The diary of the adventures of the 7 Summits Club group "IGORYASHKI" in the jungles of Colombia!

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia: Hola amigos! Greetings to all from Colombia from the team "IGORYASHKI"! We were out of touch in the jungle for a couple of days, but today we are back in ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia:

Hola amigos! Greetings to all from Colombia from the team "IGORYASHKI"!

We were out of touch in the jungle for a couple of days, but today we are back in civilization again. Our team split up for a while, some members stayed to relax on the beaches of Santa Marta, and the main part of the group went trekking to the Lost city.

On February 17, we went on the route. On the first day, we drove part of the way on motorbikes and the second half (10 km) walked to the town of Mumake, where we stopped for the night. The route passes through the jungle, through thickets of tall century-old trees. The place of the overnight stay is located on the river bank, and how nice it was to plunge into the cool water after the route! For dinner, we cooked delicious local fish.

On February 18, we woke up early in the morning and after breakfast continued our journey to the Lost city. The lost city of Tyrone was found in the 1970s by tomb robbers, after which it became a real sensation. According to modern scientists, it was founded around 800 AD, i.e. 650 years earlier than the famous Machu Picchu.

There is only one way to get to the city – to climb up the slope by about 1200 stone steps, the ascent of which after climbing the Nevado del Tolima was not easy for us, but we coped. The climb was definitely worth it, all the participants were very impressed!

In three days of trekking, we have covered more than 40 km, and in total for the entire program more than 100. Today we went down to Santa Marta and met with all the team members at a villa near the Caribbean coast. Now we are having dinner and sharing our emotions from our long and eventful trip to Colombia!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Igoryashki" celebrated the ascent on the Tolima volcano and is ready for new adventures

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia: Hello everyone from Salento! The team of "Igoryashki" safely descended from the mountains to civilization yesterday! The mountain part of our program ended yesterday. ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia:

Hello everyone from Salento! The team of "Igoryashki" safely descended from the mountains to civilization yesterday! The mountain part of our program ended yesterday. From the farm "La prima verá" from a height of 3800 we went down to the entrance of the National Park "Los nevados". We sat down in our cozy hotel and in the evening the whole team gathered at a huge festive table.

The team is happy! Toasts, congratulations, smiles, loud laughter! Everyone received well-deserved silver medals and certificates for the successful ascent on the Nevado Del Tolima volcano!

Today we are resting and after lunch we fly to Santa Marta, where we will continue our trekking program to the Lost city. Guides of the 7 Summits Club: Alex Abramov, Boris Egorov and Svetlana Kotlyar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and videos from the ascent of the "Igoriashki" team on the summit of the Nevado del Tolima volcano

On February 14, the group of the 7 Summits Club "Igoriashki" in full (16 participants and 8 guides) climbed on the summit of the most beautiful volcano in Colombia - Nevada del Tolima (5221 m). The ascent was not easy: strong wind, snow and ... read more

On February 14, the group of the 7 Summits Club "Igoriashki" in full (16 participants and 8 guides) climbed on the summit of the most beautiful volcano in Colombia - Nevada del Tolima (5221 m). The ascent was not easy: strong wind, snow and almost complete lack of visibility. Now the team is preparing for new adventures in this wonderful country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Igoryashki" made a successful ascent on the summit of the Tolima volcano in severe weather conditions

The guides of the 7 Summits Club Alex Abramov, Boris Egorov and Sveta Kotlyar report from Colombia: Greetings to all from Colombia from the team of the 7 Summits Club "Igoryashki"! Congratulations to everyone on Valentine's Day! ... read more

The guides of the 7 Summits Club Alex Abramov, Boris Egorov and Sveta Kotlyar report from Colombia:

Greetings to all from Colombia from the team of the 7 Summits Club "Igoryashki"! Congratulations to everyone on Valentine's Day! Including all those in love with the mountains! Today at 7 am our full team (16 participants and 8 guides) stood on the top of the most beautiful volcano in Colombia  - Nevada del Tolima (5221)! The ascent was not easy: strong wind, snow and almost complete lack of visibility. But the stronger the emotions from reaching the top! For the four team members, this peak became the first mountain summit in their lives. We went down to the assault camp at 10 a.m., now we are packing our things and preparing to descend to the Prima Vera farm.

 Photos from local guide Juan

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club moved to the next farm, closer to the summit of the Tolima volcano

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia: Greetings to all from our team from Colombia! Our adventures in this amazing country continue! Our morning started with a cup of coffee in bed! Then we had breakfast ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia:

Greetings to all from our team from Colombia! Our adventures in this amazing country continue! Our morning started with a cup of coffee in bed! Then we had breakfast and went on route: 16 participants, 3 guides from the 7 Summits Club and 5 local guides. The task of the day is to gain another 300 meters in height and go to the farm "La prima verá".

The views are spectacular, along the way we stopped at a tall Columbian pine tree, which is only 3 years younger than our main boss.  Here we drank delicious tea made from coca leaves.

The whole route took about 4 hours. After lunch it became overcast, it started to rain a little. Now we are already resting on the farm, waiting for lunch and checking the equipment. Tomorrow we go to the assault camp.  The guides of the 7 Summits Club: Alexe Abramov, Boris Egorov and Sveta Kotlyar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first walking day of the group of the 7 Summits Club took 6 hours and brought to the farm "La Argentina"

The President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov reports from Colombia: Greetings to all from Colombia! The mountain part of our program started today. In the morning, we loaded into jeeps and drove up to the beginning of the route. ... read more

The President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov reports from Colombia:

Greetings to all from Colombia!  The mountain part of our program started today. In the morning, we loaded into jeeps and drove up to the beginning of the route. Today we had to walk 11 km to the first location, La Argentina farm. We coped with the task and completed the route in a little more than 6 hours. The surrounding views are beautiful! Today we saw wax palms - the tallest in the world. We have already settled in, now we will have dinner and discuss plans for tomorrow. The mood is great, the team has become very friendly over these two days. Tomorrow we go higher, at 3800. We embrace everyone! The guides of the 7 Summits Club are Alex Abramov, Boris Egorov and Svetlana Kotlyar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club got acquainted with the work of the coffee farm and bought boots for climbing mountains

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia: Hello to the 7 Summits Club from Colombia! Today we left the capital of Colombia and moved to Salento, a small provincial town in the Colombian Andes. After arriving ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia:

Hello to the 7 Summits Club from Colombia! Today we left the capital of Colombia and moved to Salento, a small provincial town in the Colombian Andes. After arriving by jeep, we moved to the Finka del Ocaso coffee farm, where we learned a lot about the traditions of coffee cultivation. We collected coffee beans and tried to brew Colombian coffee on their own.

After checking into the hotel, we were preparing for the upcoming expedition — we bought rubber boots.  Tomorrow we will start in the mountains! Follow the news!

Group guides: Alex Abramov, Boris Egorov and Svetlana Kotlyar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club spent a bright day in Bogota, the capital of Colombia!

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia: Hola amigos! Hello everyone from sunny Bogota! Today our group gathered in full 16 people in the capital of Colombia! In the morning we walked around the historical ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia:

Hola amigos! Hello everyone from sunny Bogota! Today our group gathered in full 16 people in the capital of Colombia!

In the morning we walked around the historical center of Bogota. We walked around the central square of the city — Plaza de Bolivar, built in the early 19th century. Life is in full swing here at any time of the day: street performers, numerous fruit stalls, ice cream shops, souvenir shops, coffee shops with delicious coffee, vendors of handicrafts from banknotes and sellers of fried ants — a local delicacy.

After lunch we visited one of the best places in Bogota — Mount Montserrat. Here, at an altitude of 3100, there is an observation deck with a view of the whole city. We visited the temple dedicated to the Black Madonna of Montserrat, watched hummingbirds, and then tasted coca leaf tea in one of the cafes. They say that it helps the body to adapt better to altitude. Well, we'll check it out in a couple of days!

In the evening, we celebrated the arrival of all the team members for a festive dinner, and at the same time congratulated our guide — Boris Egorov on his birthday!

Tomorrow we change the location, leave the already beloved Bogota and fly to Salento for an excursion to one of the coffee farms. And from there the mountain part of our program will begin.

The guides of the 7 Summits Club were with you: Alex Abramov, Boris Egorov and Svetlana Kotlyar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new big adventure of the 7 Summits Club group in Colombia begins

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia: Greetings to all from Colombia from Alex Abramov, Borya Egorov and Sveta Kotlyar! Our adventures in Colombia have begun! Today we arrived in Bogota and met the first ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Svetlana Kotlyar reports from Colombia:

Greetings to all from Colombia from Alex Abramov, Borya Egorov and Sveta Kotlyar!  Our adventures in Colombia have begun! Today we arrived in Bogota and met the first participants. We checked into a very nice authentic hotel “Hotel de la Opera". We solved all the organizational issues and in the evening celebrated the arrival in the capital of Colombia at a local restaurant.

The main part of the team arrives tomorrow, we have 16 participants in total. The program is as rich as possible: over the next two weeks we will plunge into the metropolitan atmosphere of Bogota, climb the most beautiful volcano Nevado Del Tolima, visit an Indian city lost in the jungle, visit coffee plantations and relax on the Caribbean coast.

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