionally. A traditional photo at the mosque and the ascent to Borgoh-e Sevvom, the only shelter on the mountain, also known as the assault camp, translated from Persian as the Third Camp, at an altitude of 4200 m. Why the Third One at once, and where the First and Second are, is a mystery... Delicious soup for a late lunch, and for dinner... stuffed chicken… How Narges-khanum, our chef manages to cook such dishes on the mountain, is the second mystery... Everyone was perplexed and delighted. Over dinner, we discussed the program of the next two days.  Tomorrow there will be a simple acclimatization rotation 300-400 m above the assault camp on the way to the summit and preparation for the ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club made an acclimatization ascent on the top of Colon Bashtak

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran from our group! The second day of the program and immediately a test of strength. Climbing Colon Bashtak, 4120 m, 700 meters of climb. It was hot, it ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Greetings from Iran from our group! The second day of the program and immediately a test of strength. Climbing Colon Bashtak, 4120 m, 700 meters of climb. It was hot, it was dusty, but the group in full under the guidance of our permanent Iranian guide Mahyor went to the top. A small, but still an achievement.  Our team of Iranian guides is the best on the mountain!

  In the photo from the top with us, it would seem, an outsider. In fact, this is Mehdi, our regular driver, a very friendly and caring person. He also goes to the mountains sometimes, has been to Damavand more than once. And here, too, he decided to join us on the ascent. That's the kind of team we have - guides, drivers, and cooks, all people in love with the mountains.

 We went down more cheerfully. We were waiting for a hotel with single accommodation, with hot water, after such a dust! On the way, we bought half a shop of local fruits - watermelons, peaches, figs, which became a wonderful dessert for a delicious and plentiful dinner at the hotel. We deserve it!...

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club has started its journey. And immediately set a record – bungee jump from the Milod Tower!

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: A good even date is September 1, the first day of autumn, the beginning of the school year, and we have the beginning of the program on Damavand! Tehran met us, as always, ... read more

Гид Клуба 7 Вершин Валерий Мясоедов сообщает из Ирана:

Хорошая четная дата 1 сентября, первый день осени, начало учебного года, а у нас начало программы на Дамаванд! Тегеран встретил нас, как всегда, жаркой погодой +36 днём, но мы были к этому готовы. А как мы промчались через все этапы паспортно-визового контроля, дух захватывает! 40 минут с момента приземления, и мы уже получили багаж. Вот что значит правильная организация процесса!

 

 A quick transfer to the hotel and four whole hours to rest and sleep in the morning, lucky so lucky! A sightseeing tour, part of which took the exchange of money. There are a lot of exchangers, but they have surprisingly little money, a seasonal problem with cash. A traditional visit to the Golestan Palace, the residence of the Iranian shahs - mirrors, carpets, stained glass windows, oriental flavor delights and amazes.

 

 

Lunch at a cafe serving "dizi sangi", a rich stewed vegetable stew with lamb. And the serving is also unusual, be sure to visit and use!

 And the highlight of yesterday's program... drumming... This is a banji jump from Tehran's tallest building, the Milod Tower, 435 m high.

There... see the platform?..  the height of the platform is 280 meters.

 

 

One of the members of our group is the legendary Mikhail Panov, the owner of numerous records, who has 520 jumps in all corners of the planet. He got carried away with bungee at the age of 63, and now at 69 years old and does not think to stop there.

Mikhail developed this idea of jumping from the Milod Tower, and, of course, we supported him. Two more members of our group, two Valeria and the tour guide Fatima joined him.

 

 

 Many thanks to Mikhail for the idea, for the motivation, we hope it will continue and attract fearless participants to visit both Iran and Damavand in the future.

 And it wasn't the end of this super-saturated day. Then there was a welcome dinner at the Milod Tower restaurant, just one floor below. Tired and satisfied, we got to the hotel and literally collapsed in bed, such a day will remain in memory for a long time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of Fyodor Konyukhov's friends and the guides of the 7 Summits Club has completed the main program of the trip to Iran

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Anastasia Kuznetsova reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran from the slopes of Demavend, from the team of Fedor Konyukhov! Today we say goodbye to the mountain and return to civilization. The night after ... read more

 The guide of the 7 Summits Club Anastasia Kuznetsova reports from Iran:

Greetings from Iran from the slopes of Demavend, from the team of Fedor Konyukhov! 

Today we say goodbye to the mountain and return to civilization. The night after the assault (our third night in the shelter) this time passed calmly and quickly. We went down to the camp with the mosque in three hours, said goodbye to the mountain and plunged into the bustle of the city again.

In the evening we had a gala dinner with congratulations, hugs, kind words, best wishes and plans for the future. At the suggestion of Oskar Konyukhov, Alex Abramov and Fyodor Konyukhov wrote memorable words and wishes to all participants on the permits issued to each participant.

For example, our beautiful girl Bayan, an Iranian guide, Fyodor Konyukhov wished to climb Mount Everest, and Alex Abramov set a date when it should be done! Tomorrow, part of the group returns home, the other part continues its journey through Iran.

Until new meetings and Summits!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A team of friends of Fyodor Konyukhov and guides of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent on Demavend

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Anastasia Kuznetsova reports from Iran: Today, Fedor Konyukhov's team ascended the highest volcano in Asia, Demavend. It was the largest team on this peak - 31 participants and 10 guides. Everyone reached ... read more

 The guide of the 7 Summits Club Anastasia Kuznetsova reports from Iran:

Today, Fedor Konyukhov's team ascended the highest volcano in Asia, Demavend. It was the largest team on this peak - 31 participants and 10 guides. Everyone reached the highest point, although it was not easy! The weather contributed to: it was clear, only a weak wind was blowing.

Congratulations to the whole team on the summit! Tomorrow is the return to civilization and the awarding of heroes! Guides of the 7 Summits Club:  Abramovs Alexander and Denis, Anastasia Kuznetsova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of Fyodor Konyukhov's friends with the guides of the 7 Summits Club moved to the mountain hotel at a height of 2850 meters

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Anastasia Kuznetsova reports from Iran: Today is August 22, 2022, the second day of Fyodor Konyukhov's team's stay in Iran. Our main goal is still Demavend and today we have come one step closer to it. The ... read more

 The guide of the 7 Summits Club Anastasia Kuznetsova reports from Iran:

Today is August 22, 2022, the second day of Fyodor Konyukhov's team's stay in Iran. Our main goal is still Demavend and today we have come one step closer to it. The morning was a little languid - a late rise, a leisurely breakfast, short packing and here we are going to the mountains!

A couple of hours on the mountain road and we are at one of the famous ski resorts – Shemshak.  Yes, there are many ski resorts in Iran and snow in winter, so many band members have already decided where they will go skiing next time.

The local hotel is completely at the disposal of our team only. Now we are at an altitude of 2800 m and we have to spend the night here.

In the meantime, easy acclimatization and a short walk in the nearby mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Firewater" made a successful ascent on Demavend

Denis Abramov, guide of the 7 Summits Club reports from Iran: News from the highest peak of Iran! The group "Firewater", all 100% of the participants, successfully climbed to the top of Mount Demavend. The climb took only 7 hours! The ... read more

Denis Abramov, guide of the 7 Summits Club reports from Iran:

News from the highest peak of Iran!  The group "Firewater", all 100% of the participants, successfully climbed to the top of Mount Demavend. The climb took only 7 hours! The weather was great. Thanks to the tailwind, we did not get into a sulfur cloud. Despite being tired, everyone is in a great mood. We went down to the Bargah Sevon camp at 4150m. They feed here like the best restaurants in Iran! We rest, sleep, and prepare for the descent to Tehran. The guides of the 7 Summits Club Denis Abramov and Artem Brown were in touch. Further according to the plan - only relaxation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Firewater" climbed to the camp of Bargah Sevom, on a height of 4150 meters

Denis Abramov, guide of the 7 Summits Club reports from Iran: News from Iran. The group "Firewater" moved to the camp of Bargah Sevom, at an altitude of 4150 meters. We got caught in a light rain and a thunderstorm, and when we came to ... read more

Denis Abramov, guide of the 7 Summits Club reports from Iran:

News from Iran.  The group "Firewater" moved to the camp of Bargah Sevom, at an altitude of 4150 meters. We got caught in a light rain and a thunderstorm, and when we came to the camp, we had a great view of the mountains and the rainbow. Everyone liked the dinner so much that we unanimously decided that it tasted better here than in Tehran. All thanks to our super chef.

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Firewater" very actively began acclimatization before climbing the volcano Demavend

News from Iran! The Firewater group successfully went on an acclimatization ascent on the top of the Bashtak Column (4120m), from which a gorgeous view of Demavend opened. And on the same day we returned to Tehran. We enjoy the local ... read more

News from Iran! The Firewater group successfully went on an acclimatization ascent on the top of the Bashtak Column (4120m), from which a gorgeous view of Demavend opened. And on the same day we returned to Tehran. We enjoy the local cuisine and hospitality. We are preparing to go to the hot springs. The guides of the 7 Summits Club Denis Abramov and Artem Brown were in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent on Demavend according to the program of the Mountain Fever project

News of the Mountain Fever project – traveling with local guides. Guests from Russia, participants of the 7 Summits Club program made a fantastic ascent to Demavend (the highest volcano in Asia from the 7 Volcanoes project). This trip was ... read more

News of the Mountain Fever project – traveling with local guides.   Guests from Russia, participants of the 7 Summits Club program made a fantastic ascent to Demavend (the highest volcano in Asia from the 7 Volcanoes project). This trip was one of the most wonderful events in their lives! Everything was fine, thanks to the well-coordinated work of the local team. Guide Hossein is a great professional and clever, thanks to his care, the ascent was as comfortable and interesting as possible. Thanks to Maryam, who discovered for guests a lot of the country's culture, introduced them to Tehran and its residents. See you again in the mountains!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent on the summit of the volcano Demavend and descended to Tehran

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Our whole big group of different ages, of different characters, but united by one goal, successfully reached the top of Mount Demavend yesterday! The ascent was not easy. ... read more

A guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Our whole big group of different ages, of different characters, but united by one goal, successfully reached the top of Mount Demavend yesterday! The ascent was not easy. At first, everyone was rocking, walking at a slow pace, then, as they say, they woke up, gained cruising speed.  The second half of the climb was faster, which is quite rare. Just before the summit, a strong wind blew, not at all according to the forecast. He raised sulfur dust so that many people's eyes watered, but we overcame this discomfort as well. Almost simultaneously, with a difference of 15 minutes, the whole team pulled up to the top. Congratulations and a traditional photo shoot. But our young participants Misha and Sergey, who were 14 years old at the time of the ascent, received special compliments! How they worked on the route! How they grasped comments and tips on the go!  Well, it's just incredible, at such an age, and such efficiency, and dedication!

  The day turned out to be very difficult, almost a day on feet.  We agreed that we would strive to go down as low as possible on the day of the ascent, and if possible, then to Tehran. And we were able to do it! At three o'clock in the morning we checked into the cozy rooms of Espinas Palace, the best hotel in Tehran. A well-deserved finale of a difficult day and the whole program as a whole!  Today there will be an award ceremony and a farewell dinner at the Milod Tower, the best panoramic restaurant in Tehran. Guides Alexander Spirin and Valery Myasoedov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The time of climbing and flowering poppies on Damavand. The most colorful day and colorful photos

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Today is the most colorful day of our entire tour! Endless slopes of scarlet poppies! At the end of June, they bloom even brighter and open above the Mosque to a height of ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Today is the most colorful day of our entire tour! Endless slopes of scarlet poppies! At the end of June, they bloom even brighter and open above the Mosque to a height of 3,300 m. We didn't look at the time, everyone was keen on the photo shoot, which is why we came to Borgoh-e Sev almost an hour later. We didn't regret a bit, it happens once in a lifetime, to visit Iran and capture the period of flowering poppies. In the camp, as always, the best "rooms" were occupied for us, a delicious soup for a late lunch and the national dish lyubie-polo and bahlava for dinner completed this colorful day. Tomorrow, a short acclimatization to 4600 m and preparation for the ascent.  Guides Alexander Spirin and Valery Myasoedov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Forward to the past" made an ascent on Damavand

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran: News from the group "Forward to the past" from Iran from the summit of Damavand, 5670m. Today the team, consisting of 11 participants and 5 guides, ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran:

News from the group "Forward to the past" from Iran from the summit of Damavand, 5670m. Today the team, consisting of 11 participants and 5 guides, heroically ascended on the summit. A lot of impressions. The weather was great. We were lucky.  We started around 7 am. There were clouds of sulfur near the top, because this is an active volcano. And at 19:30 all the participants went down to the shelter. The whole team is happy! This year, the 7 Summits Club has many groups in Iran. The people here are wonderful, the attitude towards us is excellent. And the mountain is great. Come here! Guides Alexander and Denis Abramov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the refuge at an altitude of 4150 m before storming Damavand

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran: Today our team "Forward to the future" started climbing volcano Damavand in Iran. Long journeys and shifting loads were compensated by a gorgeous ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran:

Today our team "Forward to the future" started climbing volcano Damavand in Iran. Long journeys and shifting loads were compensated by a gorgeous view of the mountain and fields of red poppies. By 6 pm we reached the refuge at an altitude of 4150m. Tomorrow is the day of acclimatization and preparation for the ascent. The summit is getting closer!

Guides Alexander Abramov and Denis Abramov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Back to the Future" made an acclimatization rotation to Mount Tochal and returned to Tehran

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran: This morning we woke up and boldly moved towards the goal of our acclimatization hike: the Tochal Mountain 4000m. The top has been reached. And then ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran:

This morning we woke up and boldly moved towards the goal of our acclimatization hike: the Tochal Mountain 4000m.  The top has been reached. And then the weather turned bad, it almost snowed. Therefore, a quick descent to Tehran was necessary.

But in Tehran, two fully cooked sheep were waiting for us. And a toast for the successful ascent. True, everyone was clinking glasses with what they could: juice, ayran, water and delicious non-alcoholic beer.

Tomorrow we will move to the hot springs, to warm clogged muscles and joints battered by climbing.

Guides Abramov Alexander and Abramov Denis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Back to the Future" will try out an experimental version of acclimatization before climbing Damavand

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran: Today, the Back to the Future team tried a new way of acclimatization program. We took the cable car up to the Ski hotel situated at 300 m from ... read more

 Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran:

Today, the Back to the Future team tried a new way of acclimatization program. We took the cable car up to the Ski hotel situated at 300 m from the top of the mountain Tochal 3960m. Then, having had a delicious lunch, we went on an acclimatization ascent to the summit of Shah 3800m. And now all the participants are tired and go to bed. Tomorrow morning we plan to climb on the summit of Tochal and descend to Tehran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climbing Damavand. Assault day of the 7 Summits Club team

Details about the ascent of Asia's highest volcano Damavand (included in the 7 Volcanoes project) from the guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov. Summit day is the most difficult one. Here, in addition to good acclimatization, ... read more

Details about the ascent of Asia's highest volcano Damavand (included in the 7 Volcanoes project) from the guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov.

 Summit day is the most difficult one. Here, in addition to good acclimatization, motivation and strong-willed qualities play an important role. A late start at 5.30 am justified itself, a strong gusty wind would complicate the ascent in the early hours. We went out without lanterns, we took a leisurely pace, comfortable for all participants. Friday is a day off in Tehran, there were many local climbers on the mountain. When they see foreigners, they greet them, it was nice. We went smoothly and steadily, which is important.  The second half of the climb was completed at approximately the same pace as the first. And in less than 7 hours, almost simultaneously, all the participants reached the top! Strong-willed qualities also proved to be on top!

 We went down the climbing path, crampons and ice axes were not needed. But this does not always happen, it was the decision of the Iranian guides. On the descent, everyone was tired, but the desire to run down as soon as possible and go down to Polur, to a comfortable 2.200 m, was even stronger. As a result, there was further descent to the mosque, moving to Polur, and we are in relatively comfortable conditions. And after taking a shower, everyone noticeably moved away and cheered up, still a set of 1400 m and a descent of 2600 m on their feet is a decent load for the day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new group of the 7 Summits Club will be led to the Demavend by two Abramovs at once

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran: A new program of the 7 Summits Club of climbing Demavend has started today in Iran. Two Abramovs will be guides: Alexander and Denis (son). The ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, the group's guide, reports from Iran:

A new program of the 7 Summits Club of climbing Demavend has started today in Iran. Two Abramovs will be guides: Alexander and Denis (son). The command is called "Back to the Future". The team members and I walked through the "hot spots" of Tehran. These are the markets, the palaces of the Iranian shahs and ended the evening with dinner on a TV tower.

Everyone is delighted with the country. Especially from beer with 0.0% alcohol of lemon and apricot flavor. Generally, in Iran, the people are wonderful, the food is very tasty.

Tomorrow, according to the plan, we have an acclimatization ascent to the mountain Tochal 4000m and an overnight stay at an altitude of 3700 m.

Yes... now we live in the best presidential hotel in Tehran.