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Photos and videos from the ascent on Demavend volcano in by the 7 Summits Club group "Iskorka"

Salam from Iran! The Iskorka group of the 7 Summits Club, on August 19, ascended the highest volcano in Asia, the peak of Demavend 5671m! All team members have reached the highest point. The day was long and eventful. It was difficult, ... read more

 

Salam from Iran!  The Iskorka group of the 7 Summits Club, on August 19, ascended the highest volcano in Asia, the peak of Demavend 5671m!  All team members have reached the highest point.  The day was long and eventful.  It was difficult, but the team coped! All together and at the same time reached  the top. Tired, but happy, we returned to the hut. Today we are going down to the valley, moving to Tehran and awarding the participants in the evening!  Your guides are Evgeny Fedyunin and Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Iskorka" made a successful ascent on the summit of the volcano Demavend in Iran

News from Iran from the Iskorka group from the summit of the highest volcano in Asia - Damavand. All participants reached the summit! The group safely descended to the shelter at 4,200 m. Details later. Guides Alexander Dorojukov and ... read more

News from Iran from the Iskorka group from the summit of the highest volcano in Asia - Damavand. All participants reached the summit!  The group safely descended to the shelter at 4,200 m. Details later. Guides Alexander Dorojukov and Evgeny Fedyunin.

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Iskorka" ascended to the assault camp of the Damavand volcano in Iran

17.09. Salam from Iran! Today, the Iskorka group of the 7 Summits Club started in the direction of the Damavand assault camp (4250m). At first there was a drop to 3020 m on local jeeps. Once again, a local legend, Uncle Hassan, led this ... read more

17.09. Salam from Iran!  Today, the Iskorka group of the 7 Summits Club started in the direction of the Damavand assault camp (4250m). At first there was a drop to 3020 m on local jeeps. Once again, a local legend, Uncle Hassan, led this SUV run. In the camp with the mosque (3020m), we loaded the luggage onto mules and trekking began.  “Pole pole” tactics once again did not disappoint, they walked without choking and without losing their breath.

The climbing season on the mountains is ending, there are only a few tents left from the bivouac camp, the alpine hut is half empty. Our chef Nargiz surprises again with his high-altitude delights!  Now we are resting and preparing for tomorrow's acclimatization day.

Your guides are Evgeny Fedyunin and Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Iskorka group of the 7 Summits Club made an acclimatization ascent on Tochal Mountain

September 15th. Salam from Iran! The Iskorka group of the 7 Summits Club moved to the local ski resort Tochal 3500m. We took the cable car to the Tochal pass up to 3600m, then went down on it to our hotel at 3500m. After lunch, after a ... read more

September 15th. Salam from Iran!  The Iskorka group of the 7 Summits Club moved to the local ski resort Tochal 3500m. We took the cable car to the Tochal pass up to 3600m, then went down on it to our hotel at 3500m. After lunch, after a little rest from it, we climbed to our acclimatization peak Tochal (3964m).

From it we saw the majestic Damavand and the stunning beauty of the Elburs mountain range.

After the photo shoot, again "torture” with kebabs…

Your guides are Evgeny Fedyunin and Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club has arrived in Iran. And the team began to get acquainted with the country from bazaars and restaurants

Salaam to all! A new program of climbing Damavand 5671m of the 7 Summits Club has started. The already close-knit Iskorka group has arrived in Tehran! Today, a dive deep into the oriental bazaars and the beginning of delicious "kebab ... read more

Salaam to all!  A new program of climbing  Damavand 5671m of the 7 Summits Club has started. 

The already close-knit Iskorka group has arrived in Tehran! Today, a dive deep into the oriental bazaars and the beginning of delicious "kebab tortures" took place. The welcome dinner will be held in the Sky Lounge of our Espinas Palace Hotel. Tomorrow we start the active part of the program, we move to the ski resort Tochal 3500m.

Your guides are Evgeny Fedyunin and Alexander Dorojukov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Persian Cat" made a successful ascent on the Summit of the volcano Damavand

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! The Persian Cat group climbed to the top of Damavand yesterday afternoon! After a delicious meal from the delicious Narges, after so many kind ... read more

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

 Greetings from Iran! The Persian Cat group climbed to the top of Damavand yesterday afternoon! After a delicious meal from the delicious Narges, after so many kind wishes and parting words, we could not let anyone down. The weather was favorable: light wind, cloudy, not cold at all. The pace was not fast, but comfortable for all the team members. Thus, we all reached the highest point together, at the same time. Damavand puffed for show, but, in fact, this season he was very sympathetic to us. Almost 100% of the participants from the six groups of the 7 Summits Club reached the summit of the highest volcano in Asia. An excellent indicator!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Persian Cat" has climbed up to the assault camp of Damavand and is preparing for the summit bid

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! The program of the Persian Cat group has reached the finish line. Tomorrow, early in the morning, we go out to storm the summit of Damavand, the ... read more

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

Greetings from Iran! The program of the Persian Cat group has reached the finish line.  Tomorrow, early in the morning, we go out to storm the summit of Damavand, the forecast is favorable, we believe in an undoubted success. The day before we went up from the Mosque to the camp at 4200 m, it is the Third Camp, and is the assault one. At the Mosque, as always, we talked with Uncle Hassan. He wished us a successful ascent, and his good wishes always come true. We climbed at a good pace, cloudy weather and a slight wind made our ascent comfortable. For dinner, the "torture" of baked chicken and other yummy things continued, but this is how we do it, sorry… Today there was a short acclimatization outing, and after a chic lunch with a salad bar and baked trout, rest and preparation for tomorrow's ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Persian Cat" flew to Tehran yesterday and visited the most interesting places of the city

The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Tehran! The new group of the 7 Summits Club has begun to realize its goal, climbing Damavand. The band quickly acquired the name "Persian Cat", which we ... read more

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

 Greetings from Tehran! The new group of the 7 Summits Club has begun to realize its goal, climbing Damavand. The band quickly acquired the name "Persian Cat", which we associate ... no, not with what you thought... look at the map of Iran, does it look like a cat with ears? ... Our dear Mariam told us this on a sightseeing tour. After lunch in a traditional Iranian restaurant, we visited the Golestan Palace. For the guides, this is an ordinary visit, we have seen it all many times, but for our dear participants, it is an immersion in the culture and traditions of Persia during the dynasties of several generations of Shahs. The palace is one of the symbols of the Iranian capital, and only after visiting it, you can say that, undoubtedly, it deserves such an attitude. In the evening, a welcome dinner was held in the Milod Tower, in the restaurant of another symbol of Iran. There was a closer acquaintance with each other in an informal setting. And today the acclimatization part of the program begins, we go up to the alpine hotel Tochal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "Children of Arbat" made a successful ascent on the summit of the volcano Damavand

The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! Yesterday, on August 29, the Children of Arbat group made a successful ascent to the top of Damavand! Dry, clear, but windy weather accompanied us ... read more

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

 Greetings from Iran! Yesterday, on August 29, the Children of Arbat group made a successful ascent to the top of Damavand! Dry, clear, but windy weather accompanied us throughout the ascent. And on the approach to the summit and the very summit, the wind intensified even more. The decision to leave early at morning was the right one. In clear weather, there was a magnificent panorama of the valley at the foot of Damavand, breathtaking! Special mention should be made of our participant Natalia, who at the age of 17 walks well up and feels confident on the descent. Now we are already in Tehran, enjoying a rest, a gala dinner and an award ceremony in the evening, and before it a visit to the hammam with a restorative massage. Deserved it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Children of Arbat" goes out at night to storm the Damavand

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! The Children of Arbat group has reached the final stage of the Damavand climbing program. We are going to storm early tomorrow morning. The weather ... read more

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

Greetings from Iran! The Children of Arbat group has reached the final stage of the Damavand climbing program. We are going to storm early tomorrow morning.  The weather is windy, especially the wind increases by the middle of the day, so we are planning a slightly earlier start than usual. The day before, before climbing from the Mosque to the camp at 4,200 m, we interviewed a local aksakal, the respected Uncle Hassan. He always helps us with the transfer from Larijan to the Mosque in his old jeep, and at 65 he radiates inexhaustible optimism. Then, at a good pace, we went up to the camp and settled in the best "apartments".  Then the culinary masterpieces from our chef Marjon began, which we never stop marveling at: baked chicken, stuffed fish, salad bar... The participants unanimously celebrate the excellent service on the mountain from our partners. After such care and such an organization, tomorrow we have no right to let anyone down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club spent the whole day in Isfahan

Evgeny Fedyunin, the Guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Iran: Salam from Iran! Our journey through Persia is coming to an end. Today, the group of "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club spent the whole day in Isfahan. ... read more

Evgeny Fedyunin, the Guide of the 7 Summits Club, reports from Iran:

Salam from Iran!  Our journey through Persia is coming to an end. Today, the group of "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club spent the whole day in Isfahan. First, we familiarized ourselves with the Bazaar, the area of which occupies the 2-nd place in the world! Then we visited the mosques of Imam and Sheikh Lotfolla. We visited the four-hundred-year-old Chehel Palace and saw ancient bridges that are more than 500 years old!

We had lunch in an antique restaurant and visited the Armenian quarter with its Christian temple. There are a lot of emotions and impressions, I can't tell you… Everyone is in cultural shock! Our guide Aida is just an encyclopedia of Persia and the East!

In the evening there was time for a "souvenir looting of the Bazaar". The locals are very friendly to the Russians!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Children of Arbat" received permits and moved to the beginning of the route to Damavand

The Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! The Children of Arbat group continued the acclimatization program on the third day, because altitude drop and rest are also part of ... read more

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

 Greetings from Iran! The Children of Arbat group continued the acclimatization program on the third day, because altitude drop and rest are also part of acclimatization, aren't it? In the morning we left the cozy Tochal Hotel and took a cable car down from 3500 m to 1700 m to hot Tehran. Then we headed towards Damavand and on the way stopped for lunch at the Adam and Eve restaurant, which has become everyone's favorite. About what delicious kebabs and kebabs there are, it's already time to write a laudatory ode to one of the local poets. Details in the video. Then there was obtaining permits at the House of the Iranian Mountaineering Federation in Polur, a traditional photo against the background of the Damavand map and a brief introduction to the climbing routes, of which there are as many as 16. The most popular is the route from the south, which we always go. Our day trip to Larijan ended, there was time to plunge into the hot springs, and lie in the hotel for a couple of hours, and in the evening for dinner again kebabs of 5 types. The rested and strengthened, "Children of Arbat" are eager to fight, and tomorrow they will have the opportunity to prove themselves - we climb to the camp at 4200 m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Children of Arbat" made an acclimatization ascent on the summit of Tochal

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran: Greetings from Iran! On the second day, the "Children of Arbat" began the acclimatization part of the program. Without fuss and haste, "yavosh-yavosh", as they say here, we ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Valery Myasoedov reports from Iran:

Greetings from Iran! On the second day, the "Children of Arbat" began the acclimatization part of the program. Without fuss and haste, "yavosh-yavosh", as they say here, we went up by cable car to the alpine hotel "Tochal" at an altitude of 3500 m. They passed a mandatory medical examination and settled in. We had lunch with delicious chicken kebab, let's say, as an introduction to the basics of Iranian cuisine, where a wide variety of kebabs prevail. After lunch, we rested, went for a walk to the summit of Tochal. Again, slowly, at a calm pace, we went to the top, spent half an hour there, and slightly tired, but satisfied, returned to the hotel. I think that a hot shower and a soft bed at 3500 m will make our acclimatization even more comfortable. Tomorrow we will move to Larijan, a village with hot springs and authentic kebab.

 

 

 

 

 

The group "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club completes the climbing program on Demavend. Everyone is happy and got their diplomas!

Salam from Iran! The group "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club is finishing its program of climbing the Damavand volcano! Time flew by like a flash, but we managed a lot! We got acquainted with the sights of Tehran and the ... read more

Salam from Iran!   The group "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club is finishing its program of climbing the Damavand volcano! Time flew by like a flash, but we managed a lot! We got acquainted with the sights of Tehran and the national cuisine.

We visited the Tochal ski resort and climbed two acclimatization local peaks of 3860m and 3964m.  We visited the Iranian mountaineering federation and rested in the hot springs of Larijan at the foot of Damavand. We passed high-altitude acclimatization and met fellow countrymen of servicemen who participated in international army climbing competitions on Damavand (similar ones are held in Russia, on Elbrus). We enjoyed delicious food from our chefs and tasted perhaps the highest mountain buffet.

We climbed the highest volcano in Asia, the peak of Damavand and tasted sweet melon there, which was brought by our doctor Sergey (his hundreds of stories throughout the program kept the whole team in a great mood). By the way, he spent examination right at the top by measuring pressure, oxygenation and pulse on Prof.equipment!

After going down to Tehran, they held an award ceremony.  Everyone is happy!

And yet, we have a tour of the ancient capitals of Persia ahead of us! So, the journey continues!

Guides Valery Myasoyedov and Evgeny Fedyunin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of the 7 Summits Club "16 happy Persian Lions" made a successful ascent on Demavend!

Salam from Iran! Today, the group of "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent on the Mount of Damavand (5671 m), the highest volcano in Asia! The dome was smoking fumaroles today like never before Unfortunately, at ... read more

Salam from Iran!  Today, the group of "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent on the Mount  of Damavand (5671 m), the highest volcano in Asia! The dome was smoking fumaroles today like never before… Unfortunately, at 5100 one participant stopped climbing.

The rest of the group at 12-30 was standing at the maximum height of the crater!  I was surprised by Dr. Sergey, who unexpectedly treated everyone to a delicious melon on the top of the volcano!

Guides Valery Myasoyedov and Evgeny Fedyunin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "16 happy Persian Lions" climbed to the base camp of Damavand

Salam from Iran! Today, the group of "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club started in the direction of the Demavend base camp called Bargoh-E-Sevom (4150 m). At first, there was a drop of up to 3000 m on local jeeps. In a camp ... read more

 Salam from Iran!  Today, the group of "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club started in the direction of the Demavend base camp called Bargoh-E-Sevom (4150 m).

At first, there was a drop of up to 3000 m on local jeeps. In a camp with a mosque of 3020m, luggage was loaded onto mules and trekking started. “Pole pole” tactics were correct again, we walked without choking and without losing our breath. Now there are more people on the hut, there is a large tent camp around.

Our chefs never cease to amaze! Baked stuffed chicken is, of course, SOMETHING for 4150! Now we are resting and preparing for tomorrow's acclimatization day.

Guides Valery Myasoyedov, Evgeny Fedyunin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The group of "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club made an ascent to the top of Mount Tochal

Greetings from Iran! Today, the group of "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club climbed our second acclimatization peak - Tochal (3964m) in the morning. The majestic Damavand and the stunning beauty of the Elburs mountain range ... read more

Greetings from Iran! Today, the group of "16 happy Persian Lions" of the 7 Summits Club climbed our second acclimatization peak - Tochal (3964m) in the morning. The majestic Damavand and the stunning beauty of the Elburs mountain range opened up to us. After the photo shoot, we went down to the cable car and along it to the valley of Tehran.

Now we are moving closer to our main goal - the volcano Damavand.  Not far from the shelter of the Iranian Mountaineering Federation in Polur, where they usually spend the night before the start of the Damavand, we stopped for lunch at the best restaurant serving the juiciest lamb on a bone.

An info briefing and a traditional group photo with the owner of the shelter took place in Polur.

An hour later we found ourselves in hotels with hot springs.  At dinner, in a cool kebab shop, we congratulated our guide Valera on his birthday!

Your guides are Valery Myasoyedov, Evgeny Fedyunin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new group of the 7 Summits Club has started a trip to Iran under the program of climbing the Damavand volcano

The guide of the 7 Summits Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Iran: All Salam from Tehran! A new program of climbing the Damavand 5671m has started. Today was an oversaturated day full of impressions. A short rest after an international ... read more

The guide of the 7 Summits  Club Evgeny Fedyunin reports from Iran:

All Salam from Tehran!  A new program of climbing the Damavand 5671m has started. Today was an oversaturated day full of impressions. A short rest after an international flight and a full immersion in the flavor of the hot eastern city.

National cuisine in the oldest restaurant of the capital, in the Grand Bazaar area, in the historic building of the first bank in Iran.  Golestan Palace with diamond and mirror halls, royal gifts for the Shah - very impressive for its luxury and immodesty!

Our Maryam, professor of the University Department of the Russian language and an expert in local history, as always at the height of his professionalism! The welcome dinner, without breaking the tradition, was held in the panoramic restaurant of the Milad TV tower, overlooking the evening lights of Tehran, at an altitude of 290m. Tomorrow we start the active part of the program!

The guides of the group are Valery Myasoyedov and Evgeny Fedyunin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! The mini-team of the 7 Summits Club successfully climbed to the top of the Demavend volcano

News from Iran from our mini-team. Congratulations to Alexander and Anatoly on the SUMMIT! On July 10, 2023, the team stood on top of the highest volcano in Asia - Damavand (5671 m). According to Alexander: "... and there's not much to ... read more

News from Iran from our mini-team. Congratulations to Alexander and Anatoly on the SUMMIT! On July 10, 2023, the team stood on top of the highest volcano in Asia - Damavand (5671 m). According to Alexander: "... and there's not much to tell. In a good way! That is, everything took place exactly in accordance with the program. Expectations were met, the 7 Summits Club company is on top (with us!)".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of climbing the Demavend of the 7 Summits Club group "Deniski"

In the mountains to the stars can be reached by hand. Mountains fulfill dreams! Our climbing night started at 04:20, we started from the Base Camp at an altitude of 4200 meters. The full moon illuminated the mountain peak of Demavend. ... read more

In the mountains to the stars can be reached by hand. Mountains fulfill dreams! Our climbing night started at 04:20, we started from the Base Camp at an altitude of 4200 meters.

The full moon illuminated the mountain peak of Demavend. Everyone was in anticipation and expectation. The weather favored us and our group "Deniski" went out to storm.

After completing one third of the climb, our team divided into two groups: fast and active, and measured and calm. 

The way to the top of the first group took 8 hours. The second group stood at the top of the Demavend at 12:50. Total: On July 4, 2023, the Deniski team of the 7 Summits Club in full force ascended to the summit of Demavend (5671m), the highest volcano in Asia!  The ascent was 100% successful!

Tired, but happy, we went down to the Base Camp at 17:00. There we were waiting for a hot delicious soup from our super chefs.  It is noteworthy that on the day of our ascent, Demavend Day is celebrated in Iran and in the evening we heard an ancient legend from our local guide Hamid and admired the fireworks.

Guides Valery Myasoedov, Evgeny Fedyunin, Olya Startseva.