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The group of the 7 Summits Club "Van Cats" rested on Lake Van and completed the program with the presentation of awards

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: The group "Van Cats" was returning to the city of Van today. We woke up in the morning, had breakfast and went to Ishaq Pasha's palace. Then we walked around the ... read more

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

The group "Van Cats" was returning to the city of Van today. We woke up in the morning, had breakfast and went to Ishaq Pasha's palace. Then we walked around the Bayazet fortress. We took everything we needed for a picnic and went to Lake Van to swim, barbecue and drink whatever we want. And in the evening, after we bought up, we went to a restaurant to receive well-deserved medals! All who ascended the summit got their due. We're going home tomorrow. At the same time, we are finishing the season in Ararat and I am also returning home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Ur-raa! The group "Van cats" ascended on the summit of Mount Ararat. Today was a beautiful weather and we quickly climbed to the highest point! At the top we took ... read more

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

 Ur-raa!  The group "Van cats" ascended on the summit of  Mount Ararat. Today was a beautiful weather and we quickly climbed to the highest point! At the top we took out a bottle of "Ararat" and tasted it well! We started thinking that the name of our band could be changed. The group did not ascend in full, but everyone is happy.  In the evening we continued tasting different types of alcohol!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Greetings to all from the slopes of Ararat! Today, the group "Van cats" continued to acclimatize. We had breakfast and went out to 4200. It was very hot again today. We ... read more

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

Greetings to all from the slopes of Ararat! Today, the group "Van cats" continued to acclimatize. We had breakfast and went out to 4200. It was very hot again today. We walked, drank a lot of water and tried not to hurry. Admired the views, filmed them. We reached the assault camp in 4 hours, then two hours down and came to the base camp. There was even a hot shower in the camp.  We ate, bathed and began to relax. In the evening there was a delicious barbecue dinner and now a full rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new group of the 7 Summits Club has started acclimatization before climbing Ararat

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: The group "Van Cats" from the slopes of the sacred Mount Ararat. I'm not a cat myself, but they chose the name, so they chose it. Today we saw Ararat for the first ... read more

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

The group "Van Cats" from the slopes of the sacred Mount Ararat.  I'm not a cat myself, but they chose the name, so they chose it. Today we saw Ararat for the first time and immediately went up to the first camp at 3200. We were tormented by terrible heat all day, but we stubbornly went up. However, almost at the base camp, we were offered to get to the first camp by car. And part of the group took advantage of this offer. But it won't affect acclimatization, so it's not a big deal. In the evening we had a delicious meal and checked the state of health. Everyone feels good, some participants have even higher oxygen than me! Tomorrow we will go to acclimatization for 4200. The weather promises to be hot again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The group of the 7 Summits Club made a successful ascent on Ararat

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Ararat is in touch! It's been a long day. We went up to the assault camp, spent the night there, and at two o'clock in the morning went out to climb. We had the safest ... read more

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

Ararat is in touch! It's been a long day. We went up to the assault camp, spent the night there, and at two o'clock in the morning went out to climb. We had the safest possible team: two guides and two participants. As a result, having split up, everyone reached the top at their own pace. Then there was a descent to the assault camp, where we rested a little, packed up and went to the base camp. Tonight we will spend the night at the base camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Ararat is in touch, we continue our ascent. Today we went out for acclimatization. Our small group feels confident. We go well, admire the views, chat. We came to the ... read more

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

 Ararat is in touch, we continue our ascent. Today we went out for acclimatization. Our small group feels confident. We go well, admire the views, chat. We came to the assault camp, rested and went down. At the base camp, they cooked a ram and set a table for us outside. So we had a barbecue in nature. In the evening, as usual, we chatted before going to bed. There was also a group of Iranians in the camp. They added a lot of color, tried to teach us Iranian, but we didn't succeed. Tomorrow we go to a group camp and then to the top.

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club made a wonderful ascent on the summit of Ararat!

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Hooray! Ararat let us in and let us go! Today at 7 am the whole team was standing on the top of Ararat!!! Despite the fact that it was not easy for everyone, but we ... read more

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

Hooray! Ararat let us in and let us go! Today at 7 am the whole team was standing on the top of Ararat!!! Despite the fact that it was not easy for everyone, but we got there quickly enough - in 5 hours! The weather pleased us, at first there was a light wind, and when we reached the top it ended and it gave us more time for a photo on the top. True, there were a lot of people, but this is a small problem. On the descent, the weather got a little worse, but it didn't change our mood. We were very tired during the ascent, so we descended slowly and carefully. As it turned out, not in vain. A member of the German team fell and injured his head while we were there. In the evening we went down to the base camp. We're spending the night here today, and tomorrow we're going to the hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

A group of the 7 Summits Club has climbed to the High camp and is preparing to storm the summit of Ararat

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey:. Ararat is in touch. Today we went up to the assault camp. We were walking at a good pace, even faster than yesterday. At night we go out to climb. Not everyone, ... read more

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

 Ararat is in touch. Today we went up to the assault camp. We were walking at a good pace, even faster than yesterday.  At night we go out to climb. Not everyone, alas, feels well, but we are preparing for the ascent. In the evening we watched a beautiful sunset. The weather promises to be good! We drove the crampons, packed up, went to bed to go to the summit at night. We plan to leave at 2 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club made an acclimatization rotation to the High camp

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: News from Ararat today we went for acclimatization to 4200 to a high-altitude camp. While we were going hard, we came up with the name of the group, but they never ... read more

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

News from Ararat today we went for acclimatization to 4200 to a high-altitude camp. While we were going hard, we came up with the name of the group, but they never came up with it.  We reached the camp quickly in 3 hours, the group is cheerful, all well done, we walk in a friendly company. We sat, rested in the upper camp, went down, got caught in the rain a little, but not much.  We had a delicious dinner and are now resting before going to the assault camp tomorrow. Tomorrow we will spend the night in the upper camp and go out to climb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club has arrived in Turkey to climb Ararat

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Ararat is in touch, we continue climbing. The program of the new group has begun. We gathered in the city of Van, spent the night in a hotel and moved to Dogubayazit. We ... read more

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

Ararat is in touch, we continue climbing. The program of the new group has begun. We gathered in the city of Van, spent the night in a hotel and moved to Dogubayazit. We drove along a picturesque road along the lake to the mountains. We changed the car, got to the horses and then walked for 4 hours to the base camp, where we had a delicious lunch and rested. In the evening we admired the lights of the city and now we are resting before tomorrow's acclimatization rotation. And we are thinking about the name of the group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Sergey Avtomonov on the ascent of the 7 Summits Club group on Ararat

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Our group - on summit of Ararat, we went all right! The mountain let go and let go down. The weather was great: the sun, almost no wind. The road was not easy, but we ... read more

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

Our group - on summit of Ararat, we went all right! The mountain let go and let go down. The weather was great: the sun, almost no wind. The road was not easy, but we mastered the ascent. Alas, not all of them. But ten people were standing on top of the mountain. Now everyone has gone down to the hotel, we are resting. Part of the group goes further by car to Russia, and tomorrow we will go to Akhtamar Island. And this is the end of our journey. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Today we went to acclimatize to the assault camp 4200. Not everyone could make it, but we fought! It turned out to be not quite an easy walk for half of the group. ... read more

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

  Today we went to acclimatize to the assault camp 4200. Not everyone could make it, but we fought! It turned out to be not quite an easy walk for half of the group. Today it became clear how we will go to the top!  We lost one participant who decided to stop climbing and go down to the hotel. Everyone else reached the camp. Not quite fresh, but they got there. Then we went down, and everyone felt much better. A hot shower and lunch were waiting for us at the camp. And it helped to pass into yourself! We plan to get some sleep and go up to spend the night in the assault camp. The weather favors us, we hope it will continue to be the same!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club gathered in Dogubayazit and then went up to the base camp of Ararat

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Greetings to all from the slopes of the sacred mountain! Today we finally gathered together in the city of Dogubayazit. We collected all the remaining things, ... read more

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

Greetings to all from the slopes of the sacred mountain! Today we finally gathered together in the city of Dogubayazit. We collected all the remaining things, distributed souvenirs, waited out the downpour and moved to the slope! While we were walking, the rain started several times, we got a little wet. But then the sun came out and dried us out. About four o'clock we arrived at the camp. We settled in tents, had lunch and rested.  In the evening we had a little wine and are trying to agree on the name of the group. There is no final decision yet. Tomorrow we will go to the assault camp for acclimatization. The weather is promised to be good, so they should not get wet. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Masha and the Bears" made an ascent on Ararat. In difficult conditions

The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: The group "Masha and the Bears" climbed the summit of Mount Ararat. Not quite a full team, due to bad weather, but Masha has reached the top! Everyone is alive and ... read more

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

The group "Masha and the Bears" climbed the summit of Mount Ararat. Not quite a full team, due to bad weather, but Masha has reached the top! Everyone is alive and well, everyone went down to the city, rested after a hard climb and winter weather. On the night of climbing at the top, the forecast did not come true and the wind was up to 50 km per hour, aggravated by snow and lack of visibility. After the descent, we were caught by hail in the assault camp. And then we went down to Dogubayazit. And we spent the night at the hotel. Then we visited the palace of Ishaq Pasha, then we went to the city of Van, swam in the lake and got to the hotel. And in the evening we celebrated the ascent and the end of the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Masha and the Bears" climbed to the base camp of Ararat

The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Ararat is in touch!  The group "Masha and the Bears" came to the base camp today. In the morning we got up and had breakfast at the hotel. Then three hours by car to ... read more

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

Ararat is in touch!  The group "Masha and the Bears" came to the base camp today. In the morning we got up and had breakfast at the hotel. Then three hours by car to the foot of the mountain. Now a new road has started working. The walk has become a little less, the camp is only 7.5 kilometers away.  We walked slowly with a tea break, a little faster than 4 hours. Everyone feels great. On the way, we chatted and looked at the beauty of the Ararat Valley. Tomorrow we will go to the assault camp for acclimatization. There's still snow there, so we dress warmer.

 

 

 

 

 

We are opening the season on Ararat. The first group of the 7 Summits Club arrived in the city of Van

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov reports from Turkey: Greetings to all from the glorious city of Van! Today we arrived in this city, located not far from Ararat. We gathered at the hotel, chatted. We remembered the ... read more

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

Greetings to all from the glorious city of Van!  Today we arrived in this city, located not far from Ararat. We gathered at the hotel, chatted. We remembered the previous ascents, had dinner together, discussed plans for tomorrow and went to the museum.