Cerro Torre let us fly. A beautiful film about a base jump from Cerro Torre. The 7 Summits Club guide Boris Egorov – one of the heroes

In February of the outgoing year, three Russian climbers visited Patagonia. They are Vladimir Murzaev, Konstantin Yaamurd and Boris Egorov, who is a guide of 7 Summits Club. They tried to climb the famous Cerro Torre. The summit was not ... read more

In February of the outgoing year, three Russian climbers visited Patagonia. They are Vladimir Murzaev, Konstantin Yaamurd and Boris Egorov, who is a guide of 7 Summits Club. They tried to climb the famous Cerro Torre. The summit was not reached due to the poor condition of the summit cap.

 

 

But the members of group made an impressive base jump from a point called "Rozov exit". Named after a great friend of the 7 Summits Club, the famous athlete Valery Rozov.

 

The 7 Summits Club announces a large international project of winter climbing the magic peak of K2

The highest peak of Karakoram, the second highest mountain in the World, the majestic K2 is one of the most desirable climbing goal for climbers. The difficulty and high risks of routes, the unpredictability of the weather, the history full ... read more

The highest peak of Karakoram, the second highest mountain in the World, the majestic K2 is one of the most desirable climbing goal for climbers. The difficulty and high risks of routes, the unpredictability of the weather, the history full of tragic pages – all this excites, but also attracts. And to be the first to reach the summit in winter means to enter the history of mountaineering. Isn't this a worthy goal? The 7 Summits Club and RD Studio initiated a large PROJECT WINTER K2  2021/2022 that will unite the efforts of mountaineers from four countries at once.

 The main goal of the project is to solve the "last problem" of high – altitude mountaineering, the first ever winter ascent of K2. It should take place in the next winter season - 2021/2022.

We invite climbers from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine to join our team.

Project leader: President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov.

Head coach: Pavel Shabalin.

Deputy leader - Vladimir Suviga (Kazakhstan).

 

 

 

In the winter of 2020/2021, we plan a joint winter training camp on Elbrus in order to meet and select the main team.

In the summer of 2021, we plan training ascents on K2 along two routes as part of a large expedition of 32 climbers from 4 countries. The climbs will take place, among other things, in order to choose the most suitable route for winter.

In the winter of 2021/2022, an attempt to climb K2 will be made, in which 16 main and 8 reserve members will take part.

 

The project site https://projectwinterk2.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Nepal - autumn is not lost yet! The 7 Summits Club is negotiating  for an expedition on Manaslu and trekking programs

In fact, the Nepalese leadership has different opinions about quarantine measures, and it is possible that we will receive encouraging news from Kathmandu in the near future. There are already exceptions to the rules (the Qatari expedition ... read more

In fact, the Nepalese leadership has different opinions about quarantine measures, and it is possible that we will receive encouraging news from Kathmandu in the near future. There are already exceptions to the rules (the Qatari expedition on Manaslu) and we hope that our authority earned over the years will allow us to claim for the same as well. Now the 7 Summits Club is actively negotiating with the Embassy of Nepal in Russia to get permission to organize an expedition on Manaslu. We are also waiting for the borders to open in October and still recruiting groups for trekking programs. Stay with us and stay optimistic!

 

 

 

 

Historic decision: The 7 Summits Club and RD Studio will provide two expeditions on K2, in summer and in winter

See below in the original video today's historical statement made by Valdis Pelsh and Alexander Abramov. The 7 Summits Club and RD Studio will prepare two expeditions on K2, the second highest peak in the world, the only ... read more

See below in the original video today's historical statement made by Valdis Pelsh and Alexander Abramov. The 7 Summits Club and RD Studio will prepare two expeditions on K2, the second highest peak in the world, the only eight-thousand-meter peak never climbed in winter.

 

 

 As a warm-up, the main Director of the series "The High-Altitude Gene"  Kristina Shamiryan will go to climb Mount Ararat with Alex in two weeks.

 

 

Transcript of the video.

Valdis Pelsh: Dear friends, a historic decision has just been made, it is without exaggeration: we are beginning to prepare for the shooting of a new film "The High-Altitude Gene -2". It will be dedicated to climbing expedition on Chogori, also known as K2, the most difficult mountain in the World ... We are currently deciding who will be part of this expedition, but the main decision has been made and we are beginning to work hard… First in order to find the money...

 

 

Alex Abramov:- I have a very difficult task, to assemble the world сlass team, and to conquer this peak in the summer, and then in the winter…

- Amen!

- To climb, not to conquer.

- All right, climb the summit of K2 in the summer and then climb it in the winter. Valdis promises to make two films.

- No, no, it will be one movie. And what movie will be the third in our series " The High-Altitude Gene " you will find out after a while, watch the ads!

- URAH-Ah-Ah!

 

 

 

Leaders of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko visited the village of Fyodor Konyukhov in the Tula region

Last weekend, the leaders of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko visited the village of Fyodor Konyukhov. They were invited as guests of honor at an open-air meeting of the Directors' Club (Association of ... read more

Last weekend, the leaders of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko visited the village of Fyodor Konyukhov. They were invited as guests of honor at an open-air meeting of the Directors' Club (Association of Independent Directors) held there. The friendship with the outstanding Russian traveler and his family began with the acquaintance of Alexander Abramov and Fyodor Konyukhov back in the 90s. It became stronger after climbing Mount Everest together in 2012. And now we have started a new joint project with Fyodor Konyukhov. As may be you know, he was the first in Russia who managed to finish the Seven Summits program.  And now Fyodor is trying to climb all highest peaks of continents by second time. Already re-climbed Everest, Kilimanjaro and Elbrus, next – Aconcagua with the Russian camp of the 7 Summits Club. But that's not all, in 2021, we planned to realize his old dream – climb the biblical Mount of Ararat. Alex Abramov, who recently returned from climbing this mountain, brought and solemnly handed Fyodor Konyukhov stones from the top of Ararat.

 

 

By the way, you can climb Ararat with Alexander Abramov this year. The new expedition under his leadership will start on September 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A gift from Yulia Demina, an artist who paints mountains

On July 25, 2020, as part of a large group of the 7 Summits Club, a young artist Yulia Demina ascended to the top of Mount Elbus under the "Blitz" program. The mountain theme is one of the leading themes in her work, which is not ... read more

25 июля 2020 года в составе большой группы Клуба 7 вершин юная художница Юлия Демина совершила восхождение на вершину Эльбуса по программе «Блиц». Горная тема - одна из ведущих в ее творчестве, что неудивительно, ведь она опытная спортсменка, чемпионка России по горному туризму. Свежие виды на горы Кавказа вдохновили ее на новый цикл работ. Некоторые из них она сделала прямо у убежища перед штурмом вершины. Юлия отдала их своим товарищам по скалолазанию. А теперь она приготовила подарок убежищу «Национальный парк».

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 times! The 7 Summits Club congratulates Alexander Abramov on his hundredth ascent on Elbrus!

100 times! The 7 Summits Club congratulates Alexander Abramov on his hundredth ascent on Elbrus! On July 25, the President of the 7 Summits Club, Alexander Abramov, climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus for the hundredth time. He carried out ... read more

 On July 25, the President of the 7 Summits Club, Alexander Abramov, climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus for the hundredth time. He carried out the ascent together with his wife Lyudmila Korobeshko and a group called "4x4", which successfully implemented the program of blitz climb. A hundred or more times on the highest point of Europe and Russia have made by some local guides. But they were all professional guides of Elbrus. Our President can be called that, but it is still not his most important occupation. Alexander can be proud of this achievement! And we are proud with him.

 Our congratulations! We wish you to make the second hundred by your own centenary!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Yalta, the 7 Summits Club opened an office space with rental equipment for sup surfing, kayaking and diving

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club: In the new office of the 7 Summits Club in Yalta, we opened a project "Sea-Sea". Now we have our own rental equipment for sup surfing, kayaking and diving on the Central seaside beach ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club:

In the new office of the 7 Summits Club in Yalta, we opened a project "Sea-Sea". Now we  have our own rental equipment for sup surfing, kayaking and diving on the Central seaside beach of Yalta. Welcome to Crimea!  There is also a Mountain School and a Running Club.

In the photo: Ira and Ksenia came to the Mountain School. And the leaders:  of the Surf-Dive Center-Lena Abramova and the Running Club - Yana Khmeleva.

Super-guides of the 7 Summits Club are among the first to receive certificates of an Instructor-guide of the Russian mountaineering Federation

The 7 Summits Club was one of the initiators of the establishment of the institute of certificates of Instructor-guide of the Russian mountaineering Federation (RMF). This is a completely new status for employees of commercial adventure ... read more

The 7 Summits Club was one of the initiators of the establishment of the institute of certificates of Instructor-guide of the Russian mountaineering Federation (RMF). This is a completely new status for employees of commercial adventure tourism and mountaineering. And it is not by accident that the first certificates were handed over in our Club. Alexey Slotyuk (President of the RMF), Alexander Yakovenko (Director of the Department of mountaineering camps) and Olga Rumyantseva (super-guide of the 7 Summits Club) were among the first to receive them. Good luck and new summits to all!

Special thanks to Kristina Putintseva for the work done on issuing the certificates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Aconcagua with Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club! No extra charge or even with a discount!

We invite you to meet Alexander Abramov personally, who is called the legend of Everest and the legend of the "Seven summits" program. Our President is called this not only in Russia, but also by experts from the United States, China, ... read more

  We invite you to meet Alexander Abramov personally, who is called the legend of Everest and the legend of the "Seven summits" program. Our President is called this not only in Russia, but also by experts from the United States, China, Great Britain, and Poland.... Not to mention the specific countries where the 7 Summits Club group tours are held. His authority is high in Nepal, in Tibet, in Antarctica, in Alaska, in the Elbrus region, and in the Crimea.... And, of course, in this row is Aconcagua, Argentina! In the upcoming season, Alexander Abramov will again travel to South America to establish work and open the famous "Russian camp" under the highest mountain on the continent. Check-in from December 6. And at the end of the season (arrival from February 7) will return to sum up the work.

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Message of the President of the 7 Summits Club of 7 Summits: without panic, we are preparing for new travels and preparing new routes!

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club: Let's not lose heart, and not think that life is over. The panic will end, and life goes on. Love and take care of your loved ones, friends, partners and customers. Russia has ... read more

 

Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club:

Let's not lose heart, and not think that life is over.

The panic will end, and life goes on.

Love and take care of your loved ones, friends, partners and customers.

 

 

Russia has experienced many shocks. This is one of them.

Not the first and not the last. You have to be strong and look at everything calmly.

Close the borders -  will open.

People get sick - get well.

By and large, this is panic. World panic.

 

My mountain life is full of shocks. And it taught me to stay calm in any, absolutely any situation. Moreover - find the pros in any cons.

As you know, “minus to minus gives plus”.

 

We love ourselves and love the mountains. The mountains give us energy and an unforgettable experience. Mountains harden us, strengthen our body and psyche, mountains teach us to live and be friends, to help a friend. Mountains test people and human relationships for strength. "Mountaineering is the courage of a nation."

 

It will take 2-3 months and everything will work out. We will go to the mountains again. The mountains stood for millions of years and still stand.

 

The 7 Summits Club is preparing for the summer, for the fall. And even in the spring we are not going to lose heart.

 

Now the mountains of Russia are open to us.

Crimea, Caucasus, Altai, Sayans, Kamchatka and many more areas. We have a perspective. Let's live on! Let's live!

 

All spring we will climb the Crimean rocks.

All summer we will climb the Caucasus, Elbrus, Kazbek from the Russian side. Altai - Belukha. Sayans. Kamchatka volcanoes.

We have many mountains in Russia.

Let's discover Russia!

 

Nims performance in Moscow! 14 eight-thousanders in 6 months and 6 days! We are proud to be the first to listen to his presentation

The first public performance of the Nepalese climber Nirmal Purji (easier, Nims) after the completion of his epic project Project Possible (14 eight-thousanders in 6 months and 6 days) took place in Moscow. The hero of this season came to ... read more

 The first public performance of the Nepalese climber Nirmal Purji (easier, Nims) after the completion of his epic project Project Possible (14 eight-thousanders in 6 months and 6 days) took place in Moscow. The hero of this season came to Russia at the invitation of the 7 Summits Club. About 250 people came to listen to Nims's performance in the lecture hall of the Sport Marathon Travelers Club. The performance of the Nepalese was not long and detailed, he has no right to show part of his materials, because of obligations to sponsors. However, our audience remained completely satisfied. In particular, the fact that Nims devoted a lot of time to joint photographs and signing autographs. He withstood the whole rather big queue and this procedure took about an hour.

 

 

   The 7 Summits Club in the person of its President Alexander Abramov handed Nims "Golden Ice ax", so we evaluate his achievement ...

 

  

What was Nims talking about?

 

 

Nothing is impossible! The main thing in the project was precisely this idea! Show that it is possible. Nims sacrificed his pension,  laid his own house. And normal sponsorship appeared only after the completion of the first, most difficult part of the project.

 

 But at the same time, he wanted to show that Nepalese can be considered  as leaders in high altitude mountaineering. They consider themselves underrated.

 

Nims paid special attention to the fact that during the project, his team held four rescue actions. Critically, this could affect success. Especially at the very beginning, when the schedule was broken due to the rescue action at Annapurna.

 

The most difficult was, of course, Kanchenjunga. It was only the fourth day after the descent from Dhaulagiri. Fatigue was incredible. However, when on the descent, Nims's group found three climbers who were unable to move independently, they were assisted. And of the 40 climbers who were in the nearest camp, no one took part in the action.

 

 

Nims also climbed with  supplemental oxygen because there can be different situations on the ascent and often other climbers have to be helped. What would be impossible without additional oxygen.

 

Before K2 he was worried more than usual. After all, no one was able to get to the top before them. Even very strong teams. Under the mountain there were about a hundred climbers. When they arrived at the base camp, everyone turned to Nims with a question about their plans. He answered - today we drink (alcohol) and no plans. And in the morning his team took the storm of the most formidable mountain.

 

By the way, during the 16-year service in the elite unit of the English army (the Gurkhas are considered by many to be “the best warriors in the world”) Nims did not drink alcohol at all. But now he believes that it can even be useful in the mountains.

 

On Pakistan's eight-thousanders, the Nims team had difficulties associated with the work of local porters. Nepalis simply did not like the pace of their movement. Therefore, they carried goods under Broad Peak and Gasherbrum independently.

 

Nims plans to issue book,  ti finish a film, work in his company Elite Himalayan Adventures, make a new route to Cho Oyu, perhaps for new records ...

And! Collaborate with  the 7 Summits Club and work with our groups. And not only in Nepal!

 

 

 

From an interview with Forbes magazine:

I am not really afraid of anything. But there is an old saying: If someone says, “I’m not afraid of dying,” they must either be a Ghurka or they must be lying. I am a Ghurka (laughs)!

  

Reinhold Messner, the man of the era who first climbed the eight-thousanders: “Nims, I can see in your eyes - it comes from your soul, from your heart - I think you can do this project.”

 

 Now we made sure that Messner was right. Nims is a very honest, decent, pure in his goals, strong person in every way, and at the same time he is adequately thinking. We are friends now!

 

 

 

 

Nirmal Purja will visit the 7 Summits Club! Two performances in Moscow and one in St. Petersburg

The hero of the year Nirmal Purja (Nims) is coming to Russia! On December 7, he will perform in front of audience of the 7 Summit Club at 15:00. And then later (from 19:00), he will visit the Annual solemn evening of the Russian ... read more

The hero of the year Nirmal Purja (Nims) is coming to Russia! On December 7, he will perform in front of audience of the 7 Summit Club at 15:00. And then later (from 19:00), he will visit the Annual solemn evening of the Russian Mountaineering Federation. On December 8, he is waited in St. Petersburg.

 

 

 

Nims in Moscow!  In December, at the invitation of the 7 Summits Club, the author of the biggest sensation in the world of mountaineering in recent years, Nepalese Nirmal Purja, will visit Russia

Nepalese climber, the new world record holder in the speed of ascents to all 14 eight-thousandths of the planet Nirmal Purja (Nims) accepted the invitation of the 7 Summits Club to come to Russia! So - Miracles do come true! During ... read more

Nepalese climber, the new world record holder in the speed of ascents to all 14 eight-thousandths of the planet Nirmal Purja (Nims) accepted the invitation of the 7 Summits Club to come to Russia!

So - Miracles do come true!

 During the autumn expedition on Manaslu (8156m), the members of the 7 Summits Club group headed by Ludmila Korobeshko met Nims, who was completing his unique program of climbing the eight-thousandth peaks.   We have established good friendly relations and invited the Nepalese to visit Russia at the end of his program.  Soon climbing to the top of Shisha Pangma Nims issued a new phenomenal record, passing all 14 eight-thousandths less than 7 months.   Suffice it to say that the previous achievement he beat by more than seven years!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

And recently, on behalf of the 7 Summits Club, we sent him an official invitation to come to Russia.  Nims agreed, and with the support of the Russian Embassy in Nepal, he got a visa.

 

  December 7th  the 7 Summits Club  participates in the organization in Moscow a gala evening of the Russian mountaineering Federation, dedicated to the summing up of the year.  During this event, the Golden ice Axe of Russia ceremony will be held – an award for the best mountaineering achievement of the year.  And there will also be a presentation of the "Everest Climber" honours to climbers who have reached the world's highest peak for the first time this year.

 

 

It is planned that Nims will speak to Russian climbers with a story about his unique record project and his future plans. The speech in Moscow will be his first public appearance outside Nepal!  Do not miss this historic event!

 

We will also organize two more performances of Nims at our friends:

 December 7th in Moscow in the lecture Hall of the Club of Travelers of the Sport Marathon;

December 8th in St. Petersburg in the RedFox trade center.

 

Alexander Abramov announces his decision to try to climb Everest in 2020 without supplemental oxygen

If successful, Alexander Abramov will become the oldest climber on Everest in the world, of those who did not use oxygen doping. He turns 56 in January. No one over 55 has ever reached the summit of Mount Everest without oxygen. See list ... read more

If successful, Alexander Abramov will become the oldest climber on Everest in the world, of those who did not use oxygen doping.  He turns 56 in January. No one over 55 has ever reached the summit of Mount Everest without oxygen. See list of climbers below…

 

 

Alex promised to give more details later. But he considers it necessary to say that his attempt will not affect the work of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club. Its members,  as usual,  will live in the most comfortable conditions possible and the climbing program will be calculated in the most careful way.

 

 

 

Full list, thanks for the Himalayan database.

 

 

 

 

30 photos and video from the gala-evening dedicated to the Birthday of the 7 Summits Club

On October 23, the 7 Summits Club celebrated its 12th birthday. Thanks to everyone who came to the gala-evening! Thanks to those who congratulated us! Thank you RD Studio for a great congratulatory video! The hall of the Travelers Club ... read more

On October 23, the 7 Summits Club celebrated its 12th birthday. Thanks to everyone who came to the gala-evening!  Thanks to those who congratulated us! Thank you RD Studio for a great congratulatory video!

The hall of the Travelers Club was full and it seems to us that the guests were not bored.  Look at the gallery of photos (128 photos in total) and it will become clear that the evening was held in a cheerful and friendly atmosphere.  We as organizers were are happy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We invite all our friends to the birthday of the Club!

The evening dedicated еo the Birthday of the 7 Summits Club 7 Peaks and summing up the summer season, will be held on October 23 in the Travelers Club of Sports-Marathon.   We invite all friends and those who want to become our friend! ... read more

The evening dedicated еo the Birthday of the 7 Summits Club 7 Peaks and summing up the summer season, will be held on October 23 in the Travelers Club of Sports-Marathon.

  We invite all friends and those who want to become our friend!

 Come on Wednesday, October 23. Beginning at 19-30.

  Meeting place: the Travelers Club of Sports-Marathon  Ul. 5-I Kozhukhovskaya, 10

https://sport-marafon.ru/contacts/#map

 

The end of October – it is time for meetings friends of the 7 Summits Club  on our Birthday. This year we will celebrate it on October 23. Traditionally, we prepare an interesting program of speeches, reports, presentations and awards. But we have no doubt that the main thing in the program will be a simple friendly communication of our guests, hosts and hostesses. We love our friends and we are very pleased that the evening  of the 7 Summits Club have become almost the main gathering place of the climbing community in Russia.

 

 

 

 

Summit!  Disabled from the city of Velsk Zlata Varlamova climbed to the top of Breithorn in the Alps with the help of the 7 Summits Club. PHOTOS

On September 4, a group of six people climbed to the top of Mount Breithorn (4164 meters), located on the border of Switzerland and Italy.  A young girl disabled Zlata Varlamova, a wheelchair user  from the age of three was among ... read more

On September 4, a group of six people climbed to the top of Mount Breithorn (4164 meters), located on the border of Switzerland and Italy.  A young girl disabled Zlata Varlamova, a wheelchair user  from the age of three was among the climbers. It is her first and (so far) only summit. A small expedition to the Alps is organized by the club "Extreme Velsk", which is headed by our friend, climber on the "Seven summits" Andrei Podolyan. He personally and two of his companions together with Alpine guides prepared a route for Zlata's ascent. She climbed on jumar and a sledge on the fixed ropes.

 

The club "Extreme Velsk"  and Zlata express their gratitude to the 7 Summits Club and personally guide Maxim Foygel  for help and organization of this event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the new film about climbing Everest. "The Man who always wanted more" part 4

The premiere of the fourth series of the film "The Man who always wanted more" was held today on YouTube channel RD Studio.   This is the story of climbing Mount Everest  by Vasily Shakhnovsky as part of the expedition of the ... read more

The premiere of the fourth series of the film "The Man who always wanted more" was held today on YouTube channel RD Studio.   This is the story of climbing Mount Everest  by Vasily Shakhnovsky as part of the expedition of the 7 Summits Club under the leadership of Alexander Abramov.

 RD Studio: Hundreds of hours of grueling training, thousands of meters of climbing up, 3 very difficult peaks behind, and all this in order to make your name in the book of stories of climbing the highest mountain in the World. Vasily Shakhnovsky was 60 years old. And he's going to Everest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new large-scale project from the 7 Summit Club: Our 14 eight-thousands!

The 7 Summits Club is a growing and creative company. We are always open to new ideas and always ready to open new projects. Today we are announcing our project of climbing all 14 eight-thousanders. Our groups will try to deploy the club's ... read more

The 7 Summits Club is a growing and creative company. We are always open to new ideas and always ready to open new projects. Today we are announcing our project of climbing all 14 eight-thousanders. Our groups will try to deploy the club's flags on all the highest mountains of the world. In the near future we plan expeditions to Manaslu, Everest from the South and North, Lhotse, Makalu, in the summer of 2020 to Gasherbrum-2 and even K2.

 

  

Plans of climbing the eight-thousanders by expeditions the 7 summits Club. 2019 -2020

 

September 2019

 

 Manaslu (8156), Nepal. The tour-leaders Sergei Larin and Lyudmila Korobeshko.

 

 

April – May 2020

 

Lhotse (8516m) + Everest (8848m) from the South - leader Vladimir Kotlyar.

 

Makalu (8462m, Nepal) – leader Artem Rostovtsev.

 

Everest (8848m, Tibet) from the North - leader Alexander Abramov.

 

July 2020

 

Gasherbrum II (8035m, Pakistan)

 

K2 (8611m, Pakistan)

 

September 2020

 

Cho-Oyu – leader Sergey Larin.

 

 

 

 

Our expeditions are served by our well-trained team of Sherpas, proven high-altitude guides and well-trained in the provision of camping services. With the ideal organization of expeditions, members have a great chance to achieve success, to reach the summit. Climb all 14 eight-thousand - no longer a fantastic dream, but it can be quite a real goal.